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Online EMDR Consulting for
Basic Training and
EMDRIA Certification
across the USA

with Jessica Taylor Vara, LMFT and EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Are you looking to become more confident in delivering EMDR Therapy?

Maybe you'd like guidance on addressing client resistance or perhaps hope to deepen your understanding of EMDR Therapy principles and protocols


You may be experiencing obstacles in the course of treatment, such as difficulty establishing rapport and managing abreactions, or you'd simply like to cultivate greater self-awareness in your clinical practice.


Perhaps you’re looking for a supportive space to process your own reactions, maintain boundaries, and even prevent burnout. 

As you complete the requirements for EMDR Basic Training and EMDRIA Certification, you want to:

  • Learn best practices through role-plays and case examples that illustrate effective ways to implement EMDR techniques and navigate clinical challenges.

  • Recognize and manage countertransference reactions.

  • Collaborate in an environment of trust, openness, and mutual respect.

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EMDR consultation groups can help.

It may feel impossible now, but you can complete the EMDRIA requirements.


You can increase your confidence, proficiency, and clinical competence in delivering EMDR Therapy.


You can develop a deeper understanding of EMDR principles, protocols, and techniques. I can help you get there.

EMDR consulting helps you do 7 things:

  1. Refine your case conceptualization skills to formulate comprehensive treatment plans

  2. Identify target memories and tailor interventions to meet the unique needs of your clients

  3. Gain greater confidence in your ability to navigate clinical challenges and manage uncertainty

  4. Feel more empowered to trust your instincts, intuition, and clinical judgment 

  5. Develop a deeper understanding of ethical principles, boundaries, and considerations in EMDR Therapy 

  6. Provide competent, compassionate, and ethical care to your clients while maintaining professional integrity

  7. Feel better equipped to address complex clinical cases and challenges


 EMDR Basic Training Consultation Options:

  • 1hr. INDIVIDUAL = Consultant-in-Training and 1 Consultee (1:1)

EMDRIA Certification Consultation Options:

  • 1 hr. INDIVIDUAL = Consultant-in-Training and 1 Consultee (1:1)

  • 2 hrs. GROUP = Consultant-in-Training and maximum of 6 Consultees (1:8) biweekly from     8-10am PST on Wednesdays

I will help you through this process, tailoring consultation to your unique needs and circumstances.


My approach to EMDR individual and group consultation comes from a place of confidence and trust : to support you to become a more skilled and effective EMDR Therapist who is better equipped to provide high-quality trauma therapy and support the healing journey of your clients.

It's time to grow as an EMDR Therapist.

I can help you get there.


Q: I want to complete my consultation hours for EMDR Basic Training. How many hours can I complete with a Consultant-in-Training?

A:  You can complete the10 hours of consultation that are required to complete the EMDR basic training, with a Consultant-in-Training (CIT) but the CIT must contact the EMDR training provider directly. Each EMDR training provider designates which EMDR Consultants and/or CITs may provide consultation hours to the trainees in their program.


Q: I want to complete my consultation hours for EMDR Certification. How many hours can I complete with a Consultant-in-Training?

A: A Consultant-in-Training can provide a maximum of 15 hours of consultation to an EMDR trained clinician who is working towards EMDR Certification. EMDR Certification applicants must obtain 20 hours of consultation on their use of EMDR with clients. The remaining 5 hours of consultation must come from an EMDR Consultant. 


Q: What is consultation?

A: Consultation is a collaborative relationship between mental health clinicians in which the consultant reviews the consultee’s EMDR client case material and provides feedback to the consultee regarding their use of standard EMDR therapy with clients. The consultation is expected to be consultee-centered which means the focus is on the skills and knowledge of the consultee’s use of standard EMDR therapy with clients.

Q: How does consultation for completing EMDR Basic Training work?

A: The EMDR basic training consultation hours are focused on implementation and initial application of standard EMDR therapy and the AIP model in work with actual client cases. 

Q: How does consultation for EMDR Certification work?

A: The certification consultation hours are focused on demonstrating proficiency and fidelity to the standard EMDR therapy and also demonstrating an awareness of situations in which modifications to standard EMDR therapy are necessary in order to safely and effectively treat the client.


Q: How do we get started?

A: Reach out by sending a message, emailing, or calling. We will arrange a quick 15 minute phone chat. Our conversation will consist of you sharing a little about what you are looking for and me answering any questions you may have. We will both have a chance to decide if we are a good fit. Then, I will get some general information so I can email you a few forms to fill out and sign before your first consultation. 

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