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OUR TEAM

We have an experienced team of master clinicians

Our mission is to foster worldwide healing and hope by creating collaborative communities of highly skilled, trauma-informed mental health professionals.

Reg was incredible! I can't wait to come back for the next weekend to continue building my knowledge and learning from her.

Rachel Martin

Claire was warm, approachable, and clear and is an expert in the subject matter. Her excitement for EMDR was contagious!

Aimee Rohrer-Kraemer

I really enjoyed Mary Jo’s style, taking time to answer questions and joyful calm demeanor.

Darya McClure

Bill is an excellent trainer, and provided a tremendous amount of knowledge. I was highly pleased with his guidance in this course.

Mike Zion

Claire, I personally had such a wonderful experience both as a clinician and client. I learned and gained more than I had anticipated. I just wanted to thank you again for your compassion and encouragement.

Danielle Shor

A+ presentation and presenter. I was completely comfortable as a student.

David Webb

Excellent work, Reg. You have a wonderfully relaxed and easy manner that comes across well online.

Bennet Rachal

Claire did an exceptional job getting the class engaged and moving through the material. She consistently engaged the participants as needed, answering questions as appropriately.

Kara Koenig

Reg is an amazing trainer! Very knowledgeable, responsive to questions, and teaches material in a manner that's easy to understand.

Francine Levy

Mary Jo was amazing, knowledgeable, and supportive.

Elizabeth Davenport

Bill, thank you for adding your humor into these trainings. You had me laughing throughout the two days. This is a great way to keep a captive audience and makes learning fun!

Mary Salazar

Wonderful team! The flow and environment created made the training very engaging and easy to learn in. Thank you for your shared insights throughout the training.

Caroline Powers

Reg really struck me as someone who has devoted her whole life to implementing EMDR. I was really impressed with her extensive knowledge.

Vanessa Brenner

Thank you Reg, you are passionate and amazing Facilitator! You made the training seem easy. THANK YOU!!!!!

Gina Garcia-May, LMFT

Wow! You know your stuff and can get it across in an easy helpful style!

Ruth Ann Ische

I loved the experience and examples and PASSION Reg brought to the training.

Paula Astralaga

Awesome trainers, loved the pace and clarity of explaining.

Trudy Smith

Your positivity and enthusiasm was amazing!

Sheri Ongena

You were so open and receptive to questions and explained things SO well!

Sandra Wagner

Reg, your evident joy in doing this work and teaching this inspires me.

Deborah Armstrong

Claire is so easy to talk to and learn from. She truly is an amazing trainer.

Josh Shaw

Bill was a great facilitator/presenter. There was a wealth of knowledge learned in a very comprehensible manner. Bill facilitated a very welcoming and nonjudgmental environment to ask questions and receive feedback. It was very engaging.

Kilondra Davis

Bill, you are wonderful, patient and knowledgeable.

Paola Capra

Bill's presentation was well organized and user friendly. You guided us with ease, and always available as needed. Thank you! I will be sure to join you in other trainings!

Alisa Norton

A pleasure working with such highly trained professionals.

Karliese Greiner-Laurie, LCSW

Claire is easy to follow and used very relatable examples. Well organized presentation.

Jennifer Grillo

Christine's expertise is really evident. She's thoughtful in answers and knowledgeable.

Logan Bornstein

Bill is compassionate, knowledgeable, sensitive to students' needs. Did a great job.

Ralph Ott

I thoroughly enjoyed each day of this class. Reg is obviously very knowledgeable and I learned so much. I enjoyed the positivity and the flow of the class.

Alyce Martin

Claire did a fantastic job managing a large group. made it warm, cozy and very positive.

Amy Eshleman

Bill was very informative and engaging! Clever wit and good sense of humor. Very patient.

Amalia Collins

Loved learning from both of them! They were both so knowledgable and Bill provided awesome insight and observations during the practicum portion.

Jessica Bell

Claire is a wonderful presenter! She keeps the course moving along and keeps it very interesting. I especially loved the videos.

Cheryl Walker

Trainers

Christine Bergman

M.A., LMHC, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, Training Facilitator

Christine offers extensive psychotherapy experience and expertise to meet the unique needs of every individual. She has studied and provided EMDR Therapy for almost 20 years as a Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer Candidate.

