About Us

Caring. Competent. Client-centered.​

Our Parnell Institute faculty has a depth and breadth of experience difficult to find elsewhere. But even more, they understand the need for a compassionate approach when working with those who have experienced trauma. Our classroom models the experience we want our clinicians to provide their clients: supportive and organized, with a relational focus that prioritizes safety.

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Founded by Dr. Laurel Parnell

Dr. Laurel Parnell is the director of the Parnell Institute and developer of Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) and Resource Tapping. She is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, author, a leading expert on trauma therapy and transpersonal psychology. Since 1995, she has trained thousands of clinicians in EMDR both nationally and internationally.

Meet the Parnell Institute Faculty

Our consultants provide consultations in Attachment-Focused EMDR to other members. They are highly skilled and experienced clinicians who have completed advanced training in Attachment-Focused EMDR.

Learn about the Parnell Institute's Approach

Explore the three pillars that make our training in AF-EMDR so powerful.

Resource Tapping Demo (video)

Free Resource Tapping Video 

Complete the form below to receive this FREE video to expand your knowledge & understanding of EMDR. This video will equip you with powerful tools & strategies for helping your clients heal on a deeper level.