Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is designed for those suffering from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) – often showing symptoms of hopelessness and loneliness. If you or a loved one is being hindered by PTSD symptoms, EMDR Therapy could be an extremely effective solution.

According to EMDR Institute, Inc., approximately 70% of EMDR participants reached a positive outcome within three active treatment sessions, whereas 29% of the individuals in the prolonged exposure condition did not experience a positive outcome. The dropout rate for EMDR is fewer than other types of treatments.

These results and all the success stories backing them up should shine as an extremely hopeful solution to battling PTSD,

So, What Exactly is EMDR Therapy?

It is a psychotherapy that enables healing from symptoms of emotional distress using eight phases of theropy, some involving eye movement and other anchors alongside talk therapy and reframing.

EMDR Treatment for Trauma and PTSD

EMDR Therapy should be considered by anyone struggling with PTSD symptoms. If you are suffering from symptoms of PTSD, and it is affecting your marriage, your career, or your life altogether, contact Biltmore Psychology and Counseling today by calling (480) 999-7070. EMDR Therapy can improve your quality of life and keep the past where it belongs: behind you.

Common Focus of EMDR Therapy Includes:

  • Inability to resolve conflicts
  • Intimacy difficulties/disconnection
  • Feelings of detachment
  • A deep sense of hurt from a specific event
  • A deep sense of hurt from numerous nonspecific events
  • Infidelity or boundary crossing
  • Phase of Life distress
  • Repetitive arguments about parenting, finances, in-laws, work/life balance, etc.

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Phases of EMDR

How Does EMDR Therapy Work?

Understanding how EMDR therapy works is essential for anyone who may be considering experiencing it for themselves. The EMDR International Association explains what you should expect if you were to attend EMDR therapy.

8 Phases of EMDR Therapy Treatment

The eight phases include everything from information gathering, to limited exposure, to eye movements, anchoring, reframing, and much more. Click to learn each phases details.

Meet our Team

Dr. Melissa Estavillo, PsyD


Doctorate and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
Practice Areas: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Relationship / Marriage Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD / Trauma, Grief, Spiritual Integration, Medical Counseling

Audrey Sessions PsyD at Biltmore Psychology & Counseling in Phoenix, AZ


Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Walden University
Practice Areas: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Emotional Regulation, LGBTQ+, Race-Based Stress, Military and Veteran-Related Issues, General Mental Health, Couples Counseling, Multicultural Diversity and Inclusion, Mindfulness

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Self


M.S. Counseling and Human Services, University of Toledo
B.S. Psychology, Bowling Green State University

Practice Areas: Relationship / Marriage Counseling, Pre-marital Counseling, Parenting, General Counseling, Anxiety and Depression, Individual Therapy, Career Decisions, Caring for Aging Relatives, Life Changes, Work/Life Stressors


M.C. Counseling, Arizona State University
B.A. English (Literature), Arizona State University

Practice Areas: Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Cbt), Depression, Disability Counseling, Existential Therapy, Faith-Based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling, Gerontological Counseling, Grief Counseling, Individual Counseling, Mindful Self-Compassion (Msc)


M.A. Human Resources and Substance Abuse, Ottawa University
M.A. Professional Counseling, Ottawa University
B.A. Psychology, Ottawa University

Practice Areas: Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Life Transitions, Women’s Focused Issues, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Depression, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Faith-based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling

Heather Wheeler LCSW at Biltmore Psychology & Counseling in Phoenix, AZ


Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University
B.A. Psychology, Arizona State University

Specialties: Anxiety, CBT, Depression, Grief Counseling, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ+, Mindfulness, Family Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling, Women-Focused Issues/New Mothers Counseling, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

Our Location Near Scottsdale, AZ

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Our EMDR therapists apply professional expertise and understanding to provide the best holistic counseling services in Scottsdale, AZ.

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