Theresa McNeeley, LMFT, ATR
Theresa McNeeley, LMFT, ATR, EMDR certified, has practiced psychotherapy for over 15 years with a focus on healing trauma. Theresa applies various theoretical approaches to her work with clients including art therapy, attachment theory, ego state theory, mindfulness practices, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). A practitioner of EMDR since 2010, she has found this approach to be especially powerful in the healing process experienced by the individuals she works with. EMDR is a therapeutic approach that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. It's used to help people recover from PTSD, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, addictions, and other conditions. One of the key strengths of EMDR is that it's a client-centered approach. As each client works to find their own rhythm in sessions, Theresa provides a safe, supportive environment that is guided by a deep understanding of the client's emotional needs and a respect for each person's inner wisdom and ability to heal. While focusing on the unique qualities and experiences of each client, she guides them in the process of learning how to trust themself and their ability to identify and heal their wounds so that they can achieve a greater sense of well-being, safety, confidence, and healthier relationships. Theresa is passionate about sharing the benefits of EMDR with clients, colleagues, and friends. Many clients have described their experience as “magical”, referring to the quick and effective changes they notice while in treatment with her. At risk of being “preachy,” she wishes that this treatment was available to every single person in need of recovering from the traumas that have made lasting, salient impressions on the most personal facets of their lives. Theresa completed both her M.A. in Marital & Family Therapy with Specialized Traininig in Art Therapy, and B.A. in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. She is an EMDR-Certified clinician and is sought out for consultation by her colleagues due to her skill and breadth of knowledge. She can be reached through her website TapInto-Resilience.com.