Elizabeth Janssen, MA, NPP, PMHCNS, BC, SEP

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

About Me

I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychoanalyst, EMDR consultant, trauma specialist. I am board certified as a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist. I supervise and teach at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. I have a private practice providing therapy for individuals and couples and supervision for those interested in becoming EMDR certified in addition to practitioners interested in becoming trauma therapists. I am a trauma expert and addictions specialist. I have numerous training certificates in somatic experiencing, internal family systems, mindfulness and compassion cultivation, group psychotherapy, hypnosis, and affect regulation strategies.

Education & Experience

I have two master degrees in nursing from New York University (with a concentration in education) and Columbia University (with a concentration in psychiatry). I have eight training certificates in therapeutic modalities including a 4 year certificate in psychoanalysis, addiction treatment, and the reprocessing of traumatic events. I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I have over 30 years of combined inpatient, emergency room and outpatient psychiatric nursing experience. I also have a medical background as a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner. I have published papers in trauma and addiction and was invited to participate as an expert trauma nurse in establishing trauma competencies for nursing education.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA America Nurses Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families


  • English


  • Aetna