EMDR Therapists in Cedar Rapids, IA

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Hanna Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ), which decreases emotional intensity attached to traumatic life experiences and restores traumatic memories in a healthier, more adaptive way in the brain.
Accepting new clients! Allow me to assist you with processing through emotional experiences from the comfort of your own space. My education and training is focused on helping you heal from significant events that have happened to you. While working together, you may gain a better understanding of how past or current experiences have impacted your self-worth and overall well-being. I ensure that you feel supported and empowered throughout your therapeutic journey.
(319) 559-4920
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Shelby Dolley
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am also trained in EMDR therapy which can provide healing from past trauma as well as develop positive beliefs of oneself.
Taking the first step towards change, healing & growth can be difficult. My laid back approach will create a safe, supportive, & trusting environment for you. This will provide a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is needed to help you with your mental health. I focus on empowering clients to gain an overall well-being through client-centered, strength-based therapy. This provides a promising foundation for treating trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, personality disorders, daily life stress, work stress, & grief.
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Stephanie M Halvorson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am EMDR trained.
I have worked in the human services field for over 14 years. I have experience working in a community mental health clinic, providing assessment/psychiatric evaluation in the ER & ICU, providing group counseling to individuals with PTSD and DID, and providing counseling to adolescents, adults, and couples. My experience includes working in school settings with at-risk youth struggling with behavioral issues and mental health diagnoses. I specialize in providing care for those with sexual abuse histories, sexual assault, domestic violence, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, self harm and/or suicidal ideation.
(319) 220-5661
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Anastazia Decker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I tend to utilize an eclectic approach including CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) techniques, mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy).
I provide therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples from different backgrounds. I am interested in helping a wide variety of people who experience things such as, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, self-harm, relationship issues, and psychotic disorders.
(319) 463-3673
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Brooke Marie Bloker
Counselor, tLMHC, CADC
Verified
Verified
I am also trained in EMDR .
Currently have openings both in-person and via telehealth! We all have a story and some chapters tend to be more difficult to remember and understand than others. I assist others in processing through, coping with, and resolving the pain of those chapters in their lives that may impact their everyday life functioning in their current state. Landing onto this page is your first step in a very brave, yet potentially scary journey in healing. My approach is practical and often direct, however driven with compassion and non-judgement. I often tailor my sessions with a bit of humor if appropriate. :)
(319) 614-6079
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Wendy Jo Stokesbary
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I utilize several evidence based interventions in psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness based stress reduction, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ).
Not currently accepting new clients. I am an experienced and passionate mental health provider who emphasizes the therapuetic relationship and evidence based interventions to relieve emotional distress. I have specialized training in trauma informed interventions for youth and adults. I am especially interested in helping build healthy and resilient children and families to prevent long term emotional distress and dysfunction.
(319) 313-5436
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Nicole Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work well with adolescents and adults using a variety of evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR , and other trauma-focused therapies.
Every human has the ability to heal. Sometimes, traumatic life experiences make that feel impossible to happen. You feel broken or unfixable. Maybe you ask yourself why you never feel quite good enough. Therapy can seem scary or uncomfortable, but it can be a wonderful start to healing and betterment. Asking for help is okay. As your therapist, my goal is to create a nonjudgmental environment that provides compassion, encouragement, and ultimately the support you need to begin the healing process.
(319) 224-8986
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Lisa Hawkins
Counselor, tLMCH
Verified
Verified
Life’s twists and turns are sometimes hard to navigate on our own. As your trusted partner, Lisa provides a safe and nurturing space to unravel life and relationship challenges. She teams with you to develop a tailored pathway to meet your healing goals and find your way to peace. Lisa approaches counseling from a holistic focus, involving environment, thought, emotion, and behavior modifications. Lisa utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities to reach your therapeutic goals: •CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • EMDR : Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing •DBT: Dialectic behavioral therapy
(515) 379-8141
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Jennifer Lee
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am trained in EMDR and also utilize various modalities in my work.
To sit with another and truly be present and hear them can provide healing and relief. I assist individuals looking for help and healing from various issues and concerns including loss/grief, depression, anxiety, relationship troubles and low self esteem. I can help you identify negative perceptions or behaviors that may be keeping you from living a more fulfilling and happy life.
(319) 774-7662
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Brooke Bloker
Counselor, MA, tLMHC
Verified
Verified
I am also trained in EMDR .
(I am not accepting new patients) We all have a story and some chapters tend to be more difficult to remember and understand than others. I assist others in processing through, coping with, and resolving the pain of those chapters in their lives that may impact their everyday life functioning in their current state. Landing onto this page is your first step in a very brave, yet potentially scary journey in healing. My approach is practical and often direct, however driven with compassion and non-judgement. I often tailor my sessions with a bit of humor if appropriate. :)
(319) 988-2860
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Kelsey Saddoris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
I utilize Brainspotting and EMDR , an evidence-based practice, in conjunction with person-centered approaches to provide you with custom treatment to get you where you want to be.
You feel alone and lost, using all your effort to not lose control. Trauma can hold you back and prevent you from living in the present, but it doesn't have to stay that way. You can create the life you want, and we can make that happen together! Humans don’t exist in a vacuum; we all need support, encouragement, and a nonjudgmental listener. That’s the foundation of our work together. My goal as your therapist is to provide a safe, welcoming environment for you to foster growth and healing.
