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Carolina Gayfield

Carolina Gayfield, MA

Resident in Counseling

(Sesiones disponibles en inglés y español.)

EMDR training was developed by the late Francine Shapiro, PhD when she discovered that eye movements decreased the emotional response she had to her own distressing memories and has since evolved from Eye Movement Desensitization to Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization to reflect the changes to cognition and insights that occurring during treatment

(Shapiro, 1989). 


The Adaptive Information Processing model encompasses the changes to a person’s cognition and insights are possible through EMDR therapy by facilitating the accessing and processing of distressful and/or traumatic events and bringing it to an adaptive resolution (Shapiro, 2001). This resolution results in lowered distress, reformulated negative beliefs, and reduced physiological arousal (Shapiro, 2001). 

Studies have shown EMDR therapy to be effective for treating:

  • PTSD

  • specific phobias

  • anxiety

  • depression

For more information regarding EMDR therapy, please visit:

Carolina's EMDR fees:

50 Minute Session $135

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that is designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories by encouraging the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing external stimulations. 

Teddy Roosevelt once said:


"It is not the critic who counts; nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.


I am passionate to help the person in the arena, as Roosevelt describes, who has experienced the difficulties and joys that life has brought. I believe that an essential part of a person’s healing journey is to acknowledge the ways difficulties have shaped how one views themselves, others, and the world. I also believe it is important for the persons in the arena to experience validation and compassion for their many challenges while receiving help that can minimize their suffering.

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