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EMDR Therapy for those affected

Therapy is here. Please reach out if you are a first responder or directly affected by yesterdays's tragic shooting in Highland Park.

We are here to listen and help you process the recent tragedy in Highland Park. Treating a recent traumatic event with EMDR therapy will prevent PTSD.

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Get to Know Us

Here at Chicago T.R.N, we are committed to helping people heal after a homicide or natural disaster. Explore our website to learn more about all that we’re doing to make a change. We are an association of EMDR HAP,  an international non-profit organization dedicated to Humanitarian Assistance.  Greater Chicago TRN provides volunteer licensed mental health providers to help those affected by trauma.

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Are you a Covid 19 Health Care Professional, Affected by Covid 19 or Affected by Community Violence?

Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Worried about your family? Is this pandemic taking a toll on you? We have evidence based tools and strategies that will assist you with administering your own psychological self care.  Contact us today for up to 5 free EMDR sessions with a licensed mental health professional through a secure tele-medicine site.

What Is EMDR?

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is an evidence-based therapy for trauma (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and has been used successfully to treat many other stress related conditions. EMDR is endorsed by: 

• American Psychiatric Association 

• Department of Veterans Affairs 

• Department of Defense 

• World Health Organization 

• U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

To Learn more about EMDR click here

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Free Confidential EMDR Therapy By A Licensed Mental Health Provider Utilizing Telemedicine

Just fill out the form or e -mail us directly and a therapist will reach out to you to schedule an on line EMDR session. We utilized a free, secure and HIPPA compliant telemedicine site and offer up to 5 free sessions per health care provider.

Acute Stress Reaction

The stress response, or “fight or flight” response is the emergency reaction system of the body. ... The stress response includes physical and thought responses to your perception of various situations. When the stress response is turned on, your body may release substances like adrenaline and cortisol. You may experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • Excessive worry and anxiety

  • Difficulty with concentration

  • Difficulty with memory

  • Irritability

  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep

  • Nightmares

  • Feelings of impending doom

  • Intrusive memories

  • Upset stomach/IBS

  • loss of appetite or binge eating

  • Dissociation

  • May interfere with good decision making

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Prevent PTSD

 After a disaster, the effects of exposure to emotional trauma can linger and interfere with a person’s ability to return to normal life. Brief EMDR treatments can help to alleviate common symptoms of acute stress and prevent PTSD.

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Please fill out the form below to contact a volunteer licensed mental health provider.  We are happy to answer any of your questions. Please include if you prefer to be contacted by phone or e mail and the best times to reach you.

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Get Involved and Help Illinois Heal

Partner with Us

We welcome partnerships with Hospitals, government agencies and community based clinics.  Please help us provide the support your staff needs to care for those with Covid -19.

Volunteer Your Time

If you are a licensed mental health provider in Illinois and trained in EMDR, please join our team!  Go to, apply as a volunteer and then link your profile to the Greater Chicago TRN.

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Sharon Steckler, LCSW
TRN Coordinator

Cheryl Arata, LCSW
Clinical Consultant

Suzanne Muirheid, LCPC
Clinical Consultant

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