Whole Brain Therapy
(with RRT & EMDR)

Sheila McKeonMA, LPC, LCAS

(828) 808-2860


Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) is an integrative and holistic approach designed to clear painful emotional responses, and is particularly effective in clearing anxiety and the negative effects of grief or past trauma. RRT is more effective than other approaches because it gently integrates the cognitive part of the mind with the emotional part in a way that calms the emotions, relaxes the body, and increases clear thoughts and actions.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), EMDR uses bi-lateral stimulation to help the logical area of the brain to work with the emotional area of the brain where trauma is stored. This removes the emotion and its effects out of a memory. You will still remember what happened, but the memory will no longer be so painful…it will become ‘just’ a fact about your life.


Hypnotherapy uses a natural state of relaxation to connect with your subconscious mind. This connection enables the changing of unwanted habits and behaviors. Also, during this relaxed state your mind is capable of heightened focus in order to tap into your full potential. This allows you to find solutions and gain useful insight.

Whole Brain Therapy

Whole brain therapy is a concept inspired by new information from neuroscience about the different functions of our cognitive brain (frontal cortex), and our emotional brain (limbic system). Our cognitive brain uses analysis, introspection, etc.; while our emotional brain uses fear, anger, etc. By utilizing techniques that work with the whole brain, we can create lasting change.

Benefits and How I Can Help



By engaging the subconscious mind and eliminating the ongoing influence from troubling past events, blockages are released and healing takes place. Negative habits and painful emotions are replaced by positive actions and feelings of well being. Desired change is automatic and lasting.

  • Trauma

    Trauma is usually the basis of most emotional or mental disturbances. Traumatic events have this in common: it happened unexpectedly, you were unprepared for it, and you felt powerless to prevent it. Trauma creates a confusion in our identity and our perception of safety in the world. I use EMDR, along with other specialties to resolve the effects of trauma. Read more about how I will help clear your trauma.

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, and uneasiness about a situation that your mind sees as a perceived threat. It is often accompanied by physical sensations such as tightness in the chest, and/or throat, shortness of breath, racing thoughts, feelings of panic, and problems in concentration and sleeping. I use RRT to clear anxiety and panic attacks then we practice relaxation techniques. Read more about how I will help you find contentment, freedom and peace.

  • Grief/Loss

    There are many forms of grief: death of a loved one, divorce, relationship breakup, loss of health, losing a job, etc. Grief can be all consuming and drain your energy, leaving you feeling stuck and unable to move forward with life. I use techniques that help you connect with your loved ones and positive resources available in your life. Read more about how I will support and guide you from grief to peace.

  • Heartbreak

    Heartbreak can be so intense you feel it physically or it can be a mild dull ache that becomes obsessive in wanting things back the way they were or fixated in anger/rage at the cause of the heartbreak. Heartbreak can cause panic because you may feel alone and it is not the way you planned it. I use RRT and hypnotherapy to disconnect the seeking of what is no longer possible (the person/relationship) and turn it toward connections that are possible, beneficial and appealing. Read more about how I will clear heartbreak by adding connection and playfulness to your life.

About Sheila

Reach your goals quickly and easily.
  • Experience

    I have been a therapist for 20 years. I have worked in; psychiatric facilities, in-home (home-based) therapy in 3 states, day treatment for children 2 states, substance abuse outpatient facility, outpatient mental health, and private practice in 3 states. I have worked with children, teenagers, couples, families, and adults. I have worked in Colorado, Kauai, Nevada, Tennessee, and North Carolina. I have worked with many, many, cultures and diverse populations in that I am able to adapt my approach and techniques to what will work for that particular person and their unique perspective.

  • Professionalism

    Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and Tennessee, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) level 1 and 2, Certified in Rapid Resolution therapy (RRT) Rapid Trauma Resolution (RTR) level 1, 2, and 3, In supervision for certification in Feeling State Addiction Protocol, In supervision for certification in Emotion Pain Interventionist, Master’s degree in Agency Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage Family and Child therapy, Bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine, Yearly trainings of 100-600 hours in EMDR, Hypnotherapy, RRT, and others related to whole brain therapy techniques.

  • Family and Interests

    I am married with 3 sons, a daughter-in-law and two beautiful delightful granddaughters. I am an adventurer and love to travel and have fun outdoors; waterfalls, hiking, and beaches are my favorite. I enjoy reading, watching movies and spending time with my family. I feel grateful that I truly love what I do for a living. I have a passion for facilitating others in reaching their optimal potential for all things in their life especially love and happiness.

  • Focused and Modern

    I attend hours of training every year to stay attuned to the latest trends in the field, learn new more effective techniques, neuroscience studies and research on how the brain functions, as well as enhancing my skills as a trauma, anxiety, grief/loss, and heartbreak specialist. I strive always to increase my effectiveness by continual study and practice.


