San Diego Trauma Therapy

Find San Diego EMDR therapists, psychologists and counselors to help you with the problem or concerns that come from a bad experience, trauma or from anticipation of a future challenge or performance. Learn how you can benefit from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with a certified* EMDR therapist. Use our helpful therapist directory to easily find a San Diego therapist specializing in the treatment of your concern.

*and certified-in-training

We invite you to visit our new website which has been expanded to serve more communities.  Our new site is 

The new enhanced website offers you:

• More articles about EMDR
• Introductory EMDR video links
• An expanded listing of EMDRIA-Certified therapists in the San Diego Area
• Links to therapist listings in other cities
• and much more to come!

           Link to San Diego Therapist Directory

To our knowledge, we have the highest standard for inclusion of any EMDR directory: All therapists listed on our Bay Area site must be either EMDRIA-Certified or well on their way to EMDRIA-Certification.  This level of achievement demonstrates the therapist's dedication to the complete 8-phase EMDR protocol, which has been shown by research to have the highest efficacy for clients.

Could EMDR help me?                            
A growing body of evidence is showing that many psychological conditions, including depression, often start with a stressful or traumatic experience.  We are finding that EMDR Therapy with a Certified EMDR therapist can help significantly with symptoms of PTSD, phobias, depression, anxiety, panic, early and complex adverse experiences in childhood, and much more.  It also has a strong track record for performance enhancement in a wide variety of fields -- school, work, business, sales, sports, the arts, and that Most Popular Fear of All Time: public speaking.  Please let your friends know about our new site by "liking" our Facebook Page:  EMDR Comprehensive Therapy Approach

Do you have friends in any of these areas?  Please send them a link to this wonderful source of Certified EMDR Therapists:

Bay Area Comprehensive Therapy Approach

Orange County Comprehensive Therapy Approach

Sacramento Area Comprehensive Therapy Approach

San Diego County Comprehensive Therapy Approach

Seattle Area Comprehensive Therapy Approach

Washington State Comprehensive Therapy Approach

What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR is a psychotherapy approach used to quickly and efficiently heal emotional wounds, blocks and limitations. EMDR has been used successfully in patients with PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and many other issues. (See a brief CBS News video about EMDR featuring San Diego Trauma Therapist Sara Gilman’s client’s experience of EMDR therapy). EMDR is approved as an effective treatment for PTSD by the respected American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, the Veteran’s Administration and almost all insurance companies. Learn more about the transformational Trauma Therapies.

High Standards in San Diego EMDR Therapy
Dana Terrell, LCSW

The EMDR therapists in San Diego County on the San Diego Trauma Therapy web site have attended complete EMDRIA-approved Basic trainings (which include 6 full days of training on two separate long weekends, plus 10 hours of consultation) and excellent Advanced Trainings in EMDR. EMDRIA is the EMDR International Association. A description from more