Louise Bargo Biller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) receiving her Master of Social Work Degree from East Carolina University in May 2000.She has worked for many years in the public realm of social work and social work management as well as non-profit development and management. Louise entered private practice as a mental health counselor and consultant in 2005 beginning her second career.
Louise believes through a positive relationship with a caring professional it is possible to uncover solutions to the most difficult of life’s struggles. Louise’s theoretical approach to therapy is an eclectic mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution Focused Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Person Centered and Psychodynamic Therapy. Louise has spent many years working with adults, teens, children, couples, and families. She has experience and training in providing psychotherapy for clients with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, child and adolescent behavioral problems, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adults and children, grief, blending families, co-parenting after divorce, relationship struggles, couples communication, women’s issues, stress, and anger management.
Louise has expertise in providing therapeutic services for active duty, retired military and military families. Veterans and warriors have many reasons for seeking clinical attention that are due to their direct combat experiences, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder to mention two major ones, and importantly reintegration into their families and communities after long and multiple deployments. Louise is trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for the treatment of trauma completing both parts of basic training as well as multiple advanced trainings. Louise also participated in a year-long supervision group with EMDR therapists from the Eastern part of the United States. EMDR is a powerful healing approach that has demonstrated positive results in the treatment of many disorders, but specifically for trauma related experiences and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.