EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.” This counseling modality integrates elements of many effective therapy approaches—including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies—into structured protocols designed to maximize treatment success (see www.emdr.com for more information).

During EMDR, clients focus on past, present, and future experiences while simultaneously focusing on external, bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements, sensory tappers, alternating sounds on earphones). Through this dual focus of attention and the entire protocol, people are able to process through upsetting memories and experiences that remain “stuck” and continue to create current-day emotional reactions despite previous counseling work.

EMDR is especially powerful in helping people alleviate symptoms of anxiety and in helping people who have experienced trauma (childhood abuse, witnessing violence and death, car accident, bullying, etc.). EMDR can also be very effective in enhancing feelings of confidence and unblocking motivation to make positive changes in one’s life.


Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., LPC

Elizabeth Venart

Elizabeth Venart has used EMDR successfully with hundreds of clients with diverse issues over the past fifteen years, and continues to attend advanced trainings regularly. As a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, she also offers individual and group consultation to therapists seeking to strengthen their skills and gain certification.

» Learn more at www.elizabethvenart.com/emdr

» Contact Elizabeth at elizabethvenart@counselingsecure.com or (215) 233-2002

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

Kathleen is a Certified EMDR Therapist for all ages and Child EMDR Specialist Level 1, having completed a 30 hour intensive in EMDR with Children and Adolescents through Ana Gomez. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years post graduate training in Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy, Contextual Family Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at 215-289-3101 prompt #1, or kasiakrol17@verizon.net

Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell is certified in EMDR. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She provides EMDR Therapy for both children and adults, integrating with play-based or expressive interventions when appropriate. She is also trained in integrating EMDR with Internal Family Systems, or IFS.

» Learn more at www.elizabethcampbellcounseling.com.

» Contact Elizabeth at 610-757-8163 or elizabeth@elizabethcampbellcounseling.com.

Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

Jen Perry is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. Jen Perry builds on her clients’ values and strengths and teaches them mindfulness and creative problem-solving skills, empowering them to find authentic self-expression in the world. Her approach balances the desire for personal growth and change with acceptance and loving-kindness for self and others.

» Visit Jen’s website.

» Contact Jen at jenperry7@mac.com and (215) 292-5056.

Olivia Ruffin, MS, NCC, LPC

Olivia Ruffin, MS, NCC, LPC

Olivia Ruffin is fully trained in EMDR Therapy through EMDR Consulting, a highly regarded EMDRIA-Approved organization. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in supporting teens and young adults.  She integrates a mindfulness approach into her EMDR therapy work, empowering clients to create greater calm and moving beyond trauma to self-acceptance and joy.

» Contact Olivia at 267-434-1030 or oruffinlpccounseling@gmail.com.

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