EMDR Therapists in Massachusetts
The following therapists are experts in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms.
Spencer Nineberg, LICSW
Spencer Nineberg is a therapist in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in trauma, depression, anxiety, identity development, spirituality, and relationship issues. As of May 2017, she is the President of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. Spencer is certified in Internal Family Systems and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), a powerful therapy modality for recovery from trauma.
Since founding her own practice in 1984, Spencer has dedicated herself to keeping up with the advances in evidence-based psychotherapies, especially those in the realm of trauma recovery. She combines mindfulness practices, psychodynamic therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), IFS, and EMDR in her work with clients.
Julia Barry, LMFT
Julia Barry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® in downtown Boston. She specializes in the treatment of single event trauma, complex trauma, dissociation, anxiety, depression, mother/infant bonding, relationship issues, sex and sexuality, and personal growth. She also runs mindful parenting groups.
Julia is committed to supporting clients in the Greater Boston area toward their goals by utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing® and mindfulness techniques. She provides psychotherapy to adult individuals, couples, families and mother/infant pairs.
Amy Sterling-Bratt, LICSW
Amy Sterling-Bratt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lexington, MA who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and life transitions. She has extensive experience treating a wide range of issues, having been in private practice for over 30 years. For those clients who enjoy the company of dogs, Milo, Amy's hypoallergenic dog, is available to join in on sessions.
Amy has training in a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Exposure and Response Prevention, Family Systems, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness practices, Psychodynamic Theory, and Supportive Therapy. She provides clients with practical techniques to build coping skills outside of session, including, goal-setting, mindfulness and relaxation techniques, journaling, and feelings logs.
Madeleine Pluhar, LICSW
Madeleine Pluhar is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in anxiety, depression, couples counseling, and evolutionary astrology. She uses her professional skills and relentless optimism to support your healing and growth. Madeleine’s relational approach engages you with compassion, non-judgment and sensitivity.
In individual therapy, Madeleine helps you recognize the causes of your depression and/or anxiety. You will learn essential skills such as how to: identify and heal internalized obstacles to thriving; decrease anxiety immediately, including stomach pain; have trust in your innate capacity to make good decisions; show up fully when important relationships feel threatened or threatening. Drawing from her expertise in the body-based therapies of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy you will discover the wisdom of your body and find reliable guidance within.
Ethan Seidman, PhD
Dr. Ethan Seidman works with a wide range of individuals. His areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, online addictions, sex/sexuality issues, and blocks to productivity at school and work. Dr. Seidman works from an integrative perspective, incorporating AEDP, mindfulness, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is also an EMDR trained therapist. Dr. Seidman is the founder and director of Kendall Psychological Associates.