EMDR Therapists in Sugar Land, TX

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Teresa Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Teresa is trained in EMDR and has additional training to work with children using this modality.
Is your child anxious or have meltdowns? Does your child have self-esteem issues or have trouble making friends? Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD or have behavior issues at school and home? Teresa is a Registered Play Therapist certified by the Association of Play Therapy. Children use play to process issues. Each family is unique and deserves a plan to assist them with their specific needs. Working as a team with the parents is an important part of the process. She works with the parents as a team to provide the support they need to help their child. Teresa is also Certified to work with Highly Sensitive Children and Adults
Teresa is trained in EMDR and has additional training to work with children using this modality.
Is your child anxious or have meltdowns? Does your child have self-esteem issues or have trouble making friends? Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD or have behavior issues at school and home? Teresa is a Registered Play Therapist certified by the Association of Play Therapy. Children use play to process issues. Each family is unique and deserves a plan to assist them with their specific needs. Working as a team with the parents is an important part of the process. She works with the parents as a team to provide the support they need to help their child. Teresa is also Certified to work with Highly Sensitive Children and Adults
(713) 766-0751 View (713) 766-0751
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Laila Narsi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMMT, CMT-P
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I am a Psychotherapist certified in EMDR Therapy as well Approved Consultant.
We all have inner wisdom which holds the answers to our questions. At the center of our beings we know who we are and what we want but getting there can sometimes be difficult. Using sound innovative psychotherapeutic techniques I work with my clients towards their goals. Whether I work with individual, couples, families, or groups, I understand the importance of a healthy relationship, excellent rapport, non-judgment, honesty and the need for confidentiality in working towards these goals. I also now offer Telehealth/Virtual sessions.
I am a Psychotherapist certified in EMDR Therapy as well Approved Consultant.
We all have inner wisdom which holds the answers to our questions. At the center of our beings we know who we are and what we want but getting there can sometimes be difficult. Using sound innovative psychotherapeutic techniques I work with my clients towards their goals. Whether I work with individual, couples, families, or groups, I understand the importance of a healthy relationship, excellent rapport, non-judgment, honesty and the need for confidentiality in working towards these goals. I also now offer Telehealth/Virtual sessions.
(281) 675-2722 View (281) 675-2722
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Rohrer Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Kevin has extensive training in the use of EMDR, biofeedback, trauma therapy, crisis response, play-based therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI - Dr.
You do not need to go through life's challenges alone. Whether your challenges involve family conflict, relationship issues, parenting concerns or past trauma, I would be honored to offer you my training and experience to support you on your journey. Call for a free consultation and see what is possible.
Kevin has extensive training in the use of EMDR, biofeedback, trauma therapy, crisis response, play-based therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI - Dr.
You do not need to go through life's challenges alone. Whether your challenges involve family conflict, relationship issues, parenting concerns or past trauma, I would be honored to offer you my training and experience to support you on your journey. Call for a free consultation and see what is possible.
(719) 419-8215 View (719) 419-8215
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Harold Haven Boggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCDC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478  (Online Only)
I am certified in EMDR Eye Movement Therapy, and have a special appreciation for veterans, active military, police, and all other first-responders.
I help adults with: (divorce, remarriage, PTSD, alcohol, drugs, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide prevention, compulsive sex, job loss; physical illness and disability; eldering); male teens: (problems with self-confidence, sexuality and identity; relationship with parents; alcohol drug problems, depression, grief); with : parents' divorce, or remarriage); families with : (Covenant Marriage, pre-marriage, remarriage, blended families, conflict and violence, abuse, divorce, empty nest), parents : (parent-child conflicts, problems with co-parenting, single-parenting and/or blending families, difficulties with CPS cases, and in-laws
I am certified in EMDR Eye Movement Therapy, and have a special appreciation for veterans, active military, police, and all other first-responders.