Bill Brislin

NCC, LMHC., EMDRIA-Approved Trainer & Consultant, RTEP/GTEP Trainer

Originally from Pennsylvania, Bill has been a therapist in Orlando, Florida for over thirty years. He is an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Trainer and Consultant as well as an EMDR R-TEP/G-TEP trainer.

Claire Mauer

MA, LMHC, NCC., EMDRIA-Approved Trainer & Consultant

As a former Fortune 50 speechwriter and experienced presenter, she is passionate about sharing exciting ideas in a clear and compelling way…using humor and a highly interactive teaching style to keep participants alert and engaged.   In each training and consultation, Claire strives to create a spirit of hospitality that puts professionals with diverse backgrounds and learning styles at ease.

Mary Jo McHaney

MA, LMHC., EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, RTEP/GTEP Trainer

With over thirty years of experience working for community agencies, medical practices and in private practice, Mary Jo brings a wide range of clinical experience to her work as an EMDR Training Facilitator and Consultant. Mary Jo is an EMDRIA- Approved Consultant, training Facilitator, and an EMDR Trainer-in-Training.  She is also an R-TEP/G-TEP Trainer and has provided multiple Recent and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol Trainings to therapists in Ukraine in response to the war there.

Mary Jo is a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida, a Certified Addictions Professional, and a Certified Adoptions Competency Therapist.  She also sits on the Board of Directors as Vice Chair for Federation of Families of Central Florida, a not-for-profit that empowers, educates and advocates for families with children who have mental health challenges.

Reg Morrow Robinson

Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC, NCC., EMDRIA-Approved Trainer & Consultant, RTEP/GTEP Trainer

During her 30+ years of practice, Reg has delighted in working with other therapists to create a more resilient and connected community.

Reg trained in EMDR in 1995 and completed rigorous EMDR Trainer Training with Dr. Francine Shapiro in 2008. She went on to become an EMDR Institute Trainer before co-founding Connect Training + Consulting. Reg has helped healing professionals across the country master EMDR Therapy through her work as an EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer, Recent & Group Traumatic Episode (R-TEP/G-TEP) Trainer, EMDRIA Consultant, and Greater Orlando EMDRIA Regional Network Co-Coordinator.

Facilitators

Anastasia Bipat

M.A., LMHC, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, R-TEP / G-TEP and EMDR Basic Training Facilitator

Anastasia is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and a Facilitator for both EMDR Basic and R-TEP / G-TEP trainings.  She has been actively involved in the Central Florida EMDR community since becoming trained in 2016 and currently serves on the board for the Greater Orlando EMDR Regional Network, which supports the local Trauma Recovery Network in their efforts to provide pro-bono EMDR sessions to those affected by disasters in the community.

Hilary Bornstein

MS/EdS, LMHC, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, R-TEP/G-TEP Training Facilitator

Hilary Bornstein is a Certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, and EMDR R-TEP/G-TEP training Facilitator. A Central Florida native, she facilitated the no fee sexual assault support group for the Seminole County Sherriff’s Office from 2016-2019 and is the current co-chair of the Greater Orlando Trauma Recovery Network, which commits to providing 5 pro bono EMDR sessions to those impacted by disasters in the community.

Jenna Burton

M.A., LMHC, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, EMDR R-TEP/G-TEP and Basic Training Facilitator

Jenna Burton, LMHC, is licensed in Florida and Georgia and has a private practice online and and an office in Maitland, Florida. She was EMDR trained in 2004 and is an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Basic Training Facilitator. Jenna has worked in various settings including community mental health agencies, therapeutic group homes, and child welfare with diverse clients. She works with children and adults treating Psychosis/Schizophrenia, Autoimmune Disorders, and Complex Trauma.

Kimberly Christian

M.A., LMHC-QS, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, EMDR Basic Training Facilitator

Kimberly became a Florida Qualified Supervisor in 2020 and EMDRIA-Certified in 2021. She is currently an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Facilitator-in-Training. She has been working as a therapist in the field of trauma since 2011.
Kimberly started as an intern at Capital City Youth Services, an inpatient and outpatient prevention program for at-risk youth. Kimberly then spent two years post graduation doing volunteer work in Haiti with children awaiting adoption and their adoptive families as well as their care staff.

