Tony Parmenter

Seiyu IHT Founder & CEO, Clinical Director

Credentialed to serve clients in the US states of Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Iowa, & California. Open to serving international clients. TF-EMDR Therapist & Senior TF-EMDR Instructor. 

Uniformed service connection: USAF Veteran, deployed to OEF.

Additional certifications as an IC&RC Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved Consultant, HeartMath Practitioner, and Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) Provider.

Meet Tony

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
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
  • Certified Life Coach
  • 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
  • Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Practitioner
Professional Memberships
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
  • Parnell Institute for Attachment-Focused EMDR
  • 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