Jodi Rene Bessinger, MA, LPCC-S, LPAT

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I was trained in 2011 in EMDR. I recently completed the certification process myself and I am working towards becoming an EMDR trainer. I have been using EMDR for the past 7 years in my own practice. I have worked with survivors of trauma for my whole 25 year career as a therapist. I am also trained as an Art Therapist and like to weave drawing & art into my EMDR work with clients. I work primarily with PTSD; recent incident, pre-verbal and childhood trauma, foster care and adoptive families, infertility, attachment and childhood abuse. I am also an adoptive /foster parent myself navigating transracial issues in our new age family.

Education & Experience

Master's Degree in Art Therapy 1994 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor KY 2010 Licensed Professional Art Therapist KY 2004 I have 30 years of clinical experience. 20 years in Community Mental Health with adults and children. Trained in Art & Play Therapy Techniques. 10 years as a clinical manager and in Leadership Roles. I have had my own Group Practice focusing on EMDR for the past 10 years.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA) Kentucky Art Therapy Association (KYATA) EMDRIA

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Molina, OPTUM (UBH)