Counseling Without Walls

The psychotherapy and professional consultation practice of Tony Parmenter through Seiyu Institute for Health & Training.

A veteran-driven program supporting resiliency and authentic healing from trauma. 

"I have been suffering from these (traumas) for my whole life - in talk therapy for 15 years. Now it's as if they no longer matter. I am feeling free for the first time in my adult life." - Stated by one client following a full-day EMDR Therapy intensive.

Clinical services:

Locations: Mobile (where you are), in-office Iowa and Vermont), online/virtual, and in-nature

Standard/hourly Psychotherapy | Trauma-focused Psychotherapy Intensives | Ketamine-Assisted PsychotherapySafe & Sound Protocol (SSP)

Offerings: EMDR, Attachment-Focused EMDR, Medicine-free Altered-state Recovery Système (MARS), Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy & Psychedelic Integration Coaching, Therapeutic Fly Fishing & EMDR (TF-EMDR)℠, Inner-child healing, Trauma-informed Somatic Therapies, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Past Life Regression & Hypnosis.

Clinical Fees

EMDR Consultation services (for EMDR therapists only):

If you are an EMDR therapist, click here to consult with Tony for helping in your growth through EMDR Basic Training, EMDRIA Certification, or EMDRIA Consultant-in-Training processes. If you are interested in consultation toward Therapeutic Fly-fishing with EMDR (TF-EMDR)℠, please visit this page.

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About Tony

Greetings. I started Counseling Without Walls & Seiyu Institute for Health & Training, L3C to create a variety of ways for helping you find and experience joy despite the pain which naturally exists in our world. Our mind and bodies are whole, and we can experience that easier if we focus our intention on taking action toward meaningful living, with sincerity. My hope for this practice is to help people discover tools for doing so with as few barriers as possible, and to assist other therapists and helpers in facilitating this.

The approaches that I take as a psychotherapist, coach, and consultant are influenced by a lifetime of connection to nature, socioeconomic and multicultural issues, punk music and culture, artistic expression, military/first response culture, CAM & Integrative Medicine, and spirituality. I am a military veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, former ESL teacher, a college professor, member of a bi-cultural/bi-lingual family, and promoter of a Whole Person approach to wellness. I am also the originator of Therapeutic Fly Fishing & EMDR (TF-EMDR)℠ and creator of The Seiyu-Zuri Method of TF-EMDR. I believe that fitness of mind, body, and spirit equally important to a person's health and success.

I am familiar with the ups and downs of the human experience, and know so well how difficult it can be to stay focused and afloat in a chaotic world. However, in the center of all of this we have an opportunity to connect with desire and find our truest selves. When we see that self with sincerity and understanding, we are capable of handling and accomplishing so much. It is why the human race has existed for so long! Working together, we can harness this truth for you to thrive in your experience.

University Credentials

  • Antioch University New England, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling

  • University of Maryland Baltimore County, Professional Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management

  • Bellevue University, Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

  • Community College of the Air Force, Associate of Applied Science in Information Management

EMDR qualifications at-a-glance

  • EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant

  • Published work - Parmenter, A. (2022). Treating combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder using therapeutic fly-fishing with EMDR (TF-EMDR). Journal of Military and Veterans Health, 30(1), 23–32.

  • EMDRIA Approved Credit Provider #21015, 2021-present

  • Approved Continuing Education provider, Vermont Office of Professional Regulation for Allied Mental Health Professionals & Clinical Social Workers

  • EMDR Basic Training Facilitator-in-Training - Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, mentored by Dorinna Ruh, LCSW, 2023 - 2024

  • EMDR Consultant & Training staff - EMDR & Beyond, West Des Moines, IA, 2023-2024

  • EMDRIA Basic Training, EMDRIA approved (Parts 1-3, incl. Attachment-Focused EMDR) - trained by Laurel Parnell, PhD

  • Consultation for EMDRIA Certification in EMDR - Aaron Koba, LMFT & Kit Dowling, LCPC

  • Consultation for EMDRIA Consultant-inTraining - Kit Dowling, LCPC

  • Listed on Consultant roster as Consultant-in-Training, 2020-2022 - Parnell Institute for EMDR (during Parnell Institute EMDRIA-affiliation)

