My name is Tony. I am a Parnell Institute trained practitioner of AF-EMDR, and practitioner of various other EMDR models, ego state therapies, and energy/somatic therapies focused on helping clients heal from the weight of relational/complex and developmental while deepening personal growth and understanding. I am also the originator of Therapeutic Fly Fishing & EMDR (TF-EMDR), and created the world’s first fly-fishing rod specifically designed for use in EMDR Therapy – and am a military veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, former ESL teacher, a college professor, member of a bi-cultural/bi-lingual family, and promoter of a Whole Person approach to wellness. Outside of the Parnell Institute, I am an EMDRIA EMDR Approved Consultant.
Our mind and bodies are whole, and we can experience that easier if we focus our intention on taking action toward meaningful living, with sincerity. My hope for this practice is to help people discover tools for doing so with as few barriers as possible, and to assist other therapists and helpers in facilitating this. I believe that fitness of mind, body, and spirit equally important to a person’s health and success. The approaches that I take as a psychotherapist and consultant are influenced by a lifetime of connection to nature, socioeconomic and multicultural issues, punk music and culture, artistic expression, military/first response culture, Integrative Medicine, and spirituality.
I am familiar with the ups and downs of the human experience, and know so well how difficult it can be to stay focused and afloat in a chaotic world. However, in the center of all of this we have an opportunity to connect with desire and find our truest selves. When we see that self with sincerity and understanding, we are capable of handling and accomplishing so much. It is why the human race has existed for so long! Working together, we can harness this truth for you to thrive in your experience.