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Rebecca Kase

MSW, LCSW, RYT

CEO, Owner, & 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.

Ana Hughes

Training Assistant

Ana is a training assistant located in Texas. During her college years, she found herself working at an animal clinic as a receptionist in Houston. From there, Ana realized she enjoyed working with and helping people with, their four-legged friends. Ana then found herself in the graphic design industry where she continued to apply her customer service experience with clients. Ana is currently enrolled in school and loves being able to work from home. 

Kristen Gmerek

Marketing Assistant

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

Shy Mercer

Administrative Assistant

Shy is a seasoned executive administrative assistant located in Florida. She has over 20+ years of experience as well as experience in management, project management, and learning and training development. She is currently studying for her PMP certification while developing her virtual assisting firm.

Shy’s interests are in the visual arts. Painting and paint-making are her pastimes. She believes art is a great form of therapy. 

Tiffany Peeler

Operations Manager

Tiffany currently lives in Canton, Georgia. While attending college, she began working in her first office. She realized she really enjoyed administrative work and found it rewarding that her job was helping others accomplish theirs. Tiffany worked in various offices within many industries as she moved from Tennessee, to Florida and then back to Georgia.  Gaining years of experience and skills along the way. After 10+ years in an office setting she started a family, but quickly realized she was not ready to stop working and didn’t want to give up the time with her kids either.  She took her skills to the virtual space and started as an assistant for Rebecca Kase & CO. As the company grew she was promoted to Operations Manager. Tiffany is  the proud mom of 3 young children and a teenage stepson. She has a passion for psychotherapy, as her daughters and stepson were all diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Therapy has helped  her family navigate those challenges and she welcomed a chance to work within the industry.

Abby Howard

MSW, LCSW, CPCC

EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant

Abby is a licensed clinical social worker and owns a private practice in Boulder County, CO on the unceded territory that belongs to the Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Ute People. Abby’s work is grounded in culturally responsive, trauma informed, and relational psychotherapy. She is certified in EMDR and has extensive training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). She works with adults and specializes in the LGBTQIA+ population, particularly those who identify as bi, pan, queer and questioning. Additionally, she provides consultation and clinical supervision. She received her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.

Alison Leslie

LCSW, SEP

EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant

EMDR Training Faculty

Alison is a licensed clinical social worker who lives in Bloomington, IN and owns her own private practice, Empower Healing.  Alison approaches therapy through the lens of presence and attunement and believes in being a guide to help clients find their own internal healing powers.  She has a background in animal assisted therapy and is fully trained and certified in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Transforming Touch modalities.  Alison works with both children and adults who have experienced developmental and shock traumas, among other life challenges. In consultation, Alison believes in meeting the consultee where they are at and supporting the continued growth of EMDR skills with openness, compassion, and curiosity. 

Beth Halverson

MS, LPC

EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant

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 & Consultant

EMDR Senior Training Faculty
Program Manager

Cassie is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed addiction counselor based in Denver, Colorado. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant, and Clinical Director for a large practice in Colorado. 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, disordered eating 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. Cassie holds space for shame-free learning spaces and exudes warmth and compassion in everything that she does.

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 & Consultant

EMDR Senior 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.

Erika Yourdan

MA, LMFT-S, LAC, LCDC

EMDR Certified Clinician & Consultant

Erika is a licensed marriage and family and family therapist, a licensed addiction counselor, and a licensed chemical dependency counselor. She is also a doctoral candidate at Northcentral University. Erika is licensed to practice in both Texas and Colorado. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant-in-Training as well as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Erika teaches part time for Abilene Christian University and owns her own private practice in Abilene, TX. In the therapy room, she holds space for individuals and families working through relational issues, addiction, attachment wounds, and complex trauma. Erika enjoys spending time outdoors soaking in nature, camping, kayaking, hiking, and connecting with her large farm full of rescue animals. In both therapy and consultation individuals can expect to be feel safe in a shame-free supportive environment.

Evelyn Wright

MSW, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist & 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, Consultant & Trainer

EMDR Senior 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 & Consultant

EMDR Training Faculty

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 & Consultant

EMDR Senior Training Faculty

Maia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who lives in Arvada, CO. She is a certified EMDR therapist and a consultant. Her other certifications include Registered Child Parent Psychotherapist, TF-CBT trained and advanced Flash Technique trained . Maia specializes in survivors of trauma aged 0-25. Her career began as an educator where she taught art.  She grew to have a passion for adult education in the Peace Corps where she trained preschool teachers and with Outward Bound’s STEP program where she trained and taught staff and students in outdoor education. 
These experiences sparked a passion for working with trauma and families.  After going back for her MSW, Maia worked with children and families in day treatment, in-home and school based community mental health settings. She became a supervisor for unlicensed therapists and adjunct faculty for an MSW program. With a passion for EMDR, children and families, Maia started a nonprofit that provides EMDR therapy to low income families. 

Maia Longenecker

BFA, MSW, LCSW
EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant

Maia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who lives in Arvada, CO. She is a certified EMDR therapist and a consultant. Her other certifications include Registered Child Parent Psychotherapist, TF-CBT trained and advanced Flash Technique trained . Maia specializes in survivors of trauma aged 0-25. Her career began as an educator where she taught art.  She grew to have a passion for adult education in the Peace Corps where she trained preschool teachers and with Outward Bound’s STEP program where she trained and taught staff and students in outdoor education. 
These experiences sparked a passion for working with trauma and families.  After going back for her MSW, Maia worked with children and families in day treatment, in-home and school based community mental health settings. She became a supervisor for unlicensed therapists and adjunct faculty for an MSW program. With a passion for EMDR, children and families, Maia started a nonprofit that provides EMDR therapy to low income families. 

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