Mrs. Paula A Lavocat, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC

(She/Her)

EMDR Certified Therapist

Approved Consultant

About Me

I am a trauma-focused therapist working with mental health, as well as dual diagnosis clients. I enjoy working with a diverse population of clients. I am passionate about helping clients reach their goals and live more adaptive lives through utilizing EMDR therapy.

Education & Experience

I hold a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Campbell University. I am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, as well as an EMDR Training Facilitator with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. I trained directly under the founder of ICM, Dr. Jamie Marich. I also have received specialty training in perinatal trauma and reproductive health under ICM colleague, Dr. Mara Tesler Stein. I have consultation groups scheduled several times per month and take individual consultation appointments.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth

UMR, Self-pay