Welcome to the Key Center.

Many people struggle with difficulties related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, and major life changes. There comes a time when we all need some help. Taking this first step can be daunting but I hope that I can provide the bridge you need to help cope with many of life’s challenges.

My focus is trauma and helping individuals, couples and families navigate through their painful experiences. Key Center utilizes EMDR to help clients resolve recent or long standing traumatic events.

I’m a licensed Therapist in the greater Houston area, and I endeavor to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.


My focus is the client. I hope to walk with you on your journey through change and provide the support you need to bridge the gap.  It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and therapist alike.

I strive to help clients adapt to self-defeating behaviors and learn to cope with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain. I work with clients to  help them process through their recent or long standing trauma.  In the end, making small strides in therapy can lead to significant improvement in personal well-being and in the ability to enjoy your life and move forward.



Trauma Therapy

Why Trauma Therapy?

Some experiences stick with us but not always in a good way. The experience of emotional or physical trauma can have long lasting impacts on our mind and body. Trauma looks different to everyone. Some things, like a car accident or physical and sexual abuse, are more obvious. Others, like bullying, extreme embarrassment or verbal abuse can also leave lasting effects on us. Whether the traumatic experience is obvious or not, many times we cope with them in the best way we know how. Usually this is done by pushing them out of our minds until they are behind some sort of mental barricade. This can be effective for a short period of time but unless we truly give the wound the time and attention necessary to heal, it can become a heavy and isolating burden. Continue reading “Trauma Therapy”



Mary Key Ellisor, LPC, LCDC-I, M. Ed.

3880 Greenhouse Rd.  Ste. 10  Houston, TX 77084

mary AT keycenter DOT org