Rebecca Kase

MSW, LCSW, RYT

Lead Trainer

EMDR Certified Therapist, Consultant & Trainer

Rebecca Kase is a licensed clinical social worker and registered yoga teacher, living in Denver CO.  She is an EMDR Consultant & Basic Trainer, and owner of Rebecca Kase & CO.  Rebecca is a compassionate and engaging trainer, who has a keen sense for holding space for trainees and keeping training engaging and fun.  Rebecca incorporates yoga and self care throughout her trainings, and creates a safe space where participants can feel supported through their learning process.  She has been facilitating professional clinical trainings since 2007, and specializes in issues such as EMDR, trauma informed care, and vicarious trauma.  Rebecca currently travels across the US facilitating trainings.

Tiffany Peeler

Executive Assistant

Tiffany is a virtual executive assistant located in Canton, Georgia. She attended Middle Tennessee State University from 2002-2007, and while there began working in her first office. She quickly realized she enjoyed being an assistant and found it rewarding that her job was helping someone else accomplish theirs. Over the years she moved around the southern states, taking on different career opportunities within various industries. She familiarized herself with different software programs and learned how to run an office. After over 10 years in an office setting she started a family, but realized she wasn’t ready to stop working. Tiffany took her skills to a new space and began working as a virtual assistant. She is now the proud mom of 3 young children and stepmom to her teenage stepson. When her daughters and stepson were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and stepson lost his mom to suicide, she saw first hand the benefits that therapy has offered her family. She has watched how therapy helped them cope with their struggles and welcomed the opportunity to work within the therapy industry.

Juliette Barber

Training Assistant

Juliette Barber is a virtual training coordinator based in Dallas, Texas.  She has worked in the Education industry as an Administrative Assistant for over fifteen years.  With a passion for serving others, Juliette has covered the full spectrum within education ranging from Early Childhood Learning Facilities to High School.  This passion for helping others was a direct reflection of the impact her mother, a Psychiatric Social Worker for over thirty years, instilled in her at an early age.  Juliette enjoys spending time with her family and serves her church as a praise and worship leader.  She strives to provide encouragement to everyone she encounters by believing, “What we go through in life does not define us, but what we do with the experiences are pivotal to our personal growth.”  She attended Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and Coppin State University majoring in Music and Child Development.

Laurel O’Neal Thornton

MA, LPC, ALPS

EMDR Certified Clinician & Approved Consultant

EMDR Training Faculty

Laurel is a licensed professional counselor in Morgantown WV.  Laurel has been passionate about EMDR since she was introduced to it during her Master’s studies in Counseling at West Virginia University. She attended EMDR training in 2011, and has been practicing EMDR ever since. She now owns her own private practice, Whole Brain Solutions, in Morgantown, WV, that utilizes EMDR as its primary theoretical approach. She focuses on offering therapy, consultation, and trainings focused on helping people increase their awareness and understanding of how Adaptive Information Processing can be applied and felt across settings.  Laurel enjoys the practical application of neuroscience. She attended Emory University, majoring in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuro-Psychology. She strives to integrate neuroscience into her consulting and counseling.

Jessica Downs

MSW, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist & Approved Consultant

EMDR Training Faculty

Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker residing in Grand Junction, Colorado. Before her second career as a therapist, she worked as a high school teacher among a highly traumatized population in Houston, Texas, where her inclination toward healing really took root. Jessica left her position as a teacher to earn her degree in order to more acutely participate in the resolution of trauma. She discovered the power and effectiveness of EMDR early in her therapy career, and is now a Certified EMDR practitioner and Consultant-in-Training, offering individual counseling and consultation through her private practice Live Well Counseling Center.  Jessica specializes in use of ego state work in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation.  She strives to support her clients in embodying healing and working towards becoming “whole”.

Cassie Krajewski

MSW, LCSW, LAC, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

EMDR Certified Therapist & Approved Consultant

EMDR Training Faculty

Cassie is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed addiction counselor based in Denver, Colorado. She is an Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant-in-Training, and a Director with Heart Centered Counseling. She provides consultation and training services through her business, Paper Crane Counseling and Consultation. Her practice specialties include the treatment of trauma and PTSD, substance use and addictions, eating disorders and body image issues, couples therapy, and sex therapy. Cassie has diverse clinical experience working in eating disorder residential and partial hospitalization programs, outpatient substance use programs, university counseling centers, and community mental health centers. She has held positions from therapist, clinical team lead, clinical supervisor, and clinic coordinator through her career.

Crystal Wildes

PsyD, LP

EMDR Certified Therapist & Approved Consultant

EMDR Training Faculty

Crystal Wildes is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has over fifteen years of experience working, training, and providing supervision/consultation in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, community mental health, outpatient clinics, non-profit organizations, and private practice. She has worked with individuals and families of all ages, including adjudicated youth, at-risk teens, families involved with social services, and victims of crime. Crystal has specialty areas of trauma recovery, including having been trained in EMDR in 2012, which forever changed her clinical work. She prides herself in being authentic and genuine in her approach to facilitate the learning experience.

Beth Halverson

MS, LPC

EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant in Training

EMDR Training Faculty

Beth is a licensed professional counselor based in Eugene, Oregon.  She is a practicing therapist in Community Mental Health at Looking Glass Community Services.  Beth provides consultation and training through Oregon Consultation Associates [website coming this month].  She has specific training for working with complex trauma, adoptive and foster families, and focuses on integrating multiple approaches with EMDR: internal family systems, relational interventions, polyvagal theory, and dialectical behavioral therapy to support clients and clinicians through a holistic lens.  She believes authentic connection and radical acceptance are important parts of the many pathways to healing.  She has worked with clients from ages 3-65, bringing experience from positions in inpatient treatment, residential programs, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient settings, multiple community mental health programs, and clinical supervision for intern clinicians.  She loves finding what makes clients and clinicians feel hopeful and using this as a tool for growth.

Amy Staley

LCSW

Trauma Training Faculty

Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado with 15 years of experience working with individuals impacted by Trauma. Amy has held positions from therapist, clinical supervisor, clinical manager and clinical director. Currently Amy is a School Social Worker with Parker Performing Arts. Additionally, she is a Field Liaison and Adjunct Professor for Denver University Graduate School of Social Work. She has a passion for supporting individuals in healing their trauma wounds. This quickly resulted in her understanding the impacts of vicarious trauma and counter-transference. Amy finds the use of humor, vulnerability, connection and authenticity are key pieces to integration of Trauma Informed Care. These qualities are what guide Amy’s training approach.

Kristen Gmerek

Marketing Assistant

Kristen is an empowered professional writer, content creator, social media consultant, and conscious collaborator. Her love for visual influence and written communication/strategy began during college when she launched her first of many social media campaigns for the Center for Language Teaching Advancement at Michigan State. She currently resides in Long Beach, California where she is surrounded by the energy of creatives, entrepreneurs, writers, and activists. One of her favorite things about freelance is being able to work from home with her favorite coworkers; her dog, Mala, and her newest Forever Foster, Esmeralda or Ezzie.

Visit Her Website for More Information: http://kristengmerek.com/

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