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EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based integrative psychotherapy approach primarily used to effectively help individuals who have experienced psychological trauma. If you want to talk with someone, CARESPACE can help.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

EMDR Therapy for Kitchener Waterloo

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What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based integrative psychotherapy approach primarily used to effectively help individuals who have experienced psychological trauma. During EMDR sessions, a certified professional clinician collaborates with the client to identify distressing mental content related to traumatic life experiences then guides them in desensitizing these contents by assisting them with rapid bilateral eye movements. This process is believed to aid the individual in accessing the insight and learning needed to establish emotion regulation and ultimately resolves their hidden pains while increasing their emotional state. Research has found that EMDR can provide successful results in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, and phobias. EMDR has become more accepted among many practitioners as a treatment method that can produce positive outcomes for clients suffering from different kinds of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem and relationship difficulties.

CARESPACE offers more than just EMDR Therapy

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE Health+Wellness offers more than just psychotherapy in Kitchener-Waterloo. With functional integrative therapies we help promote a healthier life by using an evidence-based, result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness allowing you to get better quickly and stay well longer. Start living your healthier life today!

Applicable conditions include: Anxiety and stress, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship conflicts and more.

Get your very own health team

You can achieve your health goals at CARESPACE with your own personal well-trained and dedicated team of multidisciplinary professionals that includes Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Kinesiologists, Dietitians, Psychotherapists, Fitness Trainers and more. They will work together to create your personalized comprehensive collaborative health plan to get you fast results.

Your choice of in-clinic or online

It’s your choice if you want to be treated online with TeleCARE or in-person at one of our clinics in Kitchener or Waterloo. With TeleCARE you can attend your appointment from the convenience of your computer, tablet or phone. It’s easy, effective and your first appointment is FREE.

Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

We’re here for you day, evenings and weekends

CARESPACE makes achieving your health goals easy and accessible by offering extended clinic hours with day, evening, and weekend appointments. All are available both online and in-person at our clinics in Kitchener and Waterloo which are open:

  • 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
  • 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday

Your first online appointment is FREE.

Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a psychotherapy approach developed to help people heal from trauma, such as combat-related PTSD or childhood abuse. This therapeutic method works by assigning specific physical movements, such as side-to-side eye movements, hand tapping, or sounds to rapidly desensitize a person’s emotional overload. As the patient alternately recalls the traumatic event and moves the eyes back and forth in tune with the physical stimulation provided, they are better able to process the emotions they felt during or shortly after the event. Through full EMDR processing, clients can move beyond their mental health symptoms and trauma-induced limitations to start living more fulfilling lives.

Unlike traditional approaches such as talk therapy, EMDR instead uses targeted eye movements to access memories, emotions, and bodily sensations associated with a traumatic event. By focusing on the sensory and cognitive responses to the trauma, EMDR can effectively process the distress related to that event. Not only can this reduce trauma symptoms such as flashbacks or intrusive thoughts, but it could also help heal underlying issues such as low self-esteem or poor interpersonal relationships. Furthermore, the effects of EMDR have been shown to persist over time following just 8-10 sessions of treatment. With so many advantages, it is not surprising that EMDR is quickly becoming a popular form of treatment for trauma survivors.

EMDR therapy is an effective treatment for a variety of issues, including anxiety and PTSD. Its growing popularity is attributed to the high success rate and long-lasting outcomes that clients experience. Those who have completed EMDR therapy often find tremendous relief and a heightened sense of wellbeing. In fact, many report that the effects of EMDR are permanent, though it may take some time to fully realize them. A hallmark characteristic of EMDR is that it helps to process distressing memories and emotions in a systematic way which leads to healing at a deep level. Research has demonstrated that this integrative approach can be very empowering for individuals in their personal growth journey–and its lasting effects make it an appealing choice for those looking for sustainable progress.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy can be a powerful form of psychotherapy for individuals dealing with the lingering effects of trauma or other mental health issues. It is proven to help people overcome stress, depression, anxiety, addictions and phobias, as well as helping those who may have suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse in their life. EMDR works by accessing memories associated with trauma and creates a two-way communication process between the clinician and the person undergoing therapy—allowing them to work together to reprocess their experiences in order to better manage stressful emotions. This type of therapy has been shown to benefit children, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens. Those affected by traumatic experiences often find that EMDR helps restore a sense of safety and stability within them faster than many traditional forms of therapy.

Choose Your Therapist

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Josh Zettel

Certified Counsellor

Victoria North

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, burnout, career stress, grief, having difficulties with self-regulation, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationships; Josh is here for you.
Hossein Kaji

Hossein Kaji BSc, MA, MA, RP (Qualifying), PhD


Weber North

Have you suffered from such things as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, addiction, loneliness, or anger? As a psychotherapist interested in existential themes, Hossein has worked with clients who have experienced these issues.

Salih Ada, MA, RP (Qualifying)


Victoria North

Salih offers a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can feel relaxed enough to share their vulnerable moments and work through their issues.

Sarah Jackson, BBA, MACP, RP (Qualifying)


Weber North

Sarah is a natural empathetic listener who focuses on the critical components of the therapeutic relationship by providing an unbiased and safe environment to explore your issues.

Joe White, MA, MACP, RP


Weber North

Joe will help you develop and implement strategies to manage your anxiety, depression, stress, relationship challenges, trauma and much more.
Courtney Johnston, BA, OCGC, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Courtney Johnston, BA, OCGC, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Student Therapist

Victoria North

Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief or loss, stress, burnout, a life transition, sexuality, or relationship issues? If so, Courtney can help.
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Cortney Van Allen, BA, MA, RP, CCC


Weber North

Cortney offers a safe and welcoming environment to feel heard without judgement and navigate mental health concerns of anxiety, depression, or other life stressors.

You're only 15-minutes away from better mental health!

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Live-answer Reception

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 to talk with our live-answer Reception Team who will be happy to book, reschedule appointments or answer any of your questions, or book online now.

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

  • 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
  • 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday

CARESPACE Health+Wellness – Victoria North

1373 Victoria Street North, Unit 4A
Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3R6 →

CARESPACE Health+Wellness – Weber North

564 Weber Street North, Unit 12  
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5C6 →

How TeleCARE online works

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Who should use TeleCARE?

It’s your choice. Most CARESPACE services are available both in-person at our clinic or online with TeleCARE (with the exception of acupuncture and massage). TeleCARE is convenient, easy and and highly effective.

We recommend that all new clients have a FREE no-obligation TeleCARE visit before coming to the clinic to discuss your health goals and objectives.

Meet your Practitioners

Get started today

  1. Your first appointment is FREE
  2. Meet your practitioner via Phone/Tablet/Computer
  3. Get your diagnosis and treatment
  4. Book online or call (519) 208-2273

Please call or use our easy online booking system to book your Free first appointment today!

Meet your Practitioners

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!