Carolyn Settle has been counseling children, adolescents, and adults for 39 years during that time she has worked in hospital settings, community behavioral health and in private practice. This depth of knowledge has given Ms. Settle the experience and ability to work with a variety of challenging issues and to be able to help people in an effective and empowering ways.  Some of her areas of expertise are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Giftedness issues
  • Grief/loss
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy/blended family issues
  • Gay/lesbian relationships
  • Child/adolescent issues
  • Parenting
  • Self-esteem
  • Divorce

Ms. Settle is trained in Gestalt therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  Ms. Settle uses a solution-focused approach in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

A graduate of Arizona State University (ASU), Ms. Settle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.  She also earned a Master’s of Social Work from ASU.

Ms. Settle received the “Gift for Giving” 2009 Award for Vision from Sierra Tucson.

Areas of Specialty:

EMDR: Ms. Settle is an authority on EMDR with adults, adolescents, and children for trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, and other distressing life occurrences.  She is an EMDR Institute facilitator, an EMDRIA-certified therapist and consultant, and a volunteer for EMDR Trauma Recovery Network Humanitarian Assistant Program ( as a trainer.

Ms. Settle has recently  co-authored the second edition of the book and treatment manual EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children:Infants to Adolescents. The updated version has been expanded to include more detailed information on treating children, infants through pre-school and pre-teens and teens. She has co-authored and several chapters and journal articles on EMDR with children. Ms. Settle was a co-investigator in the research of fidelity to EMDR and children under the age of ten.  Ms. Settle has been an invited presenter at EMDRIA conference nationally and internationally. She has presented in the countries of Japan, France, England, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and Scottland.