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SPI Approved Consultants

SPI Approved Consultants provide consultation to SPI alumni on the integration of SP interventions and concepts in clinical practice. They are Certified in SP, have completed a 20-hour consultation program, and have met specific criteria. SPI Approved Consultants complete professional development to maintain their status.

Kay-Butler-Lueking-MC, LPC, NCC

Kay Butler-Lueking

MC, LPC, NCC

Kay Butler-Lueking is a Nationally Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the state of Arizona for over 17 years. Her passion is working with addictions, trauma, and relationship issues. She subscribes to an integrative approach based in body mind spirit wholeness. She views problematic behaviors from a nervous system lens, addressing how trauma symptoms and attachment wounding highjack daily life, often resulting in addiction and relationship issues. In addition to acting as an SP Certified and SP Approved Consultant, Kay is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and is EMDR Certified, and she is a Certified Havening Practitioner. Kay’s private practice includes tele-health and in-person sessions in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a lover of learning, she strives to offer a variety of treatment modalities in order to best serve each individual’s needs. In addition to her private counseling and consulting practice, Kay volunteers in a community-based program for young women who have experienced trauma and abuse.

Contact Information:
Kay Butler-Lueking, LPC, NCC, MC
KBL Scottsdale Counseling and Consulting, dba Kay Butler-Lueking, LLC
8115 E. Indian Bend Rd, Suite 119
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
480-620-6164
KBLscottsdale@gmail.com
KBLscottsdalecounseling.com

Meet Kay
Kelley-Callahan-PhD

Kelley Callahan

PhD

Kelley L. Callahan, Ph.D., (she/her/hers) is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA, PSY21875) with over 20 years of clinical experience.  She is on the Faculty at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and is thrilled to be supporting students nationally and internationally on their SP journey, which began for her back in 2001. Kelley received her Ph.D from The Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, with an internship at the National Center for PTSD and Dartmouth Medical School, followed by a two-year post-doc at Harvard Medical School, Victims of Violence Program. She has served as adjunct faculty for John F. Kennedy University and California Institute of Integral Studies teaching courses on somatic approaches to the treatment of trauma as well as attachment informed psychotherapy.  She has provided numerous lectures and trainings on trauma including the neurobiology of trauma, complex PTSD, trauma and addiction, trauma informed care, and vicarious trauma. 

Kelley is in private practice in Albany, Ca, with an increasing focus on consultation to individuals, small groups, and treatment centers to integrate SP and Structural Dissociation in working with trauma.  Groups are in person or online and can be mixed-level, organized by level (Level I, Level II or Certification), or skills practice groups. 

Contact Information:
Kelley L. Callahan, Ph.D.
Email: k.callahan@sensorimotor.org
Phone: (510) 926-5715

Meet Kelley
Mary-Choi-LICSW, LCSW-C

Mary Choi

LICSW, LCSW-C

Mary Choi, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, (she, her, hers) is an experienced clinical social worker in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Her current practice focuses on adults who have experienced trauma, and she incorporates a variety of psychodynamic and somatic approaches in her work, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR. As a second generation Asian American, Mary is passionate about community-based change and has co-facilitated workshops and provided consultation on race equity and social justice with Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA). In addition to her work in private practice, she has experience in a variety of community-based mental health settings (including in home therapy, intensive outpatient programs, and community mental health clinics) working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families.
Mary is an educator and consultant. Her clinical interests include trauma, anxiety, attachment, relationships, consciousness, and culture. She believes strongly in the possibility of change and in the importance of community, and she enjoys teaching and supporting other therapists in their journeys.
She offers individual and group consultation, both in person and online, with a focus on the experiential elements of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Contact Information:
Mary Choi, LICSW, LCSW-C
2029 P Street, NW, Suite 202
Washington, D.C. 20036
and
3355 St. John’s Ln., Suite F
Ellicott City, MD, 21042
Phone: 443-345-9862
marychoi.therapy@gmail.com

Meet Mary
Nancy-Christie-RP, Certified Advanced Practitioner Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Nancy Christie

RP, Certified Advanced Practitioner Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Nancy Christie is a Registered Psychotherapist. She has been a psychotherapist in private practice for over thirty years. Nancy has a special interest in trauma, parenting, adolescents, prenatal/postpartum psychology and somatic psychotherapy. She runs experiential psycho-educational groups as support to those in therapy.

Nancy's background in dance therapy, movement education, child and youth work, and childbirth education has informed her work as a psychotherapist. Nancy shares that experience as a mother and grandmother, including grandchildren with autism, has taught her humility and a sense of humour. She continues to learn and to dance in her mature years.

