Libby Korell, MA, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Child and Family Team Lead
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist
Certified EMDR Parent-Child & Attachment Specialist

Trauma Therapy (Adults and Children)
Child & Family Therapy
EMDR and Pediatric EMDR
Brainspotting
Individual Therapy

Specialities

  • Trauma Recovery with EMDR
  • Adult Survivors of Abuse
  • Women’s Issues
  • Children (ages 4-11)
    • Pediatric EMDR
    • Child survivors of abuse
    • Life-limiting illness and chronic health conditions (including support for parents and caregivers)
    • Children and families experiencing medical trauma

Specialized Care for Children who have Experienced Trauma

Libby is a dedicated trauma therapist with specialized training and expertise in working with children and families who have experienced trauma. Areas of specialty include working with children who have experienced single-incident traumas, relational traumas, victims of abuse, and medical trauma(e.g., traumatic illness, injury, etc.). Libby also has extensive experience working with families whose children face end-of-life situations. She is an expert in working with children ages 4-11 and their families. In addition to her child/family expertise, she is highly adept in her work with parents who have experienced birth trauma or loss.

A Relational, Effective, and Systemic Approach to Healing

Libby’s clients can rely on her belief that children and parents are the experts in their lives. Viewing her role as a catalyst for greater connection, attachment, healing, and meaningful change, Libby approaches therapy through a relational, attachment, and family systems lens. As a Certified EMDR therapist and specialist in pediatric EMDR, she predominantly uses EMDR in her work with children and their families. Libby also relies on her training in synergetic play therapy, child-centered play therapy, and attachment training in her work with children and families. 

Libby also holds her values and ethics as a clinical social worker in very high regard. Recognizing the impact systems and institutions can have on children and families, she advocates for her clients as they navigate these systems. Libby’s clients can rely on her belief that children and parents are the experts in their own lives and view her role as a catalyst for greater connection, attachment, healing, and meaningful change.

Passionate Advocate for Women

Libby is deeply attuned to the ongoing pressures women face in an ever-changing world. She believes in reproductive rights and understands the complex dynamics when a woman faces a difficult choice regarding pregnancy. This passion and empathy underlies Libby’s commitment to providing a safe, non-judgmental, and accepting environment. 

Hear from Libby


Throughout my career, I have strived to join families on their healing paths and recognize with deep gratitude the privilege of doing this work.  

There is nothing you or your child can tell me that will be “too much.” Throughout many years of working with children and families who have experienced trauma, it has always been my mission to create a space free of judgment, full of acceptance, and playfulness – attuning to the needs of the child in the room. I will meet you and your children where you are and help guide you from trauma and survival to thriving. 

Parenting is not for the weary. Parenting during trauma recovery and healing is the most outstanding example of bravery. Every step of the way, I will work alongside your child and family, carving the path to new ways of thinking, behaving, and connecting. While the work is heavy, it is imperative to keep it playful for children, recognizing the importance of their developmental stages and the importance of humor and play. 

In my work with adult survivors of trauma, I view my role very similarly as I do in my work with kids and families –  joining my clients on their path toward healing through EMDR and other somatic therapies. 

 

~Libby Korell, LCSW

Posts by Libby

EMDR, therapy for women, overwhelm

The Many Hats Women Wear

Women are often expected to juggle multiple roles, constantly striving to meet the demands of...
child trauma, what to do after a child experiences trauma

Something Bad Happened; Now What? Responding to Children After a Traumatic Event

As hard as we try to protect our children from trauma, we are frequently unable...

EMDR with Children

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is an evidence-based practice initially developed by Francine...
medical trauma

For Families and Individuals Experiencing Medical Trauma or Difficult Diagnoses

Medical trauma creates change you don’t choose, healing is about creating change you do choose...

The Value of Play Therapy (and of Play in General)

Play is a child’s work, and this is not a trivial pursuit. ~ Alfred Adler ...

Do We Need a Therapist for Our Child?

Being a parent isn’t always easy. There are times as we parent that we might...
kids

Education and Certifications

Education

  • 1997 Masters of Social Work, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
  • 1989 Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska

Certifications

  • Certified EMDR Therapist – EMDRIA, 2024
  • Certified Parent – Child & Attachment Specialist, 2024

 

Advanced Trainings

EMDR Parent – Child & Attachment Specialist, Agate Institute, 2/2024

Theraplay Level 1, 2024

Multiple trainings on Directive and Child Centered Play Therapy work with professionals including, Rise Von Fleet, Garry Landreth, and Sandra Hewitt

Basic EMDR Training Levels 1 & 2, Maiberger Institute 

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