Having your own therapist is more than just self care.

As a therapist, having your own EMDR therapist helps you navigate your own emotional landscape as you guide others through theirs, addressing any vicarious trauma or emotional residue and empowering you to carry on transforming the lives of your clients with grace and vitality.


Having your own therapist is more than just self care.

As a therapist, having your own EMDR therapist helps you navigate your own emotional landscape as you guide others through theirs, addressing any vicarious trauma or emotional residue and empowering you to carry on transforming the lives of your clients with grace and vitality.

Through this transformative alliance, you gain not only the tools to navigate the complexities of your own experiences but also the profound benefits of personal growth.

because I believe that you matter.

As an EMDR therapist and consultant myself, I have a deep understanding of the unique challenges we, as EMDR therapists, face. It’s about a profound commitment to the heart of what we do—the work that transforms lives. In my passion for this work, I extend a hand to fellow EMDR therapists by providing therapy for therapists in the spirit of genuine camaraderie, acknowledging the heartbeat beneath the therapeutic journey we’ve chosen.

Reaffirming and realigning with your own sense of authentic well-being creates a profound ripple effect, infusing your practice with strength and illumination. Therapy for therapists does more than replenish your emotional reserves. It allows you to continue to carry out your work with that vibrant and energized spirit that’s just so vital.

– Elena Engle, EMDR Consultant | Founder & Lead Therapist of Very Good Counseling

Here are 3 Very Good Reasons to Go with Us for EMDR Therapy for Therapists:

Resourceful and Therapeutically Insightful

In our therapeutic alliance, I bring to the table a profound dedication to your growth and well-being, rooted in my extensive experience as an EMDR therapist and consultant. My passion for EMDR therapy is not just a profession but a calling, and my commitment to your journey reflects the deep understanding that comes with years of specialized expertise.

As a fellow EMDR enthusiast, I appreciate the intricacies and nuances that our shared profession involves, fostering an environment where you, as a therapist, can not only feel seen and heard but also benefit from insights refined through both clinical practice and consultation experiences.

Vision-Driven and Authentic

My commitment is to co-creating a path that aligns with your aspirations and personal vision for healing. With a deep understanding of the transformative power inherent in EMDR, our therapeutic journey becomes a collaborative creation—a vision that encapsulates not only the foundational principles of EMDR but also the unique contours of your personal narrative.

I am driven by a vision where your healing is not just a process but a personalized, authentic narrative of growth and resilience. Our connection is not just a professional encounter; it’s an alignment of passion and purpose. In this space, authenticity takes center stage.

Compassionate and Dynamic

When you choose me as your EMDR therapist, you’re selecting a fellow EMDR therapist who values not only the modality’s efficacy but also the vital role of therapeutic connection. As dedicated enthusiasts of the EMDR modality, our connection is rooted in a shared understanding—a nuanced language that appreciates the subtleties and potent capabilities of this transformative approach.

Within our therapeutic space, dynamic energy permeates, infusing our sessions with a vitality that mirrors the transformative potential of EMDR itself. Our interactions aren’t static; they’re vibrant and responsive, tailored to the unique ebb and flow of your personal journey,

Therapist to therapist, it’s time to extend the care and dedication that you offer to your clients to yourself.


As a passionate advocate for the mental health and resilience of fellow EMDR therapists, I understand the unique challenges we face in navigating the complex emotional landscapes of trauma work. This is not just another call to action; it’s an invitation to invest in your own healing, authentic connection and growth both as an EMDR professional and as a person.

You, who tirelessly hold space for others, deserve a space of your own to navigate the complexities that come with our shared profession.

Office Visits

Immerse yourself in a serene and welcoming atmosphere at our Fort Myers office, where the commitment to personalized therapy awaits, offering a supportive environment for your journey towards healing and self-discovery.

Online Counseling

Embark on a transformative journey from the comfort of your own space with our online therapy services. Experience the same dedicated support and personalized approach, conveniently connecting with healing and growth wherever you are on your path.

