Dr. LaMarr D. Edgerson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently in private practice. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and left home at the very young age of 18 years. After 20 years of faithful service, living around the country and around the world, Dr. Edgerson retired from Kirtland Air Force base in 2003. He completed his military service with an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology. While working on his Master’s Degree he was employed as a case manager in a treatment foster care agency named High Desert Family Services. In 2005 he completed the Masters degree in counseling (specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy) from the University of Phoenix. In 2012, he completed his last degree - a Doctorate in Psychology (specialization in traumatic stress). Dr. Edgerson’s dissertation was entitled: Advanced Trauma Training: The Integration of Clinical Hypnosis and EMDR for the Effective Resolution of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Currently, he is one of the Alumni Ambassadors for the University of the Rockies.
Dr. Edgerson is in private practice as owner of Family Harmony. He specializes in working with adolescents and families as well as victims who suffer from various forms of traumatic stress. He has helped numerous people who have suffered from a variety of forms of traumatic stress: everything from satanic cult abuse to lightening strike victims to various forms of domestic violence. His career has allowed him to work in a variety of settings to include working with Albuquerque Police Department, and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Albuquerque Public Schools, home-based settings, various agencies across Albuquerque, and First Nations HealthSource - a small hospital setting that specializes in the care of Native Americans.
Dr. Edgerson has spoken numerous times on the topics of posttraumatic stress disorder or Marriage and Family therapy both on the local and national levels: he has been privileged to speak for the American Counselors Association, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, New Mexico Mental Health Counselors Association, Kirtland Air Force Base, KKSS FM Radio Station, University of New Mexico (Chi Sigma Iota), Southwest Family Guidance Center, and Forensic Behavioral Health Associates. The two memorable career highlights that stand out for him are: 1. Having the opportunity to speak on behalf of all counselors in front of the U.S. Congress in 2014 and 2. Having the opportunity to be a guest speaker on the Montel Williams Air America Radio Show in 2007. He is a long time Special Olympic Coach who works with special athletes who have very special needs.