The EMDR Disaster Network is devoted to helping the helpers who respond to man-made and natural disasters. We invite experienced EMDR trauma therapists to join us in caring for the many thousands of front-line healthcare providers, support staff, and first responders who have been under severe stress during the pandemic. EMDR trauma therapists know first hand how EMDR therapy can help heal those affected by trauma. Together with many therapist colleagues, we have helped organize the EMDR Disaster Network, a community of EMDR trauma therapists committed to helping people affected by this and future crises. Several hundred therapists have joined the Network to date and we expect many more will do so as word gets out.
If you are currently experiencing a high level of distress, we encourage you to consult now with a therapist on this registry. EMDR treatment can relieve your distress rapidly so that you can focus on your loved ones and the work that is important to you.
All therapists who join the Network have agreed to significantly reduce their fees and to expedite the scheduling of services, if at all possible, to provide time-limited EMDR therapy for healthcare workers and staff, first responders, and therapists on the front lines.
Some of the listed therapists also belong to local crisis response teams or networks. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, membership in local teams is growing and new teams are forming. We list team contact information on the Regional Networks page on this website.
Please consider spreading the word to colleagues, friends, family, organizations and agencies you are familiar with so that those in need will have ready access to skilled care. Here is a letter explaining the Network mission which you can share with others.
May we all do our part in helping each other recover.