EMDR Therapists in Normal, IL

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Gregory Franklin Jenkins
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
By utilizing a variety of approaches and interventions, such as: EMDR , Theraplay, TRBI, Mindfulness, CBT, Sand Tray-based Therapy, and Neurofeedback, Greg equips trauma survivors with the space, support, and skills necessary to identify triggers, develop healthy coping skills, decrease traumatic symptoms, and practice trauma processing and integration.
Greg specializes in trauma-focused therapy for children ages 5 & up, adolescents, and adults. For those who have experienced childhood trauma, relational trauma, or complex trauma, life often feels overwhelming. Their sense of self, relationships, & view of the past, present, & future become rocky at best. As a result many trauma survivors live in chronic state of anxiety, depression, numbness, fatigue, burn out & suffer from illness. In addition to trauma survivors, Greg works closely with children, teens, young adults, & adoptive families struggling with depression, anxiety, dissociation, mood disorders, behavioral issues & more.
(309) 865-5242
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Normal, IL 61761
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Alya Abbed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Alya Abbed is a licensed therapist specializing in trauma treatment. Al has over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in mental health. Her clinical expertise is treating complex trauma including childhood abuse/neglect in addition to physical/sexual/emotional abuse and sexual assault. She is formally trained in EMDR , ITR, Theraplay, and trauma-informed sexual assault. Al's therapeutic modality of choice is talk therapy alongside EMDR , CBT, and DBT. She received her Bachelor's degree in Pyschology and her Master's degree in Community Counseling from Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
(309) 226-4516
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Normal, IL 61761
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Jenna Mangold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ) which is used to resolve traumatic memories, resulting in healthier day to day functioning.
Sometimes we lose our way in life or we are inhibited by past trauma/grief that can leave us overwhelmed and confused. I believe that you can't always choose your circumstances in life, but you can choose to overcome them. I also believe that you have the power to manage/control your thoughts and feelings instead of allowing them to control you. My goal is to help you work through those past or current issues, overcome those difficult circumstances in life, and to help you gain control over your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to help enhance your well-being.
(309) 265-0740
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Normal, IL 61761
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Wilma McLaughlin Counseling & Mediation PLLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I combine attachment theory, family systems and trauma informed treatment, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).
What has motivated me in my 20+ years of practice me is the belief that change is possible when aligned with hope. Presenting issues are often about relationships and self discovery. Professionally and personally, I can attest that healthy relationships are vital to emotional well being- so exploration of relationships, present or past, is one aspect of therapy, along with communication and self understanding. As has been said "we are born in relationship, wounded in relationship, and are healed in relationship".
(217) 599-3602
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Normal, IL 61761
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Emily Gerber
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am clinically trained in EMDR therapy and trauma informed resources and techniques.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (MA, LCPC) in central Illinois. I have been working in the mental health field specializing in trauma across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults). My clinical expertise and training includes trauma focused therapy, shame and resiliency, healthy relationships, as well as working alongside foster and adoptive families. I believe therapy includes “an us.” It is an engaging and collaborative process. My hope is to provide a safe and warm environment to facilitate healing and growth.
(309) 271-0562
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Normal, IL 61761
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Elliott Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LCPC
Verified
15 Endorsed
Verified
15 Endorsed
I have also seen resolution of traumatic memories using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR ) and/or brainpaint (neurobiofeedback).
My philosophy towards therapy and, being a therapist,can be put this way.You can create positive change in your life. You can overcome difficult and even seemingly overwhelming obstacles. The first step is to believe that you are worthy of a better life no matter what the present situation tells you. The next step is to accept that, 'Life is a Journey'. I think there is incredible wisdom and hope in those words; a journey is on-going, and, life gives you opportunities to change as you choose! Sometimes we just need a little help figuring out how to start.
(309) 319-6958
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Trina McCarty
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Other Certifications Include: * Grief and Loss Specialist * Level I and II EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) * Illinois Certifed Domestic Violence Professional * Family and Community Development Specialist.
