Averie McCauley, MSW, LCSW-BACS
EMDR & Brainspotting Certified Psychotherapist
Averie McCauley, MSW, LCSW-BACS, is the founder and clinical director of Crescent City Psychotherapy and Wellness, LLC, a group practice in New Orleans, LA. Specializing in treating trauma and anxiety, Averie is certified in both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting (BSP) — two evidenced based brain-body psychotherapies.
As a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) and EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approved Consultant, Averie enjoys providing supervision, consultation, and training to mental health clinicians. In service to the profession and community, she has been the Louisiana Trauma Resource Network (LA TRN) Co-Chair since 2019 — a volunteer group dedicated to providing EMDR treatment to first responders and their families. Averie also served as the Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers (LACSW) President from 2019 to 2021, where she remains on the board as a mentor member.
Prior to private practice, Averie was the Director of Psychological Health for the United States Marine Corps Reserve Psychological Health Outreach Program (USMCR PHOP), offering psychological assessments and psycho-education to leadership, service members, and families. As a psychotherapist at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOL RMC), she provided mental health treatment and crisis stabilization services to patients suffering with acute mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses. On the Student Support Services team at Louisiana State University (LSU), Averie guided first generation college students on their academic, personal, and career paths.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from LSU and a Master in Social Work from Tulane University, Averie has supported people on their journeys to wholeness and healing across diverse settings for over 15 years. Outside of the office, she can be found traveling and spending time in nature, taking photographs, reading, writing, and attending live music events and festivals.
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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Services are primarily conducted via a HIPAA compliant Telehealth platform with some in-person appointments available. Services are private pay only.
4833 Conti Street, Suite 210
New Orleans, LA 70119