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Find the Best EMDR Consultant: A Guide for New EMDR Therapists

Jun 29, 2023 | 0 comments


The information provided here is not intended to be a substitute for professional health and mental health care or consultation. Individuals who believe they may require or benefit from treatment should seek the advice of a psychologist or other licensed mental health professional.

Very Good Counseling is a private practice of licensed mental health therapists who specialize in EMDR.  We provide online mental health services to individuals throughout the State of Florida,  and in-person at our office in Fort Myers, FL. For more information, contact us.

by: <a href="" target="_blank">Elena Engle, LMHC-S, EMDRIA-approved EMDR Consultant</a>

by: Elena Engle, LMHC-S, EMDRIA-approved EMDR Consultant

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Elena founded Very Good Counseling in 2021. As a therapist, she finds that specializing in EMDR therapy elevates her abilities to help individuals with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Passionate about freeing people from years of negative thoughts and destructive habits, Elena is committed to helping individuals find liberation from their past, embracing their truest selves.

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EMDR Consultant-in-Training can provide 15 out of the 20 hours needed to become Certified EMDR Therapist

Alternative title: Unveiling Effective EMDR Therapy: A Roadmap to Selecting Certified EMDR Practitioners

When seeking EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy training, finding the right EMDR consultant is crucial. Working with a qualified and certified EMDR practitioner can greatly enhance the effectiveness of the therapy and contribute to your overall well-being and confidence in this typically new treatment model.

In this guide, we’ll explore key factors to consider when selecting an EMDR consultant, ensuring you make an informed decision and find the best professional for your needs.


To ensure the highest standard of care, it’s important to seek out EMDR consultants who possess the appropriate credentials and certification. Look for professionals who are trained and certified by reputable organizations such as the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) which provides credentialing for becoming a Certified EMDR therapist.

Certified EMDR practitioners undergo rigorous basic EMDR training, adhere to ethical guidelines, and participate in ongoing professional development, ensuring their expertise in delivering EMDR therapy. Websites or documentation should have links to the credentialing board they are affiliated with.


While certification is essential, considering the experience and expertise of an EMDR consultant is equally important. EMDR therapists who have worked with a diverse range of clients and have substantial experience treating specific conditions or populations may offer valuable insights and a deeper understanding of your unique needs.

Look for consultants who specialize in areas relevant to your concerns, such as trauma, anxiety, or phobias. You may also want to consider integrating other therapies with EMDR. It can sometimes be helpful if you already have an orientation to a certain treatment method, like CBT, Polyvagal, or Jungian therapy, to incorporate these models of therapy together.


A client-centered approach is a hallmark of effective EMDR therapy. Seek out consultants who prioritize your well-being and respect your individual journey. During the initial consultation or assessment, inquire about their therapeutic philosophy, training goals, and how they tailor the consultations to meet your specific needs as a new EMDR therapist.

A good EMDR consultant will actively involve you in the throughout process, ensuring a collaborative and empowering experience.


Online reviews and testimonials can offer valuable insights into the reputation and effectiveness of an EMDR consultant. Check trusted platforms and directories to read about the experiences of previous clients.

Pay attention to reviews that highlight the therapist’s professionalism, expertise, and the positive impact of the clinician’s growth and confidence with EMDR therapy. However, keep in mind that individual experiences may vary, and it’s essential to make your decision based on a comprehensive evaluation.


Establishing a strong therapeutic alliance is crucial for successful EMDR consultation. Pay attention to your comfort level and the rapport you establish with the consultant during the initial meetings.

EMDR therapy often involves delving into sensitive and vulnerable emotions, so feeling understood and supported by your consultant is vital. Trust your instincts and choose a consultant with whom you feel a strong sense of connection.


Choosing the right EMDR consultant is a significant step toward becoming effective and transformative with EMDR therapy. By considering the credentials, experience, client-centered approach, reviews, and compatibility, you can ensure that you find a qualified EMDR therapist who is the best fit for your needs.

Remember, investing time and effort in finding the right EMDR consultant will greatly contribute to the success and positive outcomes of your therapy journey. Our own Elena Engle, EMDR Consultant-in-training, has helped others get to their goals. with EMDR Therapy so that they feel they are effective and knowledgeable with their own clients.

If you have any further questions or would like more information about EMDR consultations, feel free to reach out to us. We are here to provide guidance and support as you embark on your path to healing and growth.


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