EMDR Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Latasha G. Gary
Counselor, LCMHC, MACC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
I am an EMDR Certified + Brainspotting Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, dissociation, and BPD.
Trauma doesn’t often show it's effects immediately or plainly. It is often hidden in patterns of sleepless nights, negative thinking, anxious worry, and feelings of despair and emptiness. It casts a long shadow that begins to de-color every aspect of life. Activities that were previously enjoyed are scheduled less often. You've noticed not only effects but that it has changed who you are. You’ve noticed that the way you feel about the world & others is very different. The thoughts you have about yourself are no better. And every part of life is categorized by whether it happened “before”. “Before the accident, before the bullying".
I am an EMDR Certified + Brainspotting Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, dissociation, and BPD.
Trauma doesn’t often show it's effects immediately or plainly. It is often hidden in patterns of sleepless nights, negative thinking, anxious worry, and feelings of despair and emptiness. It casts a long shadow that begins to de-color every aspect of life. Activities that were previously enjoyed are scheduled less often. You've noticed not only effects but that it has changed who you are. You’ve noticed that the way you feel about the world & others is very different. The thoughts you have about yourself are no better. And every part of life is categorized by whether it happened “before”. “Before the accident, before the bullying".
(704) 741-8592 View (704) 741-8592
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Gabrielle Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I also have specialized training in EMDR and Lifespan Integration Therapy, body-based trauma treatment modalities which address mental health struggles such as low self-esteem, identity, self-love, relationships, and facilitate a stronger sense of self.
You've found yourself feeling stuck, living the same story over and over. Its the same -thing, just a different day. Sure, things seem to be changing, but you constantly feel like you are not! Sometimes, you even feel disconnected from yourself. You hope to reconnect with yourself, have deeper connections to others, and a overall sense of stability and safety that maybe you havent experienced. You hope to start to explore deeply rooted narratives, struggles, and live a fulfilling, enriching life.
I also have specialized training in EMDR and Lifespan Integration Therapy, body-based trauma treatment modalities which address mental health struggles such as low self-esteem, identity, self-love, relationships, and facilitate a stronger sense of self.
You've found yourself feeling stuck, living the same story over and over. Its the same -thing, just a different day. Sure, things seem to be changing, but you constantly feel like you are not! Sometimes, you even feel disconnected from yourself. You hope to reconnect with yourself, have deeper connections to others, and a overall sense of stability and safety that maybe you havent experienced. You hope to start to explore deeply rooted narratives, struggles, and live a fulfilling, enriching life.
(704) 870-3659 View (704) 870-3659
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Ashley Rose McGurkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I have extensive experience in treating self-harm and suicidal thoughts and I have training in TF-CBT and EMDR level 1 to assist with healing.
Are you a parent struggling to understand, talk to, or help your teen with mental illness? Are you a teen or young adult who feels lost, lonely, unmotivated, or afraid? I would love to help you find confidence, direction, peace, and the ability to LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST. With 13 years of experience, I have found a strong passion for working with adolescents and young adults. I enjoy helping my clients gain a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they are connected. I especially enjoy helping teens and parents strengthen their relationship and ability to communicate.
I have extensive experience in treating self-harm and suicidal thoughts and I have training in TF-CBT and EMDR level 1 to assist with healing.
Are you a parent struggling to understand, talk to, or help your teen with mental illness? Are you a teen or young adult who feels lost, lonely, unmotivated, or afraid? I would love to help you find confidence, direction, peace, and the ability to LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST. With 13 years of experience, I have found a strong passion for working with adolescents and young adults. I enjoy helping my clients gain a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they are connected. I especially enjoy helping teens and parents strengthen their relationship and ability to communicate.
(704) 586-9198 View (704) 586-9198
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Davena M
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203  (Online Only)
My approach is active, collaborative, holistic, evidence-based, and trauma-focused (EMDR, CBT, MI).
Feeling overwhelmed, sad, disconnected, uncertain,"off", or "blocked"? Dealing with distressing thoughts? Seeking to heal from past child, inter-generational or relational trauma? Struggling to achieve your financial, self-care, career, relationship, or health goals? Or, maybe, you're just seeking to learn more about yourself so you can live life more balanced and at ease. If you answered yes to any of the above, you don't have to figure any of this out alone. I offer therapy, coaching and yoga services to help you navigate healing and live the life you want. BEST WAY TO REACH ME IS THROUGH MY WEBSITE.
