Welcome to the EMDR Disaster Network (EMDRDN). We appreciate your visiting our site and your interest in accessing the profiles of potential therapists. The terms set forth below explain who we are, what we do and what our website offers in assisting you in finding a therapist in your area that meets your needs or interests. As consideration for this access, we only ask that you read and agree to the following Terms of Use.  

  1. WHO WE ARE: THE EMDR DISASTER NETWORK (EMDRDN) is a website domain wholly owned and operated on a volunteer basis by two EMDR therapists, Deany Laliotis and Daniel Merlis. Through this website we offer Clients the opportunity to find experienced EMDR Therapists who offer help for the treatment of acute traumatic stress symptoms. The therapists who register with the Network represent themselves to be experienced in the treatment of traumatic stress and agree to reduce their fees and to expedite the delivery of services on a flexible scheduling basis to Clients who have been directly impacted by the covid-19 virus pandemic. 
  2. ONLY THERAPISTS WHO HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY AN EMDRIA-APPROVED TRAINING PROGRAM ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE NETWORK. Some Therapists will have pursued certification by EMDRIA which means that they have taken additional training and engaged in at least 20 hours of case consultation with EMDRIA-approved consultants. Note that EMDRIA certification does not signify competency so it is always important for the client to screen potential therapists as detailed in Section 4 below. Before a Therapist can use the EMDRDN Therapist Registration Portal the Therapist must agree to Terms of Use which require that the therapist be licensed in the state in which services are provided, carry liability insurance, and be free of any licensing complaints. Therapists who provide telehealth treatment might be required by state law to provide you with a Telehealth agreement which specifies policies and procedures related to privacy, confidentiality, and other relevant concerns that pertain to provision of treatment on a remote basis
  3. THE EMDRDN OFFERS FREE ONLINE ACCESS TO THERAPISTS’ PROFILES, NOT THERAPY. The sole purpose of the Network is to offer ready access to therapists trained in EMDR who represent that they are experienced in EMDR treatment of acute traumatic stress problems and who are willing to reduce their fees, expedite the delivery of services, and offer scheduling flexibility to front-line healthcare service workers in need.  Each therapist exercises his or her own independent clinical judgment when providing services to his or her clients.  You and your Therapist set the fees or rates charged for the services provided to you by your Therapist. Therapists who participate in the EMDRDN have agreed to reduce their fee to a maximum of 50% of their standard fee. The EMDRDN is not licensed to provide, control or have any involvement in the therapy or therapeutic treatment or services you receive from or have with any Therapist.
  4. YOU CHOOSE THE THERAPIST: It is your sole and absolute right to decide who you want as your Therapist. Therapists who register with the EMDRDN provide their licensing information and certain demographic and other background information to help assist you in your search for a therapist. However, it is your decision as to whom you want to establish a therapeutic relationship. We recommend that as part of vetting the therapist, you check the therapist’s licensing credentials.  This is possible online in most states. We also recommend checking on the EMDRIA website (emdria.org) to verify whether or not the Therapist is certified by EMDRIA as an EMDR clinician.  It can be helpful when making contact with a therapist to ask specific information regarding the therapist’s experience in providing EMDR treatment. Much as in vetting any healthcare provider, one can inquire as to how many clients the Therapist has treated with EMDR, how many EMDR sessions per week on average does the Therapist provide, and what experience does the Therapist has in treating acute traumatic stress and other the specific problems that you, a potential Client, are experiencing. You should place significant reliance on your own instincts, judgment, and comfort level with any Therapist you interview as your prospective Therapist.
  5. DISCLAIMER: EMDRDN can only rely on the Therapist’s acknowledgement and representation they are duly licensed and certified or experienced as an EMDR Therapist.  Each Therapist is required to immediately notify EMDRDN of any change in the status of licensure or certification.  However, EMDRDN has no control over the quality of care provided by any Therapist. 
  6. PRIVACY & YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Client shall not violate or attempt to violate the security of EMDRDN. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data or other information not intended or authorized for Client’s use. Client also understands and by such understanding agrees that in the event Client uses telehealth services services, it is Client’s sole responsibility to assure the privacy and security of Client’s own software, data storage, hardware or other electronic/digital equipment that is used to access and/or participate in any of the forms of communication set forth in the preceding paragraph (6).
  8. Use & Access to Website: Having access to EMDRDN’s Therapist and the use of EMDRDN’s website is a privilege extended to you by EMDRDN, Inc. As such, EMDRDN, Inc. retains the exclusive right to prohibit, restrict or otherwise prevent your access to its website in the event you fail to adhere to the Terms of Use set forth herein or inappropriately abuse your privilege to use EMDRDN’s website.
  9. Change or Modify Terms of Use: EMDRDN’s exclusive rights include the right to change or modify, at any time, the Terms of Use set forth herein.  EMDRDN is not required to provide you any prior notice of any modification or change in the Terms of Use set forth herein.
  10. ARBITRATION:  Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be determined by arbitration in the county of San Diego, Ca. before a single arbitrator. The arbitration shall be administered by the Judicial Arbitration Services (“JAMS”) pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures and in accordance with the Expedited Procedures in those Rules. Judgment on the Award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not preclude parties from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction.  The Terms of Use set forth herein and the rights of the parties hereunder shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, exclusive of conflict or choice of law rules. In any arbitration arising out of or related to the Terms of Use set forth herein, the arbitrator(s) may not award any incidental, indirect or consequential damages, including damages for lost profits.  
  11. CALIFORNIA LAW & VENUE:  This Agreement and any dispute arising therefrom shall be governed by California law and filed within the county of San Diego, CA. 
  12. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: You are not authorized to proceed any further unless you check the box below, which shall signify and operate as your signature and acknowledgement that you have read and understand all of the statements, conditions and terms set forth above and willingly agree to abide by all of the terms of use set forth herein.