EMDR Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Kianna Voorhees
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Pennsylvania. I'm passionate about helping people heal from trauma and become the best version of themselves. My goal as a clinician is to help my clients reconnect with their ability to heal themselves and rely on the mind and body's inner wisdom to assist in moving through life's challenges. I often use mindfulness-based practices, EMDR, parts work (internal family systems), and somatic therapy practices in my work. I aim to help you find a sense of wellbeing in your mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual life.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Pennsylvania. I'm passionate about helping people heal from trauma and become the best version of themselves. My goal as a clinician is to help my clients reconnect with their ability to heal themselves and rely on the mind and body's inner wisdom to assist in moving through life's challenges. I often use mindfulness-based practices, EMDR, parts work (internal family systems), and somatic therapy practices in my work. I aim to help you find a sense of wellbeing in your mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual life.
(484) 878-3392 View (484) 878-3392
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Ali Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
This might include mediation/mindfulness practices, visualizations, somatic work, EMDR.
I offer holistic therapy to help women escape the veil of anxiety and live with authenticity. Clients I work with struggle with complex emotions. Despite being intelligent, hard-working, and having a witty sense of humor, life isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. When they first come to see me, they are exhausted by the never ending loop of “what if” scenarios and often find themselves trying to be perfect or pretend that they have it all together. If you’re ready to drop anxiety and find self-compassion, I'm your gal. We will work together in reclaiming your inner knowing, finding your voice, and living your most authentic life.
This might include mediation/mindfulness practices, visualizations, somatic work, EMDR.
I offer holistic therapy to help women escape the veil of anxiety and live with authenticity. Clients I work with struggle with complex emotions. Despite being intelligent, hard-working, and having a witty sense of humor, life isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. When they first come to see me, they are exhausted by the never ending loop of “what if” scenarios and often find themselves trying to be perfect or pretend that they have it all together. If you’re ready to drop anxiety and find self-compassion, I'm your gal. We will work together in reclaiming your inner knowing, finding your voice, and living your most authentic life.
(737) 300-8385 View (737) 300-8385
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Joyce Livingston
MEd, MAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19153
I specialize in Life Coaching, Behavior Modification techniques, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am a Clinical Mental Health therapist with certifications in Addiction and Family Therapy. I have over 30 years experience helping individuals and families to become drug-free, and helping to empower individuals, couples and families in creating a healthy, loving, prosperous environment. My style is to explore their total health issues and challenges. My method is to develop a plan to assist/coach clients to grow, step-by-step, to overcome their life challenges. I have studied Clinical Counseling, Family, Addiction and Behavior Modification Therapies for many years. I have also studied Family Therapy Post-Graduate for 2 years.
I specialize in Life Coaching, Behavior Modification techniques, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am a Clinical Mental Health therapist with certifications in Addiction and Family Therapy. I have over 30 years experience helping individuals and families to become drug-free, and helping to empower individuals, couples and families in creating a healthy, loving, prosperous environment. My style is to explore their total health issues and challenges. My method is to develop a plan to assist/coach clients to grow, step-by-step, to overcome their life challenges. I have studied Clinical Counseling, Family, Addiction and Behavior Modification Therapies for many years. I have also studied Family Therapy Post-Graduate for 2 years.
(484) 214-2179 View (484) 214-2179
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Kyra Sjarif
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I utilize an integrative approach that includes art therapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and attachment theory.
The heart of my practice is centered on how you are the expert of your own lived experience; all parts of you, even the ones you recoil from, have served the purpose of keeping you safe; and moving at your pace, with your consent and while challenging you when necessary, is important to facilitate change and healing. Perhaps you struggle with patterns that keep you stuck, or maybe you feel conflicted between the head and the heart - I welcome all parts of you here. I specialize in adults from immigrant backgrounds, "third culture kids," BIPOC folks, individuals with complex trauma, and my practice is LGBTQIA+ affirming.
I utilize an integrative approach that includes art therapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and attachment theory.
