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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is different from “talk therapy” in that it changes how distressing experiences are stored in the brain. By “processing” these experiences, distressing emotions, beliefs, and body sensations are reduced and what is useful from the experience is learned and retained. It is a top-choice therapy to heal from trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. EMDR can also help improve future performance in relationships, work, school, and life.

This model is congruent with strengths-based views that our minds have a natural capacity to process what happens to us in a healthy and resilient way. But, that process can be short-circuited by significantly stressful experiences. EMDR works by stimulating the brain in ways that reinstate the resilient circuitry and reduce or “desensitize” the emotional charge which have lead to ongoing pain or suffering. The goal of each EMDR session is to neutralize the triggers and lasting-effects that some people suffer with after a significantly stressful experience. Difficult situations will likely become less upsetting.

This form of treatment has decades of valid research proving its effectiveness and is used to treat not only PTSD, but also all types of anxiety, traumatic events, and disorders, depression, panic, and pain, to name a few.

See the official EMDR site for more information.

EMDR Counselors

Evelina Matveyev Therapy Austin

Warm and Accepting 

Anxiety & Depression, Trauma, Sex & Sexuality, Chronic Illness 

EMDR Trained, LGBTQIA + and Neurodivergence Affirming

Katherine Collier Therapy Austin

Grief and Loss

Family of Origin


Melanie Skyler Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Loss, Trauma

Neurobiology,Science of the Mind, Brain and Relationships

Military Service Members and Veterans

Victoria Elizarde Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Stress, Low Mood, and Depression

Self-Compassion, Resiliency, and Personal Growth

Authentic, Relational, and Accepting

Anne Johnson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disabilities

Trauma and Crisis (EMDR Trained)

Relationship Issues

Irene Perez Therapy Austin

Bowen Theory (Family Systems)

EMDR Trained

Bilingual (Spanish-English)

Ussama Taha Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Affirming 

EMDR Trained and Trauma-Informed 

Relationship and Family Challenges

Sorry! Ussama is not accepting new clients at this time.
Ashlyn Simmons Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Authentic, Relational, and Trauma-Informed 

EMDR, DBT, and Family Therapy 

Identity Affirming and Supportive

Sorry! Ashlyn is not accepting new clients at this time.
Kelly Pajares Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Grief and Loss


Communication Issues

Christine Molina Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Stress, Anxiety and Relationship Concerns

Healing from Trauma and Painful Experiences

EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, AEDP Therapist

Sorry! Christine is not accepting new clients at this time.
James  Baker Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warmth, Curiosity, Humor

Empathy, Connection, Insight

Attachment, Developmental, and Relational Trauma

Sorry! Jim is not accepting new clients at this time.
Jill Hokanson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Family Relationships

Anxiety and Stress

Warm and Collaborative

Sorry! Jill is not accepting new clients at this time.
Asha Ramkumar Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Life Transitions, Relationships, Painful Experiences

Stress, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Identity

Non-Judgemental, Culturally Sensitive, LGBTQIA+ Ally

Jordan  Weinert Therapy Austin

Trauma, Attachment Styles, and Life Transitions

Meaning, Spirituality, Anxiety

Holistic, Warm, and Collaborative

Catherine Ferguson-Mappus Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor


Addiction, Binge Eating 

Trauma, Chronic illness

Marcos Salinas Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Relationship issues.

Holistic, Strength Based, and Mindfulness

Accepting, Empathic, Relational

Brianna Hamlyn Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Domestic Violence, Relationship Abuse

Chronic Illness, Disordered Eating, HAES/IE

Feminist, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based

Susan Hilton Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Certified Grief Counselor, Loss, Anxiety and Depression

EMDR and Advanced Mindfulness

Parenting and Relationship Issues, Attachment Theory

Mia Pastel Therapy Austin

Person-Centered, Holistic, Trauma-Informed

Trauma, Religion/Spirituality, Identity, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Warmth, Humor, Authenticity, Acceptance

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