Deborah Goodwin

M.A., LMHC, NCC EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and EMDR Basic Training Facilitator

Deborah is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and is currently seeing clients at her Private Practice in Maitland, FL as well as providing telehealth services via the Zoom platform. She has been serving children and families for 19 years having worked with foster children and their families since her Internship in 2004 and later contracting within 3 counties in the Central Florida Area.

Lauran Hahn

M.A., LMHC

Lauran is an anxiety and trauma therapist providing counseling in Orlando, FL. She is an EMDRIA-Certified Therapist, Approved EMDR Consultant, and Training Facilitator with Connect.

Lauran specializes in helping people heal old broken relationship patterns that keep them from finding, creating, and keeping healthy relationships with partners, friends, and family. She uses a down to earth approach infused with cutting-edge therapies that go beyond traditional talking to help clients feel calm in their body and mind and find peace within themselves. Lauran is the owner of  Mindful Living Counseling,  which offers anxiety therapy, trauma counseling, eating disorder recovery, and EMDR Therapy in Orlando, Florida.

Chelsea Harvey

Ed.S., LMHC, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and EMDR Basic Training Facilitator

Chelsea Harvey is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor, and certified Perinatal Mental Health professional. She currently works primarily with adults and maternal mental health clients through her private practice based in Southwest Florida, serving clients virtually across the states of Florida and Missouri. Chelsea’s journey in EMDR began in 2018 and since seeing its transformative power, she continued gaining knowledge and skills, becoming Certified in EMDR, and currently an EMDRIA Consultant in Training and Facilitator-in-Training for EMDR Basic Trainings with Connect.

Shannon Healy

M.A., LMHC, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, EMDR Basic Training Facilitator

Shannon Healy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor for mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy in Florida. She was trained in EMDR in 2013 and currently works primarily with adults in her private practice in Maitland, FL. Shannon is a Certified EMDR Therapist, an EMDRIA Consultant in Training and an EMDR Basic Training facilitator for Connect.

Gulnora Hundley

Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, QSF(FL), EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, R-TEP/G-TEP Training Facilitator and EMDR Basic Facilitator in Training

Gulnora Hundley received her MD degree, with a residency in Psychiatry, from Tashkent State Medical School in Uzbekistan and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Mental Health in Moscow, Russian Federation. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida where she is currently a member of the graduate faculty. Dr. Hundley teaches graduate courses in Mental Health Counseling, Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology. Dr. Hundley presented at numerous national and international conferences in English and her native languages of Russian and Uzbek. She has published nationally and internationally in both medical and counseling fields. Dr. Hundley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Approved Qualified Clinical Supervisor (A-CQS) by the Florida Department of Health.

Isaac "Gray" Manis

M.S., LCSW, LAC, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, EMDR Basic Training Facilitator

Gray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He is an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant and Basic Training Facilitator and a Clinical Supervisor.

Gray has served as Director of several Behavioral Health programs — most recently at the University of Kentucky’s Department of Psychiatry, where he was Director of substance use treatment services. As an Assistant Professor with UK’s Department of Psychiatry, Gray trained psychiatry residents and served patients in addition to teaching. He continues to teach as an adjunct professor at UK while focusing on his private practice and EMDR training.

Linda Mixon, LCSW, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Training Facilitator

Linda Mixon

MA, LCSW, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, Training Facilitator

Linda has 20+ years post masters experience in the behavioral health and work productivity industry with private practice, community mental health agencies, Department of Defense, and Veterans Administration. She became an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant in 2016 and Basic Training Facilitator in 2017. Linda specializes in working with Veterans, First Responders, and other professionals with the highest level security clearances. Additionally, her clinical experience includes but is not limited to working with at risk youth, seriously mentally ill, developmental trauma, the full spectrum of dissociative disorder, exploited and trafficked survivors, complicated grief with families after suicide, and victims of violent crimes. 

Cherilyn Rowland Petrie

MA, LMHC., EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, Training Facilitator

Cherilyn became a Florida Qualified Supervisor in 2006 and was credentialed as an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant 2013. Cherilyn has developed advanced trainings on working with children and caregivers with complex trauma. She is co-author of the chapter All Ages and Stages: Group EMDR Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Families in the edited volume EMDR Group Therapy: Emerging Principles and Protocols to Treat Trauma and Beyond. She served an adjunct faculty member at the Rollins College Masters in Counseling program, where she teaches a seminar on Treating Adult Trauma Survivors.