Online EMDR EMDR is a form of therapy performed on a secure video conferencing platform or through another form of teletherapy. In online EMDR, the therapist and client are not physically in the same room, but they can still communicate in a realistic way and participate in EMDR therapy sessions.
In online EMDR therapy, the therapist will guide the client through the eight steps of EMDR therapy using tools that mimic bilateral stimulation, eye movements, or other sensory input. The practitioner can use online EMDR tools such as specialized software, apps, and other digital tools to facilitate therapy.
Online EMDR therapy can be as effective as in-person EMDR therapy for a wide range of mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other trauma-related disorders It is important to consult with a licensed mental health professional to determine if it is an appropriate option.
It is also important that online EMDR therapy requires a secure and stable internet connection, and that clients should have a private, quiet space for therapy sessions. The practitioner must also ensure compliance with all legal and ethical guidelines for telemedicine and online medicine.