Dr. Karee Dunn is one of our clinicians at Life Connections; she sees clients exclusively via telehealth. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research with an emphasis on human development in 2008 and has been a university professor since that time. In May of 2022, she earned a Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the College of William and Mary. Karee utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables clients to heal from the symptoms of emotional distress that arises from mildly to extremely disturbing life experiences. Evidence supports the use of this technique in treating PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. She primarily works with clients who range in age from late adolescence to older age.

TREATMENT APPROACH

Karee’s therapeutic approach is rooted in social cognitive theory and acceptance and commitment theory. Karee is trained in multiple theories and evidence-based interventions. She will tailor her approach to her work with you to meet your needs. Some of these theories and approaches include EMDR, humanistic theory, cognitive behavioral theory, dialectical behavioral theory, and internal family systems theory.

Dr. Dunn also works with clients who have recent traumatic events using EMDR. The experience has to have happened within the last three months because it takes three months for us to fully process a single event. This use of EMDR helps clients process the trauma in a healthy way before it consolidates in the brain. For more information about EMDR, please visit the EMDR International Association’s Website.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

  • Trained in EMDR (EMDRIA approved basic training)
  • Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, the College of William and Mary, May 2022
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology and Research, concentration in human development, the University of Memphis, 2008
  • Master of Science in Educational Psychology, the University of Memphis, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, the University of Louisiana, 2001