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Meet Carolyn Settle, MSW, LCSW

Psychotherapist | Consultant | Speaker | Author | Researcher

Carolyn Settle has been counseling children, adolescents, and adults for 39 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 atmosphere.

A sampling of Carolyn's 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

Recently, 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 (emdrhap.org) 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.