The heart of my practice is centered on how you are the expert of your own lived experience; all parts of you, even the ones you recoil from, have served the purpose of keeping you safe; and moving at your pace, with your consent and while challenging you when necessary, is important to facilitate change and healing. Perhaps you struggle with patterns that keep you stuck, or maybe you feel conflicted between the head and the heart - I welcome all parts of you here. I specialize in adults from immigrant backgrounds, "third culture kids," BIPOC folks, individuals with complex trauma, and my practice is LGBTQIA+ affirming.
(267) 641-6971 View (267) 641-6971
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Samantha Tavlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am a relational therapist with training in various modalities of trauma therapy including EMDR, CPT, and TF-CBT.
My favorite part about being a therapist is building therapeutic relationships collaboratively in a way that feels authentic and safe for each individual. My style has been described as warm, nurturing, active, and transparent, and I will always prioritize your autonomy. I often work with individuals who want to have more fulfilling relationships and feel more connected to themselves and others. I will always celebrate your joy, humor, creativity, and whichever parts of yourself that you want to share.
I am a relational therapist with training in various modalities of trauma therapy including EMDR, CPT, and TF-CBT.
My favorite part about being a therapist is building therapeutic relationships collaboratively in a way that feels authentic and safe for each individual. My style has been described as warm, nurturing, active, and transparent, and I will always prioritize your autonomy. I often work with individuals who want to have more fulfilling relationships and feel more connected to themselves and others. I will always celebrate your joy, humor, creativity, and whichever parts of yourself that you want to share.
(484) 989-9349 View (484) 989-9349
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Leeor Gal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Providing online (NJ&PA) and in-person (PA) therapy to folks, my practice offers a variety of therapeutic services such as EMDR & EFT.
Maybe you have anxiety, experienced trauma, or diagnosed with ADHD and you're looking to heal those parts. Perhaps you’re struggling with your partner, friends, boss, or parents and you’re looking to understand those relationships deeper. It can feel overwhelming and isolating working on healing from negative experiences, I get it. We may oftentimes find ourselves feeling stuck and unsure of where to go to next. I want to help you overcome that. Changing is not necessarily the answer, but rather growing into the version of you that you want to see.
Providing online (NJ&PA) and in-person (PA) therapy to folks, my practice offers a variety of therapeutic services such as EMDR & EFT.
Maybe you have anxiety, experienced trauma, or diagnosed with ADHD and you're looking to heal those parts. Perhaps you’re struggling with your partner, friends, boss, or parents and you’re looking to understand those relationships deeper. It can feel overwhelming and isolating working on healing from negative experiences, I get it. We may oftentimes find ourselves feeling stuck and unsure of where to go to next. I want to help you overcome that. Changing is not necessarily the answer, but rather growing into the version of you that you want to see.
(215) 515-5647 View (215) 515-5647
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Michael Pappano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MSCS
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19139  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic approach is based on EMDR protocoI, IFS-informed, holistic, strengths-based, compassionate, and tailored to each individual client.
Choosing to seek professional help is a difficult and brave decision. I am glad you have courageously embarked upon this journey, and I am glad you found me! Psychotherapy is a special, intimate collaboration between therapist and client. I create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to heal from unresolved wounds and to embrace their power to create a more fulfilling and peaceful relationship with themselves and others. As a licensed clinical social worker, I believe that every client deserves to feel confident, capable, and empowered to effect change in themselves and their surroundings.
My therapeutic approach is based on EMDR protocoI, IFS-informed, holistic, strengths-based, compassionate, and tailored to each individual client.
Choosing to seek professional help is a difficult and brave decision. I am glad you have courageously embarked upon this journey, and I am glad you found me! Psychotherapy is a special, intimate collaboration between therapist and client. I create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to heal from unresolved wounds and to embrace their power to create a more fulfilling and peaceful relationship with themselves and others. As a licensed clinical social worker, I believe that every client deserves to feel confident, capable, and empowered to effect change in themselves and their surroundings.
(215) 544-2814 View (215) 544-2814
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Barbara Danin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Along with training in marriage and family therapy, I am a clinical art therapist, and certified in EMDR.
