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    About Melissa Sue Rosbottom, LMFT, EMDR Certified Therapist

    My name is Melissa Sue Rosbottom, MS, LMFT, EMDR Certified Therapist and have been a psychotherapist for more than 20 years. My practice is located in Naples, FL. I provide online EMDR therapy in Florida and provide in person EMDR therapy in Naples, FL. My passion is working with people overcoming distressing and traumatic life experiences using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an evidence-based trauma therapy.  EMDR is ­­­­­­­­­­­an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief and loss, anxiety and panic disorders, other mental health issues. ­­­­­­­­­­­­


    Here are a few common questions that may help you feel a little less apprehensive about the idea of seeking help and doing EMDR therapy:


    What are the first steps to working together?

    First you reach out through the contact page, email, or a phone call. We will schedule a FREE 15-20 minute consultation call ( either by phone or virtual face to face) to make sure I am a good fit for you.

    Second, we schedule an initial assessment where we focus on what you want to improve in your life and create a plan to work towards your goals through the use of EMDR therapy.

    Third, we take a few sessions to prepare for EMDR therapy and take a deeper dive into how events in your life may have impacted what you are struggling with today.

    Finally, we use the transformative nature of EMDR therapy to help you achieve your goals to better wellness.

    Do I really need EMDR therapy? I thought it was only for people who had PTSD.

    Research shows that EMDR therapy is effective for PTSD but there’s many other conditions that it is useful for. Unfortunately, very few of us go through life without experiencing some degree of distressing life experiences. These can be losses of loved ones, bullying, performance anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, job dissatisfaction, relationship issues, experiencing natural disasters, experiencing war, being a victim of a crime, and history of abuse and/or neglect. EMDR therapy can be transformative for a wide variety of difficult life experiences ranging in severity.

    How do I meet with you if we are doing online EMDR therapy?

    When doing online EMDR therapy from anywhere in FL, we meet through the remotEMDR platform. I will send you a link through your email, orient you to the platform, and then we can get started.

    Where do we meet if I want in person EMDR therapy?

    When meeting for in person EMDR therapy in Naples, FL, we meet at 5660 Strand Court Unit A195, Naples, FL 34110.


    Professional Credentials

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – MT 2034 (FL professional license)

    EMDR Certified Therapist – certification maintained through EMDR International Association

    EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)- member since 2018

    AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy)- member since 2000