October 30, 2021 at 2:32 PM #47464Claire Mauer (ADMIN)KeymasterJanuary 29, 2022 at 4:11 PM #53408Rachel IversonParticipant
My name is Rachel Iverson, LPC Associate, M.ED./MS, RYT-200, QMHP. I obtained my undergraduate degree in clinical psychology and my graduate degree in child development at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). I obtained additional coursework in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University. I have been working in the mental health field for about ten years. I am currently in the pre-licensing process of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. I work at a private practice in Eugene, Oregon. I have a lot of experience working with parents and children, as well as individual adults and couples. I specialize in trauma and sexual abuse.
I look forward to this training and meeting you all.
RachelMarch 15, 2022 at 4:41 AM #55654Magda MachavarianiParticipant
I’m Magda Machavariani, from Tbilisi, Georgia (not US Georgia), a small country in the Caucasus region, above Turkey and below Russia.
I’m an EAGT accredited Gestalt therapist, MA in psychology and English language & literature. I work with clients of all ages, parents, couples, families and organizations, both in-person and online, in Georgian and English.
I’ve been interested in trauma for years, read a lot about trauma and somatic and mind-body therapeutic approaches. What sparkled my interest in trauma is, firstly, the eye-opening insight that the main root of almost all physical and mental health problems and even terrorism is traumatic stress and unprocessed traumatic experiences (“unfinished business”), and, secondly, our Georgian people are very traumatized (what is happening now in Ukraine, the same has been happening in Georgia for hundreds of years!), so transgenerational trauma is a prevalent problem here in my country.
I got interested in EMDR when I found out that a lot of foreign gestalt trauma therapists were also trained in EMDR and integrated it in their work. It was a validation of my self-awareness that I need something more to work with trauma.
So I’m very grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to meeting you all in these enriching journey!
Wish there were less traumatized people and more peace on all over the world!
MagdaMarch 17, 2022 at 11:56 AM #55729Allison CopeParticipant
My name is Alli and I am a Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW). I graduated from the University of Michigan with my MSW in 2021, and have been working at a private practice for about a year. I work primarily with people who have experienced acute and complex trauma, specifically focused on sexual exploitation and trauma.
Looking forward to the training.March 17, 2022 at 1:23 PM #55750christine lutesParticipant
My name is Christine Lutes MS LPC, I am working as an outpatient therapist at Lehigh Valley Physician Group Adult and Pediatric Psychiatry in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for over a year now. I am looking to expand my knowledge and ability to help patients heal from traumatic experiences in the best possible way. I will take any opportunity to expand my resources and capacity to help others. I am excited to learn and meet everyone in this training.March 19, 2022 at 12:22 PM #55835Christa CourtenayParticipant
I am Christa Courtenay, M.A., I am a group practice owner here in Belize, Central America. I am originally from the USA, moved to Belize after marring a Belizean 16 years ago. I completed my Master’s Degree at the University of South Florida in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling. I am licensed here in private practice, and worked solo for about 8 years, now in group practice for 2 years and counting. The profession here is growing yet still limited and I’m excited to soon be able to level up our therapeutic offering to include EMDR therapy. I’m a mom of 3 children, 14, 13, and 12 year olds, and I play in a steel pan Orchestra! I’m completely excited to level up and be more effective in our therapy practices with our clients.March 19, 2022 at 2:45 PM #55850Bernadette McGuireParticipant
My name is Bernadette McGuire, LCSW. I graduated from Columbia University with my Masters of Social Work and am currently residing in NYC. I have several years of experience working with homeless teenagers as a director for a homeless youth program, as well as a crisis social worker for youth in the city. I have clinical training in working with LGBT+ patients, and I am also certified in supervising social work interns in the state of New York. I’m currently working at an outpatient mental health clinic where I provide psychotherapy to adult and children patients, both virtually and in-person. I am hoping to start my own private practice within the year.
