EMDR - Healing Trauma, Transforming Lives When Talk Therapy Isn't Enough

8777 West Rayford Rd. - Suite 105, Spring TX 77389


   Rob Benson





Certified EMDR Therapy and DBT Treatment


 Licensed professional EMDR and DBT services convenient to communities of Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball and adjoining areas.   

Appointments and Confidential Messages

New Clients - Ages 15 and Older - Call or Email



Active Clients May Add, Check or Delete Schedule Requests

If you answer "yes" to any of these questions....

Exposed to actual or threatened death, serious injury or violence?

Traumatized by injury or overwhelming adversity?

Re-experiencing past traumatic events and memories?

Avoiding distressing memories, thoughts, feelings associated with traumatic events?

Feeling damaged, wounded by life experiences?

If answering yes to one or more of these questions, then EMDR therapy and/or DBT may be an effective mental health investment in your life, and the lives of people around you.  Don't let the past get in the way of your present and future.  

Altus Counseling Services PLLC provides licensed professional EMDR and DBT services convenient to communities of Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball and adjoining areas. 

Approaches to Treatment

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)


Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing is extensively researched and proven effective for treatment of trauma by the American Psychiatric Association, World Health Organization, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, US. Department of Health and Human Services and others. EMDR is a non-drug, non-hypnosis therapeutic procedure to treat anxiety, depression, guilt, anger and post traumatic responses.

For more information about EMDR, please see the Treatment pull down menu atop this page, and black button below that will take you to expert testimony and resources. Check out Connections, also atop this page, and a Blog about What to Expect in an EMDR therapy session.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Dialectical Behavior Therapy services are skill-based and therapeutic treatments used to regulate emotions, tolerate distress, improve interpersonal effectiveness, increase awareness of physical and psychological influences. DBT promotes effective thinking, positively influencing emotions and behavior. When combined with Cognitive Processing Therapy and EMDR, these approaches help relieve emotions triggered by underlying trauma. 

For more information about DBT, please see the Treatment pull down menu section atop this page and black button below that will take you to expert testimony and resources. Check out Connections, also atop this page, a Blog about approaches to and experiences with DBT.

Expert testimony on Trauma, Self Destructive Behaviors and Abuse


Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP is a developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Linehan's contributions to suicide research and clinical psychology include evidence-based treatments for people experiencing trauma, self destructive behaviors and abuse, with high suicide risk and multiple, severe behavioral health challenges. 

"As someone once said to me, "Aren't these skills your mother was supposed to teach you?" I always say yes, but for many people their mother just did not or was not able to get around to it." (Linehan, 2015, p. vii)

Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, DBTC is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy practitioner, consultant, speaker and trainer of more than 7,000 professionals. Dr. Pederson describes himself as a proponent of "a broader form of evidence-based practice that recognizes the importance of therapist experience and judgment balanced with client needs and preferences." (Pederson, 2015, fourth cover)





Licensed Professional Counselor

  Certified Clinical Trauma Professional  

EMDR Certified (EMDRIA)

Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional 

VA Certified – Post Traumatic Stress



Rob Benson


Personal Experiences

The focus of my Masters of Science from Concordia University was on the growth of the individual and development of the family. At the University of Michigan, I completed an Advanced Human Resource Executive Program and worked in related corporate areas for 30 years.

Outside counseling, I retired as a 37 year commercial airline pilot captain. A 10 year veteran of the US Air Force, I served as 

pilot of the C-5.


Professional Client Focus

Healing is possible through hopeful, future-oriented counseling. Client results emerge cumulatively, continuously. My practice is focused on treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma and instability in moods, behavior and functioning often associated with Post Traumatic Stress and Borderline Personality. 

Initially, my approach to psychotherapy is to work together with the client to find solutions that support client growth. Then, to select best practices in counseling theory. In my experience, DBT and EMDR are two of the most researched and helpful therapeutic resources in my practice. Through DBT, we work to relieve distress and dysregulation; and through EMDR, we are resolving emotional challenges associated with past crisis and trauma.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor working in Spring TX, my proficiencies include certifications from the Veteran's Administration to treat Post Traumatic Stress; the DBT National Certification and Accreditation Association; the International Association of Trauma Professionals; and, I am Certified by the EMDR International Association.

Professional Client services are available to individuals age 15 and older. 



In a peaceful, secure, comfortable setting focused on Client privacy and personal welfare assured through Informed Consent.  



Session fee: $130

I will provide a receipt for services if you choose to file out-of-network benefits with 

your insurance company.

Honoring members of our Active Duty Military and Veterans, Altus accepts TriCare/TriWest insurance.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa, Health Savings Accounts, Cash, Check to "Altus Counseling Services"  

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Rob Benson MS LPC

Altus Counseling Services PLLC

8777 West Rayford Road, Spring, TX 77389 - Suite 105



Monday - Friday by appointment


Recommended Reading for Clients Experiencing Trauma, Stress and Abuse

"The Best Drug I've Ever Taken Wasn't Even a Drug: It Was EMDR Therapy"

"The Body Keeps the Score - Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma"

by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

"The Presence Process"

by Michael Brown

"Shame & Guilt: Masters of Disquise"

by Jane Middleton-Moz

"The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse"

by Ellen Bass and Lauren Davis

"Walking the Tiger- Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences"

by Peter A. Levine

"I Never Told Anyone - Writings of Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse"

by Ellen Bass and Louise Thornton

"The Boy who was Raised as a Dog, and other stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook"

by Bruce D. Perry

"Looking at Mindfulness"

by Christophe Andre

Available in written, ebook and audio book formats


When we have learned in our hearts what fear and trembling means, we are safeguarded by any terror produced by outside influences

--Ancient Chinese Book of Changes

 Licensed professional EMDR and DBT services convenient to communities of Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball and adjoining areas.