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Lindsey Swales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With 10 years experience as a licensed therapist, I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices to provide individualized treatment to my clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Adlerian Play Therapy, AutPlay, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ).
Each day presents new opportunities, challenges, gifts, and stressors, no matter what stage of life we are in. I believe everyone is deserving of mental wellbeing, and that we all hold the strength and resilience to achieve it. I believe that compassion and connection are the keys to growth and change, and I use my strengths of empathy, humor, and a non-judgmental approach to build strong, trusting relationships with my clients. I strive to create a warm and nurturing environment for clients to experience feelings of safety and stability to heal and cultivate lasting change.
(319) 220-5405
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Keli Hagen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, PLLC
Verified
Verified
I'm trained in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), CBT, and EMDR .
** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ** Therapy is the gift of time and healing you give yourself and your relationships. My approach to therapy is integrative; my style is interactive, warm, and supportive. I walk along individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life stage transition. I also work with couples who need help to repair their relationship and feel close again. We all struggle from time to time; life can be much easier when we have someone to walk with us through the difficult times. *** Only accepting BC/BS, UHC, and Aetna at this time. ***
(319) 318-0705
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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Rhonda King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rhonda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed through the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science, a Registered Play Therapist and has completed Level 1 & 2 training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ).
IN-PERSON or TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS! Accepting New Clients! King Family Therapy Services works with families, couples and individuals of all ages. We offer treatment plans, customized to maximize successful outcomes, for each person seeking services. Rhonda is a compassionate professional, empowering clients with a collaborative, strength-based approach to therapy, using clinically tested, evidenced-based interventions.
(319) 316-6936
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
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Anne Lindyberg
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
For more information on the effectiveness of the Satir Model and EMDR , check out the videos on my website and my YouTube channel at bit.
What does it mean to live your best life? To experience serenity? How about adventure? Clarity? Happiness? Do you ever wonder if you were meant to have these experiences, and more? If you can wonder it, if you can imagine it, then you can dream it into being. You may need to learn new skills, develop new tools, identify the false and limiting beliefs that hold you back. Is this possible? Certainly. You just need a dream (a goal), and the right support.
(319) 774-7450
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Sarah Aanonson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Throughout my career, I've found fulfillment in helping others discover their goals and potential. For the past 12 years, I've had the honor of working with servicemen in the military and their families, and I'm happy to now also serve the public beyond. My treatment approach addresses a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, life transitions, trauma, PTSD, divorce, grief, anger management, OCD, and ADHD. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) that I use to reprocess trauma and treat OCD, self-worth, and anxiety. I see children and individuals age 8 through adult.
(319) 429-7475
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Brooke Arp
Counselor, MS, MSE, LMHC, RPT, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
By using different therapy modalities that may include, EMDR , Play therapy, CBT or Christian counseling, you can enhance your ability to heal and move forward through these tough steps.
My goal is not only finding the safe, confidential space within therapy but also the ability for each individual to walk away with a greater sense of connection and understanding of themselves. With this increased acceptance of self you are able to focus on your present and future goals, relationships with others and manage emotions in a healthier manner. This road can be difficult at times, but taking the first step with starting therapy can help you achieve what you envision for your life.
(319) 264-2939
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Alyssa Krob
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I utilize a variety of modalities, including Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR , where I help you to discover your strengths and work towards the future you desire.
Everyone experiences life differently. There is no one size fits all. This is why I value a collaborative approach when working with you, as you are the expert of your life. My goal as your therapist is to help you feel heard, understood, and to develop your treatment approach based upon your unique desires and needs. While utilizing a non-judgemental, flexible approach, it is my duty to help you uncover your hopes and to create the future you wish to see. Navigating change can be both challenging and scary. It is my belief that everyone is capable of change, no matter how difficult it may seem.
(319) 725-2095
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Richelle Derfus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, CADC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I assist in helping clients heal from trauma, sexual abuse, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. I use a wide variety of treatment modalities to assist in overcoming difficulties. I use several treatment modalities, based on what you need. I am certified in EMDR , which is a first line treatment for helping people to overcome trauma. It is also used to treat other emotional experiences. I also assist with people struggling to cope in healthy manners, and help you to discover and implement new coping skills. You will learn new skills to assist you in having the life you want.
(319) 250-4305
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Jennifer James
Counselor, MA, ATR-P, tLMHC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes the things we experience don’t come with words to express them. I use an integrative trauma-informed body-aware approach to help clients listen to the stories that their bodies, emotions, and experiences are trying to tell them. I provide a compassionate, supportive atmosphere to allow your inner experiences to be witnessed and processed in a welcoming and non-judgmental space. I often incorporate grounding exercises, mindfulness, coping skills, and integration of both EMDR and art therapy when working with individuals to connect deeply within themselves to provide safety and empower them to transform their lives.
(319) 220-3446
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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EMDR Therapists

