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About Aura

I enjoy working with clients struggling with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and perinatal issues.  Many of my clients have experienced:

  • A traumatic event or recent major stressor

  • Significant childhood trauma

  • Unrelenting mental, emotional, or physical symptoms

  • Seeing multiple providers without much progress

  • Hurting and willing to try anything if it will actually offer them relief


If this describes you, and you are ready to do transformative work together, I can't wait to meet you.

I am an experiential and somatic-focused therapist, and I am trained in a variety of modalities and tools, including EMDR, parts work, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, animal-assisted therapy (not currently available), nature-based interventions, mindfulness, and yoga. Focusing on somatic approaches means that we will likely spend time getting outside of your everyday, cognitive approach to problem-solving, and practicing accessing the wisdom in your body, nervous system, and inner knowing.  There will still be time for problem-solving and more cognitive approaches when it's helpful!

My practice is located in Athens, GA, and I offer online therapy to clients anywhere in the state of Georgia.  Read more about online therapy here. 


You can reach me directly at

Aura Morris, the owner of Aura Morris Psychotherapy, by the River in Athens GA.  Aura offers attachment focused EMDR
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My Philosophy

I am constantly amazed and humbled by my clients, and in this work I love witnessing the the adaptability and tenacity of the human spirit.  I believe every person has the ability to radically heal from their history and trauma.  I know it shouldn't take a lifetime to get there.  Don't worry if you don't yet trust that you have this ability: you can borrow my confidence in you as we work to build your own.  I expect that you will see significant progress in the time we are working together, and if you don't, I will help you find someone who can offer you that. I am honored to be able to walk beside you and hold a strong container for you to work in, grow in, and heal in. 


I make every effort to make my therapy space a welcoming and safe space for clients no matter their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pronouns, size, shape, or presentation.  LGBTQ clients and people of color are welcome here.  I will work hard to understand your experience and take responsibility for my own privilege, blind spots, and learning. 

Education, Training, and Certifications

  • EMDR Intensives, Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute, 2024

  • Perpetrator Introjects in DID, Farnsworth Lobenstein, 2023

  • EMDR Certification, EMDRIA, 2022

  • Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, Polaris Institute, 2022

  • MDMA-Assisted Therapy, MAPS, 2021

  • Flash Technique for EMDR, Ricky Greenwald, 2021

  • Assessment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation, Kathy Steele, 2021

  • Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR and Structural Dissociation Theory, Kathleen Martin, 2021

  • Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR Basic Training, PTI, 2020

  • Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, UGA, 2016

  • Masters of Social Work, University of Georgia, 2016

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"Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do." 

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