EMDR for Clinical Issues


At The EMDR Clinic, our passion and purpose is to help you effectively address and resolve mental health conditions of a traumatic origin which are chronic and debilitating in your life. It would be fair to say that most, if not all of us have experienced some kind of emotional trauma in our lives. Whether we know/believe it or not, mental illness stems from emotional trauma, especially the events that occur rather early on in our lives! These earlier traumatic incidents (usually from childhood) have a tendency to affect our current thoughts, feelings and behaviours in rather profound ways. These events are what people actually are referring to when they speak of "skeletons in the closet", "opening a can of worms", "facing my demons" and "pushing my buttons". (For a better understanding of this subject, you can look at the article we prepared here). There are basically two kinds of trauma that can affect us:


  • persistent events that occur over a period of time (e.g. growing up with parents with mentall illness, spousal violence, childhood trauma (abuse & neglect), school/workplace bullying, living in war-torn countries)

  • single-episode events (e.g. serious accidents, being held hostage, natural disasters, assault, sexual abuse, medical emergencies)


With the above in mind, our EMDR therapy and counselling services can be described under the following broad categories.




Earlier-life trauma


  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Verbal criticism/abuse

  • Witnessing parental conflict

  • Witnessing abuse toward parent/sibling

  • Living with parent with physical/mental illness

  • Living with cold/distant/neglectful parents

  • Bullying in school or home

Recent trauma


  • Spousal abuse

  • Vehicle accidents

  • Workplace bullying

  • Sudden termination/loss of employment

  • Debilitating personal/workplace injury

  • Victim of crime

  • Sexual harrassment/stalking

Chronic Emotional problems


  • Difficulties controlling Anger/Rage

  • Uncontrollable Anxiety/Panic attacks

  • Depression / Mood swings

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Fighting/arguing with 'voices' in the head

  • Difficulties with relaxing/sleeping

  • Addictive / self-destructive behaviours

  • Phobias

  • Emotional eating / weight issues

  • Self-image problems

  • Constant feelings of worthlessness/helplessness



Ritchie Wong (Psychologist)

Ph: 0413 909 849

Email: info@emdrclinic.com.au


Online appointments are available on weekdays and weekends.



Where We Are


Park Manor

1/82 Hawthorn Rd

Caulfield North, VIC 3161


Operating Hours


Tuesdays to Thursdays: 11:30am to 6:30pm

Fridays: 10:30am to 5pm

Saturdays: 10am to 4:30pm


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