Dr. Robert K. Ferrie MD certified in EMDR
Psychotherapy on Manitoulin Island for Anxiety Disorders,
Grief, Depression, and the Effects of Trauma in Adults and Children.
Services are covered by your O.H.I.P.
For appointments: Click Here to send email or phone: 705 282-7274
For over thirty years, Dr. Ferrie practiced psychotherapy in the Greater Toronto Area. He has focused on the psychological effects of traumatic stress which may result from child abuse, major accidents, first responders witnessing horrific scenes, combat, rape, assault and more. These experiences can continue to recur in the mind and interfere with the life of the victim. The memory of the trauma may be suppressed and yet still cause symptoms, such as depression and addiction.
Since 1996, Dr. Ferrie’s particular interest has been in the treatment of traumatic memories using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. EMDR is one of the most studied and successful treatments for PTSD and dissociative disorders. Its purpose is to reprocess these traumatically stored memories so that, after successful therapy, they cease to cause disturbing symptoms, such as panic attacks, flashbacks, anxiety, depression, and nightmares.
Dr. Ferrie is a medical doctor, certified by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), a member of EMDR Canada, the OMA section on Primary Care Mental Health, the General Practice Psychotherapy Association of Canada, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He has made numerous presentations on trauma and particularly the use of the imagination in reprocessing memory, some of these can be accessed by clicking on the “MY PRESENTATIONS” page of this website.