Heal your traumas with an eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapist in Birmingham.  Get to the root of your issues by taking control of both halves of your brain.

Unlock the Secrets Behind Your Eyes

Whole-Brain Healing

Do the work to get your left and right hemispheres on the same page.  Apply new ways of thinking and transform your brain chemistry for the better.

Create New Realities

EMDR can help you form new ideas and understandings about your life.  Let go of the pain associated with your most traumatic memories.

Reprocess & Rewrite

Uncover the stories you don’t know you’re telling yourself and rewrite them for your benefit.  Be ruled by your past experiences no longer!

The Power of Bilateral Stimulation

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing helps you apply creative thinking to your logical memories.  This allows you to look at your experiences in a different way.  Reinvent your perspective of your past and feel less trapped in your beliefs about your trauma.

Personalized EMDR Therapy in Birmingham

If you’re therapy isn’t tailored to your needs, it simply isn’t going to work.  At least, it won’t be as effective as it could be.  Cookie-cutter solutions aren’t right for human beings.  You’re unique and your traumas are too.  You need a therapist that treats you accordingly.

Helping You Beat PTSD For Good

Your trauma doesn’t need a band-aid.  Most modern therapists treat your symptoms without addressing their root causes.   EMDR can empower you to retake control of your own mind.  From there, you have the ability to rewrite the narratives you’ve been living out.

Left-Brain, Right-Brain, WHOLE Brain

Tap into your potential with a healthier cognitive framework.  The power is within you.  You just need the tools to unleash it.  Become more resilient.  Begin to belief in yourself, not your trauma.  Free yourself from the hold of your life’s worst experiences have on you.

“Today more than 20 scientically controlled studies of EMDR have proven its effectiveness in the treatment of traumatic and other distrubing life experiences”

– Francine Shapiro

“The past affects the present even without our being aware of it.”

– Francine Shapiro

“Changing the memories that form the way we see ourselves also changes the way we view others. Therefore, our relationships, job performance, what we are willing to do or are able to resist, all move in a positive direction.”

– John Doe

What You Need to Know  About EMDR Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a therapeutic technique where a practitioner guides the movement of your eyes in a way that involves both halves of your brain in the experience of thinking.  Such brain-based medicine increases awareness of your own thought process and the bodily sensations that come with it.

EMDR helps you reprocess involuntary deep somatic trauma threat.  Cognitive and behavioral therapies alone can’t change this.  This allows you to retake control of mental, physical, and emotional responses to your most traumatic life experiences.  In time, you can choose new perspectives and behaviors that line up with the life you want.


PostTraumatic Stress Disorder


Adoption & Childhood Trauma


Sexual Trauma & Abuse


Anxiety & Depression


Relationship Issues


Anger Management


Phobias & Panic Attacks


Insomnia & Sleep Disorders

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing FAQs

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy - Image of a Taproot Therapy Collective Therapist Taking Notes in Her Office Before an EMDR Session

How Does EMDR Work?

Like the name suggests, EMDR uses a eye movement to reprocess trauma.  Your therapist will direct you to look at their fingers or a light bar.  They may ask you to bring certain memories to mind as you move your eyes.  This draws greater awareness to how you process trauma.

Why Choose EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy is clinically proven to be effective in the treatment of traumatic life experiences.  It’s been tested in more than 20 scientifically controlled studies.  Plus, it enhances the impact of most other types of therapy.  That makes it vital to a holistic treatment plan.

Where Does EMDR Come From?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing was invented by Francine Schapiro in 1989 to treat PTSD.  It was later discovered that EMDR treated symptoms of anxiety, depression, phobia, and many other disorders.  Today, it is one of the most respected types of therapy.

Where Does EMDR Fit in a Treatment Plan?

EMDR can help support the goals of many other modalities of therapy.  Along with IFS, brainspotting, DBT, or meditation, EMDR helps the healing of trauma happen more quickly.  This approach is more effective than cognitive talk therapy or behavioral therapy alone.

Why Taproot Therapy for EMDR?

Taproot Therapy is Birmingham, Alabama’s premiere treatment center for PTSD.  We offer personalized treatment based on your needs and goals.  We lead with empathy and we consistency get great results for others like you.  We’ll help you get to the root of your trauma.

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”

– Fred Rogers

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