I help adults with: (divorce, remarriage, PTSD, alcohol, drugs, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide prevention, compulsive sex, job loss; physical illness and disability; eldering); male teens: (problems with self-confidence, sexuality and identity; relationship with parents; alcohol drug problems, depression, grief); with : parents' divorce, or remarriage); families with : (Covenant Marriage, pre-marriage, remarriage, blended families, conflict and violence, abuse, divorce, empty nest), parents : (parent-child conflicts, problems with co-parenting, single-parenting and/or blending families, difficulties with CPS cases, and in-laws
(281) 978-2998 View (281) 978-2998
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Angela Koslan
LPC Intern, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I have worked in the area of trauma and am trained in EMDR therapy, which research has shown is extremely effective in facilitating lasting healing.
I walked alongside clients who are dealing with the pressures of every day or have experienced trauma related to domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood abuse, pregnancy loss, abortion and a host of other struggles that people have encountered. Above all, I desire to create a safe place for those in need of a listening ear and establish genuine connection and support. I consider it an honor to be able to be with individuals during difficult moments.
I have worked in the area of trauma and am trained in EMDR therapy, which research has shown is extremely effective in facilitating lasting healing.
I walked alongside clients who are dealing with the pressures of every day or have experienced trauma related to domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood abuse, pregnancy loss, abortion and a host of other struggles that people have encountered. Above all, I desire to create a safe place for those in need of a listening ear and establish genuine connection and support. I consider it an honor to be able to be with individuals during difficult moments.
(346) 553-9460 View (346) 553-9460
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Lisa Dávila O'Toole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478  (Online Only)
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).
I work with individual adults via Telehealth. My clients come to me because they are suffering from anxiety, depression or relationship issues despite all they have tried before, sometimes even therapy. I believe the client-therapist relationship is essential and therefore strive to provide a therapeutic experience of acceptance and compassion to promote a space for healing, resolution and goal attainment. I work from a holistic and healing approach considering all aspects of your lifestyle. As such, you can expect to be empowered with an individual understanding of wellness and applicable tools to create a life well lived.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).
I work with individual adults via Telehealth. My clients come to me because they are suffering from anxiety, depression or relationship issues despite all they have tried before, sometimes even therapy. I believe the client-therapist relationship is essential and therefore strive to provide a therapeutic experience of acceptance and compassion to promote a space for healing, resolution and goal attainment. I work from a holistic and healing approach considering all aspects of your lifestyle. As such, you can expect to be empowered with an individual understanding of wellness and applicable tools to create a life well lived.
(713) 766-5940 View (713) 766-5940
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Sonia L Fields-De Pass (Therapy For Trauma And Ptsd)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Depending on your needs, I may use EMDR or cognitive processing therapy (CPT) to address trauma.
Did you know that trauma can live in the body long after you think that your brain has worked through the stressor? Trauma living in the body can manifest as anxiety, chronic pain, sleeplessness, negative thinking and depression. Trauma can affect you sense of self, your relationships and how you move in the world. If you find yourself struggling with any of these areas, let’s talk about possible trauma and how you can address these issues.
Depending on your needs, I may use EMDR or cognitive processing therapy (CPT) to address trauma.
Did you know that trauma can live in the body long after you think that your brain has worked through the stressor? Trauma living in the body can manifest as anxiety, chronic pain, sleeplessness, negative thinking and depression. Trauma can affect you sense of self, your relationships and how you move in the world. If you find yourself struggling with any of these areas, let’s talk about possible trauma and how you can address these issues.
(713) 489-5417 View (713) 489-5417
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Olivia Pudlo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I am a Certified EMDR therapist and enjoy practicing ego states/parts work and inner child/reparenting work.
Life can feel overwhelming at times. Therapy is an opportunity to gain self-awareness and emotional support during life’s inevitable challenges and obstacles. If you find yourself struggling with anger, stress, anxiety, hurt, depression, shame, or guilt; you don’t have to live this way anymore. Change is always possible. It is my passion helping clients discover a deep appreciation for themselves and the experiences they have been through, while finding joy, purpose, and meaning in their current circumstances.
I am a Certified EMDR therapist and enjoy practicing ego states/parts work and inner child/reparenting work.
Life can feel overwhelming at times. Therapy is an opportunity to gain self-awareness and emotional support during life’s inevitable challenges and obstacles. If you find yourself struggling with anger, stress, anxiety, hurt, depression, shame, or guilt; you don’t have to live this way anymore. Change is always possible. It is my passion helping clients discover a deep appreciation for themselves and the experiences they have been through, while finding joy, purpose, and meaning in their current circumstances.
