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    Hello everyone! My name is Joanna Contreras-Schwartz and I’m an LCSW & Ph.D. I am from NY but now live in Murrells Inlet, SC. I specialize in working with individuals who experience substance use issues and have experiences of trauma. I currently work for a telehealth organization called Lionrock Recovery. I am so excited to meet all of you and to begin this EMDR training!

    Kristina Martin

    My name is Kristina Martin. I am an LCSW in private practice in Tampa, Fl. I look forward to meeting and learning with you all.

    Cynthia Rose


    My Name is Cynthia Rose. I am an LMFT and LADC originally from California and living in Arizona and also work for a Telehealth organization.

    I look forward to meeting everyone

    Rachel Martin

    Hi there, my name is Rachel Martin. I am a child and adolescent therapist – licensed independent clinical social worker associate – and just started my own private practice in Vancouver, WA. I specialize in working with children and teens who have difficulties with emotional regulation and have trauma histories. I’m really looking forward to learning EMDR to incorporate in my practice!

    Jason Scruggs

    Good morning from Kentucky! I am a full-time children’s crisis therapist and also a part-time private practice therapist. I have very excited to have the opportunity to work and train with each of you and to be able to better equip my clients to cope with their personal trauma. Jason Scruggs

    Christine Bergman

    Hello Everyone!!!
    I am Christine Bergman, saying hello from Florida (where it is not very warm right now!!!) I am an EMDR Trainer in Training and will be assisting Senior Trainer, Reg Morrow (my fabulous mentor!!). In addition, I am an Approved Consultant and will be one of your Facilitators for the afternoon practicum groups. I currently work in private practice/telehealth, but have spent the majority of my career working in community mental health settings with children, adolescents, adults and families. My specialization is working with Complex Trauma.
    I really am excited to get to meet and work with all of you!!


    Hello and Welcome to our EMDR Basic Training course. As a dear mentor of mine often says to me “Buckle UP” as you are off on a bold adventure which will expand the way you view your clients and their struggles. EMDR Therapy has a far broader range of effectiveness than just trauma. I look forward to walking you through your first deep dive into EMDR therapy both via lecture, video, and practicums. We have a great team (Christine, Claire, Cherilyn and Jenna) along with myself to support you on this journey.
    If you enjoy office hours or arriving early to the learning site to talk about what you are learning and how to integrate it, we will take time to do so each morning before the scheduled lecture. If you run a tight schedule due to a very busy life, do your best to be settled and ready to roll every morning on time, reduce any distractions during the day, then re-engage with your life at 5pm ET.
    And do remember to watch the video created by Bill Brislin before hand. It is very helpful.

    Bennett Rachal

    My name is Bennett Rachal, MS and I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Jacksonville, FL. I am a trauma therapist (among other things!) at a residential substance use disorder treatment center in Jacksonville, FL. Most of my patients have extensive trauma histories- I am very excited and hopeful that EMDR help me better help those who are ready for it. I can’t wait to get started!

    Francine Levy

    My name is Francine Levy, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Miami, FL. I was previously working in Substance Abuse and Hospice and Palliative Care, but now I am not currently working in direct patient care. I work at a synagogue and I use my therapeutic skills in group activities for children. Following the Surfside building collapse, myself and four other clinicians opened the Trauma and Resilience Center where we will continue to help individuals dealing with traumatic experiences.



    My name is Chris Simmons. I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern working in private practice and non-profit. I am also a veteran, and looking forward to meeting and working with everyone.

    Danielle Kramer

    Hello! My name is Danielle Kramer, I’m a sex therapist in private practice. I have been licensed for around 10 years and I specialize in religious trauma and with primarily with LGBTQ+ and women/AFAB. I work heavily from an intersectional feminist lens and focus on relationship and sexual minority issues (CNM/poly/kink/questioning/LGBTQ+ concerns). I am excited to use EMDR with my clients who have religious trauma intertwined with their sex/sexuality.

    Jesenia Villoldo

    Hello! My name is Jesenia Villoldo and I am dually registered intern in Marriage and Family and Mental Health in Florida. I primarily work in private practice and specialize in trauma, veterans, and first responders. I have personally done EMDR for my own personal therapy which peaked my interest in getting trained after seeing and feeling my life changing results! Hope to meet and talk to you all soon 🙂

    Logan Bornstein

    My name is Logan Bornstein, and I am an LMHC in Orlando, Fl. I primarily work with children and adolescents.I have previously worked on a children’s crisis unit, at a middle school facilitating substance use prevention/intervention groups, and a high school as a school counselor and a SAFE coordinator. I am currently private practice and very much looking forward to this training and getting to know everyone.

    Yasmin Lugo

    Hello everybody and happy Thursday!

    My name is Yasmin Lugo. I am a clinical psychologist and I have been practicing for 20 years.I have a license in Florida and Puerto Rico. I worked all my career with PTSD, specifically with sexual trauma and I am looking forward to learn about EMDR and add this technique to my practice. For the last two years, I work with mostly adults through tele-health and It has been an interesting journey! I am excited to be in this training and meet all of you!

    Hilary Flint

    Hi everyone! My name is Hilary Flint, and I’m located in North Carolina – occupied Shakori, Occaneechi, and Eno land. Being trained in EMDR has been a goal of mine since before I started graduate school, and I’m really looking forward to learning with all of you. I’m in the second year of my master’s in clinical mental health counseling. My degree focuses on addictions and substance misuse. After graduation, I will apply for my LCMHCA licensure. I look forward to meeting you all!

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