Kenneth Pataky, MS, LCMHC/LMHC

Preferred Name: Ken

EMDR Certified Therapist

Consultant-in-Training

About Me

I am a Certified EMDR Therapist as well as a Consultant In Training and have been practicing EMDR professionally since 2015. I also bring a holistic perspective from my training and experience in traditional naturopathy, yoga, Tai Chi, hypnotherapy, HeartMath, and energy tapping and have helped many clients resolve trauma and reclaim their lives successfully. I am now approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) to offer individual & group consultation to those completing initial Basic Training in EMDR as well as pursuing Certification. 10 hours of consultation is required for Basic Training, while 20 hours of consultation is required for Certification. As a Holistic Psychotherapist, I have a unique delivery method of EMDR that enhances the original model...adding greater safety, reducing harm that can occur from re-experiencing and abreactions, and deepening the client's preparation and ultimate success using holistic technologies to stabilize the ego, increase self-soothing & stress management coping skills, and build confidence to engage with difficult material. Note: all sessions are conducted via distance/video technology, using either free HIPAA-compliant VSee videoconferencing software or Zoom (especially for group sessions).

Education & Experience

EXPERIENCE: As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in private practice (and previous agency work) since 2013. Practicing EMDR trauma therapy since 2015. EDUCATION: MS, Rehabilitation Counseling, Winston Salem State University, 2013; MS, Education, Northwestern University, 1990; BA, Philosophy & Literature, University of Chicago, 1987.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Professional Member, EMDR International Association. Member, International Association of Health Coaches.(Experienced) Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200), Yoga Alliance

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Humana
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealth

Anthem, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, Coventry, Empire, MedCost, Optum, UMR