EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy

Specializing in couples counseling, EMDR therapy, and EMDR therapy for PTSD, Great Oak Counseling is a team of dedicated and highly skilled counselors trained to guide you through a variety of challenges.


What is EMDR therapy and how does it work?

EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is an integrative counseling approach to treating issues that stem from trauma. EMDR therapy is scientifically researched and proven to help with issues that stem from unresolved trauma. EMDR therapy is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates key elements from many different approaches.


What problems can EMDR therapy treat?

EMDR was originally developed to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. However, it has also shown to be effective in treating a variety of issues, such as anxiety, panic attacks, grief, dissociative disorders, disturbing memories, phobias (fear of flying or driving), addictions, physical or sexual abuse, performance anxiety and body dysmorphia.


Where can I find EMDR therapy near me?

If you or a loved one is looking for EMDR therapy, EMDR therapy trauma, EMDR therapy for anxiety, or even to hear EMDR therapy reviews, please reach out to the team at Great Oak Counseling. If you or a loved one is searching specifically to find EMDR therapy near you, you have come to the right place. Our staff is ready and equipped to help.

For example, meet the Great Oak Counseling owner and director, Travis Smith, PhD, LPC. Travis received his Master’s in Marital, Couple and Family of Counseling in 2006 and his Doctorate in Counselor Education and Counseling in 2009 from Idaho State University. Travis has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EFT is widely accepted as one of the most effective models of couples counseling that focuses on establishing emotionally fulfilling communication and intimacy in relationships. In February 2013, Dr. Smith was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s Network on the series, “Unfaithful” as an expert in treating sexual addiction and issues related to infidelity.


Why should I choose to work with the team at Great Oak Counseling?

The Great Oak is a symbol of courage and power, gaining strength from deep roots that grow and develop through patience and persistence. As a Great Oak tree matures, its ability to withstand rain, wind, storm and other toxic intruders is unparalleled. The tree’s patience, endurance and strength is then able to produce some of the most beautiful and inspiring forms of life. As professional counselors, the philosophy of Great Oak Counseling is consistent with this symbolism of the Great Oak. We believe all people have the capacity to grow, be courageous and endure patiently. Through the challenges we experience, we increase our capacity to heal and grow stronger.

The staff of professional counselors at Great Oak Counseling has a variety of experience and expertise. With years of experience, we are able to help individuals with marriage issues, infidelity counseling, depression, anxiety, pornography addiction, sex addiction, drug addiction and alcohol addiction, anger management and more. Rest assured that at Great Oak Counseling you will receive compassionate and effective care. All of our counselors have advanced training and certification in many specialty areas including marriage counseling, trauma and PTSD, sexual abuse, physical abuse and counseling for teens and children.


What should I do next to learn more?

At Great Oak Counseling, we consider it a privilege to assist you in your journey. To set up an appointment, learn more about any of our services, or get to know any of the Great Oak Counseling team, please give our office a call at 573.271.2008 or send us an email at info@greatoakcounseling.com. Our office is conveniently located just off Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, with the major crossroads of Kingshighway & Broadway. We are easily accessible from I-55 at Exit 99 or 96. Our offices are designed to help you feel welcome and at home in a professional setting. We offer privacy and comfort and also have room to accommodate larger group programs. When you are ready to learn more about counseling or EMDR therapy, again please give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you might have about EMDR therapy and potential treatment opportunities!

Contact Us

For more information or to set up an appointment:
P. 573.271.2008
E. info@greatoakcounseling.com