Contact Information:
Nancy Christie, RP
170 The Donway West, suite 404
North York, Ontario
Canada M3C 2G3
Phone: 416.691.3768
nancychristie1@gmail.com

Meet Nancy
Darlene-Cohn-PhD, LPC

Darlene Cohn

PhD, LPC

Darlene B. Cohn, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA;PSY; 18484) in private practice with over 30-years of practical and clinical experience. She has provided Individual and Group supervision and Case consultation for many years. Trained in psychodynamic, and relational therapy. She has been involved with SPI for over 10 years certified in Sensorimotor and an SPI trainer. In her private practice she works with adolescents and adults. Combining psychodynamic and SPI approaches.

Darlene does individual consultation and 2-4 person groups. She also offers a sliding scale for payments.

Contact Information:
Darlene B. Cohn, PhD, LCP
Phone: 313-209-4995
dcohnphd@gmail.com

Meet Darlene
Jayne-Dean-LMFT, LADC, RPT‐S

Jayne Dean

LMFT, LADC, RPT‐S

Jayne Dean, LMFT, LADC, RPT-S, brings 30 years of psychotherapy experience working with adults, couples, children and families and maintains a practice in Hartford, CT. Jayne is a clinical supervisor, teacher/guide/mentor and life-long student. Jayne completed her SP Consultation training in September 2018, after being certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2016. She values embodied, playful learning and is committed to integrating body-based modalities into psychotherapy and clinical supervision. She offers in-person and web-based individual and small group consultation. Over the years, Jayne has refined her approach to healing and transformation through movement, dance, yoga and somatic psychotherapy. In addition to her clinical practice, Jayne is Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), an Unnata® aerial yoga instructor and a Shake Your Soul®: the Yoga of Dance instructor.

Contact Information:
Jayne Dean, LMFT, LADC, RPT‐S
664 Prospect Ave., 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06105
860‐233‐4830 Ext. 6
jayne@jaynedean.com
westhartfordcounselingcenter.com

Meet Jayne
Grayce-Gusmano-MMFT, LPC, PAT

Grayce Gusmano

MMFT, LPC, PAT

Grayce Gusmano is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor . She is a  Certified Sensorimotor Practitioner and Consultant. She is a certified EMDR Therapist and is an EMDRIA-approved consultant in EMDR. Grayce is also a Certified Practitioner in Psychodrama. She has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Work and AEDP. She is a trauma informed therapist and works from an attachment frame. She specializes in complex trauma, couples work and eating disorders. She has presented at several national conferences on attachment and experiential work. She maintains a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Grayce does both individual and groups and group can be SP level (Level I, Level II, or Certification) specific or mixed groups containing students at different SP levels.

Contact Information:
Grayce Gusmano, MMFT, LPC, PAT
Phone: 480-405-2711 | 602-380-6180
glgusmano2014@gmail.com
www.graycecounseling.com

Meet Grayce
Jim-Helling-LICSW, CMPC

Jim Helling

LICSW, CMPC

Jim Helling, LICSW, CMPC (male pronouns) is a psychotherapist, trainer, researcher, lecturer, author, and mental performance consultant specializing in complex traumatization and adaptive resilience. He trained with Bessell van der Kolk, Onno van der Hart, Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Lana Epstein, Anne Wescott, Roger Solomon, Anssi Leikola, Ilana Rubenfeld, Missy Vineyard and others. Jim founded the International Center for Psychological Trauma & Resilience at Traumaterapiakeskus in Helsinki Finland in 2007 and continues to maintain a private psychotherapy and consultation practice specializing in psychological trauma, adaptive resilience, healthy embodiment, and treatment of severe dissociative disorders.

Jim was an embedded psychotherapist and performance consultant in the UMass, Amherst Department of Athletics from 2008-2019 and directed the Athletic Counseling Office (ACO) from 2011-2019. He has a background in public health approaches to psychological and behavioral health promotion focusing on inclusive, culturally attuned, and culturally resonant approaches to college mental health. He is an AASP certified mental performance consultant, certified in EMDR & Clinical Hypnosis and associates his work with the action psychology of Pierre Janet and the Theory of Structural Dissociation of Personality.

In addition to his clinical and consultation work, Jim is a co-investigator and lead trainer with a multidisciplinary childhood adversity and resilience training research team based at UMass, Amherst. He partners with Genevieve Chandler, PhD, RN in developing and disseminating the nationally recognized Changing Minds, Changing Lives resilience program. He also developed (e)Motion, an experiential mindfulness and movement program for self-regulation and self-care. Building on that model, he leads cultural somatics workshops to explore the embodiment of White identity and facilitate intersectional and inter-group dialogues. He is an instructor at UMass, Amherst, a faculty member in the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports Certificate Program and served as board president of Western Mass EMDRIA from 2014-2019, chairing the annual conference for 5 years.