  • Volunteer Crisis Response Therapist with Vermont TRN - Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs

  • Ego State Therapy & EMDR - trained by Robin Shapiro, LICSW

  • FLASH Technique & Advanced FLASH Technique - trained by Phil Manfield, PhD

  • Internal Family Systems-informed EMDR - Bruce Hersey, LCSW

  • Continuing Education coursework including: First Responder Resiliency & EMDR; EMDR & Professional Ethics; EMDR 2.0; Ego State Therapy & Dissociative Disorders; EMDR Standard Group Protocol; Buddhist Approaches to Substance Use Disorder treatment with EMDR - MET(T)A Protocol; Somatic and Attachment-Focused EMDR (SAFE EMDR) for Chronic Pain.

  • Member: EMDR International Association, Western NY Trauma Collaborative, Western Massachusetts EMDR Network

Professional Social Media

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Iowa: LMHC

  • Vermont: LCMHC, LADC

  • Maine: LCPC

  • New York: LMHC

  • Massachusetts: CADC-II

  • New Hampshire: Emergency LCMHC & MLADC via OPLC

  • California: LAADC

  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium: ICAADC

  • Seiyu Institute: TF-EMDR Therapist; Senior TF-EMDR Instructor

  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA): EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA): Approved EMDR Consultant

  • Parnell Institute for EMDR: EMDR & AF-EMDR Basic Training (EMDRIA-Accredited)

  • Unyte/ILS - Safe & Sound Protocol Trained & Certified, Remote SSP Trained & Certified, Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) Provider

  • HeartMath Institute: Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certified Practitioner

  • Skylight Psychedelics: Ketamine Assisted Therapy Training

  • Quantum Healing Hypnosis (QHHT) Practitioner

  • Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Practitioner

Professional Memberships

  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

  • Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA)

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

  • Psychedelic Society of Vermont (PSoVT)

  • Climate Psychology Alliance - North America

  • Fire Service Psychological Association

  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)

  • Japan Society

Appointments in Higher Education

  • Bellevue University, Adjunct Faculty, 2014-present

  • New York University, Guest Lecturer, 2023

  • Purdue University, Adjunct Faculty, 2019

  • Union Institute & University, Guest Lecturer, 2014-2018

  • Grand Canyon University, Adjunct Faculty, 2012-2013

  • Antioch University New England, Graduate Assistant, 2010-2012

Public Service

  • U.S. Department of Defense, Vermont ESGR, Basic Volunteer & Military Outreach Director, 2020-2021

  • State Government of Vermont, DAIL/DVR, EAP Specialist, 2015-2021

  • AmeriCorps: Students in Service, 2010 - 2012

  • U.S. Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Enlisted, 2001-2007

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Attachment-Focused EMDR Intensives

Deep healing for trauma, now.

What are intensives?

When we say "intensive", we either mean "longer sessions" or a number of sessions in close frequency.
Intensives work better, in part by giving you more time to heal rather than spending valuable time checking in and closing the session every 45-50 minutes (the traditional/standard model of psychotherapy). Additionally, a growing body of research supports intensive psychotherapy, with evidence-based practices, as an effective way to treat and heal wounds caused by Complex & Developmental Trauma.
Most people seeking therapy have suffered from their wounds for a very long time - sometimes their entire lives. With that in mind, we developed an approach that helps to heal your trauma sooner so that you can live life as it happens, rather than waiting for it to happen, connecting most to what gives you meaning and joy.
Intensive formats
Available mobile, online, in office, and in nature
Half day: one three-hour block on a single day
Whole day: two three-hour blocks in one day, with a two-hour break
Multi-day: one-hour sessions on subsequent days

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Intensive Locations
All licensed areas or internationally, online - half-day & multi-day models.
USA Northeast in-person: Brattleboro, Vermont - half day, whole day, and multi-day models.
USA Midwest in-person: Ankeny (metro area Des Moines), IA - half day & whole day models. 
Mobile and in-person in CA, NY, NH, ME, MA or internationally  - half day, whole day & multi-day models.
Cost & Reimbursement
All formats follow the fee structure listed here. Additional specifics will be explained over email.
Half day & whole day models may qualify for partial health insurance reimbursement, though not guaranteed.
Multi-day intensives quality for standard health insurance reimbursement.
In-person intensives for IA, CA, NY, NH, ME, MA or internationally are scheduled with additional travel costs and are charged at the full rate.
A full outline of costs and format will be provided when an intensive is requested.

