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December 26, 2018

Teresa Bertoncin was recently awarded EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association) consultant status.  An EMDR consultant is recognized as an expert in the field.  It is no small feat to gain consultant status in EMDR.  In addition to being a Certified EMDR Therapist with six years of experience, Teresa conducted several hundred clinical sessions utilizing EMDR and received more than twenty hours of consultation from an approved consultant.

EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the rapid treatment of trauma. EMDR therapy aims to reduce subjective distress and strengthen adaptive cognitions related to the traumatic event.  EMDR is recommended by the World Health Organization, The American Psychiatric Association and the Department of Defense for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Additionally, EMDR has also been proven effective in treatment of panic attacks, complicated grief, dissociative disorders, disturbing memories, phobias, pain disorders, performance anxiety, stress reductions, addictions, abuse (physical, mental and psychological), body dysmorphic disorders and personality disorder.

Her extensive experience with EMDR allows Teresa to provide regular consultation support for her fellow Pacific Quest primary therapists who have completed an EMDR training program. In turn, the majority of the PQ clinical team is able to apply this powerful and effective treatment in the field. The Pacific Quest treatment team is a leader in outdoor behavioral health, and especially in trauma work with adolescents and young adults.