EMDR Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Christian Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS, LRT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601
Waitlist for new clients
I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilize a variety of other modalities including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person-Centered Therapy.
Making the decision to pursue therapy can be the most challenging, yet rewarding steps you ever make towards healing. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), I strive to provide a warm, safe space to experience support and freedom from life’s many challenges. I specialize in working with individuals ages 18 and older who are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance misuse, grief and loss, trauma, relationship challenges, social skills, self-esteem concerns, life transitions, and faith issues.
I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilize a variety of other modalities including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person-Centered Therapy.
Making the decision to pursue therapy can be the most challenging, yet rewarding steps you ever make towards healing. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), I strive to provide a warm, safe space to experience support and freedom from life’s many challenges. I specialize in working with individuals ages 18 and older who are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance misuse, grief and loss, trauma, relationship challenges, social skills, self-esteem concerns, life transitions, and faith issues.
(919) 858-2977 View (919) 858-2977
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Sheetal Jani
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Waitlist for new clients
I understand it takes a tremendous amount of courage to reach out for support. I work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-worth, PTSD, physical and sexual abuse, grief, relationship challenges, and the unpredictability of life. I believe in a mind/body/spirit approach to my work and draw upon humanistic, psychodynamic, and relational approaches to therapy. I am also certified in EMDR from an EMDRIA-approved program. I believe in a mind/body/spirit approach to my work and collaborate with the client to work at a pace most comfortable for you.
I understand it takes a tremendous amount of courage to reach out for support. I work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-worth, PTSD, physical and sexual abuse, grief, relationship challenges, and the unpredictability of life. I believe in a mind/body/spirit approach to my work and draw upon humanistic, psychodynamic, and relational approaches to therapy. I am also certified in EMDR from an EMDRIA-approved program. I believe in a mind/body/spirit approach to my work and collaborate with the client to work at a pace most comfortable for you.
(984) 265-8488 View (984) 265-8488
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Hidden Stream Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Waitlist for new clients
My primary therapeutic framework is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and National Certified Counselor located in Raleigh, NC with experience in working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families within individual and group settings . I also have experience in working with individuals diagnosed with mental illnesses and substance abuse and those without. I work with a variety of populations and client demographics. My desire is to help you face your challenges and succeed regardless of the circumstance(s).
My primary therapeutic framework is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and National Certified Counselor located in Raleigh, NC with experience in working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families within individual and group settings . I also have experience in working with individuals diagnosed with mental illnesses and substance abuse and those without. I work with a variety of populations and client demographics. My desire is to help you face your challenges and succeed regardless of the circumstance(s).
(919) 346-0115 View (919) 346-0115
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Molly Schweers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am clinically trained in Somatic and Attachment Focused (SAFE) EMDR and Constructed Awareness.
You matter. You are enough. You deserve to take up space. Read that again. Notice how it feels to read those words. Notice any discomfort. How these words feel true or untrue. This might not yet feel true in your body, but my hope for you in our work together is that you are able to see yourself as I see you now. Worthy. Not by earning it through how much you can achieve or love or care for others. Worthy now. Just as you are.
I am clinically trained in Somatic and Attachment Focused (SAFE) EMDR and Constructed Awareness.
You matter. You are enough. You deserve to take up space. Read that again. Notice how it feels to read those words. Notice any discomfort. How these words feel true or untrue. This might not yet feel true in your body, but my hope for you in our work together is that you are able to see yourself as I see you now. Worthy. Not by earning it through how much you can achieve or love or care for others. Worthy now. Just as you are.
(984) 249-3811 View (984) 249-3811
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Latoya Nelson Mason
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27616  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Peace is not a myth, let's make it a reality! Using EMDR, Latoya can help you move past the trauma of the past to help you become the architect of your future!.
Become the architect of your future! You're not quite sure how your life got to this point and the fear of what lies ahead causes you to second guess your decisions. Your confidence has taken a hit but you are ready to find your happy place again, sleep easy at night and find the place of peace you crave. You are ready to find you again! I help women who are stressed and overwhelmed find their inner peace and calm. I work with you to discover what you want your life to look like and support you in developing that. I offer a safe place for you to vent, move past your fears and just BE.
Peace is not a myth, let's make it a reality! Using EMDR, Latoya can help you move past the trauma of the past to help you become the architect of your future!.