I have always believed that we are the masters of our destiny, and couldn't do the work I do without trusting that everyone is capable of change. One of the most exciting aspects of therapy is embracing that hope for yourself, your child, or family. Throughout my 30 years of experience, I have developed therapeutic approaches to empower clients and help them manage and overcome feelings of depression and anxiety, conflicted relationships, unhealthy behaviors and other stressors. As a family therapist, I work closely with families when treating children and adolescents, and offer guidance on parenting issues.
Along with training in marriage and family therapy, I am a clinical art therapist, and certified in EMDR.
I have always believed that we are the masters of our destiny, and couldn't do the work I do without trusting that everyone is capable of change. One of the most exciting aspects of therapy is embracing that hope for yourself, your child, or family. Throughout my 30 years of experience, I have developed therapeutic approaches to empower clients and help them manage and overcome feelings of depression and anxiety, conflicted relationships, unhealthy behaviors and other stressors. As a family therapist, I work closely with families when treating children and adolescents, and offer guidance on parenting issues.
(314) 310-1643 View (314) 310-1643
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Allison Middleton
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19118
EMDR trained and offering EMDR intensive sessions for 90min to 4hours.
Texting available at 215-436-8115. You deserve the best version of you! There is hope. Are you looking for a safe space to explore yourself? Do you wish to learn how to affirm, support, and love yourself for being you? I can help you discover the self-care that is best for you and how to be the best in your relationships, using tools like the Enneagram. I am trauma informed and am happy to help change what is negatively impacting you in your life. I am also passionate about seeing couples and helping relationships develop true intimacy and healthy communication skills. This therapeutic relationship can change your life.
EMDR trained and offering EMDR intensive sessions for 90min to 4hours.
Texting available at 215-436-8115. You deserve the best version of you! There is hope. Are you looking for a safe space to explore yourself? Do you wish to learn how to affirm, support, and love yourself for being you? I can help you discover the self-care that is best for you and how to be the best in your relationships, using tools like the Enneagram. I am trauma informed and am happy to help change what is negatively impacting you in your life. I am also passionate about seeing couples and helping relationships develop true intimacy and healthy communication skills. This therapeutic relationship can change your life.
(215) 910-4073 View (215) 910-4073
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Sara J Corse
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Sara J. Corse is a dynamic clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She has an engaging style, deep empathy and is effective and efficient in helping clients resolve and heal troubling emotions and relationships. Her approach is integrative and includes EMDR, a therapy proven effective for treating clients impacted by trauma that interferes with life and relationships. If you are worried about conflict or distance in your relationships, struggling with depression or anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or stuck during a period of life transition, therapy can help.
Dr. Sara J. Corse is a dynamic clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She has an engaging style, deep empathy and is effective and efficient in helping clients resolve and heal troubling emotions and relationships. Her approach is integrative and includes EMDR, a therapy proven effective for treating clients impacted by trauma that interferes with life and relationships. If you are worried about conflict or distance in your relationships, struggling with depression or anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or stuck during a period of life transition, therapy can help.
(215) 486-8167 x3117 View (215) 486-8167 x3117
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Kathryn Nevin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I am adept at EMDR, Cognitive Therapy, the Structural Dissociation Model (parts work), and Psychodynamic Therapy among others.
Thank you for looking into choosing me as a therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience. I received my undergraduate degree in English Literature (and Spanish Literature) from Swarthmore College and my Master's degree in Social Work from Widener University. I am certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional. I see adults over the age of 18 and I primarily empower people to overcome complex trauma.
I am adept at EMDR, Cognitive Therapy, the Structural Dissociation Model (parts work), and Psychodynamic Therapy among others.
Thank you for looking into choosing me as a therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience. I received my undergraduate degree in English Literature (and Spanish Literature) from Swarthmore College and my Master's degree in Social Work from Widener University. I am certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional. I see adults over the age of 18 and I primarily empower people to overcome complex trauma.
(484) 296-0207 View (484) 296-0207
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Kianna Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am trained in multiple therapies such as EMDR, a gentle, effective trauma therapy.
