Who Can Do EMDR Therapy

Spcialized Training in EMDR Therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy should only be conducted by licensed mental health professionals who have received specialized training in EMDR therapy.

In the United States, licensed mental health professionals who can provide EMDR therapy include licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), licensed professional counselors (LPCs), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), and licensed psychologists.

It's important to note that EMDR therapy is a specialized form of therapy that requires specific training and certification. Mental health professionals who provide EMDR therapy should have completed a comprehensive EMDR training program that is accredited by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

If you're interested in EMDR therapy, it's recommended that you find a qualified and experienced EMDR therapist who has completed an accredited EMDR training program. You can check with local mental health organizations, EMDRIA, or online directories to find a qualified EMDR therapist in your area. It's also recommended that you ask any potential therapists about their training and experience with EMDR therapy to ensure that they have the necessary qualifications to provide this specialized form of therapy.