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  • Sheila Christy, MA, LMFT

    Hi. Is anyone able to use an EMDR app on simplepractice? I know there is such a thing for zoom.


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  • linda zallen

    Hi Shelia,

    Good question!  I'm new to video conferencing and wondered the same thing.  I've come up with a few possible methods, and have been running the ideas past some of my emdr clients. 

    I learned emdr years ago, when all we had was our two fingers of one hand, and we would go back and forth, asking the client to follow with their eyes. That led to a wand and then finally to a light bar- a miracle at the time. :). Although tiring, hands and wands are still viable

    In more recent times I've been using sound i nthe ears and and pulses in the hands, when I'm doing a session in-person.  So taking from that idea I thought of using a METRONOME.  I've had one since I was a kid, and tried it out. It's loud enough for video, and it also has many speeds.  And my metronome moves back and forth, so it might work for eye movement. But that's still untested.

    Otherwise, clients Might be able to tap on their thighs or such, in time with the sound. And different clients might prefer different methods. But hopefully that gives you some things to work with.  I'd test any particular method out with a client before doing emdr.

    Hope that helps. If anyone else has some suggestions or data, I'd love to hear.

    Best, Linda Zallen


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  • Deborah Cole

    I use a blue pen and wave it back and forth. The blue color is rather restful. I used tappers in person and suggested that one person by the Theratapper ($119) but he refused.  I tried flashing lights with a flashlight that flashes from side to side but I thought it was difficult to manage.  The pen works well and it doesn't tire me.

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  • Kelly Burris

    Hi all, Has anyone found a technology based light bar that can be used on Telehealth by SimplePractice? There are many coming out compatible with other applications but I haven't found one for ours... Ideas? Thanks you!

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  • Christine E. Kowalcky

    There is a remote emir program called, Remote EMDR that I use. Easy to use as it mimics a light bar. It's compatible with other therapy platforms (zoom, doxy) but doesn't appear to integrate with Simple Practice.  Too bad, maybe it will happen. It was free when the pandemic hit but as of 7/1 there is a moderate monthly fee. I think it's well worth it. Saves settings for clients, no arm fatigue. Highly recommend.

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  • Sonya Svoboda

    I've been doing EMDR but find that when moving my fingers across the screen the image gets blurry. Does anyone else have this issue? 

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  • Christine E. Kowalcky

    Ditto for Remote EMDR. It's not (yet?!) compatible with Simple Practice though it is with Doxy and Zoom.  I echo the accolades of the earlier commenter, well worth the $. 


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  • Ayelette

    Hi everyone,

    We love feedback and ideas for ways to advance the platform, and if you have a moment I encourage you to vote and add your comment to the EMDR integration into telehealth idea which has been added to our Ideas and Suggestions board. When you vote or comment on this post, you'll automatically receive our status updates on this feature.

    Posting and commenting on our Ideas & Suggestions Board means that members of our Product Team, as well as all members of our Community, have transparent access to review your suggestion. This board is one of our most important resources for understanding which features will have the most value for our community.

    If you're curious, here's more information about how a customer idea can become a SimplePractice feature: Customer feedback: How a customer idea can become a feature in SimplePractice.

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  • Shannon Frame

    I see EMDR platforms, but I would love addi g that feature to simple practice. They have BLS features like a moving dot where u can alter color and speed that works be amazing

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  • Christine E. Kowalcky

    I just learned of an online EMDR platform that works with Simple Practice:

    I haven't tried it yet but the developer's spouse is an EMDR therapist and she shared the resource in another online forum and stated that it is compatable with SP.


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