Ghnassia Damon, LCSW-R, DAAETS, RYT lives and works in the
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
is a published author and an internationally known speaker
in the field of EMDR and trauma. Her clients speak of her
work as gentle, effective, and profoundly life changing.