Jim’s national and international publications and presentations focus on topics related to the neurobiology of psychotherapeutic change, embodied psychotherapy, the social ecology of adaptive resilience responses, adaptive embodiment and peak performance, mental health disparities, treatment of dissociative disorders, Adverse Childhood Experiences, equity in college mental health and athletic systems, college athletics reform, moral injury, and trauma-informed care. Prior to training as a trauma therapist, resilience educator, and sport social worker, he was an award-winning broadcast photojournalist, documentary cinematographer, producer, and director who covered US and international politics, global security & military affairs, investigations and social issues.

Contact Information:

Jim Helling, LICSW, CMPC
International Center for Psychological Trauma & Resilience
409 Main St. #256
Amherst, MA 01002
Voice 413.824.2808
Fax 888.827.7456
jhelling.licsw@gmail.com

Meet Jim
Lori-Hickman-LPC

Lori Hickman

LPC

My name is Lori Hickman and I am from Anchorage, Alaska and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also a State of Alaska LPC board approved supervisor. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1998 and with my Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology in 2003. I am a trained EMDR therapist. I started my journey with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in November 2013. I completed my Certification level on March 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.

I work primarily in my practice with adolescents and adults. I provide individual, family, and couples therapy. I have co-facilitated a Sensorimotor and Yoga group as well. Much of my practice is working with individuals who have experienced trauma and/or attachment trauma and suffer from depression and anxiety. I find that I often turn to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR therapy in my practice and have found that these modalities to be very effective in helping individuals with their healing.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time doing a lot of activities with my family, including racquetball, handball, soccer, baseball, and snowboarding. I also enjoy my time with my dog Mabel. I love being outdoors, traveling, reading, and playing games with friends.

Contact Information:
Lori Hickman, LPC
Phone: 907‐344‐2500(message only)
innerwisdomreflections@gmail.com

Meet Lori
Laia-Jorba-LPC, PhD

Laia Jorba

LPC, PhD

Laia Jorba, LPC, PhD (she, her, hers), (LPC.0013182) is a Catalan teacher, counselor, supervisor and mentor, originally from Barcelona and currently residing in Colorado. She holds a master’s degree from Naropa University with specialties in Body Psychotherapy and Dance Movement Therapy. She works with community-based programs and has a private practice. Her clinical interests include working with immigrant clients and marginalized communities, chronic pain, complex trauma and dissociation as well as exploring the embodied experience of migration. She also as a doctorate from the University Autonomous of Barcelona on Political Science, where she studied integration of migrant populations. She has taught at different universities including UAB and Naropa, and lectures nationally and internationally.

She offers in-person and web-based individual and small group consultation, focusing on SP and the integration with other modalities, such as EMDR.

Contact Information:
100 Arapahoe Av, Suite 9, Boulder, CO
Phone: (303) 668-6795
l.jorba@sensorimotor.org
www.jorbacouseling.com

Meet Laia
Deb-Kennard-MS

Deb Kennard

MS

Deb Kennard, MS, has been in clinical practice for over 20 years.  Deb has been a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist since early 2014. She is an EMDR Trainer and the founder of the Personal Transformation Institute, personaltransformationinstitute.com, offering Somatic and attachment focused, SAFE EMDR training and a variety of online training options.  In addition to her clinical practice, Deb practices Vipassana meditation, enjoys playing corn hole and spending time outdoors with her family.  

Deb offers group consultation and online payment options.  

Contact Information:
Deborah Kennard, MS
deb@personaltransformationinstitute.com
debkennard.com 

Meet Deb
Janice-Meilach-MEd, RP, CSP

Janice Meilach

MEd, RP, CSP

Janice Meilach, MEd, RP, CSP is a Registered Psychotherapist who has been practising for 30 years in Toronto, Canada. She is a trauma and attachment specialist who became a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2011. She successfully completed
the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Approved Consultant Program in 2018.

Janice originally trained as an occupational therapist in 1984 and worked in hospitals in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry before obtaining a Masters degree in Adult Education at the University of Toronto in 1992. Janice attended a one-day workshop with Pat Ogden in Toronto in 2003 and knew that this holistic body-centred approach to resolving trauma held in the body offered the transformation and potential for healing that she had been looking for.

Janice has a thriving private practice where she provides individual therapy and consultation to therapists. She also teaches and has taught counselling, psychotherapy and group work both at the community college and university level, supervised psychotherapy students and
therapists, and assisted in all three levels of the sensorimotor training programs.

