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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 Fox Island WA.  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.

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.

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Tiffany Peeler

Executive Assistant

Tiffany is a virtual executive assistant located in Canton, Georgia. While attending college at Middle Tennessee State University, she began working in her first office. She realized she really enjoyed being an assistant and found it rewarding that her job was helping someone else accomplish theirs. Tiffany moved around the southern states, taking on different administrative career opportunities within various industries. After over 10 years in an office setting she started a family, but quickly realized she wanted to keep working too. So she took her skills to a new space and began working as a virtual assistant. Tiffany is now the proud mom of 3 young children and stepmom to a teenage stepson. She has watched first had how the therapy industry helps people, as her daughters and stepson were all diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has also witnessed therapy’s impact on trauma as she has watched her stepson work through his mother’s suicide. Therapy has helped  her family cope with their struggles and she welcomed a chance to work within the industry.

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.

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.

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, 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 Hines

LPC, RYT, IFS level 1

EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant in Training

EMDR Training Faculty

Crystal is a licensed professional counselor and registered yoga teacher based out of Firestone, CO. She is an EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDR Consultant in Training, and co-founder of The Kali Institute, a group mental health and wellness practice. She provides virtual EMDR and IFS therapy and EMDR consultation. Crystal has a brain-body-heart approach to healing. She is both direct and compassionate in her work with clients, and knows the importance of doing her own healing. Crystal is a complex trauma survivor, and is passionate about helping others along their healing journeys. She has experience working in community mental health and private practice, and loves supporting other therapists and healers. At the start of her career she worked with kids, teens, and families, and now works primarily with older teens and adults. Crystal specializes in working with complex trauma, attachment trauma, dissociation, PTSD, Gifted individuals and high achievers, and anxiety. She has a gift of connecting with the inner child who lives in all of us. Learn more about Crystal and her practice here.

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.

Evelyn Wright

MSW, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist & Approved Consultant

Evelyn is a compassionate and highly respected trauma expert. After obtaining a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC), Evelyn became involved in trauma and play therapy while at UCLA’s Department of Pediatrics. Since transitioning to private practice in 2003, she continues to work with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as an EMDR Certified Therapist, and a current consultant in training. Evelyn is the former President of EMDRIA and served on the EMDRIA Board of Directors for 5 years. She has specialties working with adults, children, and adolescents. Her clinical focus includes Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, and ADD/ADHD, as well as individuals and families with grief and loss, stage of life/adjustment, behavioral, attachment, domestic violence and abuse issues. Evelyn utilizes research-based treatments to ensure clients achieve optimal wellbeing. She views clients’ experiences from their perspective to facilitate exploration and discovery of new understandings that help achieve their goals. Her emotional and cognitive approach includes EMDR, Mindfulness, spirituality, etc, to promote personal growth and healthy relationships. 

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, 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 is also fluent in Spanish. She strives to support her clients in embodying healing and working towards becoming “whole”.

Julie Martin

MA, LPC, DVM

EMDR Certified Therapist & EMDR Consultant in Training

Julie is a bilingual (Spanish & English) Licensed Professional Counselor residing in the Rocky Mountains, in Carbondale, Colorado.  Julie’s first career was as a dancer with Oakland Ballet. Her second, and still current, career is as a veterinarian. Julie went back to school to pursue her third career, earning her MA in Counseling and then pursuing EMDR.  She has worked with children, teens, families, immigrants from Mexico & Latin America, and currently sees adults. She uses an integrative mind-body approach, integrating EMDR therapy with her training in trauma recovery, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Activation, dissociation, PolyVagal therapy, and special interests in chronic pain, illness, headache, and migraine. Julie has worked in community mental health, with the department of family services, in a research program as a consultant/trainer serving depressed Latina, Spanish-speaking moms, and now in private practice. Julie is certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy through EAGALA (www.EAGALA.org), and will soon be trained in Equine Assisted EMDR therapy, bringing together her passion for the healing of the human- animal bond, EMDR, and the intuitive wisdom of horses. She loves supporting therapists learn EMDR and other therapies and has a deep passion for teaching and consulting. 

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.

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