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Become Amazing

The present moment is all you have. Your EMDR therapist and other transformative professionals know that while the past frames your outlook and attitude, it should not imprison you. The past provides a framework on which you base your future potential. And while your past plays a role in shaping your future, take the lessons you learned and shape a perfectly happy present. The trick is to leave behind those negative feelings that keep you stuck. Proven techniques bring answers to questions such as: “What is EMDR therapy and how can it help me?” Positive transformations occur when you find the truth about your potential through Rapid Resolution Therapy® and cognitive behavioral treatment. You and your family can find your way back to wholeness and health when you take the first step toward empowerment and independence — and ask for help.

Welcome to Positive Transformations

Positive Transformations is a safe place to discover your full potential. The practice includes: • EMDR therapists • Rapid Resolution Therapy® (RRT) approaches • Play therapy for children • Family sessions • Couples’ counselling • Hypnosis therapy Sheila McKeon, MA, LPC, LCAS, is well versed in a variety of modalities and enjoys the process of finding the path that works best for you. After your first appointment, you will begin to see the possibilities that await you as you transform your past hurts into strengths you may not even knew you possessed.

Keep the Lessons

EMDR therapists, family counselors and practitioners of RRT deal with those triggers that set off emotional responses, which hinder your growth. Instead of being ruled by negativity, you can turn those feelings into positive life lessons. Some of the issues you may encounter with your EMDR therapist include: • Depression • Lack of confidence • Loss • Grief • Trauma • Anger • Sexual dysfunction • Lack of energy • Substance abuse Your past experiences contain hidden lessons that you uncover during sessions with your EMDR therapist and counselor. You figure out which past experiences are relevant to your present circumstances and which are useless barriers to a more productive and happy life. You leave each session with your EMDR therapist feeling lighter than when you arrived, more joyful and more confident in your ability to succeed.

What Is EMDR Therapy?

An exciting realm of psychotherapy is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, commonly referred to as EMDR. Your EMDR therapist uses a comprehensive, integrative approach to maximize your time in therapy. EMDR therapists have found the modality to be exceptionally useful for processing the effects of past experiences. Regarding what is EMDR therapy, you have to examine: • Current situations that cause conflict • Dysfunctional reactions • Negative sensations • False assumptions • Groundwork that leads to current pathologies Your successful participation in EMDR therapy leads to: • Positive changes in attitude • Reframing past experiences • New beliefs • Optimism • Self-confidence

What Is EMDR Therapy for Children?

Children respond exceptionally well to EMDR therapy. Your child’s EMDR therapist is uniquely suited to help your child clear away fear, anxiety and other childhood complexities. EMDR therapy is highly effective for calming children with ADHD and those who may have survived childhood abuse. Some children still need medication for their disorders for a time, but an EMDR therapist can work with children to: • Focus better • Become more organized • Be less impulsive • Interact well with other children • Complete school • Eventually stop taking medication To achieve long-lasting results for your children, your EMDR therapist can couple EMDR therapy with: • Play therapy • Talk therapy • Family sessions

Your Time Is Valuable

Because we value your time and resources, Positive Transformations relies on proven techniques to move you past your negative emotions about the past and your persistent worries about the future. The time is now to transform your life and take advantage of all your talents. Positive Transformations is dedicated to empowering your best self. We work diligently with you to achieve results. Following the first interview where we learn a little about each other and decide on a course of action to take, we build a relationship that rests on: • Trust • Safety • Determination • Persistence • Respect • Teamwork • Positive results

What You Can Expect

Adults appreciate the calm, inviting atmosphere at Positive Transformations. The soothing artwork and comfortable chairs of the office set the stage for a relaxing session. You can expect to be heard at Positive Transformations. Our goal is to get you to embody your solutions as quickly as possible. When children come to Positive Transformations, they enjoy the play area, filled with toys and books and puppets. There’s even a sandbox in which kids can work out their frustrations and unmanageable feelings. The walls are covered with a mural that invokes a fantasy below the sea, created especially for the space by my talented son, who understands the depth of feelings we uncover at Positive Transformations.

Call Us at 828-808-2860

Whether you are looking for an EMDR therapist, need answers to therapeutic questions like “What is EMDR therapy?” or just need someone to listen to your concerns, Positive Transformations can provide you with just the right amount of psychological knowledge and intuitive expression to help you reach your goals. We accept as clients: • Single adults • Couples • Teenagers • Parents • Children   We offer a wide range of therapeutic techniques and are ready to explore each with you as needed. Please contact us online or call 828-808-2860 for an appointment. Together, we will explore this journey called life. There are bound to be ups and downs in everyone’s journey. There are likely to be times when you don’t know which way to turn. It’s just what the esteemed Dr. Seuss has been telling children for generations:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” –Dr. Seuss