Janice is well-versed in the social determinants of health and provides consultation to groups in community-based health agencies and family health teams. She is also a certified Vanda Scaravelli-inspired trained yoga teacher (RYT-750) who specializes in yoga for trauma and regularly teaches at a downtown yoga studio. Outside of work Janice enjoys gatherings with friends and family, plays saxophone in a jazz band, meditates, practices yoga, swims and cycles.

She is excited about guiding and collaborating with SP therapists as they continue to develop their competency and knowledge. Janice offers in-person and web-based individual and small group SP consultation.

Contact Information:
Janice Meilach MEd., RP, CSP
204 St. George Street,
Toronto, ON
Canada M5R 2N5
janice@janicemeilach.com
www.janicemeilach.com

Meet Janice
Jan-Ohm-RP, CSP

Jan Ohm

RP, CSP

I came to body-oriented work through my love of movement. I am a 30 yr. practitioner and teacher of Tai Chi Chuan, martial arts and mindful movement. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy offered me a way to bring together the lived experience of the body with my psychodynamic underpinning. In private practice since 1993, my journey with SP began in 2005 and I was so enthusiastic about the method, I became a training liaison for Toronto, Canada, where we now have a thriving SP community. I am currently the owner and Clinical Director of WellSpace Trauma Therapy Clinic in Toronto. We offer Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback, Neurostimulation and Sensorimotor-based Group Therapy for survivors of Trauma, Developmental Trauma and Dissociative Disorders. I maintain a thriving clinical practice, teach, supervise and continue to study as a Neurotherapist. I am thrilled to be recognized as a Sensorimotor Consultant and look forward to supporting other SP practitioners on their journey!

Contact Information:
Jan Ohm RP, CSP
WellSpace Trauma Therapy Clinic
908 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON
Canada M5R 3G3
jan@torontotherapists.ca

Meet Jan
Barbara-Phillips-PhD, LICSW

Barbara Phillips

PhD, LICSW

Barbara Phillips, PhD, LICSW is a psychotherapist, consultant, and advocate for the integration of body, emotion, and the mind. A Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (2008); SPI- approved Consultant; and L-3 Certification Coach (NYC, Boston, Kansas City, UK to date), Barbara is also the Boston Organizer/SPI trainings liaison whose outreach includes a yearly SPI informational presence at Bessel van der Kolk’s International Psychological Trauma Conference and presentations on the following topics: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to the Treatment of Trauma: Embodying the Foundational Principles (Harvard Divinity School); Three Storytellers in Search of a Author (Harvard Grand Rounds); An Insider/Outsider Account of Reaching Out to Shame; Deconstructing Shame: A Multi-Perspective Approach (NASW Biennial Symposia), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: A Body/Mind Talk Therapy for the Treatment of Trauma (Guest speaker: BC Colloquium Series; Cambridge Hospital). Dr. Phillips has also taught Adult Psychological Trauma (Boston College SSW Gradate Program) and served as Dissertation Chair (Psy.D. Program, JFK University College of Graduate and Professional Studies). Barbara is a past president of NESTTD and Board member for 10 years. She has a private practice in Arlington, MA. where she also consults to individuals and groups on the use of somatic interventions in trauma treatment.

Contact Information:
Barbara Phillips, PhD, LICSW
259 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
phillipsba@aol.com

Meet Barbara
Linda-von Richter-MEd, RP, SP

Linda von Richter

MEd, RP, SP

Linda had a first career teaching business and English in secondary schools, vocational institutes and colleges in Canada: in three provinces and the Yukon Territory. Following a calling, she enrolled in an energy therapist training, and upon graduation, began a private practice as an energy therapist. Linda took a week-long Hakomi workshop with Ron Kurtz and then enrolled in Sensorimotor Trauma training with Pat Ogden. This training engendered a love for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and was followed by taking Levels 2 and 3. She has assisted in a number of Level 1 and 2 trainings in Canada and the U.S. She also assisted in two Level 3 trainings, one in Canada and one in Boston. Training to become a consultant in SP was a natural next step. She is enjoying helping therapists work with their clients to use SP in their sessions with confidence.

Contact Information:
Linda Von Richter, MEd, RP, SP
1585 Lakeshore Rd. W., Suite 310
Mississauga, ON L5J 0B1
416‐580‐1788
lindavonrichter@gmail.com

Meet Linda
Pam-Sobo-Psy.D.

Pam Sobo

Psy.D.