(832) 737-8278 View (832) 737-8278
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Susan Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I provide psychotherapy and EMDR therapy for individuals, couples & families in Sugar Land, Missouri City, Katy, Houston and surrounding areas.
Is constant worry or lack of sleep making you feel helpless? Feeling overwhelmed or exhausted and finding it difficult to focus? Are you dealing with a difficult person, or stressed out by family life? My clients come to me for many different reasons, but the most common ones are: overcoming symptoms of stress and anxiety, improving marital and family relationships, communication skills, parenting challenges, implementing boundaries with extended family, managing blended marriages and families, and building self-confidence.
I provide psychotherapy and EMDR therapy for individuals, couples & families in Sugar Land, Missouri City, Katy, Houston and surrounding areas.
Is constant worry or lack of sleep making you feel helpless? Feeling overwhelmed or exhausted and finding it difficult to focus? Are you dealing with a difficult person, or stressed out by family life? My clients come to me for many different reasons, but the most common ones are: overcoming symptoms of stress and anxiety, improving marital and family relationships, communication skills, parenting challenges, implementing boundaries with extended family, managing blended marriages and families, and building self-confidence.
(281) 746-6592 View (281) 746-6592
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Ellen Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I am also a Certified Trauma Professional, trained in EMDR and DBT to treat trauma and improve coping skills, and use a Person-Centered, cognitive, strengths-based and culturally-inclusive approach.
When life becomes overwhelming, it may seem daunting to reach out for care. Maybe you are struggling with work or school, battling expectations from others or yourself, or struggling with long-held tendencies like perfectionism, people-pleasing, or avoidance. Often we struggle with ourselves - our inner critic, self-doubt, past wounds, and overwhelming emotions like fear, anger, and hopelessness. Often we believe that we just have to “figure it out” and shoulder our burdens alone, but that is not true. You are worthy of attention, care, and healing, and now you’ve come to the right place to find hope and grow into your best self.
I am also a Certified Trauma Professional, trained in EMDR and DBT to treat trauma and improve coping skills, and use a Person-Centered, cognitive, strengths-based and culturally-inclusive approach.
When life becomes overwhelming, it may seem daunting to reach out for care. Maybe you are struggling with work or school, battling expectations from others or yourself, or struggling with long-held tendencies like perfectionism, people-pleasing, or avoidance. Often we struggle with ourselves - our inner critic, self-doubt, past wounds, and overwhelming emotions like fear, anger, and hopelessness. Often we believe that we just have to “figure it out” and shoulder our burdens alone, but that is not true. You are worthy of attention, care, and healing, and now you’ve come to the right place to find hope and grow into your best self.
(346) 239-8724 View (346) 239-8724
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Madhuri Govindu ( Emdr Trained)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, EMDR, AA Psyc, CBT-TF
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478  (Online Only)
I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy combined with EMDR to help you recover from trauma, and conditioned thoughts that are not serving you any longer.
Accepting new clients in Texas. I am a trauma-informed multilingual, psychotherapist and career specialist with over 18 years of coaching experience working with individuals and families through organizations. Specialties in working with individuals who are survivors of crime, domestic violence, dysfunctional relationships, and abuse issues. In our free initial consultation, I can provide you with more information on EMDR and how it can help you heal from trauma effectively. I also specialize in Career Transitions, Work Stress, Bullying at work, and Career Confusion. Fluent in Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Bihari, and Hindi. Call me!
I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy combined with EMDR to help you recover from trauma, and conditioned thoughts that are not serving you any longer.
Accepting new clients in Texas. I am a trauma-informed multilingual, psychotherapist and career specialist with over 18 years of coaching experience working with individuals and families through organizations. Specialties in working with individuals who are survivors of crime, domestic violence, dysfunctional relationships, and abuse issues. In our free initial consultation, I can provide you with more information on EMDR and how it can help you heal from trauma effectively. I also specialize in Career Transitions, Work Stress, Bullying at work, and Career Confusion. Fluent in Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Bihari, and Hindi. Call me!
(832) 645-4505 View (832) 645-4505
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Messina Delgado
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I am also trained in and have used EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) with children, teens, adults of both the neurodiverse (Autism, ADHD, etc.