You find yourself hoping for stillness and peace of mind. You want to be grounded and present. You strive to fully embrace life and the people you love. You can make this a reality with the right support! You are designed to heal and grow. You are capable of embracing joy and peace. You deserve to tap into self-love and be immersed in belonging and connection. You can calm your body and mind while embracing self-compassion with support.
I am trained in multiple therapies such as EMDR, a gentle, effective trauma therapy.
You find yourself hoping for stillness and peace of mind. You want to be grounded and present. You strive to fully embrace life and the people you love. You can make this a reality with the right support! You are designed to heal and grow. You are capable of embracing joy and peace. You deserve to tap into self-love and be immersed in belonging and connection. You can calm your body and mind while embracing self-compassion with support.
(267) 762-2074 View (267) 762-2074
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Tara Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I am trained in EMDR, somatic experiencing, and am IFS informed.
Many people choose to enter therapy to gain a deeper understanding of themselves – their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in addition to problems in their interpersonal relationships.  Oftentimes, the issues we face in the present stem from painful experiences in the past.  As a result of these experiences, we develop ways of coping in the world – some continue to serve us well and others may get in the way of us living a more fulfilling life. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, and safe environment for exploration, healing, and growth.
I am trained in EMDR, somatic experiencing, and am IFS informed.
Many people choose to enter therapy to gain a deeper understanding of themselves – their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in addition to problems in their interpersonal relationships.  Oftentimes, the issues we face in the present stem from painful experiences in the past.  As a result of these experiences, we develop ways of coping in the world – some continue to serve us well and others may get in the way of us living a more fulfilling life. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, and safe environment for exploration, healing, and growth.
(215) 709-2784 View (215) 709-2784
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Thriveworks Counseling Psychiatry Philadelphia
Counselor
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Popular approaches include CBT, DBT, EMDR, Christian Counseling, PCT, Motivational Interviewing, EFT, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic therapy, Relational therapy, Narrative therapy, and more.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
Popular approaches include CBT, DBT, EMDR, Christian Counseling, PCT, Motivational Interviewing, EFT, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic therapy, Relational therapy, Narrative therapy, and more.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
(267) 732-1068 View (267) 732-1068
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Kyle Schultz
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Good therapeutic experiences are created through a balance of support and challenge in the context of a good therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I try to create support by listening carefully, trying hard to understand, highlighting your strengths, validating your experiences, and celebrating your growth. I try to provide challenge by encouraging you to develop insight into your your situation, presenting concerns. thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and considering what, if anything, you want to change about these things. (Currently taking EMDR clients)
Good therapeutic experiences are created through a balance of support and challenge in the context of a good therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I try to create support by listening carefully, trying hard to understand, highlighting your strengths, validating your experiences, and celebrating your growth. I try to provide challenge by encouraging you to develop insight into your your situation, presenting concerns. thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and considering what, if anything, you want to change about these things. (Currently taking EMDR clients)
(215) 607-7668 View (215) 607-7668
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Jennifer King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Not accepting new clients
I incorporate EMDR and aspects of DBT into my practice, and work to find an approach that is a fit for each client’s unique needs.
My areas of interest include trauma recovery, sexuality, and personal identity. I work from a harm reduction lens, and believe in each individual’s right to self-determination. Therapy is collaborative. The client is the expert on their own experience and should be in control of their healing process. Because of this belief, I approach therapy from a place of respect and humility. It is important to me not to pathologize clients. Rather, I work with each client to unpack how the past is present in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
I incorporate EMDR and aspects of DBT into my practice, and work to find an approach that is a fit for each client’s unique needs.
My areas of interest include trauma recovery, sexuality, and personal identity. I work from a harm reduction lens, and believe in each individual’s right to self-determination. Therapy is collaborative. The client is the expert on their own experience and should be in control of their healing process. Because of this belief, I approach therapy from a place of respect and humility. It is important to me not to pathologize clients. Rather, I work with each client to unpack how the past is present in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
(856) 395-9683 View (856) 395-9683
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Maryann Connolly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist, Approved IFS Clinical Consultant and am trained in EMDR Therapy.
