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 EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist & Consultant-in-Training
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 & consultant-in-training in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR). Erin utilizes EMDR as her primary therapy modality, weaving in parts work from various modalities, 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 is a graduate of West Chester University where he received both an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a master of social work (MSW) degree. Joe has worked in both residential and outpatient settings treating individuals, groups, and families afflicted by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Joe is certified as an EMDR therapist through EMDRIA and is a consultant-in-training. Joe also is a level one certified experiential therapist (CET I) and has a certificate in relapse prevention counseling. Joe's approach is informed by attachment theory, family systems theory, and holistically viewing each individual as a person, not a diagnosis. Joe primarily works with individuals with complex trauma and PTSD with a focus on relational trauma and attachment. Joe works closely with his 3 1/2 year old female lab mix, Cary, who's supportive and calming demeanor helps clients to feel grounded.
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.