EMDR Therapy In NYC

Find the best therapists who specialize in EMDR in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, New York. EMDR, short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a mental health treatment that is based on physiological intervention. EMDR is most commonly used as a technique for healing from trauma, though it can also be effective for a variety of issues including anxiety and depression. The process involves thinking about a specific experience (oftentimes, one that’s related to a painful memory or event) while a therapist simultaneously guides you through a series of physical eye movements. EMDR begins with history taking. followed by emotion regulation skill building, and ends with memory identification, stimulation, and desensitization.

As EMDR requires specialized training, it can be difficult to find therapists who offer EMDR services and take health insurances. Therapists who specialize in EMDR in NYC typically cost between $150 - $250+ per session, if you’re paying out of pocket.

Therapy sessions for EMDR are usually 1 hour or longer (such as 90 minutes) depending on what you and the therapist are working on in the session.

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EMDR Therapists in NYC

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How to find the best EMDR therapy in New York City

How much does EMDR therapy cost in NYC?

EMDR sessions in NYC with highly trained therapists tend to range from $150- $250+ per session if you are paying out-of-pocket. If your insurance covers EMDR therapy you may only need to pay a copay at each session, typically $20 - $40. If you have a high deductible plan, you would pay the full session fee until you reach the deductible amount and your health insurance benefits apply.

Does health insurance cover EMDR therapy in NYC?

Yes, if your health insurance covers therapy, then it likely covers EMDR as part of trauma treatment.

Where are most therapists for EMDR in NYC located?

While EMDR therapists are based throughout NYC, most  tend to be focused in Manhattan, and in particular Midtown, where there is a high concentration of therapist offices. You can find EMDR therapists in Brooklyn and Queens as well.

What should I look for in an EMDR therapist?

EMDR practitioners may be social workers, psychologists, counselors, or other mental health professionals. While there is no specific credential that all EMDR practitioners must have, organizations including the EMDR International Association and the EMDR Institute offer certifications programs in this modality. In addition to having an advanced degree and a valid license, you’ll want to make sure that your therapist has a certification from one of these organizations or else a comparable level of advanced, specialized training and experience in EMDR.

What other resources are there for EMDR therapy in NYC?

EMDR is a form of trauma therapy, and NYC has incredible resources for those seeking help for trauma treatment. There are several trauma support groups that you can join, or if you’re in need of immediate support, you can always reach out to NYC Well and chat or text with a live person at anytime.