Averie McCauley, MSW, LCSW-BACS
EMDR & Brainspotting Certified Psychotherapist
Averie is passionate about bringing healing to adults who have experienced traumatic life events. She enjoys providing consultation and continuing education to mental health & medical professionals and psycho-education to the community. Averie is Co-Chair of the Louisiana Trauma Resource Network and led the Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers as President from 2019 through 2021.
Prior to private practice, Averie served as Director of Psychological Health for the Marine Corps Reserve Psychological Health Outreach Program. Her earlier work experience includes providing dual-diagnosis treatment at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and working with first generation college students at Louisiana State University. Averie earned a Master in Social Work from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Louisiana State University.
Areas of Expertise
Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR)
EMDR and BSP are brain-body therapies that facilitate adaptive processing of distressing information, memories, and experiences. These "power" therapies work on a deeper level than traditional talk therapy. Through brain scan technology, we are able to see the difference between what happens when people talk about past trauma and what happens when their body re-experiences it. While talk therapy attempts to engage parts of the brain that are “off-line” and unable to resolve trauma in a hyper-distressed state, EMDR and BSP access the midbrain, where trauma is stored.
Averie McCauley, MSW, LCSW-BACS, is the only psychotherapist certified in both EMDR and BSP in Louisiana. She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and has completed advanced BSP training, including an intensive as well as Phases 3 and 4 with BSP creator, David Grand, PhD.
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Note that all services are currently conducted via a HIPAA compliant Telehealth platform. While services are private pay, an insurance "Superbill" claim form is provided, which patients may submit to their insurance for out-of-network reimbursement.
4833 Conti Street, Suite 210
New Orleans, LA 70119