Kathy Couch, LCSW, CT is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR practitioner and Consultant in Training (CIT).  This designation allows clinicians experienced in EMDR in their area of practice to become EMDRIA Approved Consultants (AC).  Succeeding as a CIT and AC requires more than knowledge of the eight phases of EMDR therapy and the standard procedural steps. CITs and ACs are intimately involved with the formation of EMDR clinicians


I am a mind-body and spirit therapist specializing in providing EMDR in the treatment of trauma, sexual abuse, sexual assault, dissociation, grief and mourning and religious trauma in addition to many other depression and anxiety concerns.  In consultation you will find an encouraging space to grow and enhance clinical skill set as an EMDR clinician.  As a CIT, you will receive comprehensive case consultations, personalized feedback and improvement of professional development.  Goals are to supplement skills obtained post-basic training into more advanced EMDR modalities and practitioners.

Following EMDRIA approved Basic Training, many practitioners wish to become a Certified EMDR Therapist.  This is a process of accumulating experience and expertise in clinical practice with EMDR.  As your EMDR Consultant In Training (CIT) include providing 15 of the 20 required group and individual consultation hours to an EMDR trained clinician who is working towards EMDR Certification. 

Consultation services support the learning and development of new EMDR practitioners.

Additional information on requirements are best answered on EMDRIA's Website


EMDR Consultation Details

  • One Hour group and individual sessions

  • Group Consultation meets Third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. MST

  • Groups of 4-6 professionals

  • Opportunities to network with other EMDR professionals

  • Self-scheduling options

To schedule your group or individual consultation, schedule here: 

Group Consultation $45 per hour

Individual Consultation $80 per hour

***Please contact me if you need dates or times unavailable on the portal***


Licensing Supervision


Kathy is a Board Certified Supervisor with the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses.  Supervision is offered to professionals with Master’s degrees intending to become independent practitioners.  Visit the link below to schedule!

Clinical Supervision $60 per hour



Why do EMDR Consultation?

EMDR consultation is for clinicians who have received Basic Training in EMDR.

EMDR training is a marathon vs. a sprint.  The learning is ever-evolving and there is always room to grow.  Post basic training, clinicians have an opportunity to apply the 8 phase protocol in clinical settings.  However, with all the intricacies of the human brain and human experience, adaptations and skill sets need to be modified or enhanced for each patient. 

 Consultation provides such a space.  It allows practitioners a place to ask questions and feel confident in clinical intervention skills, and to feel more confident serving individuals.  Group Consultation can provide a platform to network with other professionals who are also learning along side you.   As you increase your skills, and network with other professionals, it is also an opportunity to gain clinical hours towards EMDR certification.  

What to expect in EMDR Consultation

The primary goal of consultation is mastery of the EMDR protocol.  Consultation provides      opportunities for clinicians to ask case-specific questions, demonstrate skills and deepen knowledge of EMDR.

Consultation topics may include:

  • Support of the 8 phase, 3 prong protocol
  • Support application of Adaptive Information Protocol
  • Explore preparation of patients for reprocessing
  • Allow for case presentations
  • Build an EMDR professional network
  • Develop a resource library
  • Discussion of EMDR targets and adaptations for patients


Group vs. Individual Consultation

Group and individual consultation is provided for EMDR trained clinicians and those seeking EMDR certification, or as a supportive environment to learn new techniques.  With individual consultation, you have the opportunity to staff personal cases and discuss case-specific interventions, while enhancing knowledge and skills.  Group interventions offer clinicians an opportunity to see other  practitioners adapt their skill set to patients and learn from others, in a supportive, caring environment.

***Consultation is not supervision and will not meet requirements for licensure***




Who is EMDR Consultation For?

EMDR consultation is for clinicians who have received Basic Training in EMDR. EMDR training is a marathon vs. a sprint. The learning is ever-evolving and there is always room to grow. Post basic training, clinicians have an opportunity to apply the 8 phase protocol in clinical settings. However, with all the intricacies of the human brain and human experience, adaptations and skill sets need to be modified or enhanced for each patient. Consultation provides such a space. It allows practitioners a place to ask questions and feel confident in clinical intervention skills, and to feel more confident serving individuals. Group Consultation can provide a platform to network with other professionals who are also learning along side you. As you increase your skills, and network with other professionals, it is also an opportunity to gain clinical hours towards EMDR certification.

Why do EMDR Consultation?

EMDR consultation is for clinicians who have received Basic Training in EMDR. EMDR training is a marathon vs. a sprint. The learning is ever-evolving and there is always room to grow. Post basic training, clinicians have an opportunity to apply the 8 phase protocol in clinical settings. However, with all the intricacies of the human brain and human experience, adaptations and skill sets need to be modified or enhanced for each patient. Consultation provides such a space. It allows practitioners a place to ask questions and feel confident in clinical intervention skills, and to feel more confident serving individuals. Group Consultation can provide a platform to network with other professionals who are also learning along side you. As you increase your skills, and network with other professionals, it is also an opportunity to gain clinical hours towards EMDR certification.  

What do I expect in EMDR Consultation?

The primary goal of consultation is mastery of the EMDR protocol. Consultation provides opportunities for clinicians to ask case-specific questions, demonstrate skills and deepen knowledge of EMDR. Consultation topics may include: Support of the 8 phase, 3 prong protocol Support application of Adaptive Information Protocol Explore preparation of patients for reprocessing Allow for case presentations Build an EMDR professional network Develop a resource library Discussion of EMDR targets and adaptations for patients

EMDR consultation is for clinicians who have received Basic Training in EMDR.

EMDR training is a marathon vs. a sprint.  The learning is ever-evolving and there is always room to grow.  Post basic training, clinicians have an opportunity to apply the 8 phase protocol in clinical settings.  However, with all the intricacies of the human brain and human experience, adaptations and skill sets need to be modified or enhanced for each patient. 

Consultation provides such a space.  It allows practitioners a place to ask questions and feel confident in clinical intervention skills, and to feel more confident serving individuals.  Group Consultation can provide a platform to network with other professionals who are also learning along side you.  As you increase your skills, and network with other professionals, it is also an opportunity to gain clinical hours towards EMDR certification.