Leading EMDR Experts for Cary, Raleigh, Morrisville & Apex

Cutting-Edge Expertise

Dr. Bryce Kaye and Ms. Miriane Portes, LCSW are both EMDR certified and have had many years of experience providing EMDR.  In addition, Dr. Kaye is on the research committee of the EMDR International Association.  He has published in the EMDR Journal on the psychophysiology underlying EMDR effectiveness.

Bryce Kaye, Ph.D. EMDR expert

Dr. Bryce Kaye

Nearly 30 years of research has shown that EMDR is an effective form of therapy for trauma and PTSD.  The Defense Department, the American Psychological and Psychiatric Associations and the Rand Corporation all consider EMDR to be “evidence-based.”  However, more recent neuroscience has shown promise that there are other avenues for dramatically removing pain from memory.  Dr. Kaye and Ms. Portes have taken components of EMDR and integrated them with procedures based on this new neuroscience.  It’s called HRG and has impressed our clinicians with how quickly it removes pain when compared with our years of experience of

Cary Counseling Center has developed a new therapy for individuals that has shown amazing results.  We call it “HRG” and it’s common for a client to experience profound relief from a trauma memory in a single session.  HRG is a blend of techniques taken from neuroscience research.  At its core, HRG utilizes the new science of memory reconsolidation which shows how fear and pain can be stripped from memory.  You can Google the term “memory reconsolidation” for more information.

Miriane Portes

We have observed HRG to give profound relief for the following kinds of problems:


Traumas – 

PTSD, history of physical or sexual abuse, combat trauma, motor vehicle accidents, partner betrayals, witnessing a death, etc.


Phobias –

Fear of driving, fear of flying, fear of water, etc.


Schemas –

These are unconscious rules that keep a person repeating self-defeating behaviors.  They are trained into a person during childhood.  Some examples:


” If I ask for what I want…..then I will be ignored or hurt, so I must always earn it by pleasing others first.”


” If I negotiate for what I want…..then I’m selfish and bad, so I must always sacrifice for others above myself.”


” If I don’t do something perfectly…..then I’m lazy and no good, so I must always do it perfectly.”


” If someone is upset with me…..then I’m doing something wrong, so I must always make sure others are happy with me all the time.”


” If I let myself really enjoy something…..then it will be taken away from me and I will be hurt, so I must always work and stay responsible all the time.”


If you are interested in HRG then call 919 467 1180 and ask for Dr. Kaye or Ms. Portes to return your call.


Read one of Dr. Kaye’s technical papers on EMDR

Read about Dr. Kaye’s approach to therapy