Individual EMDR Therapy


Living with trauma makes a person feel as if they are not safe in the world. The nervous system will feel like it’s under threat, which, in effect, can limit opportunities of health. Trauma can show up in specific situations, or can express itself as a more globalized sense of distress, anxiety, depression, or numbness.

EMDR is a way of treating past disturbances that continue to disrupt a person’s present-day life.

By briefly activating the traumatic memory and utilizing a side-to-side rhythmic stimulus referred to as Bilateral Stimulation, the process of EMDR softens the intensity of traumatic memories, and integrates resourced neural networks so that a person can feel more comfortable in their living experience.

My approach to working with trauma recognizes the physical, emotional, cognitive, and belief patterns that get held in a person’s system when they have undergone distress. Working mindfully in the present moment allows the brain to more accurately assess danger and adapt to actual needs, which can help people feel more embodied and free.

I have completed level 1 and 2 EMDR trainings through EMDRIA, and I’m in the process of gaining certification.




Rachel Bagley, MS, NCC, LPC Intern