Averie McCauley, MSW, LCSW-BACS

EMDR & Brainspotting Certified Psychotherapist

Averie is passionate about bringing healing to adults who have experienced traumatic life events. She also enjoys providing consultation and continuing education to mental health & medical professionals and psycho-education to the community. Averie is President of the Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers, Co-Chair of the Louisiana Trauma Resource Network, and serves in other leadership roles.

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) 
Brainspotting (BSP)

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.


Contact the Office

Please submit the form below to inquire about new patient appointments and consultation services. We look forward to hearing from you!

Note that most services are conducted via a HIPAA compliant Telehealth platform, with the exception of in-person therapy for adolescents. While services are private pay, an insurance Superbill is provided, which patients may submit to their insurance for out of network reimbursement. 




4833 Conti Street, Suite 210

New Orleans, LA 70119


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