Maria Ballard, LPC

(She, Her)

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am EMDR Certified and my Brainspotting Certification is nearly complete. I am a US Army veteran, and I only work with First Responders and Military/Veterans. I am in-network with Blue Cross, Tricare and Triwest (The VA).

Education & Experience

Private Practice -2018- Present MS Clinical Psychology 2015, CBT for Insomnia, CISF Group Crisis Intervention, ICISF Individual Crisis Intervention, EMD Working with Grief Hypnosis Level I, Ritual Abuse and Mind Control EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode Individual and Group., Integrating Neurobiology and EMDR Ritual Abuse is Alive and Well in Alaska Level I & II Complex Trauma and Dissociation, Seeking Safety: Substance Use and PTSD Therapy, Alaskan Advanced Trauma Training Institute by J. Spinazzola, The Body Keeps the Score Training by Bessel van der Kolk eEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy Lvl 1 & 2, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Integrated Suicide Prevention, Suicide Gatekeeper Training

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Team Rubicon Anchorage Fire Department Peer Support consultant

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • HCSC
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth
  • WellPoint

Va Medical/ TriWest