Whether you’re here looking for a therapist, or a colleague needing EMDR Consultation, it makes sense that you’d want to know more about me.
I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I had early training as a child and family therapist at North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center in Westbury, NY, and from there developed a private practice which has continued to grow and change through the years.
Since 2001 I’ve been dedicated to honing my skills as an EMDR clinician and teacher. I am a Consultant, Facilitator and Long Island Regional Coordinator. What this means is that I work with EMDR trained therapists to deepen their skills; work at the basic trainings; and also plan informational meetings twice yearly for our local EMDR clinicians to network and experience special EMDR presentations.
Although EMDR is my expertise, you will have a traditional talk therapy experience until you and I determine whether EMDR is appropriate for you. After that, EMDR is woven through your treatment to complement the talk therapy.
In an effort to “give back” to the EMDR community, I hold a complimentary monthly study group for EMDR therapists at every level of experience.
Phoebe Kessler, LCSW