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veronica mollere

she / her

owner, director, individual + group therapist

EMDR + trauma-focused psychotherapy

my background:

Veronica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Louisiana but completed much of her training in New York City. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work and a Bachelor’s of Art in Visual Art from Fordham University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the sole distinction of departmental honors with the Graduate School of Social Services. She went on to complete a Fulbright fellowship in Chiang Mai, Thailand and pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Silberman School for Social Work at Hunter College. She is a current member of the EMDR International Association, the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and lifetime member of the Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society.

For the past decade, Veronica has been working in the field of social work and social justice in a variety of ways.

She has: 

+ Transformed a successful solo private practice into a growing group private practice in New Orleans focused on trauma-informed care

+ Researched mentalization in global communities of youth affected by systemic violence and war

+ Analyzed community responses to develop post-secondary curricula and occupational standards for Social Work in Afghanistan

+ Developed and tested an arts-based therapy curriculum for child survivors of commercial sexual exploitation

+ Facilitated education-based, culturally sensitive community initiatives and cultural exchange in Thailand to increase opportunities for families affected by social and economic difficulties

+ Developed and facilitated educational presentations in line with Louisiana state standards on the prevention of sexual violence, domestic violence, and bullying

+ Provided case management and counseling in NYC and New Orleans to survivors of sexual violence, at-risk youth, and disenfranchised families

+ Facilitated parenting groups aimed at reducing traumatic and adverse childhood experiences through education & empowerment with families in the Bronx

+ Provided in-home crisis management and mental health services to children and families in New Orleans

Veronica is committed to community engagement and education to support structural change and increased awareness around mental health and social justice issues, specifically related to individual and collective trauma. She has given the following educational presentations and workshops, and is available for speaking engagements on these and other topics related to her social and clinical work:


+ Trauma-Informed Care in Psychiatric Settings | Tulane University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, 2023

+ What Happened to Her? Multidisciplinary Trauma Informed Care in the Perinatal Setting | Woman's Hospital GRACE Speaker Series, 2020

+ Rising Strong: the Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution, a self-care series presentation on the work of Brené Brown | Affordable Healing Arts, 2017

+ Intimate Partner Violence in the Perinatal Period | (formerly) Metropolitan Center for Women + Children, presented to St. Tammany Nurse Family Partnership, 2014

+ Domestic Violence 101 | (formerly) Metropolitan Center for Women + Children, 2013

+ Stand Up! Speak Out! End Bullying Now | (formerly) Metropolitan Center for Women + Children, presented to 5th-8th grade classes, 2013

+ Sexual + Intimate Partner Violence in the Transgender Community | (formerly) Metropolitan Center for Women + Children, 2013

Veronica is enthusiastic to engage in lifelong learning around her work, and has participated in the following post-graduate and professional training programs:

+ From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders | International Society for the Study of Trauma + Dissociation, 2023-2024

+ The Complexities of Complex Trauma Part II, Professional Training Program | International Society for the Study of Trauma + Dissociation, 2022-2023

+ Level 1 Training in Clinical Hypnotherapy | American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, 2022

+ The Complexities of Complex Trauma Part I, Professional Training Program | International Society for the Study of Trauma + Dissociation, 2020-2021

+ Anti-Racism Training | Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso, 2020

+ Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach | EMDR Institute, Inc, 2018

+ Prolonged Exposure for PTSD | Medical University of South Carolina online training, 2018

+ EMDR advanced training in EMD, EMDr for Complex Trauma + Dissociation | EMDR Institute, Inc, 2016

+ Adolescent Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT) | Anna Freud Centre curriculum, 2015

+ EMDR basic training | EMDRIA approved course, 2015

+ Grief and Trauma Intervention | Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, 2014

+ Trauma Focused CBT | Medical University of South Carolina online training, 2013

+ The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Undoing Racism | participant, 2012

+ Motivational Interviewing | Institute for Community Living training & certificate, 2011

+ Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative | Hunter College certification, 2011

+ Options Counseling | Spence-Chapin Adoption Services training, 2008

She has worked as a psychotherapist for over six years and in the field of mental health for a decade. In 2016, Veronica opened her private practice to address the role that traumatic stress was playing in her New Orleans community. In 2021, Veronica expanded that practice to a group model, in order to address the demand for trauma-focused services from a diversity of therapeutic modalities and services. So often, the underpinnings of psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual difficulties arise from unresolved trauma. Her professional and personal experiences have facilitated her ability to enable survivors of traumatic experiences to find relief from the manifold symptoms that result. Trauma related disorders often coexist with other mental and physical health issues, and Well Psychotherapy carefully blends trauma-informed care with traditional and innovative therapeutic approaches tailored to our client’s unique needs.

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