EP. 009

How Are IFS and EMDR Effective Tools for Treating Trauma?

With Tara Booker and Emily Carroll

EP. 009

In this week’s episode, we sit down with therapists Tara Booker and Emily Carroll who help us explore how the therapeutic modalities of IFS (Internal Family Systems) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can be effective tools in healing trauma. They both share how their unique specializations can be used to gently come alongside people in their recovery.

Everything makes sense within the context of our story.

- Emily Carroll

Meet Tara

Tara Booker, LCSW serves as an Adjust Therapist for the clients of Milestones, Onsite’s Residential Trauma Program. She joins our team with experience from a variety of organizations supporting individuals impacted by trauma and addictions since 2013, including the Next Door and The Ranch.  

Tara was drawn to working at Milestones because she enjoys working with individuals partaking in the residential treatment experience. She was excited to join a team of top-notch clinicians who help clients mend deep wounds with trauma-focused and intensive therapies in a group setting. 


Meet Emily

Emily Carroll, MMFT, serves as an Adjunct Therapist for clients at Milestones, Onsite’s Residential Trauma Program. She joins our team, most recently, working full-time in private practice; yet, past experience working in residential settings informed an understanding and deep belief in the sacredness of residential trauma work.  


Emily is passionate about creating compassionate and safe spaces, both in the therapy room and within client’s internal systems.  

She believes that in caring for her clients, in holding space for them in every piece of themselves and their story, in entering from a stance of curiosity and openness, and in leaning into a foundation of sound clinical knowledge and experience – change happens. Hope is accessible. And, healing takes place.