EMDR Therapy
in Los Angeles

At No Matter What Recovery, we understand that addiction and mental health concerns often stem from underlying trauma. Past traumatic events can often create issues in the present, which in turn may produce emotional and physical reactions. 

An individualized and holistic approach to care to treatment addresses the mind, body, and spirit. No Matter What offers a range of evidence-based therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help our clients heal from their traumatic experiences.

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals reprocess traumatic memories or events. It was developed in 1989 by Francine Shapiro and is a non-invasive treatment that uses bilateral stimulation such as eye movements, tapping, or sounds to activate the brain’s natural healing processes. EMDR therapy can help individuals with a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

How Does EMDR Therapy Work?

Work One-on-One with a Trauma Therapist

At No Matter What, our EMDR therapist will work with you to address which traumatic memories are getting triggered in the present. Together, you’ll isolate and tackle these.

Bridge the Gap Memories and Processing

The first step into overcoming traumatic memories is to work on reprocessing them. Traumatic memories are connected to other memories, so our therapist will work with you to reprocess and find your way back to the traumatic event in a safe space.

Engage Your Memories with Bi-Lateral Stimulation

Bi-lateral stimulation, or BLS for short, is a process that can take a couple different forms, such as pulsars, audio tones, or guided eye movements. Our therapist will guide you through this step, with the goal being to connect both sides of your brain and change your trauma triggers.

Recover from Your Trauma Triggers

After engaging in BLS, our trauma therapist will help you recover from any lingering triggers that might cause you to reassociate that traumatic memory with other memories again. We’ll help you recover from each traumatic event influencing your present.

EMDR Therapy & Substance Abuse Treatment

EMDR therapy can be an effective treatment option for individuals in substance abuse treatment. Substance abuse, like drugs and alcohol, often stems from underlying trauma, and EMDR therapy can help individuals reprocess traumatic memories and reduce their negative impact on their emotional and physical well-being. By addressing the root cause of addiction, individuals can develop healthier coping mechanisms and reduce the risk of relapse.

Our EMDR Therapy Program at No Matter What Recovery

At No Matter What Recovery, our licensed and trained therapists offer EMDR therapy as part of our individualized treatment plans in all our levels of care. Our program focuses on addressing the root cause of addiction and mental health concerns, including underlying trauma.

We’ll work with you during the admissions process to determine which level of care will suit you best and if trauma is an objective that we’d like to work on together. At No Matter What Recovery, we always want to make sure that we’re addressing trauma and providing trauma-informed care, as we find it’s the cause of many substance abuse problems.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our highest level of care for trauma recovery would be our partial hospitalization program, also known as PHP treatment. Our PHP program involves a patient coming in to our treatment center for 8 or more hours per day, ever day of the week. Outside of residential treatment, it is the highest level of care a person can seek for trauma.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

A step down from our PHP, our intensive outpatient program is our intermediate level of care. Our IOP is meant for patients who need care several days out of the week, but don’t need it every single day. During the times that a patient attends our facility, we’ll work both one-on-one and as a group to overcome their traumatic experiences.

Outpatient Treatment Program

Our outpatient program is our lowest level of care, typically involving a patient only coming in once or twice per week for several hours at a time. During their time with us, a typical patient in our OT will perform individualized trauma-informed care. We’ll also be sure to involve the patient in group activities, such as group therapy and retreats.

Trauma Care with an LGBTQ+ Focus

No Matter What Recovery specializes in providing outpatient treatment to the LGBTQ+ community in the greater Los Angeles area. We pride ourselves on putting the health of individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ (and allies) first and foremost.

We know members of our community struggle with unique situations and past traumas, such as discrimination and marginalization, that can often lead to problems with substance abuse and mental health. We’ve been there before and so we want to help and give back to our community. Our EMDR therapy takes into account a person’s unique background, sexual orientation, and gender identity and ultimately seeks to reduce the negative impact of traumatic memories.

Contact Us for EMDR Therapy in Los Angeles

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and mental health concerns, including underlying trauma, contact us at No Matter What Recovery to learn more about our EMDR therapy program. 

Our mental health and addiction treatment professionals are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us to be connected with specialist that can help you find the trauma treatment that you’re looking for.