Noëlle Ghnassia Damon, LCSW-R, DAAETS, RYT lives and works in the Hudson Valley of New York. Traditionally trained in child and family therapy, her studies have spanned eastern and western philosophy, sociology, psychology, psychological trauma, and spirituality. Her work, which began in 1978, is the convergence of life-long passions involving the creative and expressive arts, the body's natural healing powers, and the essence of human connection. She is a holistic psychotherapist in private practice, a certified EMDR practitioner, a sociologist, writer, speaker, consultant, clinical supervisor, teacher of meditation and yoga, social activist, musician, and artist. Noelle is a board-certified expert in traumatic stress and Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Incorporating a variety of the best mind-body practices for stress management and trauma treatment, her resulting approach is a holistic and dynamic combination of strength-based modalities. She includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Ego State Work, Solution-Focused and Psychodynamic therapies, along with Vedic wisdom, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Body-Centered practices which include, Meditation, Breath Work, and Energy Psychology. By involving the mind, body, and spirit, Noelle encourages her clients to discover and explore their own inner wisdom to heal, resolve old traumas and disabling core beliefs, and become more connected to their authentic selves. She specializes in, but is not limited to, the treatment of traumatic stress with clients of all ages and families of any configuration.

On a community level, Noelle has provided presentations and disaster relief mental health services since 2001, through the American Red Cross, the Crisis Care Network, and Trauma Recovery, EMDR HAP. She has served on various boards and most recently was on the Board of Directors of Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, which trains mental health clinicians in trauma focused therapeutic approaches to assist traumatized and under-served populations around the world.

Noelle is a published author whose clients speak of her work
as gentle, effective and life changing. 2020