Pam Sobo, Psy.D. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have over 20 years of clinical experience working with people coping with depression, anxiety, trauma and attachment issues. Many of my patients are healing from the effects of childhood abuse, neglect or other traumatic events such as vehicle accidents and natural disasters.
Currently, I am treating people who are coping with stress and mental health issues relative to the global pandemic from the COVID19 VIRUS. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is the primary modality which I use in treating trauma patients.
I am a Certified Sensorimotor Psychologist (SP), and an Approved Sensorimotor Psychologist Consultant. I have and continue to assist multiple Level I and II Sensorimotor Training Institute (SPI) programs at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI). I assist trainings in person and via virtual learning.
In 2006, I attended an annual Attachment Conference at UCLA, Los Angeles and there I heard Dr. Pat Ogden speak about trauma. It sounded like "magic" when she shared how to heal trauma with somatic treatment. At the time I heard Dr. Ogden, I felt and knew I would begin a new learning journey. To this day I am intimately involved in the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute community and I am in contact with alumni and new students.
I live in Los Angeles with my husband, two dogs and two cats. I have two grown sons, both working musicians. I grew up in Chicago with a very musical and artistic family. My family plus 14 years of education at the Francis W. Parker School, laid a foundation for my love of the world of art and music. I often integrate art with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with some patients. I love to spend time hiking, painting, reading, meditating, traveling, continuing Spanish language lessons, planting in my garden and participating in creative projects.
I am providing individual and group Consulting Sessions in person and online. Currently I am supervising consulting groups online with Level 1 and 2 graduates.

Contact Information:
Pam Sobo, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psycologist
Phone: 818‐825‐8770
drpamsobo@gmail.com
www.drpamsobo.com

Meet Pam
Lenora M.-Wing Lun-PhD/MPsych(Clin), MCogSc, MBA, MAPS, FCCLP

Lenora M. Wing Lun

PhD/MPsych(Clin), MCogSc, MBA, MAPS, FCCLP

Lenora M. Wing Lun, PhD/MPsych(Clin), MCogSc, MBA, MAPS, FCCLP, holds a PhD titled “How do body-mind therapies work? A preliminary account based on the analysis of a specific body-mind therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, using Teasdale and Barnard’s (1993) Interacting Cognitive Subsystems (ICS) Framework”. She is a clinical psychologist and supervisor in private practice. She is a Board-Approved Supervisor (AHPRA/Psychology Board of Australia). Her specialty areas are: Trauma, depression, anxiety, developmental–attachment, unresolved problems of family upbringing. She pursues her interest in the body-mind connection with ongoing training in Continuum.

Contact Information:
Lenora M. Wing Lun, PhD
Suite 54, 47 Neridah Street
Chatswood
NSW
Australia 2067
Phone: 0403 136 398
International: +61 403 136 398
lenora.winglun@yahoo.com.au
www.lenorawinglun.com

Meet Lenora M.

SP Consultant Bios

Kay-Butler-Lueking-MC, LPC, NCC

Kay Butler-Lueking

MC, LPC, NCC

Kay Butler-Lueking is a Nationally Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the state of Arizona for over 17 years. Her passion is working with addictions, trauma, and relationship issues. She subscribes to an integrative approach based in body mind spirit wholeness. She views problematic behaviors from a nervous system lens, addressing how trauma symptoms and attachment wounding highjack daily life, often resulting in addiction and relationship issues. In addition to acting as an SP Certified and SP Approved Consultant, Kay is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and is EMDR Certified, and she is a Certified Havening Practitioner. Kay’s private practice includes tele-health and in-person sessions in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a lover of learning, she strives to offer a variety of treatment modalities in order to best serve each individual’s needs. In addition to her private counseling and consulting practice, Kay volunteers in a community-based program for young women who have experienced trauma and abuse.

Contact Information:
Kay Butler-Lueking, LPC, NCC, MC
KBL Scottsdale Counseling and Consulting, dba Kay Butler-Lueking, LLC
8115 E. Indian Bend Rd, Suite 119
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
480-620-6164
KBLscottsdale@gmail.com
KBLscottsdalecounseling.com

Meet Kay
Kelley-Callahan-PhD

Kelley Callahan

PhD

Kelley L. Callahan, Ph.D., (she/her/hers) is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA, PSY21875) with over 20 years of clinical experience.  She is on the Faculty at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and is thrilled to be supporting students nationally and internationally on their SP journey, which began for her back in 2001. Kelley received her Ph.D from The Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, with an internship at the National Center for PTSD and Dartmouth Medical School, followed by a two-year post-doc at Harvard Medical School, Victims of Violence Program. She has served as adjunct faculty for John F. Kennedy University and California Institute of Integral Studies teaching courses on somatic approaches to the treatment of trauma as well as attachment informed psychotherapy.  She has provided numerous lectures and trainings on trauma including the neurobiology of trauma, complex PTSD, trauma and addiction, trauma informed care, and vicarious trauma. 

