Elyse Vesser, LCSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I think of myself as a guide working at the intersection of nature, body, brain, and heart. My job is not to sell you any potions or cures because I believe that all the wisdom you need lies within you. I will never call myself an expert, but I will bring in the expertise I've collected through hours of advanced training, clinical education, community-based mental health, and private practice while holding that you are the expert on yourself. I believe that trauma manifests in the body and environment. I will pay close attention to your aches and pains and use somatic embodiment in sessions. Safety will be prioritized as we explore your most tender parts together. We will use mindfulness as a tool to cultivate curiosity and acceptance towards both wanted and unwanted emotions. I am a part of the queer community and specialize in utilizing EMDR with queer and trans clients.

Education & Experience

Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri (License #2020033217) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Foundational Training Motivational Interviewing Externship in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples Sensate Focus (Masters & Johnson’s method for intimacy/reconnection between partners) EDMR Level 1 & 2 Seminar in Jungian concepts/dream analysis with Martha Crawford 10-week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Training Advanced PARTS (EMDR+Internal Family Systems Therapy) Training

Specialty Area

  • Attachment Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+


  • English


  • Sliding Scale