Zena Watson, LCSW

(They/She)
Preferred Name: Zena

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I am an interactive, non-judgmental, and empathic therapist who believes that your experiences, however painful or chaotic, are worthy of being paid attention to. I can assist you in finding expression and healing and reclaiming your true self and life.

Education & Experience

I originally began my therapy studies in dance and movement therapy at Pratt Institute with the passion to assist individuals with being able to express the painful memories the body holds on to. Working with girls and young women who had experienced sexual trauma and sexual exploitation, I was witness to the fear many survivors of trauma have: the loss of power and control of their bodies. As a result, I changed courses and instead obtained my degree in social work from New York University and post graduate training at Parnell Institute for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, still believing that the body can say what words cannot but also recognizing the power in having a vocabulary for one’s experiences. Based on my education and training, I use an eclectic approach, utilizing “talk therapy” modalities as well as incorporating somatic, mindfulness-based, and expressive art therapies for individuals still looking to find the words or to reclaim control of their bodies and lives. My practice specializes in working with survivors of trauma, violence, and childhood abuse and neglect, with a particular commitment to serving of BIPOC, queer and gender non-conforming people.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Does Not Accept Insurance

DOES NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE