How do I know if EMDR is right for me?

The appropriateness of EMDR therapy for a client’s particular situation and history, will be evaluated during your initial consultation with a trained EMDR therapist.  All the relevant factors will be discussed in full to help you come to a mutual decision about moving forward with EMDR.

In general, clients are good candidate for the EMDR technique if they have…

  • sexual performance anxiety (premature ejaculation, impotence, or inability to reach orgasm)
  • traumatic adolescent sexual experiences
  • trust issues with sexual partners
  • been sexually assaulted or raped
  • anxiety or panic attacks
  • frequent feelings of guilt or shame about sex
  • a history of abuse, or sexual abuse
  • serious relationship problems
  • sexual obsessions or compulsive behaviors
  • depression or disturbing thoughts
  • extreme, unexplainable fears
  • explosive or irrational anger
  • trouble sleeping or nightmares
  • chronic emotional detachment
  • been the victim of, or a witness to, a crime or serious accident, or natural disaster
  • experienced a traumatic event


For information about making an In-Office Consultation Appointment


CALL (310) 374-4173

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E-Mail: [email protected]

Carol Boulware, MFT, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist – #MFT11632
ABS Certified Sex Therapist #1466
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
EMDR Certified Therapist- Level II- 1994
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
3130 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550
Los Angeles, California 90401
(310) 374-4173
Additional offices in Santa Monica & Redondo Beach