Affordable Rates

Discover the empowering benefits of therapy without breaking the bank. Our affordable rates ensure that transformative healing and personalized support are accessible to everyone, making your journey towards healing and resilience both effective and budget-friendly.

Important Questions and Answers About Therapy for Therapists:

How does your experience as an EMDR consultant enrich the therapeutic journey for EMDR therapists seeking personal growth?
My dual role as an EMDR therapist and consultant creates a unique synergy in our sessions. Drawing from the consulting side of my experience, I bring not only a comprehensive understanding of EMDR but also specific challenges EMDR therapists are prone to encounter. This allows for a nuanced exploration of your personal growth within the context of our shared professional background. The insights gained from consulting inform our therapeutic dialogue, fostering a dynamic space where your unique experiences as a EMDR therapist are not just acknowledged but infused into our work together.
How do you ensure that EMDR therapy contributes not only to the resolution of challenges but also to the overall growth of EMDR therapists?
The goal of EMDR therapy for EMDR therapists extends beyond the resolution of immediate challenges; it encompasses a broader vision of overall personal and professional growth. To achieve this, we focus not only on processing specific challenges but also on identifying overarching themes and patterns that contribute to your personal and professional development. The adaptive processing inherent in EMDR techniques becomes a catalyst for profound shifts, fostering a sense of empowerment and resilience. This approach ensures that EMDR therapy actively contributes to your holistic growth as an individual and as an EMDR therapist.
How do you approach the exploration of creativity and professional passion within EMDR therapy for EMDR therapists, and what impact can this have on professional fulfillment?
My top priority is your healing. As an EMDR therapist, I believe in following the client. As an EMDR consultant, I have a heightened understanding the importance of professional fulfillment, the role of creativity within it, and how thoughts and emotions influence that relationship. The impact of this exploration on professional fulfillment is transformative. The process facilitates a deeper understanding of the driving forces behind a therapist’s professional journey, fostering a renewed sense of connection to their work and a profound alignment with their authentic selves. Through the adaptive processing facilitated by EMDR techniques, we can navigate the emotional landscapes associated with the challenges and triumphs of our profession, creating a space where you not only confront obstacles but also tap into the wellsprings of your inspiration. The result is a journey that transcends routine therapeutic modalities, actively contributing to the cultivation of a purpose-driven professional life.
How do you navigate the intersection of personal and professional identity within EMDR therapy for therapists, and what benefits can therapists expect from this exploration?
Exploring the intersection of personal and professional identity is a nuanced journey within EMDR therapy for therapists. We approach this intersection with a holistic perspective, acknowledging that you are not just a therapist but a multifaceted individual with personal and professional dimensions that intricately interplay. Our sessions are intentionally designed to create a space where both aspects of your identity are welcomed and explored. We acknowledge how your personal experiences may intersect with your professional role as a therapist and vice versa. This exploration is not about compartmentalizing but embracing the wholeness of who you are. And the benefits of navigating this intersection are multifaceted. By authentically exploring the interplay between your personal and professional identity, therapists often experience a profound sense of self-discovery and self-acceptance. This process can contribute to a deeper understanding of the origins of certain professional challenges, unveiling patterns and beliefs that may have roots in personal experiences. Moreover, addressing the holistic nature of your identity promotes a more comprehensive healing. The goal is not just to enhance your professional skills or resilience as a therapist, but to heal you as a person. This holistic approach allows for transformative shifts that transcend professional challenges, influencing your overall well-being and sense of fulfillment.
Can you share insights into the role of psychoeducation within our EMDR therapy, empowering me with knowledge as an active participant in our work, considering that I am an EMDR therapist?
Absolutely, our EMDR sessions indeed create a unique atmosphere where a shared passion for EMDR naturally becomes part of the dialogue. While the therapeutic space is inherently enriched by our mutual understanding of EMDR, it’s crucial to emphasize that the primary focus remains on your healing journey. In our sessions, everything takes a back seat to the transformative power of EMDR in facilitating your healing and growth. As therapists, we enter the therapeutic space with a shared commitment to your well-being, creating an environment where your experiences and challenges as a therapist and as a person are explored with the intention of your healing. And, as we engage in the EMDR process, we allow the session to unfold organically, allowing both of us to witness and appreciate the efficacy of the modality. It’s natural for therapists engaging in this collaborative experience to gain a deeper appreciation for EMDR, recognizing its profound impact on their own healing journey. The biggest takeaway, however, is the healing itself. The shared passion for EMDR becomes a backdrop, enhancing the therapeutic atmosphere, but the forefront is reserved for your personal healing and the profound shifts that EMDR can facilitate in your life.

