Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in St. Petersburg, FL

Live Purposefully with EMDR Skills

About Our EMDRIA Approved EMDR Therapist

Welcome to our practice, where we are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of your mental health journey. Our therapist is EMDRIA approved, which signifies a high standard of excellence and expertise in the field of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. This certification ensures that our therapist has undergone rigorous training and adheres to the stringent guidelines set forth by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

EMDR Therapist in St. Petersburg, FL | Licensed Clinical Psychologist

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy is a powerful, evidence-based treatment designed to help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences and emotional distress. Unlike traditional talk therapy, EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation – typically eye movements, but also tactile or auditory stimuli – to facilitate the brain’s natural healing processes. This method helps to desensitize and reprocess distressing memories, transforming them into manageable and less emotionally charged recollections. EMDR has been extensively researched and proven effective for a wide range of issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and more.

Our Approach

At our practice, we understand that each person's experiences and healing processes are unique. Our EMDRIA approved therapist takes a personalized approach to EMDR therapy, tailoring each session to meet your specific needs and goals. We begin with a thorough assessment to understand your history, current challenges, and desired outcomes. This initial phase is crucial for developing a comprehensive treatment plan that ensures the best possible results.

Why Choose an EMDRIA Approved Therapist?

Choosing an EMDRIA approved therapist means you are placing your trust in a professional who has met the highest standards of training and practice in EMDR therapy. EMDRIA certification is a mark of competence and dedication to ongoing education and improvement in the field. Our therapist is not only skilled in EMDR techniques but also committed to maintaining the ethical and professional standards required by EMDRIA. This dedication translates to a safer, more effective therapeutic experience for you.

Begin Your Healing Journey Today

Dr. Heather Lawson is a licensed clinical psychologist in St. Petersburg, FL who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in St. Petersburg FL, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She has extensive experience helping people heal from the emotional and behavioral difficulties related to depression and anxiety, including relationship issues, family conflicts, problems in the work place, and the unique challenges faced by patients struggling with borderline personality disorder.

Though many clients seek out Dr. Lawson for behavioral therapies, her training and experiences are diverse. She tailors her approach to meet individual client’s needs, always focusing on overcoming problems and building upon each patient’s unique strengths. Her foremost commitment is to helping people build fulfilling and meaningful lives, using her own strength of kindness and warmth in supporting the reaching of patient goals.

Dr. Lawson’s clients often comment on her degree of dedication and the trust they have in her deep desire to help them achieve greater happiness and empowerment over their lives through the use of skill-based training. She leads both individual psychotherapy as well as DBT groups, and is available and responsive to new client inquiries. Her office is located in downtown St. Petersburg.

Click here or call 212-462-2035 to speak directly with Dr. Lawson today.

Dr. Heather Lawson, PsyD

FL & NYS Licensed Psychologist in St. Petersburg • Specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Individual and Group Psychotherapy Services Provided.