I am an EMDRIA Approved EMDR consultant and I currently offer consultation for EMDR therapists via Zoom, a HIPPA-Compliant internet platform, for the following:
- EMDRIA Certification
- Treatment of Perinatal Mental Health with EMDR therapy
EMDR Therapy is the most powerful approach to resolving the trauma of painful experiences that I have encountered as a therapist. My own work with clients has become exponentially more effective because of the hours I have spent in consultation with experts in the field.
I approach the role of being an EMDRIA Approved Consultant with a sense of responsibility and passion. I want to provide a safe place for consultees to share where they are challenged in applying the complexities of the EMDR treatment model. I also want to challenge them to go far beyond memorizing steps and instead understand each component of the EMDR protocol in depth, so that they can adeptly address the unique needs of each client.
A therapist needs to understand how to follow the Standard EMDR Protocol in its entirety. Research has shown that therapists who drift, in that they apply parts but not all of the protocol when treating PTSD, do not provide the efficacy in trauma resolution seen with those who are careful and complete in their application of all 8 phases of EMDR Therapy.
Once a therapist has become adept in the application of the Standard EMDR Protocol, they can then broaden their skills to effectively address the needs of more intricate cases, such as those involving very early childhood neglect and abuse, dissociation, perinatal mental health, and compulsive behaviors. It is essential at this stage that clinicians learn clinical skills and insights so they are not simply applying a formula.
Instead, the therapist must have the skills to determine when to deviate from the Standard EMDR Protocol, be able to navigate treatment with appropriate modifications, and be fully able to articulate why each adaptation is necessary.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT CONSULTATION:
I want to become certified in EMDR therapy, what do I need to know?
I recommend you visit EMDRIA’s page outlining the certification process here: https://www.emdria.org/page/21 before choosing a Consultant. It is important to choose a consultant based on their clinical experience, their availability, consultation methods, and pricing.
What can I expect from you as an EMDR consultant?
I am guided by EMDRIA standards and as such, in order to receive a letter of recommendation for Certification from me, I require that a Consultee demonstrate proficiency and understanding of the EMDR Standard Protocol (8-phases, 3-prong model). And in doing so, the Consultee will provide video samples of EMDR sessions done on phases 3 through 7 (including discussion of 1, 2, and 8). Samples need to demonstrate accurate application of EMDR protocol, and some Consultees do need to provide more than one sample before demonstrating proficiency.
Currently, I offer individual consultation sessions and charge $150 per hour.
I’m not working towards Certification but I do want more support in my use of EMDR therapy with clients. Are you available for consultation?
Absolutely. Consultation is a wonderful way to strengthen your skills and answer your questions about the use of EMDR therapy with clients. Working with a seasoned EMDR therapist can help you strengthen your confidence and build your craft.
How do I start working with you as my Consultant?
Once you have reviewed the above information and determined if I am a good fit for you, then we will schedule time to talk by phone about the consultation process. Then, if it is a good fit for us to work together, you will complete a consultation packet and we will begin.