Stephen Dansiger

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Punk drummer then Songwriter then Dharma Practitioner then Social Justice Educator then EMDR/Trauma/Addiction Therapist then Author/Podcaster now simultaneously...


Consultation is both for those in the midst of training AND for those going towards Certification in EMDR.

CONSULTATION FOR COMPLETION OF EMDR THERAPY TRAINING: 10-Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team is required. Usually 4-6 hours are completed between the Part 1 and Part 2 trainings, with the remainder done after completing Part 2. All of these hours may be done in a group setting. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Completion in EMDR Therapy Training can be awarded. Upon completion the therapist may refer to themselves as an EMDR therapist or EMDR practitioner.

More information about all international ICM consultants and consultants-in-training can be found HERE.

More information about ICM Consultants that are local to Southern California (and often assist me in facilitating trainings) can be found HERE.

CONSULTATION TOWARD EMDRIA CERTIFIED THERAPIST STATUS: Going beyond initial trainings to attain the EMDRIA Certified Therapist designation requires 20 additional hours of consultation, 10 of which must be individual. Certification level is not required to practice EMDR therapy, but I strongly recommend it. My own experience with consultation at this level gave me the confidence to move forward with EMDR therapy as a primary modality in my practice.

CONSULTATION TOWARD EMDRIA APPROVED CONSULTANT STATUS: Becoming an EMDRIA Approved Consultant requires 20 hours of Consultation-on-Consultation. If you are at this stage of your EMDR therapy career, please contact me directly to discuss whether I might be a good fit for your consultation hours.


Individual consultation is $195/hr and is offered by inquiry only, please contact me to arrange times. Individual consultation can be towards a Certificate of Completion OR Certification. There is a 48-hours advanced notice cancellation policy for all Individual Consultation sessions.


Special consultations groups exclusively for those going towards EMDRIA Certified Therapist Status are also available. These closed groups are available by conference call and are offered as a series of 6 monthly consultations that are 1.5-hours in length - with each series limited to 6 participants. Participants must have completed EMDR Therapy Training, including Parts One and Two - plus all 10 consultation hours. Paid up front, the fee for this package is $600 for the entire set of consultations. CLICK HERE for information on the next upcoming series offering.


Trainees are responsible for logging their own consultation hours. Your trainer will sign off of these once you have completed your hours. Click here to download a consultation hours logging template.