Dr. Jonna Fries, Psy.D.

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Virtual Basic Trainer

Online Therapy

Education & Experience

EMDR Consultant EMDR Facilitator Certified Integrative Body Psychotherapist, IBP Instructor I specialize in developmental trauma, defined as exposure before the age of 18 to multiple, chronic traumas, usually of an interpersonal nature. The impact of threats, physical abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, neglect, being demeaned or ostracized, etc. can show up throughout the lifespan in many ways, including disorders such as anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders, difficulties in relationships, and functioning below our true capacity at work or in academic pursuits. The problem is that we unconsciously repeat coping skills that worked in the past. To meet the needs of the more sophisticated life we want to live, we need to recognize and revise our coping skills. When we understand how our past is unconsciously present in our thoughts and behaviors, we can learn to treat ourselves in a compassionate and supportive manner.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Communications Committee Co-Chair International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Facilitator, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs Trainer-in-Training, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs/Trauma Recovery

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English