EMDR

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is generally used in the treatment of individuals suffering from PTSD or a severe unresolved trauma (such as assault, abuse, combat, or an accident). The objective of EMDR therapy is to process these disturbing events in order to reduce their lingering effects and allow clients to develop healthy coping mechanisms. EMDR follows an eight-step protocol that includes elements of several other therapy approaches (psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered) and involves external stimulation using bilateral eye movements, tones or taps.

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Marina Nelson, MC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Oregon LPC, Washington LMHC

I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 training and am in consultation towards certification.

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Alyssa Gursky (She/her & they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC Intern

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a modality created to help alleviate stress from traumatic memories. Traumatic memories and disturbing experiences are stored in a different region of the brain, versus standard memories. EMDR helps to re-locate these memories. I am trained in a method of EMDR known as S.A.F.E EMDR, which brings in a Somatic and attachment focus to the process. In addition to painful memories, EMDR also helps clients build more positive thoughts & beliefs.

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Lawrence VENASKA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I was trained in EMDR a couple years ago and was amazed at how fast one can clear disregulations in the nervous system that cause avoidance behaviors or unsatisfying behaviors. By identifying target incidents and floating back to an original trauma the stored frozen somatic memories can be cleared and a calm and relaxed manner achieved with material that was extremely distressing.

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Katrina Clark (she/her)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, CSWA

When an overwhelming life event occurs, your brain can freeze in response. Rather than process and store the event in your long-term memory, the brain may leave the episode in its emotional region. This unprocessed, static memory can linger, triggering patterns of negative beliefs, feelings, and physical symptoms. EMDR is a type of therapy that unlocks and processes the past, so that it no longer fetters your present and future.

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Carissa Aresta (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LICSW

I completed HAP's EMDR training which included 10 hours of consultation with a certified EMDR consultant.

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Robin Magdahlen

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC RDT

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a late-stage, trauma resolution method. Developed in the late 1980's, EMDR currently has more scientific research as a treatment for trauma than any other non-pharmaceutical intervention. Based on empirical evidence as well as thousands of client and clinician testimonials, EMDR has proven an efficacious and rapid method of reprocessing traumatic m

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Cornelia Taubmann (she/her)

Hypnotherapist

PgDip

In my practice I use EMDR because of its effectiveness in dealing with trauma and anxiety or unhealthy beliefs.

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Cary (Lazara) Coll

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

After receiving specialized training towards addressing trauma and debilitating thoughts through EMDR, I am able to support individuals seeking relief from past experiences that hinder present life.

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Firefly Institute

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR is a research-supported, integrative therapeutic approach designed to treat symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR also has effectiveness in treating anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. Firefly clinicians can approach EMDR from a traditional or attachment-focused approach.

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Eric Loya (he/him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

For the past 4 years, I have been providing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment for clients dealing with PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

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Rachel Bagley, MS, NCC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have been fully trained in EMDR by Phillip Manfield, and consultation with Amanda Cantal. This therapeutic technique is a resource-based way to heal both acute and complex trauma.

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Laura Riley, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR therapy takes you to a deep subconscious place of healing when talking and awareness has not been enough to make the changes you need. I am level I/II trained and currently seeking certification; Continued training in Trauma & Dissociation; Early Attachment Wounds/pre-verbal trauma; I have witnessed people experience profound and lasting changes from trauma and stuck patterns using EMDR.

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Carolyn Knutson LPC, LMT (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR uses eye movements to process information and memories of traumatic events, as well as has a calming effect on a stressed nervous system. The eye movements are thought to mimic the process of REM sleep while dreaming and appears to be crucial to organizing experience in an adaptive manner. When trauma disrupts this system, EMDR can help.

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Arrival Counseling annie dolle LCSW (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

EMDR trained, Im a believer. Let me offer this intervention to you. Let us soften your trauma response and heal your nervous system.

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Sarah Jurrens (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC Intern, R6634

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Laura Wrzesinski (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I have completed training in EMDR, and use an Attachment-Based EMDR approach in my work with clients. EMDR can be a powerful tool for challenging stuck core beliefs about oneself, and for decreasing negative emotions and physical reactions related to traumatic experiences. I am happy to provide more information about EMDR so you can decide if it is right for you.

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David Hayden (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have been trained in and certified in levels one and two of EMDR. EMDR is a blended therapy approach that seeks to treat trauma, depression and anxiety through the reorganization of memory via eye movements.

