Energy Psychology

Energy Psychology borrows techniques from the eastern healing arts, such as acupressure (no needles here – just fingertip pressure, self applied), Yoga, Qi Gung[1], T’ai chi ch’uan [2], and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).[3] I have used a combination of these techniques in conjunction with Traditional Short and Long Term Therapy.

Energy Psychology’s Effectiveness

I have used these techniques for over 15 years,. The research [4] [5] that has been done so far is very promising and more importantly both using it for myself and on hundreds of clients have yielded some impressive results. This approach is different from what folks expect will happen in therapy, so if one has a little faith it can go a long way to a lot of relief.


In my therapeutic use of these techniques sometimes the results are amazing, sometimes they don’t work at all, and sometimes they are partially effective, in life there is “no silver bullet”, just figuring what works for which person.

(1) (pronounced “chee-gung”) is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. ^ a b c d e Cohen, K. S. (1999). The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing. Random House of Canada. ISBN 0345421094.

(2) Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. This definition is gotten from the Harvard University on Woman’s Health.

(3) “EMDR is the most revolutionary, important method to emerge in psychotherapy in decades.”- Herbert Fensterheim, Ph.D., Cornell University

(4) An Overview of: RESEARCH IN ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY, David Feinstein, Ph.D.

(5) “Evaluation of a meridian-based intervention, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), for reducing specific phobias of small animals” Journal of Clinical Psychology, Volume 59, Number 9 (September 2003) pp. 943 – 966.


Dr. Marty About Dr. Marty

I am trained in eight different types of therapy. I believe that the therapist should be flexible and have the treatment fit the client. As a result, I have studied a wide variety of approaches. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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