I am so pleased to offer individual and group case consultation for EMDRIA-trained clinicians who wish to expand their knowledge of EMDR, integrate EMDR into their current practice, and/or are working toward certification.  I had the privilege of training as an EMDR consultant with Deany Laliotis, LCSW-C.  Deany is an incredibly gifted teacher, mentor and clinician, and I am continuing my training with her at this time. 


I so enjoy the collaborative process of consultation and like to work with clinicians at varying levels of EMDR proficiency.  Getting to know my consultees, how they learn, and what their goals are is very important to me.  I consider myself to be a relational therapist and consultant, and I am passionate about supporting clinicians who utilize EMDR with clients in their journey as healers.  


Consultation addresses the following issues and more, depending on your needs and learning style:  

-Building confidence in and how to apply EMDR virtually.  

-Improving EMDR assessment and AIP case conceptualization skills through an attachment lens. 

-Strengthening skills needed to aid in client stabilization during preparation phase.

-Clinical decision making regarding client readiness for processing and where to begin.

-Addressing technical issues and working with defenses that inevitably arise during processing.

-Parts work during processing.

-Working with transference and counter-transference that arises during processing.

-Review of basic EMDR protocol and other special protocols as needed.

-The work before the work (Deany Laliotis, LCSW-C)

-Transcript review, an incredible learning tool that aids in all of the above skills and issues.

Come back soon for information on upcoming EMDR Consultation Groups!

Requirements for consultation services:

Must be an independent, licensed clinician and have completed both weekends and additional consultation hours included in EMDRIA basic training.   Must carry professional liability insurance.  Please contact me directly to further discuss your consultation needs and goals!

Lisa Garcia, MSW, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist/Certified in EMDR

2923-B Olney Sandy Spring Rd.  Olney, MD  20832