Become the architect of your future! You're not quite sure how your life got to this point and the fear of what lies ahead causes you to second guess your decisions. Your confidence has taken a hit but you are ready to find your happy place again, sleep easy at night and find the place of peace you crave. You are ready to find you again! I help women who are stressed and overwhelmed find their inner peace and calm. I work with you to discover what you want your life to look like and support you in developing that. I offer a safe place for you to vent, move past your fears and just BE.
(984) 313-9806 View (984) 313-9806
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Julie Beth Michaelsen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I believe that everyone has unlocked potential inside of them. Substance addiction, anxiety, trauma, anger, codependency and fear keep us from achieving our goals and being the best version of ourselves. I strive to help clients see all the amazing qualities they hold within themselves and overcome those obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential in all areas of their lives. I am EMDR certified, utilize CBT, ACT, DBT, and Reality therapy.
I believe that everyone has unlocked potential inside of them. Substance addiction, anxiety, trauma, anger, codependency and fear keep us from achieving our goals and being the best version of ourselves. I strive to help clients see all the amazing qualities they hold within themselves and overcome those obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential in all areas of their lives. I am EMDR certified, utilize CBT, ACT, DBT, and Reality therapy.
(984) 205-7294 View (984) 205-7294
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Lindsey K Umstead
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27606
I have advanced training in DBT, EMDR, & Brainspotting & have worked in various counseling settings.
Living in a world that tells us it’s not okay to be who we truly are is hard, hurtful, and exhausting. I want to help you be more of you - not less. To help you both be gentle with and challenge yourself. To trust yourself. To feel liberated to be your full, authentic, and dynamic self. If you’re tired of shrinking yourself or being shrunk by others, I want to support you as you embrace this process of expansion. My goal as a counselor is to help you accept yourself just as you are, have compassion for where you are right now, and commit to making changes that help you live a meaningful, values-driven life that works for you.
I have advanced training in DBT, EMDR, & Brainspotting & have worked in various counseling settings.
Living in a world that tells us it’s not okay to be who we truly are is hard, hurtful, and exhausting. I want to help you be more of you - not less. To help you both be gentle with and challenge yourself. To trust yourself. To feel liberated to be your full, authentic, and dynamic self. If you’re tired of shrinking yourself or being shrunk by others, I want to support you as you embrace this process of expansion. My goal as a counselor is to help you accept yourself just as you are, have compassion for where you are right now, and commit to making changes that help you live a meaningful, values-driven life that works for you.
(984) 205-7060 x2012 View (984) 205-7060 x2012
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Paula A. Lavocat
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27616
Waitlist for new clients
Paula Lavocat, Practice Owner is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant offering EMDR Consultation.
Traumatic or adverse life experiences may lead to a myriad of psychological and physiological symptoms. Treatment areas include trauma and PTSD (Complex PTSD), depression, anxiety/panic, adult ADHD, weight/obesity, bariatric surgery support. Other treatment areas include dual diagnosis, and behavioral addictions. Specialty populations include military and first responders. Our practice welcomes older adolescents and adults. We are proud to have the ability to meet needs of clients from many backgrounds and belief systems with our diverse group of clinicians.
Paula Lavocat, Practice Owner is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant offering EMDR Consultation.
Traumatic or adverse life experiences may lead to a myriad of psychological and physiological symptoms. Treatment areas include trauma and PTSD (Complex PTSD), depression, anxiety/panic, adult ADHD, weight/obesity, bariatric surgery support. Other treatment areas include dual diagnosis, and behavioral addictions. Specialty populations include military and first responders. Our practice welcomes older adolescents and adults. We are proud to have the ability to meet needs of clients from many backgrounds and belief systems with our diverse group of clinicians.
(919) 739-4321 View (919) 739-4321
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Karaleah Reichart
Counselor, MS, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
I use a combination of therapy models, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy for adolescents and EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy for adults, in which clients learn the myriad ways in which trauma affects thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how clients can change these patterns to improve their overall emotional well-being.
Life can be hard when you're struggling with a big change, whether that be starting a new job, returning to school, or making a big move. It's even harder when you're struggling with anxiety or depression, unresolved trauma, identity concerns, or neurodiversity! Sometimes, it can feel like everything in life is working against you. Working together in therapy can be the first step toward making that burden more manageable, and I'm here to help.
