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), Psychedelic Therapy, 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. (Canceled for 6/29/22)

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?#

Schedule a small group 2-6 people 2 = $75 per person, 3 = $65 per person, 4 = 50 per person, 4+ = 50 per person…


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. Send me an email and let me know a little bit more about your EMDR journey… i.e., where you were trained, how long you have been practicing, population, setting… Also, let me know what your typical availability during the week is, time zone, and I will see what I can do. *

Individual Consulting: 1 Hour Individual – 125$ an hour 1-hour EMDR Individual Consult

Block of five for 500$: HERE

Wanting to become EMDRIA CERTIFIED? For reference, HERE is an agreement that I use. Email me about my availability.


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

2-Hour SPECIALITY ADDICTION AS DISSOCIATION MODEL EMDR CONSULTATIONS for 2022:

Dates: 7/13, 9/14, 11/16, 12/14

Time: 12-2 EST

Cost: $75 for 2-hour consultation (minimum of 4 to have group. Use same contact info to register. Once we have 4, I will send out more details. If 4 is not reached, you can be put on the next one.) Pay: HERE.

4-Hour SPECIALITY GROUP Dates: TBD EST

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

Rate: 150$ 4-Hour intensive. PAY HERE

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

(These 2 or 4-hours of EMDR therapy group consultation for foundational training and/or certification. For the 4-Hour: 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: First, you become a Consultant in Training (CIT)

*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).*

*Every CIT who is brought on to be listed with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness must book a session every two months with their primary Approved Consultant (or another Approved Consultant on the ICM team that their primary consultant authorizes) in order to remain listed with ICM. During these meetings, it is important that CITs review their consulting work and bring up any questions about ICM training methods as they relate to student progress). CITs are also required to list the primary consultant that they are working with on their ICM profiles.

Per EMDRIA, a CIT is someone who plans on pursuing their Approved Consultant status within five years. Although we will allow you to remain listed as a CIT with ICM even if you are not especially active, you are still required to meet with your Approved Consultant every two months. If the five years pass and you decide not to pursue Approved Consultant status, your agreement with ICM will be terminated.

Contact me directly at: adam@mutualarisingcounseling.org

Rates: Group: $75.00 and Individual consultation: $150.00


Phone and 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.