PsychotherapY, EMDR Consultation, & training
Tony Parmenter, MA, LCMHC, LADC, CMHIMP
EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training
Get started: contact SeiyuIHT@outlook.com to schedule a free introductory discussion.
via telehealth, we work together to heal woulds caused by trauma and stress working toward living a more meaningful and integrated life.
Individual psychotherapy: $120 USD per 53 minute psychotherapy session.
Longer sessions are charged in these increments. Some health insurance plans accepted for psychotherapy and other clinical services.
Registered psychotherapy clients can log into my secure portal here
Individual consultation: $70 USD per 60 minute session.
Individual consultation with two participants: $45 USD per person, per 60 minute session. $60 USD per person, per 90-minute session.
Group consultation with 5 participants: $40 USD per person, per 90 minute session.
* Groups with 5 participants will include at least 9 hours of individual consultation credit per 10-session rotation, 90 minutes each.
General Consultation or Training Services
General consultation such as providing individual or group clinical supervision, training, public speaking, or anything else is charged on a sliding scale from $120-$250
Tony Parmenter - APPROACH TO THERAPY
Everyone has a journey. This one began in 2008 while I was living in Tokyo, Japan. I was teaching English as a Second language (ESL) as a recent USAF veteran, working on what was then Japan's only English speaking crisis counseling hot line on evenings and weekends. In fact, there was just one phone! It was then that I understood my passion for helping people to resolve problems, and to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. I soon made a decision to return to the United States and pursue graduate education and a career in counseling.
As a humanistic mental health professional, and because of medical research, I know that your body is always working to be the most healthy and most whole version of itself. As a result, I sought training in an integrative psychotherapy called EMDR Therapy (which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing). This methods has given life to my practice in an amazing way, both in the changes that I have seen client's make as wellfor me as a a person in my own skin. I am a faculty member of the Parnell Institute, a Full Member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), and certified by EMDRIA as an EMDR Certified Therapist and as a Consultant in Training. I have advanced training in various techniques, including Attachment-Focused EMDR (trained in residence by it's creator Laurel Parnell, PhD), the Flash technique for EMDR, and inner-child work through Ego States and Internal Family Systems informed EMDR. EMDR uses eye movements and other forms of physical movement as a way to rapidly process memories, thoughts or physical sensations which cause stuckness and create barriers for living life in a way that a person desires. It is an evidence-based, compassionate, and specific practice of helping people to find freedom from emotional suffering, trauma, addictions, phobias, problem behaviors, for smoking cessation, to enhance motivation and personal performance... the list goes on! I will also train you how to practice EMDR-related skills on yourself between our meetings. It is a safe way of helping to decrease or remove mental and somatic barriers to living your life energized, full of meaning and personal wisdom. In addition to physical movement I regularly utilize music, art and Buddhist psychology in this process to use your strengths as ways to tap into your internal resources. Prior to the COVID-19 health crisis, which changed service delivery for psychotherapy around the world, I was one of the few EMDR trained therapists promoting EMDR specifically online.
Stuck does not equal broken, and experiences of pain and distress do not need to prevent any person from living a purposeful and meaningful life. I approach my work from a perspective that is heavily influenced by Eastern Philosophies. I have been using Mindfulness meditation (traditionally known as Vipassana) in counseling since 2008, and I am experienced in using a form of trauma sensitive Yoga Nidra. I also use what are called Morita Therapy (MT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (or Training), "ACT", as my base for creating a supportive environment for psychotherapy and clinical training. MT and ACT view suffering as unnecessary engagement with natural, yet painful emotions and work toward developing balance by fostering acceptance for all internal experiences, working to improve compassion and a connection to a person's desire for life - despite what gets in the way. As therapies MT and ACT understand the urge to control and avoid pain as the key factor in any psychopathology, or "problem". MT was developed in Japan during the 1920's and has been one of the most widely used psychotherapy models in Asia since that time. Although newer, ACT is seen around the world as an evidence-based psychotherapy. I became interested in secular Buddhism as a result of reading Herman Hesse in high school, and then while living in Japan as an early adult. In 2010, when ACT was still "young" in the world pf psychology, I was trained by Kevin Polk, PhD (creator of the ACT Matrix) while working in a PTSD & addiction treatment program for military, police, fire, and other uniformed professionals. MT and ACT are an exciting mindfulness and cognitive/reality-based approaches which center on your own personal set of values to better understand what is getting in your way, find ways to change what you have the power to change, and thrive by connecting more to what energizes you.
Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University New England
Certificate, Critical Incident Stress Management, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Science, Bellevue University
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), States of Vermont & New Hampshire
Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC), State of Vermont
Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), State of New Hampshire
Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor-Advanced (CADC-II), Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification
EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Consultant in Training, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICAADC), International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium
Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Professional (CMHIMP), Mental Health Integrative Medicine Institute
Parnell Institute - Consultant
Bellevue University - Adjunct Faculty, Undergraduate Behavioral Science Program & Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program
Purdue University System - Adjunct Faculty of Addiction Psychology, Undergraduate Psychology
Union Institute & University - Guest Lecturer, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program
Grand Canyon University - Adjunct Faculty, Undergraduate Substance Abuse Counseling Program
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) - Full Member
Parnell Institute for EMDR - Charter Member
Association for Contextual & Behavioral Science - Professional Member
Academy of United States Veterans (AUSV) - Lifetime Diamond Member
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