EMDR

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

Asha Ramkumar Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions, Relationships, Painful Experiences

Stress, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Identity

Non-Judgemental, Culturally Sensitive, LGBTQIA+ Ally

Susan Hilton Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Certified Grief Counselor, Loss, Anxiety and Depression

EMDR and Advanced Mindfulness

Parenting and Relationship Issues, Attachment Theory

Marcos Salinas Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Relationship issues.

Holistic, Strength Based, and Mindfulness

Accepting, Empathic, Relational

Melanie Skyler Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Loss, Trauma

Neurobiology,Science of the Mind, Brain and Relationships

Military Service Members and Veterans

James  Baker Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warmth, Curiosity, Humor

Empathy, Connection, Insight

Attachment, Developmental, and Relational Trauma

Evelina Matveyev Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warm and Accepting 

Anxiety & Depression, Trauma, Chronic Illness 

EMDR Trained, LGBTQIA + and Neurodivergence Affirming


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Victoria Elizarde Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Stress, Low Mood, and Depression

Self-Compassion, Resiliency, and Personal Growth

Authentic, Relational, and Accepting

Jordan  Weinert Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Trauma, Attachment Styles, and Life Transitions

Meaning, Spirituality, Anxiety

Holistic, Warm, and Collaborative

Adam Jimenez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Domestic Violence Prevention, EMDR Trained and Trauma-Inform

Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Stress Management, and Anxiety

Shame, Loss, and Taming the Inner Critic

Ussama Taha Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Affirming 

EMDR Trained and Trauma-Informed 

Relationship and Family Challenges

Jill Hokanson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Family Relationships

Anxiety and Stress

Warm and Collaborative

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

Grief and Loss

Family of Origin

Trauma-Informed

Anne Johnson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disabilities

Trauma and Crisis (EMDR Trained)

Relationship Issues

Mia Pastel Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-Centered, Holistic, Trauma-Informed

Trauma, Religion/Spirituality, Identity, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Warmth, Humor, Authenticity, Acceptance

Irene Perez Therapy Austin

Bowen Theory (Family Systems)

EMDR Trained

Bilingual (Spanish-English)

Brianna Hamlyn Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Domestic Violence, Relationship Abuse

Chronic Illness, Disordered Eating, HAES/IE

Feminist, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based

Ashlyn Simmons Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Authentic, Relational, and Trauma-Informed 

EMDR, DBT, and Family Therapy 

Identity Affirming and Supportive


Kelly Pajares Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Grief and Loss

EMDR

Communication Issues

Catherine Ferguson-Mappus Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

EMDR, IFS, IPNB 

Addiction, Binge Eating 

Trauma, Chronic illness



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