EMDR Therapists in Katy, TX

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Revitalized Resilience
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494  (Online Only)
My approach to helping is grounded in cognitive processing, EMDR, and cognitive behavioral therapy, all of which has been proven effective in treating anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD.
Struggling with past traumas? We'll tackle them together. Anxious or feeling down? Let's find strategies that work for you. Feeling stuck? I'm here to help you find your path forward. My name is Jazmine Maddox, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor (LCSW-S) with a decade of experience in the mental health field. My focus is on providing compassionate and evidence-based treatment to individuals struggling with anxiety, coping issues, depression, grief, trauma, and PTSD.
My approach to helping is grounded in cognitive processing, EMDR, and cognitive behavioral therapy, all of which has been proven effective in treating anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD.
Struggling with past traumas? We'll tackle them together. Anxious or feeling down? Let's find strategies that work for you. Feeling stuck? I'm here to help you find your path forward. My name is Jazmine Maddox, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor (LCSW-S) with a decade of experience in the mental health field. My focus is on providing compassionate and evidence-based treatment to individuals struggling with anxiety, coping issues, depression, grief, trauma, and PTSD.
(346) 209-0362 View (346) 209-0362
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Karen L Everson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494
I'm trained in EMDR to help clients suffering from PTSD, sexual abuse, and grief.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a play therapist, and an LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapist as well. I have a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling, from Amberton University, and also attended Abilene Christian University and New York University. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I'm a Person-Centered Counselor who sees clients of all ages, starting as early as 3 years old.
I'm trained in EMDR to help clients suffering from PTSD, sexual abuse, and grief.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a play therapist, and an LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapist as well. I have a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling, from Amberton University, and also attended Abilene Christian University and New York University. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I'm a Person-Centered Counselor who sees clients of all ages, starting as early as 3 years old.
(832) 324-3731 View (832) 324-3731
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Kristina E Reyes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77450
I also utilize EMDR to help clients dealing with trauma and anxiety.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you have unmet goals or want to get more out of your current situation in life? Counseling is a place where you can get the support you need in life. I believe that the counseling process is a collaboration between client and therapist. My goal is to provide a supportive environment where we can explore your initial concerns and develop goals. Together, we can discover your strengths and resources that can help you attain your goals.
I also utilize EMDR to help clients dealing with trauma and anxiety.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you have unmet goals or want to get more out of your current situation in life? Counseling is a place where you can get the support you need in life. I believe that the counseling process is a collaboration between client and therapist. My goal is to provide a supportive environment where we can explore your initial concerns and develop goals. Together, we can discover your strengths and resources that can help you attain your goals.
(713) 597-5949 View (713) 597-5949
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Susan Brunson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494  (Online Only)
Brain science therapies such as EMDR, EFT, and Meditation help rewire our brain and body and put trauma in the past.
I do Teletherapy (computer or phone) Only & serve all of Alabama and Texas. I specialize in helping people heal from trauma. I provide advanced therapy that works on deep issues with efficacy. Experienced with Boy Scout sexual abuse, priest/clergy sexual abuse, survivors of child trafficking, incest, physical & emotional abuse, neglect, domestic violence, chronic bullying. Natural disasters. Military PTSD, First Responders. Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Grief, PostPartum issues.
Brain science therapies such as EMDR, EFT, and Meditation help rewire our brain and body and put trauma in the past.
I do Teletherapy (computer or phone) Only & serve all of Alabama and Texas. I specialize in helping people heal from trauma. I provide advanced therapy that works on deep issues with efficacy. Experienced with Boy Scout sexual abuse, priest/clergy sexual abuse, survivors of child trafficking, incest, physical & emotional abuse, neglect, domestic violence, chronic bullying. Natural disasters. Military PTSD, First Responders. Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Grief, PostPartum issues.
(346) 201-5818 View (346) 201-5818
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Bethany Garay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77450
I am trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Therapy, EMDR, and TF-CBT.