I feel that counseling is a path to wellness and positive change, in which the client is an active participant in the healing process. Counseling should not only address symptoms, but the whole person, mind, body and spirit.
(309) 938-4549
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Karen Lee
Counselor, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
Verified
I offer sex addiction treatment for addicts, partners, & their families; trauma resolution; EMDR ; codependency; sexual abuse; disordered eating; financial disorders; spiritual issues; as well as depression & anxiety disorders.
*not currently accepting new clients” I assess and treat trauma and compulsivity issues for men and women in regards to love, sex, food, and money. I also work with partners and families impacted by addiction. I help clients embrace RECOVERY: the bridge between who they were and who they are! Counseling is a unique relationship built on acceptance, trust, and respect. I assist clients in becoming more of who they were created to be.
(309) 420-0030
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Caroline Van Aman
Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
General Training: Cogntive Behavioral therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), TRAUMA INFORMED TRAINING: Eye movement and desentization and reprocessing ( EMDR ), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), TF-CBT, Theraplay Principles, BrainPaint/BrainPrint, Trust Based Relational Intervention.
Life can bring about overwhelming emotional experiences that make us feel out of touch with our ourselves. Healing is possible. Neuroscience has shown us that our brains have the ability to make new connections and heal throughout our entire lives. We can restore our balance and find ourselves again. I love helping my clients to make these new healthy connections. I am committed to the clients that I serve. I use a structured approach and have clear plan of action.
(309) 220-3953
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Carrie K. Company
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MSEd, LPC, NCC, NBC-HWC
Verified
Verified
I use an integrated approach to therapy and coaching that may include trauma informed techniques from various counseling approaches, including (but not limited to) EMDR , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman, Life Coaching, Positive Psychology, and Health Psychology.
I want to create a warm, accepting & empowering environment in which you feel understood and comfortable exploring ways to create positive lifestyle change that improves overall well-being. Everyone faces challenges and difficult times in their life. Whether it be past/childhood trauma(s), PTSD, anxiety, depression, difficulties in marriage/partnership, weight loss, or dealing with a chronic condition(s), you have someone in your corner ready to support and help you navigate the troubled waters. I truly believe in the gift that is being human and would be honored to walk with you on your journey.
(309) 220-3286
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Jamie Laurson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing ( EMDR ) Therapy and also utilize cognitive and behavioral techniques.
We all experience events, whether earlier in life or more recent, that cause us to become stuck. Sometimes the cause of our symptoms is quite clear, other times it can be difficult to recognize what is causing avoidance, doubt, depression, anxiety, or escape. I empower people to identify, confront, and heal from past memories or recent experiences that lead to undesired thoughts, emotions, or behaviors. I believe people naturally move towards becoming the best versions of themselves and, with some guidance, can make choices that move them in healthy directions.
(309) 271-6155
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Michelle Rolley
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Those I have been privileged to work with have experienced growth through many techniques, including developing communication and connection skills in relationships; gaining tools to understand, manage and express emotions; incorporating brain health strategies; building positive thoughts; and implementing EMDR --a leading trauma/PTSD and anxiety treatment.
Not accepting new clients 1/23. When life brings obstacles, it can be hard to find the way to peace and contentment. Have you recently experienced a loss, or is sadness or anxiety making it difficult for you to get through your days? Are you experiencing past or present hurts and traumatic memories that interfere with your emotional and physical health? You may be feeling you will “never be enough" based on rejections from the past, or struggling to find your voice or connection in a marriage or relationship. If you are feeling lost and uncertain what to do next, I am here to help with compassion and non-judgment.
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Cynthia M Harbaugh (Formerly Jagodzinski)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been trained to work with children and adolescents utilizing play therapy, theraplay, ARC and EMDR .
