You are likely an EMDR Basic Trained therapist who is just getting started using this powerful approach with your clients. Are you feeling nervous about when it is safe to go forward into Phases 3 and 4? Feeling stuck with your more complex cases and not knowing which symptom or problem to tackle first? I have been there, and now as an EMDRIA certified clinician and EMDRIA Approved Consultant am here to help guide you from knowing the basics to comfortably incorporating EMDR from the beginning with your clients.
I have a specialty in working with complex PTSD and healing developmental/attachment trauma that can appear as C-PTSD or more subtly in depressive disorders, etc.
I deliver consultation virtually and offer individual consultation as well as group.
My undergraduate training was completed at Villanova University and my graduate education is in social work through Stony Brook University. I have been working in the mental health field since 2006, as a psychotherapist since 2007. I obtained certification in clinical hypnotherapy in 2009, but my true love is EMDR. I completed Basic Training in 2018, completed EMDRIA certification in 2021 and EMDRIA Approved Consultant in 2023.
In consultation, I will support you in utilizing EMDR as a comprehensive psychotherapy approach, teaching how to conceptualize cases using the EMDR AIP (Adaptive Information Processing) model – which let me tell you is often the trickiest part! I am experienced in ego state or “parts” work and can provide guidance on when (and when not) to incorporate parts work into your EMDR therapy.
Here is a list of some common areas covered in consultation:
- AIP case conceptualization
- Mastering the standard protocol and how to handle looped or stuck reprocessing
- How to best use cognitive interweaves
- How to evaluate Phase II readiness for moving into reprocessing phases
- Resource Development
- Complex trauma and attachment
- Incorporating ego state or “parts” work
- Assessing for dissociation
- How to work with clients virtually
- When to deviate from standard protocol and modify
- Specialty protocols and interventions like: EMD, Flash Technique, early trauma, R-TEP, CIPOS, scoring LOU instead of SUD, etc.
- The use of language that facilitates client growth and aligns with the AIP model