I use a combination of therapy models, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy for adolescents and EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy for adults, in which clients learn the myriad ways in which trauma affects thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how clients can change these patterns to improve their overall emotional well-being.
Life can be hard when you're struggling with a big change, whether that be starting a new job, returning to school, or making a big move. It's even harder when you're struggling with anxiety or depression, unresolved trauma, identity concerns, or neurodiversity! Sometimes, it can feel like everything in life is working against you. Working together in therapy can be the first step toward making that burden more manageable, and I'm here to help.
(984) 229-8002 View (984) 229-8002
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Becky Shaffer
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
I work from a Person-Centered basis and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and EMDR interventions.
Life is not always easy, but I believe we all have the strength within us to grow, adapt, and heal. My goal is to create a safe space for you to uncover your own resilience and cultivate a sense of meaning and purpose in this life. I primarily work with adults of all ages facing a variety of concerns such as: anxiety, panic, mild-to-moderate depression, grief and loss, OCD, chronic and terminal physical illness, relational/family stressors, and difficulties related to addiction. I am able to integrate faith and spirituality into counseling if so desired.
I work from a Person-Centered basis and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and EMDR interventions.
Life is not always easy, but I believe we all have the strength within us to grow, adapt, and heal. My goal is to create a safe space for you to uncover your own resilience and cultivate a sense of meaning and purpose in this life. I primarily work with adults of all ages facing a variety of concerns such as: anxiety, panic, mild-to-moderate depression, grief and loss, OCD, chronic and terminal physical illness, relational/family stressors, and difficulties related to addiction. I am able to integrate faith and spirituality into counseling if so desired.
(919) 679-9515 View (919) 679-9515
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Kaylee Meyers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I provide a person centred approach and the following evidence based practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), EMDR, and Eco-systemic Structural Family therapy (ESFT).
We all find ourselves struggling with big emotions at times whether it's sadness, anxiety, anger or guilt and it can be hard to communicate and cope during these times. I am here to help you navigate these emotions and life difficulties. I specialize in working with children, teens and young adults (5yr-30yr). I work with client who are struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, trauma, anger, behavioral concerns, family conflict, and parenting skills.
I provide a person centred approach and the following evidence based practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), EMDR, and Eco-systemic Structural Family therapy (ESFT).
We all find ourselves struggling with big emotions at times whether it's sadness, anxiety, anger or guilt and it can be hard to communicate and cope during these times. I am here to help you navigate these emotions and life difficulties. I specialize in working with children, teens and young adults (5yr-30yr). I work with client who are struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, trauma, anger, behavioral concerns, family conflict, and parenting skills.
(919) 925-4516 View (919) 925-4516
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Casey Baine
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CSI, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I draw from mindfulness based practices, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); all of which are gold-standards of treatment.
For you to land on this page, I'm guessing you would like to see some form of change in your life. Managing the human condition is tricky! I believe that prioritizing self-care lends itself to a more balanced lifestyle and can prevent dis-ease and dis-order. Most people associate self-care merely with hygienic practices. A lot of work can be done by learning how to care for your mind as well as your body. I am a therapist as well as a yoga instructor and incorporate a mind-body approach to my therapeutic work with clients. If you are ready to take a step in the direction of self-compassion, you've come to the right place.
I draw from mindfulness based practices, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); all of which are gold-standards of treatment.
For you to land on this page, I'm guessing you would like to see some form of change in your life. Managing the human condition is tricky! I believe that prioritizing self-care lends itself to a more balanced lifestyle and can prevent dis-ease and dis-order. Most people associate self-care merely with hygienic practices. A lot of work can be done by learning how to care for your mind as well as your body. I am a therapist as well as a yoga instructor and incorporate a mind-body approach to my therapeutic work with clients. If you are ready to take a step in the direction of self-compassion, you've come to the right place.
(984) 209-1057 View (984) 209-1057
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Shelby Bollar
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
Like most therapists, I utilize a wide variety of clinical modalities (CBT, EMDR, DBT, ACT, logotherapy, person-centered therapy).