Our time together will be spent figuring the aspects of life - emotional, intellectual, sensory-based, and behavioral- throughout your own story. Growing into learning how to listen to yourself so you can trust what it is you know, and what it is you need will be at the core of each session so that the feelings of stress, overwhelm, anxiousness, depression no longer keep you detached from yourself. The tools I use are done with cultural considerations, and by acknowledging the extra burdens social constructs and systemic environments put on you. I start with listening and being a witness to your story.
I am also trained in and have used EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) with children, teens, adults of both the neurodiverse (Autism, ADHD, etc.
Our time together will be spent figuring the aspects of life - emotional, intellectual, sensory-based, and behavioral- throughout your own story. Growing into learning how to listen to yourself so you can trust what it is you know, and what it is you need will be at the core of each session so that the feelings of stress, overwhelm, anxiousness, depression no longer keep you detached from yourself. The tools I use are done with cultural considerations, and by acknowledging the extra burdens social constructs and systemic environments put on you. I start with listening and being a witness to your story.
(346) 707-2162 View (346) 707-2162
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Helen Jimenez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I am a National Board-Certified Counselor and EMDR Certified therapist with over 15 years of experience in mental health working with adolescents and adults. I am also a Texas Board Certified Supervisor and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. I am a current Doctoral Candidate (Doctor of Psychology) and help clients work through their uncomfortable situations to achieve their personal goals and growth. My approach is one to work alongside you to help you through complex trauma, depression, anxiety, or negative things that are impacting you.
I am a National Board-Certified Counselor and EMDR Certified therapist with over 15 years of experience in mental health working with adolescents and adults. I am also a Texas Board Certified Supervisor and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. I am a current Doctoral Candidate (Doctor of Psychology) and help clients work through their uncomfortable situations to achieve their personal goals and growth. My approach is one to work alongside you to help you through complex trauma, depression, anxiety, or negative things that are impacting you.
(281) 973-4617 View (281) 973-4617
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Tania Pratt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77479  (Online Only)
I specialize in EMDR, CBT, DBT, and using mindfulness approaches in therapy.
I'm a telehealth therapist in Texas, specializing in anxiety, depression, anger outbursts, grief, trauma and life transitions. My personalized approach integrates EMDR,DBT and CBT empowering clients to regulate emotions, process trauma, and overcome negative thought patterns.
I specialize in EMDR, CBT, DBT, and using mindfulness approaches in therapy.
I'm a telehealth therapist in Texas, specializing in anxiety, depression, anger outbursts, grief, trauma and life transitions. My personalized approach integrates EMDR,DBT and CBT empowering clients to regulate emotions, process trauma, and overcome negative thought patterns.
(512) 866-8273 View (512) 866-8273
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Ida Ramos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with nine years of counseling individuals and couples. I specialize in anger management, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, and emotional disturbance. I work with various modalities that cater to each individual’s needs, such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Solution-focused, and more. I believe outstanding achievements come with excellent communication. Our partnership will help you understand yourself, why you feel the way you do, and how to make the changes you desire.
Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with nine years of counseling individuals and couples. I specialize in anger management, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, and emotional disturbance. I work with various modalities that cater to each individual’s needs, such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Solution-focused, and more. I believe outstanding achievements come with excellent communication. Our partnership will help you understand yourself, why you feel the way you do, and how to make the changes you desire.
(512) 399-0742 View (512) 399-0742
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Candice Tillman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I strive to help clients find transformative growth through different therapy modalities including EMDR, sandtray, play and attachment therapy. I acknowledge the strength and courage it takes to begin the path of therapy. Whether anxiety, depression, trauma or negative behaviors are impacting you or your child's success and happiness, I can walk along side you and your family in the process of healing. We will work collaboratively to create realistic treatment goals to help you achieve goals for a healthy path of life.
I strive to help clients find transformative growth through different therapy modalities including EMDR, sandtray, play and attachment therapy. I acknowledge the strength and courage it takes to begin the path of therapy. Whether anxiety, depression, trauma or negative behaviors are impacting you or your child's success and happiness, I can walk along side you and your family in the process of healing. We will work collaboratively to create realistic treatment goals to help you achieve goals for a healthy path of life.