I currently ONLY have availability for IFS Level 1 graduates seeking clinical consultation/therapy. Resolving trauma can be a long and difficult process. It is comforting - and essential - to have a compassionate and consistent therapist as you walk the road to healing and joy. With over 25 years of experience and a specialty in treating trauma, I can help provide the roadmap to a healthy resolution. Many clients try to avoid distressing memories, but this is rarely successful in the long run. With the newer trauma-specific treatments now available, perhaps together we can find our way to lasting peace.
I am a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist, Approved IFS Clinical Consultant and am trained in EMDR Therapy.
I currently ONLY have availability for IFS Level 1 graduates seeking clinical consultation/therapy. Resolving trauma can be a long and difficult process. It is comforting - and essential - to have a compassionate and consistent therapist as you walk the road to healing and joy. With over 25 years of experience and a specialty in treating trauma, I can help provide the roadmap to a healthy resolution. Many clients try to avoid distressing memories, but this is rarely successful in the long run. With the newer trauma-specific treatments now available, perhaps together we can find our way to lasting peace.
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Tahirah Gaillard
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19150  (Online Only)
I am EMDR trained, and my go-to modalities are Narrative therapy, Solution-focused therapy, and Spiritual counseling.
I want to help women who have lost their ability to see their worth, those struggling to process life experiences, or those who want someone to walk the journey of wholeness and healing alongside them. Whether through specific challenging experiences or everyday life responsibilities. I help women with self-esteem and confidence, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, or other emotional dysregulations. You deserve to walk through life with your head held high, Queen, so your crown never falls off!
I am EMDR trained, and my go-to modalities are Narrative therapy, Solution-focused therapy, and Spiritual counseling.
I want to help women who have lost their ability to see their worth, those struggling to process life experiences, or those who want someone to walk the journey of wholeness and healing alongside them. Whether through specific challenging experiences or everyday life responsibilities. I help women with self-esteem and confidence, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, or other emotional dysregulations. You deserve to walk through life with your head held high, Queen, so your crown never falls off!
(267) 214-7763 View (267) 214-7763
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Amee Mickhael
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19127
I am trained in EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Parent Psychotherapy.
I believe one of the bravest things we can do is to understand our story. Owning our story can bring us to self-acceptance and healing. I can help get you there. Do you feel like you’re hitting a wall? Feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns? Stuck in your past trauma? Bad relationships? You deserve more than the anger and hurt that you’re carrying with you each day. These walls you’re hitting can be broken down. We just need to take a few steps back, and face these walls together. Come in, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea (on me) and let’s talk about it.
I am trained in EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Parent Psychotherapy.
I believe one of the bravest things we can do is to understand our story. Owning our story can bring us to self-acceptance and healing. I can help get you there. Do you feel like you’re hitting a wall? Feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns? Stuck in your past trauma? Bad relationships? You deserve more than the anger and hurt that you’re carrying with you each day. These walls you’re hitting can be broken down. We just need to take a few steps back, and face these walls together. Come in, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea (on me) and let’s talk about it.
(484) 207-5446 View (484) 207-5446
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Rebecca K Stern
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19118  (Online Only)
I believe a good match between therapist and client is a large part of what makes therapy work. I have a caring, gentle approach and I focus on building strengths and addressing past traumas. EMDR is one of the modalities I find effective in helping clients to deepen their insight and healing. I tend to tailor treatment to address what the client is struggling most with, whether that is symptoms, interpersonal issues, or past traumatic events. I also specialize in helping clients address food addiction issues in a way that is effective and non-blaming.
I believe a good match between therapist and client is a large part of what makes therapy work. I have a caring, gentle approach and I focus on building strengths and addressing past traumas. EMDR is one of the modalities I find effective in helping clients to deepen their insight and healing. I tend to tailor treatment to address what the client is struggling most with, whether that is symptoms, interpersonal issues, or past traumatic events. I also specialize in helping clients address food addiction issues in a way that is effective and non-blaming.
(215) 445-3673 View (215) 445-3673

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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.