Kelley is in private practice in Albany, Ca, with an increasing focus on consultation to individuals, small groups, and treatment centers to integrate SP and Structural Dissociation in working with trauma.  Groups are in person or online and can be mixed-level, organized by level (Level I, Level II or Certification), or skills practice groups. 

Contact Information:
Kelley L. Callahan, Ph.D.
Email: k.callahan@sensorimotor.org
Phone: (510) 926-5715

Meet Kelley
Mary-Choi-LICSW, LCSW-C

Mary Choi

LICSW, LCSW-C

Mary Choi, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, (she, her, hers) is an experienced clinical social worker in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Her current practice focuses on adults who have experienced trauma, and she incorporates a variety of psychodynamic and somatic approaches in her work, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR. As a second generation Asian American, Mary is passionate about community-based change and has co-facilitated workshops and provided consultation on race equity and social justice with Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA). In addition to her work in private practice, she has experience in a variety of community-based mental health settings (including in home therapy, intensive outpatient programs, and community mental health clinics) working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families.
Mary is an educator and consultant. Her clinical interests include trauma, anxiety, attachment, relationships, consciousness, and culture. She believes strongly in the possibility of change and in the importance of community, and she enjoys teaching and supporting other therapists in their journeys.
She offers individual and group consultation, both in person and online, with a focus on the experiential elements of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Contact Information:
Mary Choi, LICSW, LCSW-C
2029 P Street, NW, Suite 202
Washington, D.C. 20036
and
3355 St. John’s Ln., Suite F
Ellicott City, MD, 21042
Phone: 443-345-9862
marychoi.therapy@gmail.com

Meet Mary
Nancy-Christie-RP, Certified Advanced Practitioner Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Nancy Christie

RP, Certified Advanced Practitioner Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Nancy Christie is a Registered Psychotherapist. She has been a psychotherapist in private practice for over thirty years. Nancy has a special interest in trauma, parenting, adolescents, prenatal/postpartum psychology and somatic psychotherapy. She runs experiential psycho-educational groups as support to those in therapy.

Nancy's background in dance therapy, movement education, child and youth work, and childbirth education has informed her work as a psychotherapist. Nancy shares that experience as a mother and grandmother, including grandchildren with autism, has taught her humility and a sense of humour. She continues to learn and to dance in her mature years.

Contact Information:
Nancy Christie, RP
170 The Donway West, suite 404
North York, Ontario
Canada M3C 2G3
Phone: 416.691.3768
nancychristie1@gmail.com

Meet Nancy
Darlene-Cohn-PhD, LPC

Darlene Cohn

PhD, LPC

Darlene B. Cohn, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA;PSY; 18484) in private practice with over 30-years of practical and clinical experience. She has provided Individual and Group supervision and Case consultation for many years. Trained in psychodynamic, and relational therapy. She has been involved with SPI for over 10 years certified in Sensorimotor and an SPI trainer. In her private practice she works with adolescents and adults. Combining psychodynamic and SPI approaches.

Darlene does individual consultation and 2-4 person groups. She also offers a sliding scale for payments.

Contact Information:
Darlene B. Cohn, PhD, LCP
Phone: 313-209-4995
dcohnphd@gmail.com

Meet Darlene
Jayne-Dean-LMFT, LADC, RPT‐S

Jayne Dean

LMFT, LADC, RPT‐S

Jayne Dean, LMFT, LADC, RPT-S, brings 30 years of psychotherapy experience working with adults, couples, children and families and maintains a practice in Hartford, CT. Jayne is a clinical supervisor, teacher/guide/mentor and life-long student. Jayne completed her SP Consultation training in September 2018, after being certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2016. She values embodied, playful learning and is committed to integrating body-based modalities into psychotherapy and clinical supervision. She offers in-person and web-based individual and small group consultation. Over the years, Jayne has refined her approach to healing and transformation through movement, dance, yoga and somatic psychotherapy. In addition to her clinical practice, Jayne is Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), an Unnata® aerial yoga instructor and a Shake Your Soul®: the Yoga of Dance instructor.

Contact Information:
Jayne Dean, LMFT, LADC, RPT‐S
664 Prospect Ave., 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06105
860‐233‐4830 Ext. 6
jayne@jaynedean.com
westhartfordcounselingcenter.com

Meet Jayne
Grayce-Gusmano-MMFT, LPC, PAT

Grayce Gusmano

MMFT, LPC, PAT

Grayce Gusmano is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor . She is a  Certified Sensorimotor Practitioner and Consultant. She is a certified EMDR Therapist and is an EMDRIA-approved consultant in EMDR. Grayce is also a Certified Practitioner in Psychodrama. She has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Work and AEDP. She is a trauma informed therapist and works from an attachment frame. She specializes in complex trauma, couples work and eating disorders. She has presented at several national conferences on attachment and experiential work. She maintains a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Grayce does both individual and groups and group can be SP level (Level I, Level II, or Certification) specific or mixed groups containing students at different SP levels.