(281) 816-4436 View (281) 816-4436
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Rebecca Denise Perez
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Growing up in a large, blended family, I learned firsthand how to deal with relationships of all kinds. I counseled veterans and civilians suffering from PTSD and childhood trauma. This led me to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which can yield remarkable results in processing and healing trauma responses. In addition to EMDR I also use Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT and DBT. There is a solution to end the cycle of suffering. We can be free of emotional pain caused by trauma and childhood experiences to live our best lives now.
Growing up in a large, blended family, I learned firsthand how to deal with relationships of all kinds. I counseled veterans and civilians suffering from PTSD and childhood trauma. This led me to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which can yield remarkable results in processing and healing trauma responses. In addition to EMDR I also use Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT and DBT. There is a solution to end the cycle of suffering. We can be free of emotional pain caused by trauma and childhood experiences to live our best lives now.
(346) 616-9177 View (346) 616-9177
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Karen T Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I have specialized training in EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT.
For 20 years, I have helped children and their families cope with bad things that sometimes happen in a child's life. This includes abuse, divorce, school issues, loss of a loved one, or low self-esteem. I understand the ripple effects that these can have on family members and how hard it is to watch your child struggle. I use a neuroscience-informed approach to create a safe environment for clients to release the emotional pain in a way that makes the most effective use of your time.
I have specialized training in EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT.
For 20 years, I have helped children and their families cope with bad things that sometimes happen in a child's life. This includes abuse, divorce, school issues, loss of a loved one, or low self-esteem. I understand the ripple effects that these can have on family members and how hard it is to watch your child struggle. I use a neuroscience-informed approach to create a safe environment for clients to release the emotional pain in a way that makes the most effective use of your time.
(281) 891-3953 View (281) 891-3953
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Meagan Davenport
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT, CSC, NCC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Meagan is trained in Child Centered Play Therapy, Theraplay, EMDR, IFS, and also uses the IATP model which focuses on establishing strong attachments to caregivers and healing from past traumas.
“Does every family go through this?” “Why is this so hard?” “I need help!” Every family has a season of struggle. You are not alone. Meagan uses a family system approach, which allows for the entire family to benefit and heal from the therapeutic process. Together we will create a plan that best suits your family’s needs. Meagan’s focus is working with children from hard places; children who have experienced traumas, adopted children, foster children, and children from divorced families. These can include but are not limited to those who struggle with self-regulation, behavior responses, anxiety, and meltdowns.
Meagan is trained in Child Centered Play Therapy, Theraplay, EMDR, IFS, and also uses the IATP model which focuses on establishing strong attachments to caregivers and healing from past traumas.
“Does every family go through this?” “Why is this so hard?” “I need help!” Every family has a season of struggle. You are not alone. Meagan uses a family system approach, which allows for the entire family to benefit and heal from the therapeutic process. Together we will create a plan that best suits your family’s needs. Meagan’s focus is working with children from hard places; children who have experienced traumas, adopted children, foster children, and children from divorced families. These can include but are not limited to those who struggle with self-regulation, behavior responses, anxiety, and meltdowns.
(281) 672-8986 View (281) 672-8986
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Nicole Ponce Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Collectively, we are trained in a variety of modalities and skills, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, attachment theory, adolescent counseling, relationship building, communication skills, IFS, trauma informed therapy, and more! Reach out today for a FREE 15-minute consultation!.
If you’re looking for a new therapist, it’s likely that you are experiencing distress, anxiety, grief, or trauma and are wanting to find relief. Maybe you’re looking for coping skills to help, maybe you want to improve your relationships, or maybe you’re wanting to get to know yourself better. Whatever the reason, we’re here to help.
Collectively, we are trained in a variety of modalities and skills, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, attachment theory, adolescent counseling, relationship building, communication skills, IFS, trauma informed therapy, and more! Reach out today for a FREE 15-minute consultation!.
If you’re looking for a new therapist, it’s likely that you are experiencing distress, anxiety, grief, or trauma and are wanting to find relief. Maybe you’re looking for coping skills to help, maybe you want to improve your relationships, or maybe you’re wanting to get to know yourself better. Whatever the reason, we’re here to help.
(409) 292-8909 View (409) 292-8909
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.