Going through life transitions at various ages is hard. Being a parent is difficult in trying keep up with the demands of life while meeting the needs of your child’s mental health. Your child may need help in learning to identify, express, and cope with their emotions. As an adult, you may struggle to navigate life as you go through new changes. I would love an opportunity to come alongside no matter what stage of life you are in and equip you will tools to meet your needs you or your child's mental health journey.
I am trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Therapy, EMDR, and TF-CBT.
Going through life transitions at various ages is hard. Being a parent is difficult in trying keep up with the demands of life while meeting the needs of your child’s mental health. Your child may need help in learning to identify, express, and cope with their emotions. As an adult, you may struggle to navigate life as you go through new changes. I would love an opportunity to come alongside no matter what stage of life you are in and equip you will tools to meet your needs you or your child's mental health journey.
(281) 667-4597 View (281) 667-4597
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Rebecca Lauren Heron
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77450
I use evidence- based approaches and I am trained in (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy and also utilize various techniques such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational interviewing, Person centered counselling and Solution Focused Therapy.
I am non-judgmental experienced Licensed psychologist who has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field. My mission in life is to help people on their journey and to help them to overcome any trauma, set back or challenges that they have. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and down-to-earth and I believe in creating a safe space for everyone. I have a background in academia as a professor teaching in both Europe and the USA. I have published various scientific papers within the area of psychology and presented research worldwide. The client populations I work with are children, adolescents, adults and couples.
I use evidence- based approaches and I am trained in (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy and also utilize various techniques such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational interviewing, Person centered counselling and Solution Focused Therapy.
I am non-judgmental experienced Licensed psychologist who has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field. My mission in life is to help people on their journey and to help them to overcome any trauma, set back or challenges that they have. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and down-to-earth and I believe in creating a safe space for everyone. I have a background in academia as a professor teaching in both Europe and the USA. I have published various scientific papers within the area of psychology and presented research worldwide. The client populations I work with are children, adolescents, adults and couples.
(832) 246-7857 View (832) 246-7857
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Amanda Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC, BCN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77494
I enjoy helping people find their path for personal growth, balance and fulfillment in life. I have 17 years of experience helping people struggling with many areas including: traumatic experiences, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, self-harming behaviors, marital conflict, grief, ADHD, and behavioral and emotional dysregulation. In addition to counseling services, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor, Approved Consultant EMDR Therapist, and EMDR Trainer. I provide counseling in the office and outdoors for equine-assisted psychotherapy. I believe everyone deserves a happy and healthy life.
I enjoy helping people find their path for personal growth, balance and fulfillment in life. I have 17 years of experience helping people struggling with many areas including: traumatic experiences, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, self-harming behaviors, marital conflict, grief, ADHD, and behavioral and emotional dysregulation. In addition to counseling services, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor, Approved Consultant EMDR Therapist, and EMDR Trainer. I provide counseling in the office and outdoors for equine-assisted psychotherapy. I believe everyone deserves a happy and healthy life.
(281) 712-8829 View (281) 712-8829
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Ailyne Juarez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77493  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been in practice for eight years and have training in EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT.
Therapy should provide a safe space for people to be themselves without fear of judgement. I love working with people who are recovering from trauma, struggling with life transitions, or dealing with anxiety or depression. I provide a positive learning environment where teens and adults can learn how to manage difficult emotions.
I have been in practice for eight years and have training in EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT.
Therapy should provide a safe space for people to be themselves without fear of judgement. I love working with people who are recovering from trauma, struggling with life transitions, or dealing with anxiety or depression. I provide a positive learning environment where teens and adults can learn how to manage difficult emotions.
(281) 305-1044 View (281) 305-1044
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Kerri Francis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77494
Waitlist for new clients
I have completed advanced training qualifications and consultation and am a CERTIFIED EMDR therapist.
Emotions and experiences can distort reality. I will help you find your personal truths and learn to live by those truths. Awareness is the key! Let's identify your personal assets and liabilities and use that information to increase self-esteem and confidence while decreasing depression, anxiety, and a host of other issues that are preventing you from being the person you want to be. Sound simple? It is, but it isn't easy. It takes commitment and work, but it is do-able. I will be there with you and will celebrate your victories.
