EMDR Therapy Group for Women


A one-of-a-kind EMDR Therapy Group for women managing ongoing traumatic distress.

The Value of the EMDR Therapy Group

  • Decrease ongoing distress

  • Belong to a community of women

  • Receive psycho-education

  • Learn effective and practical coping skills

  • Gain a sense of empowerment

  • Ratio of two therapists to eight participants

  • Stay connected to your assigned facilitator between groups as needed

  • May be covered by insurance as facilitators are RCC's/RSW's

  • Small group size for a more interactive and intimate experience

  • Less than 30% the cost of equivalent individual EMDR therapy (16 hours of group therapy, 75 minute individual intake session and a 45 minute individual closing session).

  • Research shows clinically significant results using the EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol for Ongoing Traumatic Distress



Starting a woman's therapy group has been a dream and goal of mine since I became an RCC and founded Kindred Counselling. Part of this is influenced by earlier in my career doing group facilitation with at-risk children and teens in a community environment.


As I completed basic training in EMDR I fell in love with it. Then I went on to become a Certified EMDR Therapist and then an Approved EMDR Consultant, my end goal is to become a trainer. It was then when I started to think about all the possibilities of facilitating EMDR outside of just individual work to reach more people.


So, I registered for an advanced EMDR training in EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol for Ongoing Traumatic Distress. I flew to Orange County California for the training. It was then when it solidified in my mind about how this group protocol could apply to women in the modern world who are trying to manage everyday life while simultaneously dealing with ongoing traumatic distress. 

About the Group


When I say traumatic ongoing distress I'm saying a very wide range of issues but the issue itself doesn't matter so much for the group, its more the commonality of being in ongoing distress that is the focus. Remember trauma is subjective, so what may be traumatizing for one person may not be traumatizing for another. Participants will have a range of the intensity of how their traumatic stress is impacting them, however in this group participants will be screened and issues will be addressed in the intake session. Also, each participant with have one of the counsellors connected to them in to touch base with individually as needed.


This group a balance of in-session individual work and group work. You do not need to be an extrovert to be a member of this group as "sharing" beyond your comfort level isn't required. It's more about learning, feeling supported, having a mutual experience, and being guided and taught by professionals who care deeply about your progress.


The group will have a ratio of 2 therapists to 8 participants. At times there may be three if I am training someone and they are observing. The therapists are experienced Registered Clinical Counsellors who have advanced training and years of experience using in EMDR and facilitating group work.​


Winter Group Schedule

  • Mondays, January 10-March 7, 2022 (No group on Family Day)

  • Individual intake session: 75 mins, the week of January 3-7, 2022, time TBA

  • 8 2-hour group sessions: Once registered the group agenda will be emailed to you

  • Individual post-group closing session: 45 mins​, time TBA

COVID Policy Regarding Group Attendance

If a participant gets COVID, or is exposed and needs to isolate, this participant can participate in the group via Zoom. If the same thing happens to one or both of the facilitators the group will be facilitated via zoom as well. There will be no refunds if either of these circumstances happens.

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Registration Details

Registration will remain open until the group is full . There are only 8 spots available, so register now if this is something you are interested in. The group runs seasonally.



$1900 plus GST to register for the group. Participant must pay in full to register and secure their spot. You will be issued a paid in full receipt at that time.

If participant will be submitting weekly individual invoices to their insurance once the group starts, the invoices will be sent a "paid in full" invoice after every session for submission. However, even in this case the participant will have to pay upon registration and can still have a proof of payment receipt issued.

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Refund Policy​

  • Full refund if cancelled before December 1, 2021

  • Half refund if cancelled by December 20, 2021

  • No refund if cancelled starting from December 31, 2021

  • No refunds, or prorating for missed group sessions for any reason

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Kindred Counselling is located at:

Boundary View Plaza

The Enterprise Centre, Suite 201 3701 E Hastings St, Burnaby, BC

T: 604-637-2074

E: tara@kindred-counselling.com 

Kindred Counselling acknowledges and thanks the Coast Salish Nations of Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish on whose traditional territories we work, learn and live.