I’ve heard about EMDR from past coworkers that have been trained and deliver EMDR to their own patients. I have also had patients that have experienced EMDR for themselves and found it very helpful. I am excited to learn more about it and put it into practice!March 20, 2022 at 10:56 AM #55871Chelsea GellerParticipant
My name is Chelsea Geller and I am a LMHC with my graduate degree from Florida Gulf Coast University. I was in charge of a PHP mood disorder program for my first year post grad. I have been working in outpatient therapy since 2018. A friend from my cohort took this course and said it was a great experience and training. I am looking forward to be able to better assist and help my patients. See you all soon!March 20, 2022 at 5:32 PM #55886Michelle TaurielloParticipant
My name is Michelle Tauriello. I am a LCSW in New Jersey. I graduated from Fordham University in New York City, NY. I have worked in the field of psychiatric social work and medical social work for about 30 years. Last year, I started my private practice focusing on adults with depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and complex PTSD. About half of my clients are in the LGBTQ community who present with many challenges, especially traumatic experiences. I call myself an eclectic therapist. I use traditional psychotherapies as well as use of sound therapy using Shamanic drumming and Tibetan singing bowls. I have a Certification in EFT/TFT and use when appropriate. I have learned from colleagues EMDR is quite effective in treating PTSD. I am excited to be a part of this training and to add EMDR in my practice.March 21, 2022 at 9:48 PM #55952Naomi BourassaParticipant
My name is Naomi Bourassa. I have a Master’s degree in Social Work and am a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in Orlando, FL. I’m also a licensed massage therapist and certified yoga instructor. I am especially drawn towards somatic based practices. I have worked in community health with LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness and with youth at-risk for human trafficking and sexual exploitation. I currently work with adults in private practice with a focus on trauma. I have personally received EMDR and have experienced the benefits of trauma recovery. I’m looking forward to adding EMDR to my tool box!March 22, 2022 at 9:44 AM #55962Zuleika FuentesParticipant
My name is Zuleika Fuentes. I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in Panama City, Florida. I work at the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center where I provide trauma therapy treatment. I have worked in the field for the last 12 years serving children and families survivors of different types of abuse. I am looking forward to learn and put into practice EMDR!!
Zuleika FuentesMarch 22, 2022 at 1:34 PM #55969Jenalee GarciaParticipant
Hello everyone, I’m Jenalee, I am a LMHC licensed in New Mexico, and currently live in Spain for the past 6 years where I work as a Holistic coach and Yoga Instructor, and am doing Telehealth counseling with NM clients. I have worked as a counselor since 2012 and worked primarily doing suicide assessments, family therapy, mood disorders, and substance abuse groups. I like expanding professional any opportunity I can get and learning/utilizing many different therapeutic techniques to adapt to my clients, so I think EMDR will be a great tool for me in the future, as there is a growing need in NM at the moment (and everywhere).March 22, 2022 at 7:07 PM #55994Nicole FerreiraParticipant
My name is Nikkii. I am an LMHC in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I currently work as an administrator for a medium sized Urban School District. I specialize in clinical or school counselor Supports. Historically I have worked for Community Mental Health Organizations/Non-profits providing counseling for all age ranges, but have worked primarily with youth. This is my 9th year as a licensed counselor. I believe traumatic responses play a critical role in the narrative of who we are and all those we meet. I am here to stay relevant and to learn a new skill.March 22, 2022 at 11:39 PM #55997Vanessa SandfordParticipant
Hello! My name is Vanessa, I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, and Registered Associate Practicing Clinical Counselor; currently working towards licensure. I graduated from Antioch University in Santa Barbara in 2020. My focus has been working with trauma; I have worked with families, couples and individuals in the past. Currently I am working in a private practice, focusing on Sexual Trauma. I am excited to meet you all and begin this training!March 23, 2022 at 2:26 PM #56039Stephanie SmithParticipant
Hello, my name is Stephanie Smith and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate in Texas. I’m working towards full independent licensure and I’m looking forward to building additional clinical skills through this training in EMDR. I currently work with low-income adults and those with serious mental illness. I hope to focus more on trauma and grief as time goes on.
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