My approach is active, collaborative, holistic, evidence-based, and trauma-focused (EMDR, CBT, MI).
Feeling overwhelmed, sad, disconnected, uncertain,"off", or "blocked"? Dealing with distressing thoughts? Seeking to heal from past child, inter-generational or relational trauma? Struggling to achieve your financial, self-care, career, relationship, or health goals? Or, maybe, you're just seeking to learn more about yourself so you can live life more balanced and at ease. If you answered yes to any of the above, you don't have to figure any of this out alone. I offer therapy, coaching and yoga services to help you navigate healing and live the life you want. BEST WAY TO REACH ME IS THROUGH MY WEBSITE.
(980) 291-4839 View (980) 291-4839
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In Session Psych, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
We provide science-based practices, including EMDR, ACT, AEDP, and EFIT (all attachment-based models) to help clients identify and overcome barriers to meeting their goals in a warm and inviting environment.
We established In Session Psych, as a husband and wife team, with the goal of providing a science-based approach to helping people navigate depression, anxiety, and addiction/recovery. Our well-being is deeply tied into the quality and depth of our emotional connections with ourselves and others. We work with people to strengthen these connections.
We provide science-based practices, including EMDR, ACT, AEDP, and EFIT (all attachment-based models) to help clients identify and overcome barriers to meeting their goals in a warm and inviting environment.
We established In Session Psych, as a husband and wife team, with the goal of providing a science-based approach to helping people navigate depression, anxiety, and addiction/recovery. Our well-being is deeply tied into the quality and depth of our emotional connections with ourselves and others. We work with people to strengthen these connections.
(704) 387-5464 View (704) 387-5464
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Stephanie Kipp Gooding
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28207  (Online Only)
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help patients change behavior and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat trauma and PTSD.
I work with clients who are grappling with anxiety, depression, and stress. Many are dealing with changes in their family, including substance use, codependency, and relationship issues. My clients are diverse but they all want to feel understood and validated. The most important part of therapy is the rapport between the clinician and the client, known as unconditional positive regard. The client needs to feel supported so they can discuss the presenting problem. Throughout this process, I strive to be warm, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Previous clients have described me as approachable, patient, and open minded.
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help patients change behavior and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat trauma and PTSD.
I work with clients who are grappling with anxiety, depression, and stress. Many are dealing with changes in their family, including substance use, codependency, and relationship issues. My clients are diverse but they all want to feel understood and validated. The most important part of therapy is the rapport between the clinician and the client, known as unconditional positive regard. The client needs to feel supported so they can discuss the presenting problem. Throughout this process, I strive to be warm, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Previous clients have described me as approachable, patient, and open minded.
(704) 270-6690 View (704) 270-6690
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DayBreak Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MACC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with expertise in working with individual adults and adolescent girls, couples, and families with a diverse range of needs. It is my life's work to collaborate with and support you as you work to achieve your desired goals. I am proficient in trauma and marital therapy as a result of extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). My strengths are in the areas of patience, compassion, warmth, depth and authenticity awakening hope for my clients as well as lasting and positive transformation.
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with expertise in working with individual adults and adolescent girls, couples, and families with a diverse range of needs. It is my life's work to collaborate with and support you as you work to achieve your desired goals. I am proficient in trauma and marital therapy as a result of extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). My strengths are in the areas of patience, compassion, warmth, depth and authenticity awakening hope for my clients as well as lasting and positive transformation.
(980) 447-2581 View (980) 447-2581
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Vanessa Talley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I believe in the process of collaborative work toward healing. I use a compassionate, strengths-based, and nonjudgmental approach. I utilize EMDR, CBT, Grief Counseling, Strength-centered, MBSR, and Positive Psychology.
I believe in the process of collaborative work toward healing. I use a compassionate, strengths-based, and nonjudgmental approach. I utilize EMDR, CBT, Grief Counseling, Strength-centered, MBSR, and Positive Psychology.
