Dr. Carolyn Ann Licht, PhD, SEP


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a NY State licensed Psychologist, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), with extensive experience working with demographically diverse populations with a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic issues. My specialties include working with individuals struggling with complex trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, addiction, chronic medical and pain conditions (i.e., HIV/AIDS, HCV, fibromyalgia, etc.). I have extensive experience working with family of origin attachment issues and relational conflict, career and life transitions, creative blocks, loss and bereavement, identity confusion and low self-esteem, as well as work with identified populations (i.e., LGBTQ and performing artists). I believe that we all have an inherent capacity for growth and change. It is only our insecurities that prevent us from achieving our optimal potential. Within a collaborative therapeutic space, I strive to create a sanctuary of compassion and safety. This allows clients to begin their journey of self-discovery and emotional healing as they work to overcome personal and societal obstacles. In my prior career as a professional ballet dancer, I came to understand the importance of creating balance by nurturing the “whole self.” Thus I utilize an integrative strength-based therapeutic approach that emphasizes the mind-body-spirit connection. This promotes healing at a neurobiological level by fostering and respecting a person’s own inner resources and wisdom. I encourage the development of skills “in action” designed to increase self-awareness and to improve one’s ability to tolerate, embrace, and respond to experiences as they are in any given moment, in a conscious manner rather than in an emotionally-driven reactive manner or on automatic pilot mode. My goal is to help each individual discover and create their own “life worth living.”

Education & Experience

I have a particular interest in the integration of EMDR with other therapeutic approaches. Thus, I have dedicated myself to developing the knowledge and skills needed to broaden my "tool-box" and to allow for more targeted and individualized care by completing intensive training in a variety of experiential modalities including Attachment-Focused EMDR with Dr. Laurel Parnell; The Flash Technique with Dr. Philip Manfield; EMDR 2.0; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Behavioral Tech; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); multiple Mindfulness Based Interventions (MB-Relapse Prevention, MB-Cognitive Therapy, MB-Pain Management, and MB-Stress Reduction); Harm Reduction Therapy; and Family Systems Therapy. I have earned my certificate as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) with SE™ International. I am also an Advanced Psychodrama Student in the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute's Core Training Program.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Member of the American Psychological Association and New York State Psychological Association.American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Union Member since 1995 (prior professional ballet dancer)I am a nature enthusiast and bring this passion into the therapeutic space and into my work with clients

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+


  • English


  • Sliding Scale

Out-of-Network Provider on all Insurances Only accept check or cash payments