EMDR Therapy for Trauma In-Person and Online in Maryland

Blending the science of healing

with the power of connection

Maybe you’re feeling stuck or numb, thinking “I’ve already tried everything.” Therapy in the past hasn’t seemed to work or helped with lasting change, and you feel like you’re right back to where you started.

You might struggle with relationships, work, or just feeling good about yourself. It may be hard to remember exactly what happened to you, but you know you’re still holding onto the hurt.

Maybe you are:

  • Overly anxious or stressed out
  • Feeling physical pain & discomfort, like stomach and headaches 
  • Struggling to concentrate or focus on things 
  • Feeling mood swings, like extreme anger then unbearable sadness
  • Experiencing emotional numbness
  • Having nightmares and scary daydreams
  • Feeling like the world or your environment isn’t safe
  • Losing trust in others, including those close to you 
  • Avoiding certain people, places, or activities

EMDR can help you rebuild on a stronger foundation. Life can feel whole again.

Overwhelming, traumatic experiences have direct effects on our mind, brain, and body. Sometimes we have to go deeper than just talk therapy to heal these wounds. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and allows your brain to process and deal with tough memories in a healthier way. 

EMDR can give you a sense of control over your own healing. Think of it like having a toolkit for your mind that helps you navigate through the hard stuff at your own pace. This process can help you rewrite old narratives like, “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not lovable,” or “I’m not worthy,” into “I am enough and I am loveable.” 

When beginning EMDR, like most therapy, we’ll take a look at your goals and learn more about your background. Together we’ll use your brain’s innate ability to heal to move beyond traumatic experiences and into the future with greater ease. Then we’ll focus on different memories while engaging in bilateral stimulation. This stimulation can take various forms, such as tapping or bilateral movements of the eyes, hands, or other parts of the body. This allows the brain to reprocess those events so that you can replace distressing thoughts with positive resolution and relief. 

Imagine a heavy backpack full of rocks. EMDR therapy is like a guide helping you take it off, one memory (or rock) at a time. As you unpack, you’ll start to feel lighter, like you’re reclaiming your strength. EMDR can:

  • Cultivate more compassion for yourself & your story
  • Improve relationships and deepen connection
  • Foster a sense of inner peace & calm
  • Feel more satisfied with your life
  • Experience less fear & darkness
  • Increase your sense of self-awareness & control of emotions
  • Enjoy more productivity & focus in day-to-day life

Contact Creative Counseling Connections at 301-740-6050 or email creativecounselingconnections@yahoo.com to schedule your first appointment.


Yes, both adults and children can participate in EMDR!

Yes, it might seem weird at first for some people (it was for me in the beginning!), but once you see the protocol work it’s magic, you’ll be ready for your next session!

EMDR treatment differs between clients, depending on whether you were a witness to a traumatic event or experienced it very directly. However, the duration of treatment tends to be shorter than just talk therapy alone.

EMDR is a good fit for those who need to go beyond talk therapy and are ready to try something different to work towards healing. This therapy may not be a good fit for those who are currently in the midst of a traumatic event, those who are taking specific types of medications that can interfere with the process, those with physiological health disorders, and those with more complex forms of PTSD.