I have completed advanced training qualifications and consultation and am a CERTIFIED EMDR therapist.
Emotions and experiences can distort reality. I will help you find your personal truths and learn to live by those truths. Awareness is the key! Let's identify your personal assets and liabilities and use that information to increase self-esteem and confidence while decreasing depression, anxiety, and a host of other issues that are preventing you from being the person you want to be. Sound simple? It is, but it isn't easy. It takes commitment and work, but it is do-able. I will be there with you and will celebrate your victories.
(281) 942-4419 View (281) 942-4419
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David Knighten
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCCA, EMDR
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77449
In individual therapy, we will process through your problem areas using methods from EMDR, ACT, and EFT Tapping.
Your well-being matters, and I'm here to help you prioritize it. I strive to provide a sanctuary for self-exploration and healing that offers a welcoming and non-judgmental environment where you can open up, explore your emotions, and work towards positive change. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety that interferes with your ability to enjoy life? Feeling like you're stuck in a cycle of depression that you can't quite shake? Are you finding that your negative thoughts have become so overpowering that you struggle to enjoy things or people you once loved? Step into a space where your emotional well-being takes center stage.
In individual therapy, we will process through your problem areas using methods from EMDR, ACT, and EFT Tapping.
Your well-being matters, and I'm here to help you prioritize it. I strive to provide a sanctuary for self-exploration and healing that offers a welcoming and non-judgmental environment where you can open up, explore your emotions, and work towards positive change. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety that interferes with your ability to enjoy life? Feeling like you're stuck in a cycle of depression that you can't quite shake? Are you finding that your negative thoughts have become so overpowering that you struggle to enjoy things or people you once loved? Step into a space where your emotional well-being takes center stage.
(832) 240-2618 View (832) 240-2618
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Dr. Mary Lyles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494
I utilize a variety of helpful therapies, including emotional support, cognitive therapy, play therapy, DBT, & EMDR.
Are you struggling with challenges in your life? You are not alone! You can expect compassionate, nonjudgmental, professional attention based on proven therapeutic care. Adults, couples, teens & children of all ages are welcome! I see people for a variety of concerns, including, but not limited to, mood problems, anger issues, marital challenges, parenting, grief, trauma, & abuse. I will work with you toward your personal goals in therapy. My services combine the best in time-tested help with belief in your potential for healing, faith in the human spirit, & deep respect for you. Call for an appointment. Evening hours available.
I utilize a variety of helpful therapies, including emotional support, cognitive therapy, play therapy, DBT, & EMDR.
Are you struggling with challenges in your life? You are not alone! You can expect compassionate, nonjudgmental, professional attention based on proven therapeutic care. Adults, couples, teens & children of all ages are welcome! I see people for a variety of concerns, including, but not limited to, mood problems, anger issues, marital challenges, parenting, grief, trauma, & abuse. I will work with you toward your personal goals in therapy. My services combine the best in time-tested help with belief in your potential for healing, faith in the human spirit, & deep respect for you. Call for an appointment. Evening hours available.
(832) 323-1942 View (832) 323-1942
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Joy A Pellerin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494
I am trained in EMDR, which is proven to help people heal from emotional distress and other symptoms caused by disturbing life experiences.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a desire to help others who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and/or relationship difficulties. I strive to empower my clients with the skills necessary to make positive changes in their lives. Whether past experiences or current stressors are to blame, I am willing to provide a supportive, caring approach in helping my clients achieve their goals. I have also worked with families in helping them to rebuild a trusting, loving relationship based on open communication and respect.
I am trained in EMDR, which is proven to help people heal from emotional distress and other symptoms caused by disturbing life experiences.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a desire to help others who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and/or relationship difficulties. I strive to empower my clients with the skills necessary to make positive changes in their lives. Whether past experiences or current stressors are to blame, I am willing to provide a supportive, caring approach in helping my clients achieve their goals. I have also worked with families in helping them to rebuild a trusting, loving relationship based on open communication and respect.
