Caitlin Payne, LCSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Hi there, my name is Caitlin and I’m a trauma-informed, relational therapist practicing here in Houston, Texas. I work with people looking to heal from trauma and better understand their history. Often my clients are working through difficult relational or family of origin experiences, seeking to relate to loved ones (and themselves) in a new way. I'm a good fit for those looking to know themselves better, who ask the existential questions, and whose goal is to live their most authentic life. I truly love working with healers, helping professionals, and healthcare workers to overcome burnout. Many of us have strong inner caretakers that began work long before a career in helping others, others struggle with perfectionism or people pleasing. We all develop protective strategies to help us navigate our relationships and day to day life. Whatever the situation may be, parts of us are often tired and needing a change. Here is where I can help. It is my hope that all of my clients not only find relief, but greater acceptance and connectedness with self. For me, the therapeutic relationship means everything in helping make this happen. It is because of this belief that I offer free 30 minute consultations, in hopes of bringing a little ease to the process of finding the right therapist.

Education & Experience

I have training in a variety of interventions, including Internal Family System (IFS), Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am also trained in the Daring Way™ . My great loves in therapy and the modalities I use most frequently are IFS, EMDR, and mindfulness.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Sliding Scale

I will provide superbills to access reimbursement through out of network benefits.