(704) 270-2647 View (704) 270-2647
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Kayla Reeve
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203  (Online Only)
I am an EMDR-trained therapist, working with adolescent and young adult populations to address anxiety, depression, trauma, perfectionism, and self-identity work.
Now accepting Clients: Have you gotten so good at predicting others' needs that you have suddenly forgotten how to have any of your own? I love empowering professional people-pleasers to explore their authenticity.
I am an EMDR-trained therapist, working with adolescent and young adult populations to address anxiety, depression, trauma, perfectionism, and self-identity work.
Now accepting Clients: Have you gotten so good at predicting others' needs that you have suddenly forgotten how to have any of your own? I love empowering professional people-pleasers to explore their authenticity.
(704) 912-1537 View (704) 912-1537
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Mary York
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203
I am also trained in EMDR and Attachment-Based Family Therapy.
In our therapeutic space, you'll find warmth, understanding, and a non-judgmental atmosphere where your unique experiences are honored. I believe in the power of collaboration, and together, we'll create a safe haven where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. My approach is centered on you – your strengths, your resilience, and your aspirations. Through our work together, we'll navigate challenges, process emotions, and uncover the tools and coping skills that resonate with you. Each session is crafted with your individual needs in mind, ensuring a personalized and empowering experience.
I am also trained in EMDR and Attachment-Based Family Therapy.
In our therapeutic space, you'll find warmth, understanding, and a non-judgmental atmosphere where your unique experiences are honored. I believe in the power of collaboration, and together, we'll create a safe haven where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. My approach is centered on you – your strengths, your resilience, and your aspirations. Through our work together, we'll navigate challenges, process emotions, and uncover the tools and coping skills that resonate with you. Each session is crafted with your individual needs in mind, ensuring a personalized and empowering experience.
(704) 426-3639 View (704) 426-3639
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Caylee King
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, NCC, CFI
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Waitlist for new clients
I support clients within the context of family systems and use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Reality and Choice Therapy, and Family Systems Theory.
Acknowledging that you want a change and are looking for support is courageous and vulnerable. I value creating a safe and supportive environment for you to process your thoughts and emotions. I believe that a trusting, non-judgmental relationship is crucial for effective therapy. To build this relationship, I am direct and use transparency when communicating with clients. My specialities are helping those struggling with unresolved trauma, PTSD, dysfunctional relationships, codependency, life changes, anxiety, depression, and addiction.
I support clients within the context of family systems and use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Reality and Choice Therapy, and Family Systems Theory.
Acknowledging that you want a change and are looking for support is courageous and vulnerable. I value creating a safe and supportive environment for you to process your thoughts and emotions. I believe that a trusting, non-judgmental relationship is crucial for effective therapy. To build this relationship, I am direct and use transparency when communicating with clients. My specialities are helping those struggling with unresolved trauma, PTSD, dysfunctional relationships, codependency, life changes, anxiety, depression, and addiction.
(980) 291-4201 View (980) 291-4201
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Jenny O'Brien Adorno
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, NBCC, RPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
Available Online Only Jenny works with children, teens, and adults using Child-Centered Play Therapy (ages 2-10), Strengths Based Therapy (adolescents and adults), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She supports clients by helping them acknowledge and express their feelings, work through problems using tools such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Restructuring, and develop skills in and out of session. She believes that parents and guardians are essential to the healing process for children. She focuses on equipping clients with the tools, support and approach to help them live a life that is meaningful to them.
Available Online Only Jenny works with children, teens, and adults using Child-Centered Play Therapy (ages 2-10), Strengths Based Therapy (adolescents and adults), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She supports clients by helping them acknowledge and express their feelings, work through problems using tools such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Restructuring, and develop skills in and out of session. She believes that parents and guardians are essential to the healing process for children. She focuses on equipping clients with the tools, support and approach to help them live a life that is meaningful to them.
(704) 741-0592 View (704) 741-0592
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J. Michelle Daley
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
I am an EMDR Trained Clinician.
Therapy can feel like a scary step to take. Even more it can be a struggle to just share one's needs/stories. Which is why Diego and I work with each of our Clients in making that fear go away and assisting everyone in feeling comfortable and at ease. One of the first priorities I focus on is working with that fear, that uncomfortable feeling--It Gets Better. Diego is an amazing asset to this team as he will provide comfort to those who experience anxiety during therapy. He can provide decompression for those working through trauma or those experiencing sensory challenges.
