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Embracing Tele-therapy

In an abundance of caution and to provide zero risk to the client regarding Covid-19, Carolyn Settle is now providing counseling services through tele-therapy methods. Learn more about this here.

Meet Carolyn Settle, MSW, LCSW

Psychotherapist | Consultant | Speaker | Author | Researcher

Carolyn Settle has been counseling children, adolescents, and adults for 40 years during that time she has worked in hospital settings, community behavioral health and in private practice. This depth of knowledge has given Ms. Settle the experience and ability to work with a variety of challenging issues and to be able to help people in effective and empowering ways.


​Ms. Settle is trained in Gestalt therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  Ms. Settle uses a solution-focused approach in a supportive and encouraging online atmosphere.

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Panic attacks

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder​​

  • Giftedness challenges

  • Grief/loss

  • Sexual abuse

  • Physical abuse

  • Gay/lesbian relationships

  • Child/adolescent issues

  • Parenting

  • Self-esteem

  • Divorce

Published Author

Ms. Settle has co-authored the second edition of the book and treatment manual EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children; Infants to Adolescents 2ed. The updated version has been expanded to include more detailed information on treating children, infants through pre-school and pre-teens and teens.

​She has also co-authored several chapters and journal articles on EMDR with children. 


Areas of Specialty

EMDR: Ms. Settle is an authority on EMDR with adults, adolescents, and children for trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, and other distressing life occurrences.  She is an EMDR Institute facilitator, an EMDRIA-certified therapist and consultant, and a volunteer for EMDR Trauma Recovery Network Humanitarian Assistant Program ( as a trainer.

Ms. Settle was a co-investigator in the research of fidelity to EMDR and children under the age of ten.  Ms. Settle has been an invited presenter at EMDRIA conferences nationally and internationally. She has presented in the countries of Japan, France, England, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and Scotland

A graduate of Arizona State University (ASU), Ms. Settle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. 
She also earned a Master’s of Social Work from ASU.

​Ms. Settle received the “Gift for Giving” 2009 Award for Vision from Sierra Tucson.

Clinician Training Opportunities

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As we are self-sheltering during the COVID-19 pandemic, EMDR therapists can use this as an opportunity to learn more about using EMDR therapy with children and teens and earn CEs at significantly reduced rates.  These high quality, prerecorded, on-demand webinars include videos of actual sessions with children and teens with many helpful handouts.


At your convenience and on your own time-frame, you can choose to watch an individual webinar or bundle two of the webinars together for an even greater discount.


 Free LIVE Webinar  

EMDR With Children and Teens Using Teletherapy

Presented by Carolyn Settle, MSW and Marianne Turley, LMFT


Join us this Sunday from 2:00PM - 3:00PM (AZ time) for a free, 1-hour webinar will give EMDR child therapists practical tools when combining EMDR therapy with teleconferencing for children 3 to 18 years old. Topic areas to be addressed include; privacy & confidentiality, translating play & sand therapy in teleconferencing and when to use the parent or caregiver as a co-therapist.  Presenters will also discuss the needs of each age group when applying resource development, finding possible NC/PCs and listening for child specific issues related to COVID-19 and self-sheltering.


 We are in this together.  

Complimentary Teletherapy Webinars for Clinicians

Join us for FREE 1 hour webinars by EMDRIA approved consultant Marianne Turley, MC, LMFT on using Teletherapy with EMDR Therapy. This prerecorded webinar gives EMDR therapists practical tips to do EMDR with clients using videos conferencing and provides support and 'help for the helpers' during these difficult times.