In this unique therapeutic space, therapists can peel back the layers of their own experiences, facing the intricacies of personal and professional challenges.

Within these sessions, therapists embark on a journey of self-discovery, navigating the intricacies of their emotions, thoughts, and relational dynamics. The process is an exploration into the very core of their being, allowing them to confront and embrace vulnerability, resilience, and growth. The benefits of this therapeutic self-inquiry are profound and far-reaching.

Therapy for therapists serves as a sanctuary within the demanding world of mental health, offering a refuge for those who are accustomed to being pillars of support for others. Beyond immediate stress relief, therapists often find a renewed sense of purpose in their work. The therapeutic journey becomes a catalyst for empathy, as therapists increase their firsthand experience of the transformative power of EMDR healing.

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Michael M
Michael M
Robert is an expert at his craft and truly cares… I have been working with him for about a year now and my life has transformed. Things I never thought I’d be able to do because of trauma have simply gone away in the most healthy way. I cannot thank him enough and he is an expert on dealing with traumatic events and talks to you as a human with a sense of humor.
Andrew Dobo
Andrew Dobo
Elena and Robert and highly skilled therapist including experts in EMDR Therapy. They are also personable, friendly and have a great sense of humor. You will feel comfortable, safe and cared for in their practice. You will not regret working with them. Don't delay call today.
Andrea Livingston
Andrea Livingston
The care, expertise and professionalism goes above a 5 star. I am accomplishing goals, addressing and overcoming some things in my life. What only seemed like a dream is now beginning to be reality. Thank you Robert
Joseph Sozio
Joseph Sozio
Experts in EMDR therapy that I would recommend highly. Look no further for genuine and effective counseling!
Johanna Sozio
Johanna Sozio
I continue to refer clients to the Engle’s due to their high level of expertise in treating trauma. They are proficient, compassionate counselors who go above and beyond. It is wonderful being able to refer clients for EMDR services.
Jean Carlos
Jean Carlos
Looking for counselor who I liked took forever it seemed but once I met the counselors here I knew I was in the right place. They are very caring but easy to get along with. I was looking for anxiety therapy and depression therapy and they help me overcome these issues. I have been going for about 6 months now and I have couldn’t imagine what my life would be if I didn’t get the help I needed. Once we met a few times in the office I decided to do therapy online. It was quick and painless to set up and since we met in person it’s like we never missed a beat. I would recommend this place for anyone who is looking for quality counseling by real people. They have changed my life for the better. No hesitation to recommend them, the best therapy in Fort, Myers.
Angelica Nunez
Angelica Nunez
I am so grateful to have found Rob at Very Good Counseling. His expertise and compassionate approach were instrumental in helping me navigate and overcome my personal struggles. With his guidance, I was able to develop coping strategies and gain a deeper understanding of myself. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking effective and supportive therapy!
Santiago Ceballos
Santiago Ceballos
Highly recommend this location, very flexibles schedules and amazing and comprehensive service. (:
Erika Serrano
Erika Serrano
My daughter has been seeing Elena for two years after suffering from emotional and physical trauma. My daughter has made great strides in her self-worth, critical thinking, confidence and emotional processing throughout this time. Elena and her EMDR treatments are a complete game-changer and I will forever be grateful to her for helping get my daughter on a path for true healing. Elena is an absolute professional! We’ve had parental sessions with me and also accommodated mother/daughter sessions with us that have given us the gift of in-depth understanding for positive changes in our relationship. If you’re on the fence of treatment or are looking for someone with a better connection, your future will thank you for seeking Elena’s services today. I’ll be forever grateful to her for her help.

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