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Peggy Avent PHD

I seek to provide a safe, encouraging, non-judgmental, Christian atmosphere where people can heal and feel empowered. I believe that God designed people to heal and live in harmony, but sometimes life’s problems and past experiences get in the way. Traumatic experiences, destructive attitudes, addictions, or behaviors can have a detrimental impact on all aspects of life. I use EMDR, a remarkably effective and proven treatment for quickly healing old wounds and helping people embrace their spiritual and emotional strengths.


I love using EMDR because I can see healing happening all the time. Christian counseling is my calling.


I have over 40 years of experience and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy and am a supervisor. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant.


I specialize in using EMDR to treat trauma, whether it is a horrific life event, ongoing neglect or abuse, or a simple experience that negatively impacted your life. I work with Depression, Anxiety, Dissociative Identity Disorder, addictions, and more. My Ph.D., earned in 1993, is in Marriage and Family Therapy.