Ms. Lisa Taylor-Austin, NCC, LPC, LMHC, CFMHE, CFBA, LCPC, LCMHC

(She/Her)

About Me

Seeing clients in CT, CO, FL, ME, NY, RI, VT: Anxiety, PTSD, Covert Narcissistic Abuse, Perfectionism & more. Ms. Taylor-Austin is trained in an empirically validated treatment for trauma, called EMDR. EMDR is a trauma treatment that helps reprocess distressing memories and restore the brain’s natural healing abilities. In addition to other therapeutic techniques, the therapist leads the client in a series of bilateral eye movements or bilateral tapping (BLS) while focusing on a difficult memory, reducing any overwhelming feelings connected to past experiences, and allowing for emotional healing. Ms. Taylor-Austin is a believer that the brain can heal itself. EMDR is not talk therapy and is therefore very helpful to people who want to avoid talking in detail about the memories they have. EMDR is an eight phase protocol.

Education & Experience

Board Certified. Licensed in seven states. 30+ years of counseling experience with all ages and backgrounds. Culturally competent and trained. LGBTQ+ trained. EMDR trained.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Board of Directors, Forensic Social Services Association, 2014-Present; American Counseling Association, Professional Member, 2002 - Present; American Mental Health Counselors Association, Member, 2021-Present; Florida Gang Investigators Association, Associate Member, 2016-Present; EMDRIA, Full Member, 2023-Present

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • Correctional Facility
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth

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