Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

Karina Santillo, Clinical Director

At Oak Forest Recovery we believe that in order for our clients to sustain long term sobriety and recovery they must address the underlying issues that led them to abuse substances and alcohol. Often times unprocessed trauma can be the culprit. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy is used to address these traumas so that the client can experience significant relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction and panic disorders. EMDR is extensively researched and proven to be an effective psychotherapy to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences.

EMDR employs a body-based technique called bilateral simulation during which a therapist will guide a client through through eye movements, tones, or taps in order to move a memory that has been incorrectly stored to a more functional part of the brain. The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Dept. of DefenseThe Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the World Health Organization among many other national and international organizations recognize EMDR therapy as an effective treatment. 

Life Changing Recovery for Individuals Struggling with Addiction & Alcoholism

RJ Elizarraz

Life Changing Recovery for Individuals Struggling with Addiction & Alcoholism. Both an all male and all female facility that is absolutely dedicated to the mission of lasting sobriety with all its clients.

Our Treatment Center and New House is open, Call and schedule a tour today!!

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You have the opportunity to live your greatest life yet, don’t give up, reach for something higher, something better.


Only with a solid foundation are we able to achieve Greatness.

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If you or a loved is struggling, call us today – we are here to help!!
(805)390-6647

Oak Forest Recovery is a structured sober living for men located in Southern California

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Oak Forest came to Mad Rose for help after the brand had been launched. The company had earned a reputation for strong ethics, consistent structure and a culture of compassion. The team at Mad Rose was struck by the good work that Oak Forest was dong in the community and voted to work pro bono on the account.

The goal of the campaign was to increase awareness beyond the local area in which the facility operated. A 4 minute “culture” video was produced for the web-site, YouTube & Vimeo. Its as promoted through the social channels and distributed directly to influencers through text.

Mad Rose also produced a series of “Impact Clips” (short, hard hitting video segments) that were posted regularly on Facebook & Instagram.