EMDR Consulting

Adam O'Brien is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved Consultant, and is EMDR Trainer as an Affiliate Faculty member with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. He is located in Chatham (Albany/Hudson area) where he maintains a private practice. He has experience working with addictions (chemical and behavioral), C-PTSD, dissociative disorders (DDNOS and DID), domestic violence, victims of crime, first responders, veterans, children, adolescents, and adults. Adam has regularly been doing trauma resolution "Intensives" sessions and is an excellent resource on this up and coming EMDR therapy service. He has agency, EAP, intensive outpatient, community-based settings, and residential experience. He specializes in preverbal, intergenerational, historical/cultural, medical, spiritual abuse, psychedelic integration, and harm reduction. He also has excellent experience with 12-steps, recovery, integrative medicine, loss, anger, and adoption. He is well-versed in Ego State Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Progressive Counting (PC), Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR), Certified Expressive Arts Therapist, and certified in Brainspotting (BSP).

Group: Monthly Consulting Last Wednesday of the Month 12-2 EST.

Rate: 50$ - Pay HERE

Bulk Rate: 200$ for five 2-hour (total = 10 hours) group consultations - Pay HERE (Cannot be applied to speciality groups.)

Register HERE or contact me directly adam@mutualarisingcounseling.org

Main Meeting
Google Meet: meet.google.com/iea-gihb-cvn
Dial-in phone number: 650-781-0841‬
PIN: ‪202 429 088‬#


Dial-in: (605) 472-5530. Access code: 544329.

Scheduling Individual?

Contact me directly at: adam@mutualarisingcounseling.org

*For those looking for a letter of recommendation (LOR) for certification, you must complete an agreement and have done at least 3 individual consultation sessions with me in order to get a LOR.*

Individual Consulting: 1 Hour Individual - 100$ an hour 1-hour EMDR Individual Consult

Block of five for 400$: HERE

Specialty Group: Addiction as Dissociation EMDR Group Consultation

Developed by Adam O'Brien and Dr. Jamie Marich, Addiction as Dissociation Model a contending theory on addictions. This speciality group is based on Adam's advanced topics course "Treating Addiction as Dissociation with EMDR Therapy" and will reference setting up an Ego State Meeting Area, Addressing Toxic Shame, Bulk Flash, and treating Addiction Memory.

If you can, please bring at least one case to present.

To Register: Contact me directly: adam@mutualarisingcounseling.org

Dates: 7/17/21. Time: 9-1pm EST

(minimum of 6 participants for the group to take place)

Rate: 150$ 4-Hour intensive. (You will be asked to pay day of.)

To register: Contact me directly at: adam@mutualarisingcounseling.org

(4-hours of EMDR therapy group consultation for foundational training and/or certification. Maximum of 8 participants (minimum of 6 participants for the group to take place)

**Addiction as Dissociation** EMDR Certification Track

For clinicians who have completed their foundational training in EMDR, this certification track can include two 4-hour intensives and 1 two hour. 10 hours of group and 10 individuals are required for certification but any combination will work however, these special topics groups are better able to focus on clients who have addiction and recovery needs. This track is intended for addiction professionals but any professional who recognizes that addiction presents in a variety of mental health disorders are welcome.

Individual consultations can range from 5-10 hours with Adam.

Looking to become and EMDRIA Approved Consultant (AC)?

Here is what you need to know: If this is your goal, I can support it.

*If you would want to be listed with Institute for Creative Mindfulness (ICM), you would have to interview with them and signing an agreement with them. You will also have to audit a full ICM EMDR Therapy training (at half the price).*

Contact me directly at: adam@mutualarisingcounseling.org


Group: 65$

Individual: 120$

Google Meet is used for video conferencing.

Group Guidelines

1. Consultees are expected to come prepared to ask questions about EMDR therapy phases, protocols, AIP model, and/or present case material with specific questions for consultation.
2. Please use the case consultation form for guidance on presenting cases, and have this form completed prior to the start of the consultation.
3. Do not include any information that will identify the case(s) you are presenting.
4. If you miss any portion of the scheduled group, you may schedule an individual time to make up the hours as Adam’s schedule allows (for an additional fee)
5. Consultation is not supervision. Consultation focuses on mastery of standard EMDR therapy and integrating EMDR into your practice. You are responsible for the therapeutic relationship with your clients and competency in the modalities you offer. As a consultant, I do not hold liability for how you practice.
6. 24-hrs notice is required for cancellation, or you may be charged in full.

7. Arriving a couple of minutes late is permissible but after 5 - 10 minutes your time will be reduced by how late you are. You will have to make it up individually or join another group.