Live the Authenic
Life You Long For

About Brave Living Center

Trauma or PTSD may haunt you with nightmares, painful memories, anxiety, sleep problems, depression, grief, or relationship conflict. You may be unsure what you experienced is considered traumatic yet it continues to interrupt your life. Despite your best efforts, lack of change is compelling you to courageously consider another approach. If you feel ready enough to try different, you are in the right place. Compassionate, effective counseling can free you from painful past experiences or feeling unworthy of love and belonging so you can live your best life Now. 

Photo of Terri Stockdreher Trauma Psychotherapist and owner of Brave Living Center

In awe of people’s resiliency — more than 15 years helping people heal from traumatic experiences is proof that courageous culture changes lives.

Having an emotionally safe place where you feel seen and heard without judgement is most important for success. With reflection and accountability of her white, hetero, cis gender privilege she welcomes each client’s uniqueness and personal history that shape their lives.

Giving ourselves permission to consider we are unequivocally worthy of love and belonging leads to a revolution of courageous culture that fundamentally changes lives. That’s a world we're committed to creating every day.

Professional Experience

Terri’s past work has included trauma related counseling with military and veterans at the New Orleans VA Hospital, with children at Tulane University Medical School, and developing community mental health programs at Louisiana Public Health Institute. She continues to love working with military, veterans, and their spouses as a part of her private practice.

Because of its powerful ability to heal trauma and distressful experiences, she has specialized in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) since 2007. For five years she led the National VA/Vet Center EMDR Conference Call through consultation, clinical learning, and advocacy for EMDR providers across the country. As an EMDRIA Consultant and Certified Therapist, Terri offers consultation and advanced trainings on EMDR to mental health providers locally and nationally.

Select Trainings & Certifications


EMDR Consultant


Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra Meditation Level II Training


Certified Daring Way Facilitator (based on research of Brené Brown)


EMDR Certified Therapist


Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training


Cognitive Processing Therapy Training


Motivational Interviewing Therapy Training


Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra Meditation Level I Training


LifeForce Yoga for Depression and Anxiety Training


Certified Compassion Fatigue Therapist


EMDR Basic Training


Trauma informed therapy heals past hurt so you Live with freedom instead of suffering. With many options for treatment, together we’ll make a plan that works for you.


At Brave Living Center we have advanced specialization in treating traumatic experiences such as:

Sexual assault, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, disasters, neglect, combat, accidents, violence, moral injury, attachment wounds, and narcissistic parents/loved ones. 

These painful experiences may result in PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociation, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, or feeling “Not Enough”.

Trauma Focused Evidence Based Treatments heal the source of suffering that then frees us to live our most authentic life.

  • Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Psychotherapy (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
    (based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Written Exposure Therapy


  • Daring Greatly™, Rising Strong™, Gifts of Imperfection™ individual, group, and workshops based on research of Brené Brown
  • Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) Therapy
  • Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Relationships (STAIR)
  • Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) for treatment of nightmares
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
  • iRest™ Yoga Nidra Meditation


Why brave living center
is different

Fees & Insurance

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We offer limited in-person appointments for clients who are fully vaccinated.  Online sessions are also available for those who prefer them or have yet to be fully vaccinated.

Standard weekly therapy is $215 per 55-minute per session or $323 per 90-minute extended session

Intensive therapy is $250 per 120+ minute session scheduled for one to three (1-3) consecutive days up to four (4) hours per day.

  • $500 per 2-hour intensive session
  • $750 per 3-hour intensive session
  • $1000 per 4-hour intensive session

Intensive therapy a
ppointments may be available on Fri, Sat, or Sun with +20% weekend rate fee.

Payment is due at time of service and is preferred to be paid with Zelle. Other payment methods possible. 

Cancellation of appointment requires 24-hour notice otherwise the full cost of the scheduled session will be charged. Please discuss with me emergencies that may impact cancellation.

For Providers

Terri has provided professional consultation and training locally and nationally, including co-presenting at the 2019 EMDR International Association Conference.  She is the Chair of the South Louisiana EMDR Regional Network.

Translating what you’ve learned in EMDR Basic Training to your clients can sometimes be daunting. Consultation can help you integrate EMDR into your practice so that you feel more confident especially if working with specific populations such as military/veterans or clinical domains like managing over-activation. Consultation also available for those wanting to become an EMDR Certified Therapist.

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