Warm, Authentic, and Compassionate
We are EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapists and Consultants-in-Training offering trauma therapy in Pennsylvania. Often times when dealing with PTSD, it not enough to just talk about what happened to you; it is necessary to work through what is stored in the body. We create the safe space needed for you to heal from trauma and PTSD. We use evidenced-based practices such as EMDR to help individuals grow to become more at peace within themselves.
We believe that healing from trauma and PTSD is best done using an experiential approach. While aspects of talk therapy are important, we use IFS-informed EMDR as the primary model of treatment. We work with our clients to develop an individualized treatment plan to guide you in your healing process. We have come together as EMDR therapists to offer individuals & professionals our passion for and expertise in trauma work. Our goal is to help you move forward from trauma and re-connect you with resilient parts of yourself!
Meet The Team
Erin Ziegelmeyer, MA, LPC
Co-Founder of the Willow Space for Trauma Treatment
ICM EMDR Basic Training Practicum Facilitator
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved Consultant
Erin’s passion for helping others understand emotions began at a young age and continued to flourish throughout college. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Erin majored in psychology and minored in communications, with a strong emphasis on research with eating disorders & body image. After completing her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at West Chester University, Erin has spent her career treating clients in a variety of settings, including residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings for both adolescents and adults. Erin is trained in relational trauma repair (RTR), attachment-based family therapy (ABFT, level 2), and is a certified therapist & approved consultant in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR). Erin utilizes EMDR as her primary therapy modality, weaving in parts work and attachment repair to assist in treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relational issues, PTSD, dissociative symptoms, interpersonal trauma, and attachment issues. On a case-by-case basis, Erin utilizes animal assisted therapy (AAT) with her collie/poodle mix, Max.
Joe Woodbridge, MSW, LCSW
Co-Founder of the Willow Space for Trauma Treatment
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist & Consultant-in-Training
Joe obtained his graduate degree in Social Work (MSW) and undergraduate degree in Sociology from West Chester University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania. He is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist & consultant-in-training. Joe’s career began working in inpatient detox & rehab holding various roles supporting individuals through their treatment process. Joe has also worked in outpatient treatment settings as a primary therapist treating adolescents through adults with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. Joe’s passion is working with individuals afflicted by complex trauma & PTSD. Joe’s approach as a therapist is person-centered, strengths-based, curious, compassionate, and empathetic. He is skilled at using EMDR to help men & women with low self-esteem and self-worth, emotional abuse and neglect, PTSD, childhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, and relationship issues. Joe also uses an Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed lens in addition to EMDR to help with feeling “stuck”. Joe provides attentive and insightful counseling with the goal of helping clients get clarity and feel at peace with themselves. Through his warm and nurturing approach Joe provides the experience of being seen, heard, and validated within the therapeutic relationship.
Lizzie Birmingham, LSW
EMDR Trained (March 2024)
As a clinician, Lizzie believes in using empathy and authenticity to build rapport with her clients. Former clients would describe Lizzie as a breath of fresh air, someone who is passionate about meeting client needs. Lizzie strives to make her therapeutic space safe and inviting so that you feel comfortable and welcome. Lizzie has experience working in mental health, substance use, and is currently in training for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. In addition to EMDR, Lizzie also uses approaches such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing (MI). When not in session, Lizzie enjoys watching reality TV and spending time with family.
Max, Canine-Therapy Assistant
Max, a border collie/poodle mix, has extensive behavioral training and experience providing canine-assisted interventions to adolescents and adults. As Erin’s co-therapist, Max has worked with individuals, families, and small groups to help them cope with and overcome PTSD symptoms, behavioral struggles, social integration problems, treatment engagement difficulties, and anxiety. When he is not involved in therapy work, Max enjoys playing with his friends, playing fetch and tug-of-war, eating homemade treats, and learning new tricks. Max has attended several community events with Erin, including the 2018 Suicide Prevention conference in Harrisburg, PA and providing psychoeducation around substance use to local college students. Max currently holds his Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA) titles. Max is working to obtain his Novice Trick Dog Title (TKN) and Therapy Dog title (TDI).
Erin and Max’s Specializations and Interests:
Childhood trauma and PTSD
Anxiety and Depression
Survivors of abuse
Cary, Canine-Therapy Assistant
Black terrier/lab mix
Cary is a 4 year old black terrier/lab mix. She is highly attuned to clients as they enter the therapy office and is loved by adolescents, young adults, and adults alike. She is sweet, calming, and has a peaceful presence. She has worked with Joe in outpatient psychotherapy settings since 2019. She has aided clients in releasing emotions related to trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Cary's goal is to become a certified therapy animal and to participate in extensive training to expand her skill set. When she's not in the office she can be found taking long naps, playing with toys, and learning new tricks.