EMDR Information

Cleo S. Boll, MA, LMFT

​​Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

In most cases, we will meet on a weekly basis. Your call or e-mail will be returned promptly. My voice mail is confidential for your protection and peace of mind. An initial e-mail or phone consultation is offered at no charge to you. Once an appointment has been set up, a 24-hour cancellation is required to avoid charges.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) was developed in 1987 by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. It can be utilized for many psychological issues, such as:


  1. Help for PTSD, rape recovery, psychological abuse or neglect, abandonment experiences, marital betrayals, difficult divorces, excessive anger.
  2. Help for anxiety, panic attacks, depression, phobias, agoraphobia, stress management, personal & spiritual growth.
  3. Adult survivors of sexual abuse and trauma and for children emotionally, physically or sexually abused.


EMDR itself takes a client back through an unpleasant experience or thought which is currently impacting the client in a negative way. The therapist then has the client focus on a particular memory and link that to a negative thought along with what the client wishes they could instead think about the memory.

Then a bi-lateral stimulation such as eye movement, tapping, or other methods are employed by the therapist as the emotions, memory, and specific thought are held on to by the client. The process evolves according to the individual client. As a therapist, it is an amazing process to observe the process of healing which takes place after even just one session of EMDR.

The number of sessions it takes to treat a specific memory depends upon the level of trauma which has occurred and varies from case to case.

It is important to look for a practitioner trained and experienced in EMDR. I have completed Levels One and Two of training and I have been utilizing it for 17 years. I have also traveled all over the United States and taken many advanced courses in using EMDR with children and adults and with professionals to enhance work performance.

If you would like more detailed information about EMDR, go to www.emdria.org

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​​As an experienced, trained clinician in EMDR, it is one of the tools which clients find extremely helpful to expedite them along in their therapeutic journey.