Stephanie Cashin

Stephanie Cashin, LMSW holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Auburn University with emphases in Human Development and Family Studies and Community and Civic Engagement. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama. Stephanie specializes in helping young adults overcome anxiety, build self-confidence, and process trauma to help them create a life worth living. Stephanie offers individual EMDR sessions as well as DBT Adolescent Skills Groups.

EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION & REPROCESSING is a structured therapy that encourages clients to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulations (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion association with the trauma memories. (American Psychological Association, 2022)

EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.

EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies.

DBT Skills Training groups are for clients who would like to cope more effectively with intense emotions, addictive behaviors, and/or relationship struggles. DBT Skills are taught to reduce self-destructive behaviors and learn more adaptive ways to manage painful emotions through mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.