Sheila Read, LCSW

Online Therapy

About Me

I specialize in working with adults experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship issues that are rooted in childhood trauma. I have special insight into family dynamics related to alcohol abuse/addiction, narcissistic parents, and perfectionism (including damage from rigid religious backgrounds).

Education & Experience

I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with an MSW in 2002 and have worked in psychiatric hospital, medical hospital, and community mental health settings. I opened my private practice in 2015. I integrate a variety of approaches into my practice of EMDR therapy, including Subtle Yoga, mindfulness/meditation, and DBT skills. I am working towards certification in EMDR. I specialize in complex trauma am participating in a two-year advanced training program in Relational EMDR Therapy.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance