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Tony Parmenter

Founder, Therapist & Clinical Director

Offerings: EMDR, Attachment-Focused EMDR, Therapeutic Fly-fishing with EMDR (TF-EMDR), Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Psychedelic Integration Coaching, Inner-child healing, Trauma-informed Somatic Therapies, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Past Life Regression & Hypnosis.

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My name is Tony. I started Counseling Without Walls & Seiyu Institute for Health & Training, L3C to create a variety of ways for helping you find and experience joy despite the pain which naturally exists in our world. Our mind and bodies are whole, and we can experience that easier if we focus our intention on taking action toward meaningful living, with sincerity. My hope for this practice is to help people discover tools for doing so with as few barriers as possible, and to assist other therapists and helpers in facilitating this.

The approaches that I take as a psychotherapist, coach, and consultant are influenced by a lifetime of connection to nature, socioeconomic and multicultural issues, punk music and culture, artistic expression, military/first response culture, CAM & Integrative Medicine, and spirituality. I am a military veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, former ESL teacher, a college professor, member of a bi-cultural/bi-lingual family, and promoter of a Whole Person approach to wellness. I am also the originator of Therapeutic Fly Fishing & EMDR (TF-EMDR) and creator of The Seiyu-Zuri Method of TF-EMDR. I believe that fitness of mind, body, and spirit equally important to a person's health and success.

I am familiar with the ups and downs of the human experience, and know so well how difficult it can be to stay focused and afloat in a chaotic world. However, in the center of all of this we have an opportunity to connect with desire and find our truest selves. When we see that self with sincerity and understanding, we are capable of handling and accomplishing so much. It is why the human race has existed for so long! Working together, we can harness this truth for you to thrive in your experience.

University Credentials

  • Antioch University New England, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling

  • University of Maryland Baltimore County, Professional Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management

  • Bellevue University, Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

  • Community College of the Air Force, Associate of Applied Science in Information Management

EMDR qualifications at-a-glance

  • EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant

  • Published work - Parmenter, A. (2022). Treating combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder using therapeutic fly-fishing with EMDR (TF-EMDR). Journal of Military and Veterans Health, 30(1), 23–32. https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/informit.389050772307534

  • EMDRIA Approved Credit Provider #21015 - approved coursework in Therapeutic Fly-fishing with EMDR (TF-EMDR)

  • EMDR Basic Training Facilitator-in-Training - Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, mentored by Dorinna Ruh, LCSW

  • EMDR Continuing Education Trainer - EMDR & Beyond, Des Moines, IA

  • EMDRIA Basic Training, EMDRIA approved (Parts 1-3, incl. Attachment-Focused EMDR) - trained by Laurel Parnell, PhD.

  • Consultation for EMDRIA Certification in EMDR - Aaron Koba, LMFT & Kit Dowling, LCPC

  • Consultation for EMDRIA Consultant-inTraining - Kit Dowling, LCPC

  • Listed on Consultant roster as Consultant-in-Training, 2020-2022 - Parnell Institute for EMDR (during Parnell Institute EMDRIA-affiliation)

  • Volunteer Crisis Response Therapist with Vermont TRN - Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs

  • Ego State Therapy & EMDR - trained by Robin Shapiro, LICSW

  • FLASH Technique & Advanced FLASH Technique - trained by Phil Manfield, PhD

  • Internal Family Systems-informed EMDR - Bruce Hersey, LCSW

  • Continuing Education coursework including: First Responder Resiliency & EMDR; EMDR & Professional Ethics; EMDR 2.0; Ego State Therapy & Dissociative Disorders; EMDR Standard Group Protocol; Buddhist Approaches to Substance Use Disorder treatment with EMDR - MET(T)A Protocol; Somatic and Attachment-Focused EMDR (SAFE EMDR) for Chronic Pain

  • Member: EMDR International Association, Western NY Trauma Collaborative, Western Massachusetts EMDR Network

Professional Social Media

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • New York: LMHC

  • Vermont: LCMHC, LADC

  • Maine: LCPC

  • Iowa: LMHC

  • Massachusetts: CADC-II

  • New Hampshire: Emergency LCMHC & MLADC via OPLC

  • California: LAADC

  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium: ICAADC

  • Seiyu Institute: TF-EMDR Therapist, Senior TF-EMDR Instructor

  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA): EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA): Approved EMDR Consultant

  • Parnell Institute for EMDR: EMDR & AF-EMDR Basic Training (EMDRIA-Accredited)

  • Unyte/ILS - Safe & Sound Protocol Trained & Certified, Remote SSP Trained & Certified, Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) Provider

  • HeartMath Institute: Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certified Practitioner

  • Skylight Psychedelics: Ketamine Assisted Therapy Training

  • Quantum Healing Hypnosis Practitioner

  • Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Practitioner

Professional Memberships

  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

  • Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA)

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

  • Psychedelic Society of Vermont (PSoVT)

  • Climate Psychology Alliance - North America

  • Fire Service Psychological Association

  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)

  • Japan Society

Appointments in Higher Education

  • Bellevue University, Adjunct Faculty, 2014-present

  • New York University, Guest Lecturer, 2023

  • Purdue University, Adjunct Faculty, 2019

  • Union Institute & University, Guest Lecturer, 2014-2018

  • Grand Canyon University, Adjunct Faculty, 2012-2013

  • Antioch University New England, Graduate Assistant, 2010-2012

Public Service

  • U.S. Department of Defense, Vermont ESGR, Basic Volunteer & Military Outreach Director, 2020-2021

  • State Government of Vermont, DAIL/DVR, EAP Specialist, 2015-2021

  • AmeriCorps: Students in Service, 2010 - 2012

  • U.S. Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Enlisted, 2001-2007

TF-EMDR Therapist, Therapeutic Guide

Awarded: Jan 12, 2021

Awarded To: Tony Parmenter

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