Attachment Focused EMDR

Early relationships shape the way the mind and brain develop from our young years into our adult lives. Our connections with caregivers induce neural circuit firings that persist throughout our lives, shaping how we think, feel, remember, and behave. When we are lucky enough to have secure attachment experiences in which we feel seen, safe, soothed, and secure—the “four S’s of attachment” that serve as the foundation for a healthy mind—these relational experiences stimulate the neuronal activation and growth of the integrative fibers of the brain.

EMDR is a powerful tool for catalyzing integration in an individual across several domains, including memory, narrative, state, and vertical and bilateral integration.” I use Laurel Parnell’s attachment-based modifications of the EMDR approach, where the structural foundations of this integrative framework are adapted to further catalyze integration for individuals who have experienced non-secure attachment and developmental trauma.

What does EMDR treat?


  • Trauma
  • Panic attacks
  • Complicated grief
  • Disturbing memories
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Addictions
  • Sexual and / or physical abuse
  • Body image
  • Phobias
  • Performance anxiety
  • Recent incident