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy sessions are three hours in length and can happen either as an intensive, or with hourly psychotherapy with a modified approach.

I partner with the physicians and experts of Skylight Psychedelics to provide Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy to appropriate clients. It is a relatively new form of treatment for mental health disorders that has gained popularity in recent years. It involves the use of the anesthetic drug ketamine, which is administered under controlled conditions while the patient is undergoing therapy with a trained mental health professional.

KAP is gaining popularity as a treatment for mental health disorders due to its potential to provide rapid relief from symptoms such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. 

Unlike traditional talk therapy, which can take months or even years to produce results, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy may produce improvements in mood and emotional resilience within hours or days of treatment.

In this article, we will explore what ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is, how it works, and the potential benefits and risks associated with this treatment. We will also discuss the current state of research on ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and provide a step-by-step guide to what patients can expect during a therapy session. 

By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of this innovative and potentially life-changing treatment for mental health disorders.

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EMDR Consultation

Professional support for EMDR Therapists only

EMDRIA-approved EMDR Consultation is for any health care provider who has completed, or is receiving, EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training. All consultants listed below are EMDRIA Approved Consultants and Consultants-in-Training (CIT). Respectvely, they are are available to help you achieve such things as EMDR Certification, EMDR Approved Consultant status as a CIT, and completing EMDR Basic Training
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Fees for EMDRIA-approved EMDR Consultation

Areas: EMDR Certification, Consultant-in-Training, EMDR Basic Training
  • Four to Eight people, group @ 90 minutes, all areas - $50 USD / person
  • One person, individual @ one hour, EMDR Certification/CIT - $150 USD
  • One person, individual @ 90 minutes, EMDR Certification/CIT - $215 USD
  • Two people, individual @ one hour, EMDR Certification/CIT - $80 USD / person
  • Three people, individual @ 90 minutes, EMDR Certification/CIT - $85 USD / person

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Fees for clinical services

Private pay levels for psychotherapy

These levels are the hourly rates as based on the average cost of a Certified EMDR Therapist/Consultant in your local area.

Level A (standard rate): $336 | Level B: $280  | Level C: $224  | Level D: $168 

Individuals paying privately for services, without seeking a receipt for insurance reimbursement, are offered rates on levels as noted above. 

Payment for the first session is due upon scheduling it. Self pay clients who require a superbill for Out of Network insurance reimbursement, see below

Specifics for mobile therapy

Travel costs and per diem are calculated for mobile therapy sessions and mobile intensives.

Private pay scholarships

First responders, military, and frontline healthcare professionals (current or veteran) receive an automatic scholarship of 25% off their determined private pay level.

Health Insurance

Seiyu IHT is directly in-network with

  • BCBS PPO Plans in all states licensed

  • BCBS HMO plans in Iowa only

  • Aetna via Headway in Iowa only - others in development

  • Optum via Headway in Iowa only - others in development

For other insurance companies:

  • Out-of-Network reimbursement: clients pay the standard fee for service rate ($336 per clinical hour) for services and receive a superbill (receipt) to submit to their insurance provider for personal reimbursement according to their own policy.

  • 30-minute intake screening consultations are billed to health insurance as CPT code 90791.

Safe & Sound Protocol

Insurance reimbursement may be possible, but is not guaranteed. 

Contact us to learn more about rates.

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Missed appointment/late cancelation policy for services

Two business days are required to cancel a one-hour appointment. Two weeks are required to cancel any appointment longer than 60 minutes. All late or missed appointments, except in cases of environmental or medical emergency, are charged using the authorized billing method at the full rate of the services scheduled. Discounts may be applied at the discretion of the clinical director. For questions about this policy, please reach out.

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