Therapy is for everyone. Life is beautiful, but it can also be brutal. We all go through times in our lives where talking it out with a friend or meditating just doesn't cut it. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, or just feeling stuck in life, I'm here for you. I'll walk alongside you on this journey to help you identify your strengths and coping strategies to help you move forward. We'll also detangle the threads of your past and help you make sense of the story of your life. We'll talk about your childhood trauma as well as what's going on in the present - and how these things interact.
Like most therapists, I utilize a wide variety of clinical modalities (CBT, EMDR, DBT, ACT, logotherapy, person-centered therapy).
Therapy is for everyone. Life is beautiful, but it can also be brutal. We all go through times in our lives where talking it out with a friend or meditating just doesn't cut it. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, or just feeling stuck in life, I'm here for you. I'll walk alongside you on this journey to help you identify your strengths and coping strategies to help you move forward. We'll also detangle the threads of your past and help you make sense of the story of your life. We'll talk about your childhood trauma as well as what's going on in the present - and how these things interact.
(919) 351-6186 View (919) 351-6186
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Carrieann Lefsaker
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27606
I am trained in EMDR, Brainspotting Phases 1 and 2, and Crocodile Brainspotting, an addiction-specific method.
First and foremost, I support and affirm all LGBTQ+ identities and I am respectful of all racial, ethnic, and cultural identities and experiences. I spent 21 years in the U.S. military and have been peer mentoring in the addiction recovery community for over 10 years. My time with these two populations, and my own personal experiences, have given me a passion for understanding and treating trauma and the many conditions that arise along with it. I use a trauma-focused approach that processes foundational issues while learning coping skills that can quickly lessen symptoms.
I am trained in EMDR, Brainspotting Phases 1 and 2, and Crocodile Brainspotting, an addiction-specific method.
First and foremost, I support and affirm all LGBTQ+ identities and I am respectful of all racial, ethnic, and cultural identities and experiences. I spent 21 years in the U.S. military and have been peer mentoring in the addiction recovery community for over 10 years. My time with these two populations, and my own personal experiences, have given me a passion for understanding and treating trauma and the many conditions that arise along with it. I use a trauma-focused approach that processes foundational issues while learning coping skills that can quickly lessen symptoms.
(919) 689-4517 View (919) 689-4517
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Katie Gulledge Levinthal
Counselor, MEd, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
My therapeutic modalities include traditional psychotherapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and art therapy.
Wherever you've been, wherever you are, wherever you seek: I welcome you. As the weight of suffering consumes us, being here today searching for love and support takes courage, you're already doing the work, you are ready to face what's within. We could take this walk. Together. If you seek connection and guidance, if you need help finding the right tools, if you yearn for a validating ear: I embrace you.
My therapeutic modalities include traditional psychotherapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and art therapy.
Wherever you've been, wherever you are, wherever you seek: I welcome you. As the weight of suffering consumes us, being here today searching for love and support takes courage, you're already doing the work, you are ready to face what's within. We could take this walk. Together. If you seek connection and guidance, if you need help finding the right tools, if you yearn for a validating ear: I embrace you.
(919) 944-9665 View (919) 944-9665
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Ashley Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
I'm Perinatal Mental Health trained and EMDR trained, and certified in CBT, CPT, TFCBT, and CPP.
You often find yourself feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, shutting down, or becoming defensive due to stress and anxiety. Juggling multiple responsibilities has you feeling as though you can't catch a break. Maybe you've been giving so much of yourself to others that you have nothing left for you. You're feeling exhausted from worrying so much about different things. Maybe you haven't been able to shake the "baby blues." You have reached a point where you want to feel in control of your life. Therapy offers a safe and non-judgmental space to explore these experiences.
I'm Perinatal Mental Health trained and EMDR trained, and certified in CBT, CPT, TFCBT, and CPP.
You often find yourself feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, shutting down, or becoming defensive due to stress and anxiety. Juggling multiple responsibilities has you feeling as though you can't catch a break. Maybe you've been giving so much of yourself to others that you have nothing left for you. You're feeling exhausted from worrying so much about different things. Maybe you haven't been able to shake the "baby blues." You have reached a point where you want to feel in control of your life. Therapy offers a safe and non-judgmental space to explore these experiences.
(919) 849-3937 View (919) 849-3937
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Barry Ray Wallace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I’m working on certification with EMDR in order to provide trauma focused therapy to my clients.
