Tony ParmEnter, MA

CEO, Clinical Director & Founder of Seiyu I.H.T.
Licensed counselor in NY, CA, MA, VT | Trauma-Sensititve HeartMath Certified Practitioner | EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist & Consultant-in-Training

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My name is Tony. I started Seiyu I.H.T. to create a variety of ways for helping you find and experience joy despite the pain which naturally exists in our world. 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.
The approaches that I take as a psychotherapist, coach, 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, CAM & Integrative Medicine, and spirituality. I 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. I am also the originator of Therapeutic Fly Fishing & EMDR (TF-EMDR) and creator of The Seiyu-Zuri Method of TF-EMDR, and view fitness of mind, body, and spirit equally important to a person's health and success.
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.

EMDR Qualifications & training
EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Consultant-in-Training, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
AF-EMDR Therapist & Consultant-in-Training, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

EMDR & Ego-States Therapy, Robin Shapiro, LICSW
Internal Family Systems-Informed EMDR, Bruce Hersey, LICSW
Flash Technique (Basic & Advanced), Phil Manfield, PhD
EMDRIA-approved EMDR Basic Training, Laurel Parnell, PhD of Parnell Institute and creator of AF-EMDR


Other SelectED Qualifications

University Credentials
  • Antioch University New England, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County, Professional Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Bellevue University, Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
  • Community College of the Air Force, Associate of Applied Science in Information Management
Professional Licenses and Certifications
  • New York: LMHC
  • Vermont: LCMHC, LADC
  • Massachusetts: CADC-II
  • California: LAADC 
  • HeartMath Institute: Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certified Practitioner
  • Life Coach Training Institute: Certified Life Coach
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium: ICAADC 
  • Usui Shiki Ryoho: Reiki Master Practitioner
Professional Memberships
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
  • Climate Psychology Alliance - North America
  • Academy of United States Veterans (AUSV)
  • Fire Service Psychological Association
  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
Appointments in Higher Education
  • Bellevue University, Adjunct Faculty, 2014-present
  • Purdue University, Adjunct Faculty, 2019
  • Union Institute & University, Guest Lecturer, 2014-2018
  • Grand Canyon University, Adjunct Faculty, 2012-2013
  • Antioch University New England, Graduate Research Assistant, 2010-2012
Public Service
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Vermont ESGR, Gen. Volunteer/Military Outreach Director, 2020-2021
  • State Government of Vermont, DAIL/DVR, EAP Specialist, 2015-2021
  • U.S. Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Enlisted, 2001-2007


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