EMDR for New Bern, Havelock and Morehead City

EMDR certified therapist Dr. Bryce Kaye treats residents of Raleigh, Cary and ApexDr. Bryce Kaye is a certified EMDR therapist and a recognized author on the psychophysiology of EMDR.

Providing EMDR treatment for New Bern, Havelock and Morehead City, NC.  Office located at: 790 Cardinal Road, New Bern.   (Tele. 252 249 3099)

All too often, a person’s depression or anxiety is rooted in overwhelming emotional experiences that they are trying to forget.  These may involve recent experiences such as combat death of best friends, witnessing the sudden death of a loved one, a recent accident, threats or actual violence, disfigurement, etc.  Trauma may also involve early life experiences such as abandonment, incest, physical or sexual abuse by care-givers.  Whatever and whenever the cause, these emotional scars often do not go away merely with time.  This is what happens with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The human brain imprints traumatic memory differently than it processes regular memory.  Without proper treatment, traumatic memory can greatly reduce a person’s happiness for the rest of their life.  Fortunately, there is now a very efficient and effective form of treatment for trauma known as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

EMDR is a more complicated form of psychotherapy than mere counseling.  It has been the most researched form of treatment for PTSD and has been proven effective in many research studies.  It is considered an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD by the following organizations:

  • The American Psychological Association
  • The American Psychiatric Association
  • The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 1998 and 2008
  • The 2004 AND 2010 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Also Tricare and many other third-party payers
  • It has been identified as effective in reviews by the Cochrane Database and the RAND Corporation

Researchers at Harvard have found that EMDR helps rewire trauma related memory in the brain.  They found that post-treatment memories of trauma involve more parts of the brain than did the same memories before treatment. The result is that the trauma related emotional pain is greatly reduced or eliminated.  It is common for EMDR to completely eliminate the pain of previously mind-shattering memories.  For more information on EMDR, you can visit the international website www.emdria.org  or see all the research on EMDR effectiveness at www.emdr.com/general-information/research-overview.html                         .

If you visit the EMDRIA website, you will be able to use their search index of competent therapists in your area.  Only about 10 % of EMDR therapists ever reach the true “certified” status of proficiency in EMDR.  Dr. Kaye is certified and has practiced EMDR therapy for 14 years.  His neurophysiological theory was published in the EMDR Journal as being one of the possible explanations for why EMDR is effective.

Read Dr. Kaye’s technical paper on EMDR here (PDF required)

Read about Dr. Kaye’s approach to therapy 


If You’re Interested

If you want to explore the possibility of EMDR therapy for PTSD or trauma, first visit the website for the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (  www.emdria.org ) and read about all the research supporting its effectiveness. To schedule a meeting time with Dr. Kaye at his Cary office, give him a call.

Office located at: 790 Cardinal Road, New Bern (Tele. 252 249 3099)