Emily Belcher, MA, LPC

(She/her)
Preferred Name: Emily

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

IMPORTANT UPDATE: EMILY BELCHER, LPC WILL BE ON MATERNITY LEAVE FROM 12/15/2023 TO 03/20/2024 AND NOT TAKING ANY NEW CLIENTS DURING THIS TIME. About Me I have extensive experience and a special passion for working with clients dealing with trauma, chronic pain, performance issues, and all types of eating disorders (EDs). I offer individual therapy to individuals ages 13 and up. I frequently offer family and/or couples counseling, especially in the context of one's recovery from disordered eating, self-injury, and many other disruptive and harmful behaviors. I often work in coordination with other care professionals, as part of a treatment team, to best support each client. ​ I strongly believe that my role as a therapist is to create a safe and nonjudgmental setting for each client. This is a place where they can explore their inner selves, life experiences and values to actualize their goals and hopes for their lives. I work in a collaborative way to help clients safely explore and process difficult thoughts, feelings, and life experiences. The process is specifically tailored to the unique needs of each individual and how they wish to show up in their lives, meaning how they want to be in relationship with others and themselves, at work, in their communities and places of leisure, worship, or service etc.

Education & Experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, EMDR Certified Therapist, and professional member of several professional associations including the American Counseling Association, the EMDR International Association, the Central Texas Eating Disorders Specialists, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. I received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 2014 after completing several clinical internships with university-based counseling services at UTSA. Since then I have gained 8 plus years of experience in various counseling settings in Austin, Texas, including psychiatric inpatient hospitals, a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment facility for eating disorders, and experience in several different outpatient group therapy practices with the following specialties: Mastery and use of EMDR, ACT, and DBT therapy in individual and group therapy (running a regular group for adults on overcoming depression with ACT, creating and running a teen DBT group, receiving comprehensive training/consultation in EMDR therapy working collaboratively as a part of a multidisciplinary team to help those wanting to heal from trauma, food, weight, and body related concerns.) ​

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDR International Association Central Texas Eating Disorder Specialists American Counseling Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults

Insurance

  • Does Not Accept Insurance
  • Sliding Scale

Offer Superbills for clients to seek potential reimbursement for my services as an out of network provider