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    Sara Wiggins

    Hello everyone! I’m Sara Wiggins, I’ve been a school social worker for the past 10 years but started working at a private practice in Southern Illinois a few months ago. I earned my MSW from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. I’m currently in the pre-licensing process for my LCSW. I’ve worked with many children and families with trauma and other mental health concerns. I’ve heard so many good things about EMDR. I’m really looking forward to this training and being able to apply this therapy with clients.

    Rhonda Pipkin

    Hi, I’m Rhonda Pipkin. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I own a private practice and use a sliding scale to work with adults, teens, and families. I see a lot of people dealing with trauma present and past, complicated grief, and anxiety, and many with Bipolar disorder. I’ve been wanting to learn EMDR for a long time.


    Hello I am Carrie Reaves, LCSW in Arkansas. I have been working with children and adults in both community and private practice settings for 20 years. I treat a number of disorders to include trauma, complicated grief, depression and anxiety. I look forward to increasing my knowledge base and incorporating EMDR into my practice.

    Erric Carreon

    Hello everyone, my name is Erric Carreon. I am an LMFT-A. I am currently a therapist at a PHP eating recover center. I am looking forward to this training. I hope to focus on trauma and dependency and think this would be a good tool.

    Daniele Gentile

    Hi! My name is Daniele Gentile LCAT-LP, CCTP. I recently graduated from NYU with my Master’s in Art Therapy. I currently work as a therapist and intake coordinator at a Creative Arts Therapy Private Practice in Manhattan. I currently work with teens, young adults, and some children who have some trauma, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. I also do contract group work at Leda Health, an organization aimed at providing resources for survivors of S.A. As a woman of color, my goal is to provide services to marginalized communities and those who need the resources for specifically trauma healing. I recently completed training for the Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and I am excited to add EMDR onto my tool kit for trauma processing and healing. I am excited to meet you all 🙂

    Nikole Gutierrez

    Hello All,
    My name is Nikole Gutierrrez M.Ed. NCC, LPC, LCDC and I have been a Licensed Counselor in Texas since 2017. I have been working in my private practice that I started along with two of my colleagues since 2018. My population interest is adolescence and adulthood. In my practice I work with clients ages 8 and up and work with a range of presenting issues. I look forward to learning about EMDR to be able to utilize the skills I learn with my clients.

    Jessica Kelley

    My name is Jessi and I am a Fully Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. Play therapy is an interest of mine, which I am pursing to become registered in. I have been fully licensed since 2021 and been working as a counselor in the field since 2016. I work at a nonprofit agency and I also own my own private practice. I have been wanting training in EMDR and finally the opportunity came to where my agency paid for me to take the training, so here I am! So blessed to be here!!

    Matthew Yount

    My name is Matthew Yount, LCSW. I have been practicing for about 19 years. I work mostly with victims of trauma and want to learn EMDR as a tool in my treatment


    Hello Professor and Fellow Students,

    My name is Jan Diaz and I am a board certified both as Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have been in the nursing field for 6 years. I currently practice both outpatient and inpatient both for primary care and psychiatry. I reside in Las Vegas which was the site of the Route 91 mass shooting and have encountered patients that experienced severe trauma. I wanted to learn about EMDR so that I would be able to treat patients with both pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy. A lot of patients are not interested in CBT and the studies I have read on EMDR showed great progress for trauma victims. I look forward to the classes and being able to apply the knowledge acquired in practice and grateful for this opportunity to learn and enhance my skills and knowledge.

    Katherine Barrett

    Hello everyone,
    My name is Katherine Barrett, LCSW and Qualified Supervisor in Florida. Prior to becoming a licensed clinician, I spent 30 years immersed in eastern philosophical/religious traditions, studying texts, participating in practices, living in and leading trips to rural southern India and teaching bio-mechanical anatomy, yoga and meditation. My current private practice focuses on adults suffering with addiction, chronic illness, severe mental illness and complex PTSD. I use traditional western psychotherapeutic interventions with holistic methods and I look forward to using EMDR to help my clients learn to decrease their suffering efficiently.

    Michelle Burkott

    Aloha, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in S. Texas. I have a private practice with 2 other LPC’s. I primarily work with young adults who suffer with depression and anxiety. As Naomi mentioned I too have received EMDR and have experienced the relief from past trauma and its somatic effects. I’ve been fearful to take this training, concerned I will be overwhelmed. I hope to absorb as much info as possible and be able to assist others in moving past their trauma.

    James Maurino

    My name is Jim Maurino and I have had my MSW since 1995. I do clinical work and am also a Psychology professor at SUNY Empire State College. I live near Buffalo, NY and we actually do not get as much snow as our reputation says. I currently practice with my Social Work license but also have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and am studying to take the Psychology licensing exam in NY State. I have wanted to do EMDR training for a long time and am very excited about this online opportunity. I look forward to both the training and studying with all of you.

    Whitney Kelly

    My name is Whitney and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Orange Park, Florida (near Jacksonville, FL). I graduated from Florida State University and currently work in private practice. My practice specializes in the treatment of trauma so this training is one I have been desiring to attend for many years. I look forward to enriching my clinical skills to further assist my clients in their healing.


    Hello! My name is Britany Balch and I am currently a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Florida. I am currently working on obtaining my license and work with clients who have complex trauma. I am looking forward to gaining tools to be able to practice EMDR to better assist my clients in working through their trauma. I have primarily studied Internal Family Systems and am interested in eventually intergrating EMDR and IFS.

    Joyce Saraos


    My name is Joyce Saraos. I live in Washington State and am a veteran. I look forward to working with veterans and trauma survivors at my non-profit after completing my internship.
    I have worked with numerous clients who I think can benefit from EMDR practices and am excited about this learning opportunity.

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