top of page

Trauma & EMDR

Are you struggling to heal from past wounds?  Reliving past trauma through flashbacks?  Difficulty sleeping?  Feeling on edge or restless?  Trauma therapy helps people process traumatic events and the lasting experience of trauma that may follow those events. It can give you the opportunity to face your fears or process past experiences in a safe space and learn coping skills that can help you improve your functioning on a day-to-day basis and experience freedom.

boy copy.png

What  is EMDR ?

Unlike traditional 'talk therapy' EMDR does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or
completing homework between sessions.  EMDR also does not focus on trying to change the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue.  Instead, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) utilizes the natural healing process of the brain to help people process difficult life experiences. In addition to being evidence-based for treating PTSD and other trauma and stress related disorders, EMDR has also been shown to be beneficial for treating: 


Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Specific Phobias/Fears

Depression and Bipolar Disorders

Grief and Loss

Performance Anxiety

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Sexual Assault

Sleep Disturbance

Substance Abuse and Addictions

More than 7 million people have been treated successfully by 110,000 EMDR therapists in 130 countries since 2016.

"Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create an overwhelming feeling of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved." -EMDRIA

To learn more about EMDR, watch this video or visit


**Please note- Nikkie Evans is the only therapist currently trained in EMDR.**


To schedule your appointment with an EMDR trained therapist:

847.790.4959 ext 1

Women's Trauma Support Group

Are you looking for additional support?  Brooke Henderson, MA currently leads a weekly virtual Women's (18+) Trauma Support Group.  The group meets on Wednesdays from 8pm-9pm.  It offers survivors a safe environment to be heard and understood, equips them with clinical skills to promote healing, and provides the support of fellow women who have shared similar experiences.  New clients are currently being added to the women's trauma support group- please contact intake for more information or to sign up.

bottom of page