I am an EMDR Trained Clinician.
Therapy can feel like a scary step to take. Even more it can be a struggle to just share one's needs/stories. Which is why Diego and I work with each of our Clients in making that fear go away and assisting everyone in feeling comfortable and at ease. One of the first priorities I focus on is working with that fear, that uncomfortable feeling--It Gets Better. Diego is an amazing asset to this team as he will provide comfort to those who experience anxiety during therapy. He can provide decompression for those working through trauma or those experiencing sensory challenges.
(980) 270-2140 View (980) 270-2140
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Kathleen Marie Monforton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
I use a combination of CBT, ACT, DBT, skill building, psychodynamic, EMDR, and Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping.
Is fear, anxiety, or panic preventing you from living the life you want? Are you struggling with changes in thought, behavior, or mood? If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I have 10+ years of experience working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses and I currently specialize in anxiety, bipolar disorder, & psychosis. However, I also work with clients 15 years of age and older struggling with depression, perfectionism, distress tolerance, substance use, life changes, stress management, dating, or just “adulting”. I offer sessions virtually and in person in Elizabeth area of Charlotte.
I use a combination of CBT, ACT, DBT, skill building, psychodynamic, EMDR, and Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping.
Is fear, anxiety, or panic preventing you from living the life you want? Are you struggling with changes in thought, behavior, or mood? If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I have 10+ years of experience working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses and I currently specialize in anxiety, bipolar disorder, & psychosis. However, I also work with clients 15 years of age and older struggling with depression, perfectionism, distress tolerance, substance use, life changes, stress management, dating, or just “adulting”. I offer sessions virtually and in person in Elizabeth area of Charlotte.
(872) 216-7262 View (872) 216-7262
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Janae Fulton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28213  (Online Only)
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Mindfulness based strategies to reduce elevated states of stress.
You deserve to live a life that makes you feel excited to wake up every morning. It's time to tell anxiety, stress, angst, fear, self-doubt, and low self-esteem that it's time to kick rocks. If you are riddled with anxiety due to biological or environmental causes, or if you have experienced significant traumatic events, I am here to help you. The stress of the past plus the fast paced nature of today's society makes navigating issues relating to your family, job, school, health, etc. completely overwhelming. This does not have to be the case. It's time to let go of the grip that emotional and psychological pain has on you.
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Mindfulness based strategies to reduce elevated states of stress.
You deserve to live a life that makes you feel excited to wake up every morning. It's time to tell anxiety, stress, angst, fear, self-doubt, and low self-esteem that it's time to kick rocks. If you are riddled with anxiety due to biological or environmental causes, or if you have experienced significant traumatic events, I am here to help you. The stress of the past plus the fast paced nature of today's society makes navigating issues relating to your family, job, school, health, etc. completely overwhelming. This does not have to be the case. It's time to let go of the grip that emotional and psychological pain has on you.
(980) 351-7696 View (980) 351-7696
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Meagan Bullock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Waitlist for new clients
I am a certified EMDR Therapist and I have served the Charlotte, NC area in mental health services for over 10 years.
Licensed in NC, CA and registered to provide telehealth in SC. ................................................................................................................................................................ Embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, where compassionate guidance and support pave the way to a fulfilling and empowered future.
I am a certified EMDR Therapist and I have served the Charlotte, NC area in mental health services for over 10 years.
Licensed in NC, CA and registered to provide telehealth in SC. ................................................................................................................................................................ Embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, where compassionate guidance and support pave the way to a fulfilling and empowered future.
(704) 859-2713 View (704) 859-2713
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Megan Montgomery Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Waitlist for new clients
I have post-grad training in parenting support (Emotionally Focused Therapy), adoptive/foster families and adoptees (Trust-Based Relational Intervention), and trauma (CCTP-II, Hypnosis, Ego State Therapy, EMDR, and Brainspotting).