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Danette Buchanan (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. Readiness for EMDR therapy is assessed during psychotherapy sessions and if appropriate, I will use a standardized protocol that can potentially lower a client's distress. I use bilateral eye movement, pulsers and tones.

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Rachel Kendall (she/ her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, R-6458

I received training from the EMDR Institute, founded by Francine Shapiro, who discovered it. In reading her text and as discussed in the training, we learned just how much memory influences our interaction with the world, and how our brain adapts to our experience. I love EMDR because it allows people to mindfully embrace the human experience in the present moment.

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Deborah Nichols LPC, NCC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

In working with clients that have experienced trauma that is impacting their lives, I will utilize EMDR as an intervention to allow reprocessing. I have completed Part I & II EMDRIA EMDR trainings.

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Rochelle Mollen (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I am trained to use EMDR technique. EMDR or Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an effective tool for children and adults who have experienced trauma. EMDR can help clients to create change and movement when one may be feeling stuck due to unresolved traumas and negative self-beliefs.

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Jennifer Wohl, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am trained at Level I and Level II in EMDR and I use it frequently in my practice. I am in an on-going EMDR consultation group in which we discuss cases, share ideas, and explore new developments in the treatment protocols.

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Joe Doherty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Joe is certified in EMDR Levels I and II specifically for working with trauma.

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Deborah Ranker (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapy that helps people recover from trauma, anxiety, phobias, negative self-image, and more. It uses bilateral stimulation to aid in processing trauma stored in your nervous system. It’s a great way to address deep-rooted feelings that haven’t shifted through talk therapy. I have been using EMDR since 2015 and have specialized training in attachment-focused EMDR as well.

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Taunya Gesner

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPCi, NBCC

I have taken trainings 1 and 2 and am working on certification. My experience with EMDR has been overwhelmingly positive and I have been able to utilize this technique in a variety of ways to reach clients who had been at a high level of distress prior to our work together.

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Nicole Craig (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, CADCI

EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) is a powerful therapy that can help aid resolving trauma and can help you feel unstuck. If you have struggled with talk therapy, EMDR may be able to help you connect with more resolved, empowered feelings.

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Christine Artmann

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC III

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the emotional/physical distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy takes you to a deep subconscious healing place when talking feels like too much or it has not been enough to make the changes you need. I am Level One trained and moving toward certification.

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Sophie Toolanen (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

I am fully trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is an effective approach for shifting core negative beliefs about self and freeing you from negative impact of past trauma. You can find me listed as an EMDR therapist at www.EMDRIA.org.

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Shelley Sauer

Licensed Professional Counselor

I trained in Level 1 and 2 several years ago, and have seen significant positive results in clients' symptoms. I engage in advance trainings. EMDR can link up what you know, intellectually, to how you actually engage in your life.

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Lindsay Anderson

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

M.A., NCC, LPC-intern, MHCA

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy that utilizes bilateral stimulation (BLS) usually in the form of eye movements, tapping, or auditory tones in order to accelerate the brain’s capacity to process and heal a troubling memory, thought, feeling, or phobia. BLS stimulates the same eye movements which occur during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) or dream sleep. BLS causes two parts of the brain to work in conjunction in order to reintegrate a memory.

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Kate Madden

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, NCC

EMDR is an evidence-based treatment for the anxiety associated with historical trauma. By reprocessing traumatic memories in a supportive relationship, EMDR can help unlock the stored trauma in your body and mind.

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Allison Batty-Capps (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

Current neuroscience research indicates that EMDR is the best treatment for treating trauma and PTSD.

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Miranda York

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I offer EMDR for phobias and trauma. Some people who have more difficulty being open in traditional talk therapy may respond well to EMDR, in my experience.

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Trellis Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As an approved EMDR therapist I have 40 hours of official training with extensive supervision. I’ve also obtained additional training and consultation in this field.

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Natasha Laumei, MA, NCC, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to treat trauma, reduce distress, and provide significant psychological and somatic relief for clients. I am EMDR trained and pursuing certification, and consider EMDR to be an incredibly effective and powerful tool for healing. For more information go to: http://www.emdria.org/

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Christine Bethel (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

I am EMDR Part I & II trained and find it to be one of the most valuable and efficacious tools I have gained in my 10 years in practice. Developed to address trauma and PTSD, it is now widely used for all sorts of challenges clients bring to therapy. Check out cbetherapy.com for an EMDR explanation and more specifics.