(281) 271-5029 View (281) 271-5029
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Didi Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77494
I am trained in a variety of different theories and decide on a therapy based on your identified goals, but my specialties are LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, EMDR, attachment, and CBT.
I have great success working with a variety of people from various backgrounds and age groups, but my specialties are working with teen girls, trans youth/trans adults, adult women, and women of Latin backgrounds struggling with relationship issues, identity issues, gender issues, LGBTQ+ issues, mood disorders, grief/loss, and complex trauma. I love to work with people who strive for autonomy, freedom, and self awareness to tap into their most authentic selves.
I am trained in a variety of different theories and decide on a therapy based on your identified goals, but my specialties are LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, EMDR, attachment, and CBT.
I have great success working with a variety of people from various backgrounds and age groups, but my specialties are working with teen girls, trans youth/trans adults, adult women, and women of Latin backgrounds struggling with relationship issues, identity issues, gender issues, LGBTQ+ issues, mood disorders, grief/loss, and complex trauma. I love to work with people who strive for autonomy, freedom, and self awareness to tap into their most authentic selves.
(832) 905-9357 View (832) 905-9357
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Jennifer Powdrill
LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77450
Let’s nurture healing and growth, your goals are the focus of our time together. I am an EMDR trained therapist with a focus grounded in DBT, ACT, Sand Tray and Brief Solution Focused modalities. My goal is to use a tailor fit approach and human connection to foster growth, strength, and independence. I am trained in perinatal mental health- particularly pre/post-natal depression/anxiety. I am also passionate about supporting parents of teens and teens struggling with issues surrounding gender identity. Let's overcome barriers and build skills that help navigate stressors, traumas, and self-doubt.
Let’s nurture healing and growth, your goals are the focus of our time together. I am an EMDR trained therapist with a focus grounded in DBT, ACT, Sand Tray and Brief Solution Focused modalities. My goal is to use a tailor fit approach and human connection to foster growth, strength, and independence. I am trained in perinatal mental health- particularly pre/post-natal depression/anxiety. I am also passionate about supporting parents of teens and teens struggling with issues surrounding gender identity. Let's overcome barriers and build skills that help navigate stressors, traumas, and self-doubt.
(281) 226-9279 View (281) 226-9279
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Mary L Engle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77493
I am a Christian Counselor that works with ages 3 to adults. I am EMDR trained. My areas of specialization are: trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, grief, school problems, relationship problems, family of origin issues, and divorce. I have training in play therapy that I utilize when working with children.
I am a Christian Counselor that works with ages 3 to adults. I am EMDR trained. My areas of specialization are: trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, grief, school problems, relationship problems, family of origin issues, and divorce. I have training in play therapy that I utilize when working with children.
(281) 819-5734 View (281) 819-5734
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Brittany Fitzerald
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A, CFLE
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77493
I incorporate EMDR therapy into my individual therapy approach based on my clients’ goals.
Hi, I’m Brittany! I work with women and families looking to recover from traumatic experiences, heal relational wounds, and navigate challenging family dynamics or life transitions. If you relate to any of the above, you know that life can feel like you are not in the drivers seat. I am passionate about creating a space for my clients to reclaim their autonomy and walk away feeling empowered to live the life they want (yes, it’s possible!) My goal is for my clients to feel deeply seen as we make sense of their experiences, inner world, and relationships.
I incorporate EMDR therapy into my individual therapy approach based on my clients’ goals.
Hi, I’m Brittany! I work with women and families looking to recover from traumatic experiences, heal relational wounds, and navigate challenging family dynamics or life transitions. If you relate to any of the above, you know that life can feel like you are not in the drivers seat. I am passionate about creating a space for my clients to reclaim their autonomy and walk away feeling empowered to live the life they want (yes, it’s possible!) My goal is for my clients to feel deeply seen as we make sense of their experiences, inner world, and relationships.
