Background

Education

  • Master of Science, Clinical Community Counseling: 2003, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science, Sociology/English: 1980, New York University, New York, NY

Professional Training

  • Working With the Effects of Emotional Abuse, Severe Neglect & Invisibility, Dolores Mosquera, 2020
  • Flash Technique, Ricky Greenwald Ph.D., 2020
  • Treating First-Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy, E.C. Hurley, 2020
  • 22nd Annual ISEPP Conference, 2019
  • Transgender Health: Best Practices in Medical and Mental Health Care, 2019
  • Brainspotting Phase, David Grand, 2019
  • Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach, Delores Mosquera, 2019
  • Image Transformation Therapy Workshop, Robert Miller Ph.D, 2019
  • Generational Brainspotting, 2019
  • Brain, Mind and Body: Trauma, Neurobiology and the Healing Relationship, Ruth Lanius MD, 2019
  • Generational Brainspotting with Dr. Ruby Gibson, 2018
  • Treating Chronic Pain with EMDR with Mark Grant, 2017
  • Treating Headaches with EMDR with Steven Marcus Ph.D., 2017
  • Intensive Psychotherapy for Persistent Dissociative Processes: The fear of Feeling Real, 2016
  • Brainspotting 3 with David Grand, 2015
  • Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP), 2015
  • Advanced Resource Brainspotting, 2014
  • Conference on Sex, Love and Addiction, 2014
  • The Neurobiology of Consciousness, Trauma Induced Disorders of Consciousness and EMDR: A Glimpse Inside the Brain, Uri Bergman, Ph.D., 2013
  • Feeling State Addiction Protocol, 2013
  • Brainspotting with Performance Enhancement , Somatic Dissociation, and Medical Trauma, 2012
  • Brainspotting 1and II, 2011-2012
  • Using the EMDR AIP Model for Treating Adult Clients with Complex PTSD, Jim Knipe, 2011
  • EMDR & Health Related Problems with Carol Forgash, 2011
  • Brainspotting with Attachment Trauma and Dissociation 2011
  • Dissociation of the Personality: The Key to Understanding Chronic Traumatization and Its Treatment, 2010
  • The Theory of Structural Dissociation as a Guide for EMDR Treatment of Chronically Traumatized Clients, 2010
  • EMDR Treatment of Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia: Two Model Treatment Plans, 2010
  • Shame is my Safe Place: AIP Targeting of Shame as a Psychological Defense, 2010
  • EMDR and the Treatment of War and Terrorism Survivors: Steven Silver, Ph.D, Atlanta GA, 2010
  • STEP by STEP: Making EMDR Treatment Effective and Developmentally Appropriate for Children and Adolescents, Ana Gomez, 2010
  • Complex Trauma, Structural Dissociation & EMDR by Kathleen Martin, LCSW and Roger Solomon, Ph.D., 2009
  • Using EMDR as a Contemporary Psychotherapy, 2008

Professional Memberships, Affiliations and Licensures

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Maryland, 2004
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Washington D.C, 2012
  • Certified in EMDR, EMDR International Association, 2005
  • Certified in Brainspotting, 2012
  • ISEPP: International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP), 2019
  • WPATH: World Professional Association for Transgender Health, 2018