I believe the best aspect about therapy is the ability to create a meaningful therapeutic relationship with another built on trust and open honesty. Further, clients are able to be their authentic selves during that time without fear of judgment or stigma. A therapist can notice values or beliefs that have not been seen, and challenge one to grow beyond measure. In therapy and the time together, it is the moment when you can work to feel more control of your lives, thoughts, and feelings. It’s the moment where you can give yourself permission to do what is best for you. In therapy it is your time breakout and break through.
I’m working on certification with EMDR in order to provide trauma focused therapy to my clients.
I believe the best aspect about therapy is the ability to create a meaningful therapeutic relationship with another built on trust and open honesty. Further, clients are able to be their authentic selves during that time without fear of judgment or stigma. A therapist can notice values or beliefs that have not been seen, and challenge one to grow beyond measure. In therapy and the time together, it is the moment when you can work to feel more control of your lives, thoughts, and feelings. It’s the moment where you can give yourself permission to do what is best for you. In therapy it is your time breakout and break through.
(919) 899-1071 View (919) 899-1071
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Andrea Jordan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
I utilize an integrative, person-centered approach, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Processing therapy, Acceptance & Commitment therapy, Narrative therapy, and Mindfulness.
Starting therapy can be an intimidating process. My desire as a counselor is to provide a safe, supportive environment where you are free to be your authentic self and explore your thoughts and emotions at your own pace. Together, we will investigate your wants and needs, the thoughts that trouble you, and the life experiences that have impacted you. I aim to work collaboratively with you to create and achieve goals and find balance in your life.
I utilize an integrative, person-centered approach, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Processing therapy, Acceptance & Commitment therapy, Narrative therapy, and Mindfulness.
Starting therapy can be an intimidating process. My desire as a counselor is to provide a safe, supportive environment where you are free to be your authentic self and explore your thoughts and emotions at your own pace. Together, we will investigate your wants and needs, the thoughts that trouble you, and the life experiences that have impacted you. I aim to work collaboratively with you to create and achieve goals and find balance in your life.
(984) 231-9767 View (984) 231-9767
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Alyssa Doberstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
I am trained in EMDR and utilize it in my practice to help people experience relief from traumatic and distressing life experiences.
Finding a therapist that you connect with and feel understood by is an integral part of therapy. I help people work towards improved connection within themselves, their relationships, and their sexuality. At times we may struggle to communicate and connect with our partners, experience a lack of passion and romance, or have difficulty managing life struggles, distressing events, or conflict in our relationships. Therapy can be a chance to rediscover yourself, your relationships, and heal from painful life experiences while exploring new skills and resources to grow and develop increased relationship and life satisfaction.
I am trained in EMDR and utilize it in my practice to help people experience relief from traumatic and distressing life experiences.
Finding a therapist that you connect with and feel understood by is an integral part of therapy. I help people work towards improved connection within themselves, their relationships, and their sexuality. At times we may struggle to communicate and connect with our partners, experience a lack of passion and romance, or have difficulty managing life struggles, distressing events, or conflict in our relationships. Therapy can be a chance to rediscover yourself, your relationships, and heal from painful life experiences while exploring new skills and resources to grow and develop increased relationship and life satisfaction.
(984) 217-2820 View (984) 217-2820
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Rachel Porter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601
Waitlist for new clients
I can help you address things through EMDR, DBT, CBT, and ACT therapies.
Everyone needs help sometimes. The folks who are most likely to get that help in sessions with me are healing from any number of things- eating disorders, diet culture, trauma, or just the act of living through some truly unprecedented times and experiences. Clients always benefit the most from therapy when they are motivated to work on things important to them rather than something someone else has identified as a "problem," and working with me you'll find someone who will honor that. I have recently joined NC Therapy Professionals, a group that shares my values!
I can help you address things through EMDR, DBT, CBT, and ACT therapies.
Everyone needs help sometimes. The folks who are most likely to get that help in sessions with me are healing from any number of things- eating disorders, diet culture, trauma, or just the act of living through some truly unprecedented times and experiences. Clients always benefit the most from therapy when they are motivated to work on things important to them rather than something someone else has identified as a "problem," and working with me you'll find someone who will honor that. I have recently joined NC Therapy Professionals, a group that shares my values!
(919) 626-3224 View (919) 626-3224
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.