Anxiety Counselor & EMDR Therapist
Have you felt as if you’re constantly gasping for breath? Perhaps you’ve tossed and turned in your sleep because your mind keeps racing and you can’t shut it off. Have you noticed your hands get really cold and begin to shake?
If so, you have experienced anxiety.
I understand anxiety because I’ve been there. The fear comes and sometimes you can’t stop it. In reality you can, I can show you how.
Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness and you find yourself overwhelmed. I also live with a chronic illness and understand the fear, uncertainty, pain, and sadness you may feel. Do you struggle with infertility, adoption issues, or other women’s issues? I can empathize with the fear and pain you are feeling.
Do you feel you’re suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to a traumatic event you experienced as a child or adolescent or even a recent traumatic experience like a car accident? I am an EMDR trained therapist and can assist you in releasing the fear and pain you may be holding onto from your experience.
It’s inevitable: we get stuck and unsure of our next step. In these instances, I find that using EMDR is the best way to open up and access a different part of your brain. In EMDR many of my clients open up to me in ways they never have before and discover new areas within themselves that they never knew existed. EMDR therapy can be a powerful way to heal from the inside out. It allows you to process your traumatic experience, anxiety, depression, or grief without having to re-experience the pain and trauma. The brain knows how to heal itself and EMDR allows it to do so.
As an anxiety counselor, I specialize in working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic illness or pain, infertility, adoption issues, grief, and loss. My approach focuses on each individual with empathy, hope, honesty, and understanding. It is my goal to create a warm, caring environment free from judgment or shame where you can share, heal, and grow while we work through your concerns.
I strongly believe that counseling is a collaborative process where the counselor and client work together as a team to develop and work toward your goals.
In therapy, I primarily use Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Creative Arts Therapy, also called Expressive Arts Therapy. “Creative arts therapies share a commitment to the ‘expressive action that engages emotions in a direct and physical way; an ability to generate creative energy as a healing force for the mind, body and spirit; and a belief that creative imagination can find its way through out the most perplexing and complex problems and conflicts” (McNiff, 2005).
I am an EMDR Trained Therapist and strongly believe that EMDR is not just for trauma. EMDR can be used with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief & loss, and chronic illness & pain. For further information about EMDR and the process, please click here. And if it doesn’t feel right for you, I also utilize traditional therapy.
I have over 6 years of counseling experience with anxiety, depression, infertility, and grief and loss, as well as over 13 years of experience in higher education as a Career Counselor and Academic Advisor. I am a qualified anxiety counselor and EMDR trained therapist committed to helping you find workable solutions.
What Clients Are Saying:
“Becky is so empathetic and an excellent listener. I feel comfortable talking to her and truly look forward to our sessions. I am very pleased. Emotions that were once overwhelming and difficult to regulate are now easier to sit through without negatively impacting my mood and behaviors. It is also beneficial to have someone I can talk to who is unrelated to the trauma and will validate and give me a space to get it out.”
“Becky helped me through my acute anxiety during the first few months of pregnancy. She is an engaged listener and suggested coping mechanisms to help me. She provided me with a safe space where I could voice my problems. She checked on me regularly and kept track of my progress. Thanks to my sessions with Becky, I feel more centered and calm.”
“She was very easy to talk with and had a positive attitude. She is a good counselor.”
“It was enlightening and very easy to speak with Becky.”
“Becky was great! I couldn’t have asked for a better session!”
“Becky Reiter was great; very easy to talk to and she paid attention to what you were saying. I felt that our session was very helpful in alleviating some of the pressure that comes with decision making, and that she also helped me to clarify/realize what aspects of study, work, and career are more important to me.”
“Becky was very friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful! I’d definitely recommend her to others.”
“Mrs. Reiter was amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed our sessions and her input. I would recommend her to everyone I know!”
“Becky was an absolutely delight, a breath of fresh air because you can tell she truly cares. She’s a great listener and was very helpful. I would without a doubt recommend her.”
“Ms. Reiter is very supportive and gives good encouragement. I have already recommended her to friends. Ms. Reiter is amazing!”
“Mrs. Reiter was very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable.”
“I felt that Becky was very insightful during my appointment. She helped me think of my career search in different perspectives.I really appreciate how easy it was to communicate with Becky.”
with anxiety counselor, Becky Reiter.
Becky is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and board-approved LPC Supervisor (LPC-S) in the State of Texas (#66507). She is also an EMDR trained therapist. From Texas State University- San Marcos, she holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), the Texas Counseling Association (TCA), the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science (ACBS), the Houston Licensed Professional Counselor Association (HLPCA), and a Lifetime Member of Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society (CSI).