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Lorraine Storm

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR is a method of processing trauma and helping you think about it differently so that it doesn't bother you anymore. Often we are stuck in negative beliefs about ourselves regarding our trauma when in fact we did what we could or did not have control over the outcome. EMDR helps you use your adult mind to process past trauma objectively.

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Heleen Woest, MA, NCC

Professional Counselor

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. I am trained in this therapy and have been using it with great success in people with trauma, anxiety, depression, flashbacks, phobias, DV, grief and loss, panic attacks, addiction and eating disorders. EMDR has been used for decades and produces results in a much shorter time than other therapies.

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Satya Doyle Byock (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I have a level one certification in EMDR and regularly utilize this approach with clients to both tackle lingering trauma, as well as to uproot harmful belief systems. I have found using EMDR in telehealth to be successful.

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Alex Bistroi

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am trained in EMDR (Basic 1 and Basic 2).

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Samantha Auclair (She/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, CRC, NCC, LPC Intern, LMHCA

I am fully trained in EMDR, a gentle trauma therapy that can help you process your trauma with less risk of becoming retraumatized.

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Korina Jochim

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Since 2014 I have been a Level II EMDR practitioner trained by EMDRIA, Francine Shapiro's organization. I've done hundreds of EMDR sessions with my clients, most of whom see clear benefit. EMDR treatment works well for those who have distinct and specific memory of a traumatic event or events that continue to interfere with their lives, and who are relatively stable in terms of mood disorders.

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Carly Henderson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is an evidence based treatment for PTSD as well as several other concerns (e.g., developmental/attachment trauma, phobias, addiction, anxiety).

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Stacey Johnson, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am EMDRIA certified and trained with Trauma Recovery/HAP. I chose certification in order to provide the highest quality support for the vulnerable and complex nature of trauma. EMDR can be a powerful technique that enables you to heal from symptoms and emotional distress. EMDR assists in healing through your own accelerated logical and emotional processes.

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Robin Friedman, LCSW (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

L5164

EMDR Therapy stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Level 1 and 2 trained with over 10 years experience. I very much enjoy this approach and use it often with clients in my practice.

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Allison Amo MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR is an integrative approach that helps facilitate a natural healing process in all individuals. EMDR has been extensively researched and proven to be effective in relieving all types of difficulties. The goal of EMDR is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy/useful behaviors and interactions. EMDR can offer healing and empowerment.

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Tina Lilly, MS LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am trained in EMDR (Level 1 & 2) and use EMDR frequently and effectively with clients.

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Erin Fanshier (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

EMDR can be a powerful technique to address trauma and difficult experiences.

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Sawyer Salameh

Licensed Professional Counselor

I was trained in EMDR in 2016.

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Stacy Sheffler (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Utilizing a specific protocol with eye movement this modality can aid in reframing the intensity you feel around the trauma you experienced.

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Jeremy McAllister (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is considered a first-line, empirically-validated treatment for PTSD and has been adopted by both private and government organizations, including the Veterans Administration, as a relatively short-term approach to trauma recovery.

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Jacob Curtis (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA CADCI NCC LPC

I have completed the EMDRIA part 1 and 2 trainings on EMDR. It can be a helpful method of addressing trauma, as well as other issues that cause distress.

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Sabrina Walters (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, LPC, Certified Gottman Therapist

I am trained in S.A.F.E. EMDR which is based in somatic and attachment theory. This mode of therapy is well documented and researched as the gold standard for dealing with trauma of all kinds.

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Melissa Owens LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDRIA approved Level II training and 15 years experience using this treatment.

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Jessica Weimer

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR has shown to be a powerful therapy to reprocess old memories. Shifting the way memories are stored can allow one to live more fully in the present and not be trapped in past emotions and responses.

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Wendy Esther (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC, CADCI, CGACII

Trained through EMDRIA Consultant and follow standard protocol for evidenced based outcomes.

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MIKKI Jordan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am currently working toward EMDR certification. I welcome new clients who are interested in exploring the EMDR approach to resolving trauma.

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Catherine Palmer; MS, LPC, MFT (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Catherine Cooney (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC, CSAT

EMDR provider - completed training with EMDRIA. Seeks continued training and consultation to update skills.