(281) 916-4249 View (281) 916-4249
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Megan Polatsidis
LPC Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77494
If you struggle with distressing memories, I believe in the power of EMDR to unlock your inner resilience & facilitate profound emotional & psychological healing.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or simply feeling stuck? You're not alone, and I'm here to guide you through your journey. I strive to create a space where you feel heard, understood, and valued.I specialize in providing individual counseling to adolescents and adults. Recognizing that every individual's journey is unique, I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs and goals. Together, we will work at your pace, ensuring you feel comfortable and empowered every step of the way. As a trauma-informed clinician, I am passionate about helping others navigate life's challenges.
If you struggle with distressing memories, I believe in the power of EMDR to unlock your inner resilience & facilitate profound emotional & psychological healing.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or simply feeling stuck? You're not alone, and I'm here to guide you through your journey. I strive to create a space where you feel heard, understood, and valued.I specialize in providing individual counseling to adolescents and adults. Recognizing that every individual's journey is unique, I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs and goals. Together, we will work at your pace, ensuring you feel comfortable and empowered every step of the way. As a trauma-informed clinician, I am passionate about helping others navigate life's challenges.
(281) 626-1665 View (281) 626-1665
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Prosperity Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494
We offer a variety of clinical interventions to meet each client's individualized needs including EMDR, TF-CBT, Neurofeedback and Psychoanalytic and Jungian Processing.
Our passion is helping others to live their most authentic life. We have a dedicated, diverse, professional and compassionate team of 14 therapists to meet our clients individual needs.
We offer a variety of clinical interventions to meet each client's individualized needs including EMDR, TF-CBT, Neurofeedback and Psychoanalytic and Jungian Processing.
Our passion is helping others to live their most authentic life. We have a dedicated, diverse, professional and compassionate team of 14 therapists to meet our clients individual needs.
(281) 374-1867 View (281) 374-1867
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Adam Rahman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77449
Utilizing the most advanced clinical methods, including EMDR, I treat people who are experiencing anxiety, PTSD, trauma, depression, substance abuse, and issues around relationships.
As humans, we’re not always comfortable expressing our needs, owning our issues, or admitting that we have a problem. What you’re experiencing is what countless other individuals are facing as well. I know this because I see them in my office every day. Their stories are all unique; however, they share more in common than they know: burnout, shame, stress, guilt, fear and anger. Each of these has the potential to create permanent damage. In the past, you may have waited until your life was too big, too messy, or too complicated to manage before seeking help. In the meantime, your problems didn’t solve themselves.
Utilizing the most advanced clinical methods, including EMDR, I treat people who are experiencing anxiety, PTSD, trauma, depression, substance abuse, and issues around relationships.
As humans, we’re not always comfortable expressing our needs, owning our issues, or admitting that we have a problem. What you’re experiencing is what countless other individuals are facing as well. I know this because I see them in my office every day. Their stories are all unique; however, they share more in common than they know: burnout, shame, stress, guilt, fear and anger. Each of these has the potential to create permanent damage. In the past, you may have waited until your life was too big, too messy, or too complicated to manage before seeking help. In the meantime, your problems didn’t solve themselves.
(281) 393-4844 View (281) 393-4844
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Catherine Hein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494
I am a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist with advanced training in working with persons with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, phobias, insomnia, attachment wounds, chronic pain, dissociation, and complex trauma.
I work from a strengths and integrated perspective focusing on the whole person: mind, body and spirit. I view therapy as a sacred journey in which you and I will work collaboratively to identify what goals you want to achieve through the therapy process. I often use humor to connect with my clients. I will provide you with a compassionate, supportive, and non-judgemental safe space in which we can openly talk about whatever brings you to my office.
I am a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist with advanced training in working with persons with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, phobias, insomnia, attachment wounds, chronic pain, dissociation, and complex trauma.
I work from a strengths and integrated perspective focusing on the whole person: mind, body and spirit. I view therapy as a sacred journey in which you and I will work collaboratively to identify what goals you want to achieve through the therapy process. I often use humor to connect with my clients. I will provide you with a compassionate, supportive, and non-judgemental safe space in which we can openly talk about whatever brings you to my office.
(832) 786-2393 View (832) 786-2393
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.