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CARLA ESSAY, LPC, RSAP
Carla is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a registered substance abuse professional (SAP), and a skilled eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. She has also been trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) through the Missouri Department of Health and has extensive experience in co-occurring disorders. Carla facilitates an inclusive trauma group at the Lilac Center which focuses on helping clients overcoming traumatic events through intellectual and physical awareness of the trauma response. She firmly believes that healing is unique to every individual and that self-actualization can be achieved through compassion, understanding, and validation of oneself and others.