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EMDR THERAPY IN DALLAS WITH A TRAUMA, DISSOCIATION,  ADDICTION, AND LGBTQ+ COMPETENT THERAPIST

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EMDR Therapy Dallas

Ashley Klein, MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC, EMDR-Certified, EMDR CIT, SSP-Certified

Hi there! My name is Ashley. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (#83624), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (#12250), and National Certified Counselor (#1143275) in Dallas, Texas with over 14 years of experience. I am passionate about providing trauma-focused, culturally competent mental health care to clients of all identities. I specialize in treating trauma, PTSD/complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, and addiction. Often, my clients have tried therapy before, but they haven’t reached their mental health goals and would like to continue to work with a therapist. They feel stuck in their symptoms, which hold them back from enjoying comfort in their daily lives. These symptoms could include panic attacks, dissociative episodes, anxiety, depression, feeling disconnected from loved ones, or waves of sadness, all of which can lead to unhealthy self-medication.

I earned a Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from an accredited program at Grand Canyon University. I am an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist and EMDR Consultant-in-training (CIT). I am a member of the American Counseling Association, EMDR International Association, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and Texas Counseling Association.

 

I strive to be an empathetic, kind therapist who makes every client feel welcome and respected. I want my clients to feel present and engaged in their lives once more. I believe our minds and bodies are capable of healing and growth with the right environment, tools and support.


I am so happy you have taken this first step! Take the next step and set up a free 15-minute consultation. You can decide if you want to work with me and if we are a good fit. I look forward to meeting you!

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Have you been to therapy before and feel like there's just still something "there?" Your experience, whether it be a specific trauma, childhood abuse, addiction, first responder trauma, or a pervasive feeling of anxiety and depression, has kept you from living your best life. You may have started and stopped therapy before, and maybe feel a little better with talk therapy, but have this feeling deep inside that something just still isn't right.

You want to stop thinking about what happened to you. People keep telling you that you should be over it by now and that’s just not true for you. When you look in the mirror you often wonder who that person is. You can’t connect to your body and when you do you feel an overwhelming sense of panic and the need to run away as fast as you can.

You don’t have to live like this anymore. The pain doesn’t have to stop you from moving forward.

That’s where I come in. I help people by using EMDR to work on what has been stalling your path forward. Through the use of EMDR I see people reduce flashbacks, have better emotional regulation, have better interactions in their relationships, and gain an increased sense of self esteem and self confidence. 

Interested in learning more about EMDR therapy? Click HERE

Or, if you're ready to get started, click HERE to schedule a free consultation!

Addiction Focused EMDR Therapy

You tell yourself every day that today will be different, or tomorrow will be better, but somehow know inside that nothing will change. You are so, so tired but keep going back to that drink, drug or behavior. You ask yourself, "What's wrong with me? Why can't I just stop? Why hasn't treatment, twelve-step groups, medication or counseling helped me yet? Is it just me?" 

You want to be free and have a life free of your addiction. You want to wake up and not have that be the first thing you think about. You are tired of numbing your pain and memories, but are terrified of what may happen without it. 

Sometimes addiction is rooted with a traumatic experience, or a lifetime of traumatic experiences. Other times it may be due to something else; but either way it's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. Using Addiction-Focused EMDR can be another tool in your recovery box to help address the root cause of your addiction. Through specialized EMDR protocols, such as DeTur and Feeling State Addiction Protocol, I can help bring relief. Through the use of Addiction-Focused EMDR, clients see a reduction in cravings, better emotional regulation, stronger relationships, and longer clean times.

Click HERE to schedule a free consultation!

Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors through filtered music. As a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, the SSP acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal nerve stimulator, helping to re-tune the nervous system to better support connection, collaboration and resilience.
The SSP involves listening to specially filtered music through headphones alongside a provider, in-person or remotely. Suitable for children and adults, the SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and more.

Highlights of the SSP:
● A five-hour auditory intervention developed and patented by Dr. Stephen Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory. ● Designed to reduce sound sensitivity, and improve auditory processing and behavioral state regulation. ● Activates the client’s social engagement system, helping to accelerate and enhance therapeutic outcomes. ● Supports physiological state regulation,
allowing for greater resilience.

Want to learn more about SSP? Click HERE!

Or click HERE to schedule a free consultation!

Trauma & Dissociation

You feel as though you are floating through life, watching as someone else is going about your daily activities. You feel disconnected from yourself, other people and your environment. Other times you feel too much and are flooded with sensations you don't understand, bits of memories that feel like they aren't yours, urges that come from out of nowhere and feelings that are confusing. You just know you want all this to stop. You want to be happy and present, and want the pain to go away.

Trauma is full of painful memories, feelings and body sensations, and any number of things can trigger those. It's natural for us to not want to feel or remember what happened. This can result in dissociation where we "check out" to varying degrees. This however can make it difficult to live our lives, engage in meaningful relationships, succeed in our jobs, and even participate in therapy. 

If you have been diagnosed with a dissociative disorder, or suspect you may have one, I'm your gal! 

Click  HERE to schedule a free consultation!

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

401-753-8972
ashley_klein@veruscounseling.org

Fees: Free 15-minute consultation/ $150 per 60-minute session/ $175 for initial session/ $200 per 90-minute session/ $200 per 60-minute couples session

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