Professional Consultation

As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trauma-Informed Therapy Consultant, I help newly trained and experienced Trauma Therapists gain skills and increase their effectiveness in the use of EMDR and other Trauma-Informed techniques (Parts Work, Education, Attachment Repair).

Individual Consultation

Fee $170 (60 min.)

Individual Consultation is offered either weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or on an ‘as-needed’ basis. As a professional, you decide what rhythm works best for you.

What to Expect

The consultation itself centers around a trauma-informed perspective. You will begin to understand your clinical cases through this lens, honing your conceptualization skills as well as adding techniques and tools to your repertoire.  My style is to partner with your strengths as a clinician—to help not only improve your skill-set, but also to help you own your gifts. Clients benefit enormously when we are oriented, relaxed and centered in the work. When we are in our best Selves, we do our very best work. Consultation therefore centers around empowering you with both information and self-confidence!

How to prepare for Individual Consultation

Once you have made an appointment for Consultation, here are some general guidelines for preparing to make the most out of the consult hour:

  1. Have the case you want to work on picked out ahead of time.
  2. Include how long you have been seeing this client.
  3. Include the client’s primary complaints (i.e., their reason for seeking therapy).
  4. Include a basic outline of the client’s family history and trauma history.
  5. Include your primary question for me (for example: How do I make sense of the client’s presentation/symptoms?; I’m stuck—the client’s symptoms are not changing; What do I do now?; etc…).
  6. If you are newly trained in EMDR, include your client’s Top 10 Best & Top 10 Worst Experiences lists (with ages and SUDS levels (0-10)).

Group Consultation

Fee $75 (90 min.)

Group Consultation is offered on a fixed schedule once a month (twice a month if you decide to join two once-a-month groups). These groups provide a safe and highly informed environment in which to learn, workshop cases, and expand your skills/knowledge-base. The Groups emphasize mutual support and safety, so as to encourage questions and new learning. Members consult on cases and practice trauma-informed interventions on each other for practice and facilitation of mastery. The Groups provides an opportunity to gain experience side by side with other professionals, while under the guidance of an experienced trauma-informed consultant.

Logistics

Fees

Each group meeting costs $75 and lasts for two hours. Members come for the entire two hours. All consult groups are closed groups. This means that Members commit to the group for as long as it remains helpful to them. While you hold a place in the Group, you agree to pay $75 each time the group meets, regardless of whether you can be present for the meeting. Once you have decided to leave a Group, your financial commitment ends. However, for as long as you are a Member of a group, you agree to pay for each regularly-scheduled monthly meeting.

Participation

Members may choose to present a case, or simply to observe while others workshop cases.

Schedule

I aim for a predictable meeting schedule of once-a-month (see below). Occasionally, because of holidays or vacation, changes in the schedule do occur. When schedule changes need to be made, I announce the change as far ahead as possible. When/If schedule changes need to be made, and an additional consultation is requested by a certain minimum number of group members, I may re-schedule an ‘optional’ meeting during that same month. This additional optional meeting will be billed only for those Members who choose to attend.

How to prepare for Group Consultation

There is no requirement to present a case during a Group session. This is entirely up to you. During your first group, I will introduce you to the other members and explain the structure of the consultation. You are then invited to listen to others present, or to present yourself. There is a great deal to learn in Group Consultation from listening to others workshop challenging cases, and there is a great deal to learn from bringing your own difficult cases forward. If you decide to present a case, here are some general guidelines:

  1. Have the case you want to work on picked out ahead of time.
  2. Include how long you have been seeing this client.
  3. Include the client’s primary complaints (i.e., their reason for seeking therapy).
  4. Include a basic outline of the client’s family history and trauma history.
  5. Include your primary question for me (for example: How do I make sense of the client’s presentation/symptoms?; I’m stuck—the client’s symptoms are not changing; What do I do now?; etc…).
  6. If you are newly trained in EMDR, include your client’s Top 10 Best & Top 10 Worst Experiences lists (with ages and SUDS levels (0-10)).

Size of Groups

Groups are limited to 8 Members (not including myself).

Leaving a Group

You have the right to withdraw from a group at any time. It is usually best to notify me at least one week in advance (more notice is always welcome), and then to attend a final group before leaving. Following your final group meeting, you are no longer responsible for paying the group fee.

Current Groups

If the groups listed below are full, or they do not happen at a time or location that is possible for you, please contact me with requests for additional groups. New Groups are continually forming, and it is common for therapists to make special requests regarding the formation of a Group (for example: site-specific Consultation for agencies, special scheduling requirements, or colleagues who want to form a specific consult group together).

  • 2nd Monday of each month 9:00am-11:00am, $75
  • 4th Monday of each month 7:30am-9:30am, $75
  • 4th Monday of each month 9:30am-11:30am, $75