Copyright © Carolyn Swearingen, Ph.D.. All rights reserved.

Licensed Psychologist

415-321-9171     •

2161 Union Street   San Francisco, CA 94123

As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, I offer individual and group consultation to clinicians who have completed Basic Training in EMDR and are interested in further developing their skills in treating anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorders, deepening their therapeutic work, and seeking to become certified in EMDR therapy and approved consultancy.  I meet with consultees in my San Francisco office and also provide consultation online via Zoom. I have been trained by both Dr. Laurel Parnell and Dr. Philip Manfield.

I prioritize providing a safe, supportive, and attentive space in which you can feel comfortable presenting your cases, asking questions, and seeking clarification about complex clinical issues. I work collaboratively with consultees to develop and enhance skills in treating post traumatic stress disorders, somatic symptoms, phobias, dissociation, and panic.

For those newer to learning EMDR, together we can discuss how to integrate EMDR into your practice, review basic EMDR techniques and procedures, discuss introducing EMDR to your clients, practice set up and closure, as well as resource development and installation.
From there we can focus consultation on refining your skills with EMDR for your more complex and challenging cases. This may include topics like identifying targets and target sequencing for reprocessing, recognizing and working through blocking beliefs, managing dissociation, applying interweaves, utilizing the floatback or somatic bridge technique, exploring ways to fine tune your EMDR skill set to best meet your clients needs, and supporting you around any countertransference issues that may be arising for you in this often challenging work. I also welcome discussions around integrating EMDR with other forms of therapy so that you can feel supported in developing your own innovations and bringing your unique voice to the work.

Please feel free to Contact Me with any questions or to schedule an appointment.