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the primary ingredient to successful therapy. I work hard to create a warm, trusting relationship with each client and go at their pace. I enjoy working with individuals (21+). Particular areas of interest for me include trauma healing, creating healthy attachment relationships, emotionally healthy spirituality (including deconstruction/reconstruction), body image, parenting support, and women's issues. I welcome and value people from all religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and ethnicities. I see clients from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, both in-person and virtually.
I have post-grad training in parenting support (Emotionally Focused Therapy), adoptive/foster families and adoptees (Trust-Based Relational Intervention), and trauma (CCTP-II, Hypnosis, Ego State Therapy, EMDR, and Brainspotting).
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the primary ingredient to successful therapy. I work hard to create a warm, trusting relationship with each client and go at their pace. I enjoy working with individuals (21+). Particular areas of interest for me include trauma healing, creating healthy attachment relationships, emotionally healthy spirituality (including deconstruction/reconstruction), body image, parenting support, and women's issues. I welcome and value people from all religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and ethnicities. I see clients from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, both in-person and virtually.
(704) 387-5211 View (704) 387-5211
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Megan Ashley Smith
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC-A, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I use an eclectic approach and have been trained in EMDR, DBT & Gottman Level 1.
Let me pour you a cup of tea or coffee and lets talk. I am incredibly proud of you for taking the first step towards your mental health journey. Life is too short to let our trauma control us, bad relationships consume us, and have our anxiety and depression overwhelm us. That is why I want to help you achieve the happiness in life that you deserve. I want you to find your purpose and flourish. I work with those who are struggling with life or work stress, relationship issues, anxiety and depression, body image, low self-esteem, and existential issues.
I use an eclectic approach and have been trained in EMDR, DBT & Gottman Level 1.
Let me pour you a cup of tea or coffee and lets talk. I am incredibly proud of you for taking the first step towards your mental health journey. Life is too short to let our trauma control us, bad relationships consume us, and have our anxiety and depression overwhelm us. That is why I want to help you achieve the happiness in life that you deserve. I want you to find your purpose and flourish. I work with those who are struggling with life or work stress, relationship issues, anxiety and depression, body image, low self-esteem, and existential issues.
(704) 209-7926 View (704) 209-7926
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Ashley Black
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
As a therapist since 2015, I believe whole heartedly that true and lasting change comes from looking at the whole system, not just one part. I work with clients to bring about transformation through emotional healing, behavioral change, brain health, spiritual encouragement, and social support. I have completed training in EMDR, a therapy designed to treat trauma and PTSD. I am also specialized in brain health and am a certified brain health coach through the Amen Clinic. My office is a safe space for people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual identities.
As a therapist since 2015, I believe whole heartedly that true and lasting change comes from looking at the whole system, not just one part. I work with clients to bring about transformation through emotional healing, behavioral change, brain health, spiritual encouragement, and social support. I have completed training in EMDR, a therapy designed to treat trauma and PTSD. I am also specialized in brain health and am a certified brain health coach through the Amen Clinic. My office is a safe space for people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual identities.
(704) 389-9494 View (704) 389-9494
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Rachel Bills
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
I use evidenced-based treatment modalities (IFS, AEDP, ACT, EMDR) that help to heal the root cause and create lasting change.
Do you ever feel like it's your own brain that's making life so much harder? Parts of you want to practice self love and grace while other parts of you are self critical and shaming. Maybe you're experiencing unwanted thoughts or traumatic memories that scare you and make you feel out of control. Sometimes our own minds feel unsafe and full of conflict and pain. It is so hard to cope with the challenges of life while managing loud and distressing thoughts and emotions. We feel isolated, anxious, hopeless and ashamed. I want to tell you that you are not alone, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
I use evidenced-based treatment modalities (IFS, AEDP, ACT, EMDR) that help to heal the root cause and create lasting change.
Do you ever feel like it's your own brain that's making life so much harder? Parts of you want to practice self love and grace while other parts of you are self critical and shaming. Maybe you're experiencing unwanted thoughts or traumatic memories that scare you and make you feel out of control. Sometimes our own minds feel unsafe and full of conflict and pain. It is so hard to cope with the challenges of life while managing loud and distressing thoughts and emotions. We feel isolated, anxious, hopeless and ashamed. I want to tell you that you are not alone, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
(704) 736-3630 View (704) 736-3630
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.