Contact Information:
Grayce Gusmano, MMFT, LPC, PAT
Phone: 480-405-2711 | 602-380-6180
glgusmano2014@gmail.com
www.graycecounseling.com

Meet Grayce
Jim-Helling-LICSW, CMPC

Jim Helling

LICSW, CMPC

Jim Helling, LICSW, CMPC (male pronouns) is a psychotherapist, trainer, researcher, lecturer, author, and mental performance consultant specializing in complex traumatization and adaptive resilience. He trained with Bessell van der Kolk, Onno van der Hart, Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Lana Epstein, Anne Wescott, Roger Solomon, Anssi Leikola, Ilana Rubenfeld, Missy Vineyard and others. Jim founded the International Center for Psychological Trauma & Resilience at Traumaterapiakeskus in Helsinki Finland in 2007 and continues to maintain a private psychotherapy and consultation practice specializing in psychological trauma, adaptive resilience, healthy embodiment, and treatment of severe dissociative disorders.

Jim was an embedded psychotherapist and performance consultant in the UMass, Amherst Department of Athletics from 2008-2019 and directed the Athletic Counseling Office (ACO) from 2011-2019. He has a background in public health approaches to psychological and behavioral health promotion focusing on inclusive, culturally attuned, and culturally resonant approaches to college mental health. He is an AASP certified mental performance consultant, certified in EMDR & Clinical Hypnosis and associates his work with the action psychology of Pierre Janet and the Theory of Structural Dissociation of Personality.

In addition to his clinical and consultation work, Jim is a co-investigator and lead trainer with a multidisciplinary childhood adversity and resilience training research team based at UMass, Amherst. He partners with Genevieve Chandler, PhD, RN in developing and disseminating the nationally recognized Changing Minds, Changing Lives resilience program. He also developed (e)Motion, an experiential mindfulness and movement program for self-regulation and self-care. Building on that model, he leads cultural somatics workshops to explore the embodiment of White identity and facilitate intersectional and inter-group dialogues. He is an instructor at UMass, Amherst, a faculty member in the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports Certificate Program and served as board president of Western Mass EMDRIA from 2014-2019, chairing the annual conference for 5 years.

Jim’s national and international publications and presentations focus on topics related to the neurobiology of psychotherapeutic change, embodied psychotherapy, the social ecology of adaptive resilience responses, adaptive embodiment and peak performance, mental health disparities, treatment of dissociative disorders, Adverse Childhood Experiences, equity in college mental health and athletic systems, college athletics reform, moral injury, and trauma-informed care. Prior to training as a trauma therapist, resilience educator, and sport social worker, he was an award-winning broadcast photojournalist, documentary cinematographer, producer, and director who covered US and international politics, global security & military affairs, investigations and social issues.

Contact Information:

Jim Helling, LICSW, CMPC
International Center for Psychological Trauma & Resilience
409 Main St. #256
Amherst, MA 01002
Voice 413.824.2808
Fax 888.827.7456
jhelling.licsw@gmail.com

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Lori-Hickman-LPC

Lori Hickman

LPC

My name is Lori Hickman and I am from Anchorage, Alaska and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also a State of Alaska LPC board approved supervisor. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1998 and with my Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology in 2003. I am a trained EMDR therapist. I started my journey with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in November 2013. I completed my Certification level on March 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.

I work primarily in my practice with adolescents and adults. I provide individual, family, and couples therapy. I have co-facilitated a Sensorimotor and Yoga group as well. Much of my practice is working with individuals who have experienced trauma and/or attachment trauma and suffer from depression and anxiety. I find that I often turn to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR therapy in my practice and have found that these modalities to be very effective in helping individuals with their healing.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time doing a lot of activities with my family, including racquetball, handball, soccer, baseball, and snowboarding. I also enjoy my time with my dog Mabel. I love being outdoors, traveling, reading, and playing games with friends.

Contact Information:
Lori Hickman, LPC
Phone: 907‐344‐2500(message only)
innerwisdomreflections@gmail.com

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Laia-Jorba-LPC, PhD

Laia Jorba

LPC, PhD

Laia Jorba, LPC, PhD (she, her, hers), (LPC.0013182) is a Catalan teacher, counselor, supervisor and mentor, originally from Barcelona and currently residing in Colorado. She holds a master’s degree from Naropa University with specialties in Body Psychotherapy and Dance Movement Therapy. She works with community-based programs and has a private practice. Her clinical interests include working with immigrant clients and marginalized communities, chronic pain, complex trauma and dissociation as well as exploring the embodied experience of migration. She also as a doctorate from the University Autonomous of Barcelona on Political Science, where she studied integration of migrant populations. She has taught at different universities including UAB and Naropa, and lectures nationally and internationally.

