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Welcome. You're In The Right Place.

Located south of Nashville in the heart of scenic downtown Columbia, Tennessee, the Columbia Center for EMDR Therapy specializes in the treatment of individuals with trauma, anxiety, and stress-related disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We also treat adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, victims of narcissistic abuse, and individuals simply seeking to find peace in their lives in the aftermath of life-altering events. Regardless of severity or complexity, the Columbia Center For EMDR Therapy offers you a safe haven to address your issues, and a caring, compassionate environment in which you can heal.

Taking That First Step Is Often The Hardest Part Of The Journey.

It's sometimes difficult to take that first step, as we often take pride in our ability to cope with life's pressures on our own. We also see ourselves as willing, capable, and strong enough to withstand nearly all of life's challenges.  However, there's a point where these challenges can become too many in number, last for too long a time, or weigh so heavily upon us that the pressure becomes too great for any one person to bear.

You may mistakenly feel that by seeking help, you are somehow "giving up".

In seeking help, we are not "giving up" on ourselves. We are simply calling for reinforcements in the battle. 

You Are Not Alone.

At the Columbia Center for EMDR Therapy, we are ready to partner with you in your struggle, today. Together, we will develop a personalized plan designed with your specific needs in mind; One that utilizes the best combination of available treatments and therapies, backed by the latest research, and delivered to you by an expert in the field in the most customized, most comprehensive, and most efficient manner possible.

Advanced Personalized Therapy, Customized For Your Needs.

In a traditional therapy setting, the problems an individual is faced with are generally addressed over the course of several weeks, sometimes several months. If this is the pace you're comfortable with, then our 50 or 90-minute session format may be a perfect fit for you. For others, particularly those with acute trauma, we offer a groundbreaking treatment method known as an "EMDR Intensive", or "EMDR Retreat", which can successfully compress a large amount of therapy into a much shorter length of time, often in a matter of hours or days. If you have heightened privacy concerns, if you're an artist on the road, or simply feel more comfortable receiving therapy in your own home rather than in person, we also offer state-of-the-art therapy services via a secure high-speed video teleconferencing platform. 

No matter what problems you are currently faced with, the Columbia Center For EMDR Therapy is dedicated to delivering the absolute best approach to therapy possible.

To learn more about our services, and explore the science behind EMDR and Somatic Experiencing,

 click any of the links at the very top of this page, or contact us directly. We're here to help!

A Professional Approach


"For each of us, there comes a time when we encounter challenges in life that require the help of a qualified expert to successfully navigate. If you, or someone you know is struggling with issues related to past trauma, abuse, or stresses from major life changes, I can help. My name is Virginia "Ginger" Poag, LCSW, CEMDR, SEP, and I am a certified, licensed Master's Level Clinician with nearly 30 years experience in the field, and one of only several thousand EMDR-certified and EMDRIA-approved consultants in the world. If you would like to learn more about me, just click the link below. I'd love to help you on your journey toward healing and self discovery!"