Life is a journey that requires moments of reflection concerning where we have been in order to concentrate on where we could allow life to lead us next. Meeting with a therapist enables individuals and families the opportunities to inquire as to why patterns exist and encourages us to ask the questions - is this working for me? Would change benefit me? Am I uncomfortable enough with the present to commit to change? I am an attachment based therapist that works from a strengths base to encourage individuals to tolerate the discomfort that comes with introspection and inspire growth.
(309) 328-3285
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Bradi Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a space to work through life's challenges? I would love to help! I am not your traditional therapist--I like to make therapy a fun and creative place! Because everyone is unique, I have an eclectic approach to therapy. We will work together to create a safe space for you, where we utilize things that you're interested in, while also integrating evidence based treatment approaches like EMDR and body based approaches.
(847) 512-3573
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LaShaunna D Lesure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
When working with others, I strive to meet individuals where they are while incorporating Cognitive Behavioral therapy/techniques, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy/techniques, and mindfulness techniques.
I help individuals that are tired, burnout, or struggling to cope with a variety of stressors. I find passion in helping adults find a sense of balance and passion for life again! I am passionate about working with adults that are struggling to cope with stressors such as losing a loved one, or recently experiencing a traumatic event, or individuals that are experiencing marital issues or have experienced a relationship/marriage coming to an end.
(217) 282-2046
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Heather Holl
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
Verified
Many humans suffer from emotional distress and psychological symptoms due to aversive life events. Often times, negative experiences can become “stuck” in our brains impacting how we perceive ourselves, others, or the world. Our beliefs about ourselves can become skewed and negative. As a trauma-trained therapist, I can help you work through these past events and shift these beliefs in order to be able to live the life YOU want to live.
(309) 228-2571
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Normal, IL 61761
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Jackie Vermaat
MS, LCPC, RYT-200
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
|| Check out my virtual trauma groups! || Do you feel like your world is unraveling? Life often throws obstacles in our paths blocking our way, and sometimes we feel trapped... stuck and unable to move forward. Our minds and bodies may no longer feel like home. We may feel frustrated, lost, and utterly alone. Our relationships may feel broken beyond repair. And we may even feel like we might be "crazy." >>> Life is too short to be spent miserable in your relationships, suffocated by your traumas, fearful for your sanity, or hustling for your own self-worth. <<<
(309) 724-4194
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Normal, IL 61761
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Amie Smith Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
The ability to acknowledge our struggles is the first step towards positive change. We are all capable of it. The majority of my career has been spent working with children, teenagers and young adults. The focus is usually on helping them manage issues related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma and low self-esteem. I enjoy getting to engage in family therapy, with the focus on improving communication and family dynamics. My work with adults focuses on similar concerns. I enjoy clients who come to therapy with a desire to understand themselves and change behaviors or thought patterns that are negatively impacting their lives.
(309) 518-9202
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Normal, IL 61761
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Angie House
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stress or anxiety? Does your life feel out of balance? Although you are managing, you might feel like it takes more effort to do what came easily before. Perhaps you feel stuck, and need some guidance and support to get back on track, and moving toward achieving your goals and dreams. Imagine having a comfortable, supportive place where you can be yourself and begin working to change the things preventing you from moving forward and thriving. When working with individuals, I help them identify, explore, and integrate creative and customized solutions to overcome their fears, break down barriers, and get "unstuck."
(309) 795-6225
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Normal, IL 61761
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Dakesa Pina
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have specialized training working with individuals, couples and families. I use evidence-based approaches to help my client's reach their goals. My practice is welcoming and inclusive of all identities. I have 17 years of experience providing therapy and training to individuals, couples, and families. My specialty areas are pre-marital and couples counseling, sexual dysfunction, spiritual trauma, and college student mental health.
(309) 316-0987
Normal, IL 61761
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EMDR Therapists
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is an information processing therapy that helps clients cope with trauma, addictions, and phobias. During this treatment, the patient focuses on a specific thought, image, emotion, or sensation while simultaneously watching the therapist's finger or baton move in front of his or her eyes. The client is told to recognize what comes up for him/her when thinking of an image; then the client is told to let it go while doing bilateral stimulation.