Alynn Schmitt McManus, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

In addition to being in the full time private practice of psychotherapy, Alynn is a volunteer member of the Greater St. Louis EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) which assists and provides EMDR assistance to the greater St. Louis area in times of community crisis. Alynn is also on staff as an EMDR psychotherapist volunteer to TRR’s Warrior Camp® program, serving first responders, veterans and active duty military personnel, as well as a volunteer EMDR psychotherapist with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s PCIS Program, 3-day intensively focused therapeutic seminar to assist law enforcement personnel suffering from traumatic stress following their involvement in highly critical incidents. Additionally, Alynn is a specialized provider for the Missouri CIT First Responder Provider Network helping dedicated first responders who are struggling with issues related to trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Alynn has extensive experience working with adult clients and treating all forms of trauma and the symptoms of PTSD, with expertise in populations of First Responder trauma.

Education & Experience

Alynn Schmitt McManus, M.S.W. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR therapist with over 30 years of direct clinical practice experience, 25 being in private practice as an adult trauma specialist. Graduating from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis in 1984, Alynn was trained in EMDR in 1998 and certified in 2010.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Greater St. Louis Area HAP-TRN member; Warrior Camp-TRR Volunteer and EMDR Referrals Coordinator; Missouri CIT Specialized First Responder Provider; Missouri State Highway Patrol PCIS volunteer EMDR therapist.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare