Adjunct EMDR Therapy
Adjunct EMDR Therapy is a collaborative approach between the client, the primary therapist and EMDR therapist. It occurs when the client and the primary therapist find themselves feeling where they are stuck or hit a roadblock in treatment. Adjunctive EMDR therapy can be offered as an intervention to move treatment forward.
I work with primary therapists and their clients on targeting specific memories, body sensations and limiting beliefs with EMDR. By specifically targeting traumatic memories brief adjunct EMDR can accelerate progress in traditional therapy, moving through stuck points and deepening their ongoing work with their primary therapist.
Adjunct therapy does not replace or interrupt ongoing therapy; it is supplemental to the primary therapeutic relationship. With adjunct EMDR therapy, clients continue to receive treatment with their primary therapist. Usually adjunct therapy is short term (4-12 extended sessions) and desensitizes single incident trauma or simple phobias that interfere with the client’s therapeutic gains.
Treatment is scheduled in an intensive format. The success of treatment is based on clearly defined goals for the EMDR therapist, defined in collaboration with the primary therapist and client.
How do I participate Adjunct EMDR Therapy?
Your primary therapist will need to make a referral for Adjunct EMDR Therapy. I will request to speak to your primary therapist in an effort to understand your goals for EMDR adjunct therapy. If Adjunct EMDR therapy can be utilized as an intervention to move your treatment forward, with your primary therapist, you will receive an invitation to schedule an intake session. During your intake session, we will gather history, determinate a course of treatment to work towards your goals. Adjunct EMDR Therapy requires a signed release of information between the primary therapist and EMDR therapist for the duration of adjunct treatment.
Adjunct EMDR Therapy is available in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, South Carolina via telehealth. As of March 2023, North Carolina and Florida licenses are pending board approval to practice independently.