Who is EMDR for?

EMDR was initially developed as a treatment for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), for whom memories of a deeply distressing experience can be inadvertently triggered by random everyday events. The procedure has since been applied in the treatment of many other conditions. For example, it is used by some therapists to treat anxiety disorders including panic and phobias, depression, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and some personality disorders. It is suitable for adolescents and adults.

Why do people need EMDR?

People need EMDR as a way to manage distressing memories that in some way hamper the ability to function in the present. The procedure is believed to target the way memories are stored in the brain. Evidence indicates that past disturbing experiences cause ongoing distress because they were not adequately processed, and when such memories are triggered in the present, they are accompanied by all the emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations as the initial experience.

What problems does EMDR treat?

First and foremost, EMDR is intended as a treatment for PTSD, to defuse distressing memories that intrude on and impair everyday functioning. It is also often used to help those who are subject to panic attacks, phobias, and other forms of anxiety. In addition, EMDR has been used to treat individuals with depression, eating disorders, and personality disorders.

What happens in EMDR therapy?

First the therapist takes an individual’s history, and then the therapist and client decide which distressing experience(s) will be the target(s) of the exercise, delivered via a side-to-side visual stimulus requiring lateral eye movements. The client will be asked to activate thoughts, feelings, and any body sensations related to the troubling experience. The eye movements are said to reduce the emotional charge of the memory, so that the experience can then be safely discussed with the therapist and digested, minimizing its ability to trigger anxiety.