Carol Ann Rupeka, LPC/MHSP, NCC

Preferred Name: Carol Ann

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

About Me

Carol Ann Rupeka: I am in Private Practice (part time) in Knoxville, Tn. I have over 30 years experience specializing with addictions, PTSD, depression and anxiety. Founded and owned a licensed alcohol and drug clinic in New York State. Was a principle investigator at this clinic for DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company for the study of Trexan. I served as the MidAtlantic Regional District Consultant for the American Counseling Association. I Work with developmental trauma, inner child work, developing a secure self, and Addictions.    I have experience in inpatient and outpatient clinical programs, integrated behavioral health program for adults with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. I am trained in use EMDR, DBT, Developmental needs and ego state work, RET, Mindfulness training, and other techniques.

Education & Experience

I graduated (and was the Graduate Assistant) for the Counseling and Development Depatment at Long Island University, N.Y. I have trained with Albert Ellis at the Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy, I have been training in Life Skills Education at Columbia University, N.Y., I have been training by Marsha Linahan in DBT Skills,

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I worked on th Dual diagnosis task force in the state of tennessee, I have served on the Housing Committee for the Homeless Colition in Knoxville Tennessee. I have worked witht the Red Cross in their Military Service Department.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


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