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Randy Zasloff, LPC, CADCI (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADCI, NCC

I have been using EMDR in my practice for sometime now. It is extremely efficient for single incident trauma as well as complex trauma. I have completed 95% of the requirements for EMDR Certification by EMDRIA.

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Elise Himes

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I have completed an intensive 50 hour EMDRIA approved basic training in Attachment Focused EMDR with the Personal Transformation Institute. I have also clinical experience practicing EMDR with clients.

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Rebeca Rocha (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

PhD, LCSW

I have received my EMDR training in 2012 /2013 through HAP.

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Star Meadow Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor

We have EMDR trained therapist on our team. We've found EMDR to be an amazing tool for reducing emotional distress related to traumatic events from the past that continue to impact present day life. It can be helpful in recovery from the effects of abuse from childhood or adulthood. It has been proven effective for healing from assault, grief, panic triggers, accidents, and natural disasters.

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Jenny Kepler

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

EMDR is a different approach than talk therapy for relieving the distress associated with traumatic memory. This is an extremely well-researched protocol that brings much relief. I am trained in EMDR (Level 1 & 2), working toward certification, and use EMDR effectively with clients.

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Brandt Hueser

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am trained to use the EMDR model to help people move through trauma and feelings of being stuck. EMDR is an evidence-based practice and one of the most heavily researched therapy models available. Trauma is often stored in the physical body and EMDR can help reprocess traumatic memories so that a person is desensitized to those triggers.

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Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Professional Counselor

Psychological trauma is a natural response to excruciating or horrific events. Symptoms of trauma are the mind's attempt to protect itself against the trauma. Sometimes traumas resolve on their own while other times this mechanism gets overloaded. EMDR is an evidence-based method for treating trauma that goes beyond 'talking about it' to reprocessing the experience so you can put it behind you.

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Kellie Supriano

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have completed basic EMDR training and enjoy using EMDR with clients.

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Amanda Roberson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR is a leading treatment for those who have experienced adversity and trauma. Through use of eye-movements or bilateral tapping, one can reprocess past memories of trauma to reduce emotional distress, uncomfortable physical sensations, and negative self-talk.

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Kelly Sullivan (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

L4631

I am certified in EMDR and have years of experience using EMDR with clients to treat PTSD and complex trauma.

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Kathleen Thompson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC

EMDR is becoming widely used to treat trauma. This method helps the body reveal what has been hidden from our consciousness related to past trauma or painful events.Chronic overwhelming feelings often indicate the body is working hard to manage outward stress/experiences while managing inward fears from the past. It is possible to feel more at ease in your body as well as move forward in life.

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Kimberly Crow (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC-III

EMDR is a highly effective, evidenced-based protocol for trauma and other difficulties. It helps the brain reorganize memories, connect the mind with physical sensations and associate new meanings to events. EMDR is not a substitute for therapy, and I require that individuals seeking have concurrent psychotherapy with me or an existing provider.

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Jules Allison (They/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC-Intern, CADC-R

I use EMDR for trauma and limited EMDR (called EMD or rEMDR) to help you move through traumatic events that may still be affecting your day-to-day. EMDR can also be used to help ease performance anxiety.

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Avvy Mar

EMDR is an invaluable tool for directly addressing the painful, intrusive feelings that accompany the traumatic experiences that live in our nervous systems. I have extensive experience using EMDR to let go of the painful emotions connected to past damaging experiences.

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Lindsay Howson

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR is a therapeutic approach that I use with clients who have experienced trauma in their lives. I have completed specialized training on the use of EMDR and consider it to be an important part of recovery from trauma.

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Kristina Stuart, LPC, NCC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Board Certified

I have been fully trained and received certification in EMDR by Phillip Manfield. This therapeutic technique is a transformative way to heal both single incident and complex trauma, as well as depression and anxiety related issues, through adaptive resolution. Through EMDR, painful events and traumatic memories are reprocessed resulting in a decrease in distress and a reconstruction of negative beliefs.

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Rachael Patoray (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, ATR

I am trained in EMDR. This is an integrative psychotherapy that has been found to be particularly helpful in treating trauma and trauma symptoms, (including but not limited to: anxiety, flashbacks, negative self-talk/beliefs, phobias & fears). I am also trained and am passionate about Brainspotting Therapy, which is similar to EMDR, and has shown amazing results in my clients!

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Ivy Katz, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.

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