Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively-researched, integrative psychotherapy proven effective for trauma treatment. By directly affecting how the brain processes information, EMDR helps people see traumatic memories in new, less distressing ways.

Who does LFS provide EMDR to?

  • First-line responders
  • Active military and veterans
  • Trauma victims
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Victims of natural disasters
  • People suffering from:
    • PTSD and other anxiety disorders
    • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
    • Substance Use Disorder

How does a person qualify for EMDR therapy?

A health care provider begins the referral process by contacting an LFS EMDR program coordinator at (402) 342-7007. The provider completes a client questionnaire and referral form. Once completed, the EMDR program coordinator assesses client readiness.

If a client qualifies, a therapist will visit both the client and health care provider to begin EMDR therapy.

Adjunctive Therapy

Adjunctive therapy allows the client to retain their primary therapist and receive EMDR treatment from LFS. An EMDR-trained therapist works with the client for six to eight sessions specifically for EMDR therapy. After completion of EMDR therapy the client returns to their primary therapist.