Hope Payson

LCSW, LADC and EMDR Consultant 

How BIG Is Your Recovery?

Helping People Create a Life Worth Staying Sober For


I am a Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor licensed in the State of CT. My training has been in psychodynamic, solution focused and EMDR (eye movement, desensitization and Reprocessing) therapies. I have 20 years of post-graduate training in trauma and addiction. I remain involved in on-going training to serve the needs of my clients.

I offer one day or multiple day trainings on the following topics: The use of EMDR to address Addictions or Impulse Control Disorders, Using EMDR with complex clients or an EMDR Refresher Course. I can work with you to create a training experience tailored to meet your organization’s needs.

I offer individual EMDR consultation services via Skype, telephone or in-person meetings. My specialty areas include: EMDR in community mental health settings, using EMDR with complex clients or clients with addictions, and getting started with EMDR for newly trained clinicians. As an EMDR basic training facilitator, I also offer basic training consultation for EMDR Institute or EMDR HAP trainees.