She offers in-person and web-based individual and small group consultation, focusing on SP and the integration with other modalities, such as EMDR.

Contact Information:
100 Arapahoe Av, Suite 9, Boulder, CO
Phone: (303) 668-6795
l.jorba@sensorimotor.org
www.jorbacouseling.com

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Deb-Kennard-MS

Deb Kennard

MS

Deb Kennard, MS, has been in clinical practice for over 20 years.  Deb has been a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist since early 2014. She is an EMDR Trainer and the founder of the Personal Transformation Institute, personaltransformationinstitute.com, offering Somatic and attachment focused, SAFE EMDR training and a variety of online training options.  In addition to her clinical practice, Deb practices Vipassana meditation, enjoys playing corn hole and spending time outdoors with her family.  

Deb offers group consultation and online payment options.  

Contact Information:
Deborah Kennard, MS
deb@personaltransformationinstitute.com
debkennard.com 

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Janice-Meilach-MEd, RP, CSP

Janice Meilach

MEd, RP, CSP

Janice Meilach, MEd, RP, CSP is a Registered Psychotherapist who has been practising for 30 years in Toronto, Canada. She is a trauma and attachment specialist who became a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2011. She successfully completed
the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Approved Consultant Program in 2018.

Janice originally trained as an occupational therapist in 1984 and worked in hospitals in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry before obtaining a Masters degree in Adult Education at the University of Toronto in 1992. Janice attended a one-day workshop with Pat Ogden in Toronto in 2003 and knew that this holistic body-centred approach to resolving trauma held in the body offered the transformation and potential for healing that she had been looking for.

Janice has a thriving private practice where she provides individual therapy and consultation to therapists. She also teaches and has taught counselling, psychotherapy and group work both at the community college and university level, supervised psychotherapy students and
therapists, and assisted in all three levels of the sensorimotor training programs.

Janice is well-versed in the social determinants of health and provides consultation to groups in community-based health agencies and family health teams. She is also a certified Vanda Scaravelli-inspired trained yoga teacher (RYT-750) who specializes in yoga for trauma and regularly teaches at a downtown yoga studio. Outside of work Janice enjoys gatherings with friends and family, plays saxophone in a jazz band, meditates, practices yoga, swims and cycles.

She is excited about guiding and collaborating with SP therapists as they continue to develop their competency and knowledge. Janice offers in-person and web-based individual and small group SP consultation.

Contact Information:
Janice Meilach MEd., RP, CSP
204 St. George Street,
Toronto, ON
Canada M5R 2N5
janice@janicemeilach.com
www.janicemeilach.com

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Jan-Ohm-RP, CSP

Jan Ohm

RP, CSP

I came to body-oriented work through my love of movement. I am a 30 yr. practitioner and teacher of Tai Chi Chuan, martial arts and mindful movement. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy offered me a way to bring together the lived experience of the body with my psychodynamic underpinning. In private practice since 1993, my journey with SP began in 2005 and I was so enthusiastic about the method, I became a training liaison for Toronto, Canada, where we now have a thriving SP community. I am currently the owner and Clinical Director of WellSpace Trauma Therapy Clinic in Toronto. We offer Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback, Neurostimulation and Sensorimotor-based Group Therapy for survivors of Trauma, Developmental Trauma and Dissociative Disorders. I maintain a thriving clinical practice, teach, supervise and continue to study as a Neurotherapist. I am thrilled to be recognized as a Sensorimotor Consultant and look forward to supporting other SP practitioners on their journey!

Contact Information:
Jan Ohm RP, CSP
WellSpace Trauma Therapy Clinic
908 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON
Canada M5R 3G3
jan@torontotherapists.ca

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Barbara-Phillips-PhD, LICSW

Barbara Phillips

PhD, LICSW

Barbara Phillips, PhD, LICSW is a psychotherapist, consultant, and advocate for the integration of body, emotion, and the mind. A Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (2008); SPI- approved Consultant; and L-3 Certification Coach (NYC, Boston, Kansas City, UK to date), Barbara is also the Boston Organizer/SPI trainings liaison whose outreach includes a yearly SPI informational presence at Bessel van der Kolk’s International Psychological Trauma Conference and presentations on the following topics: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to the Treatment of Trauma: Embodying the Foundational Principles (Harvard Divinity School); Three Storytellers in Search of a Author (Harvard Grand Rounds); An Insider/Outsider Account of Reaching Out to Shame; Deconstructing Shame: A Multi-Perspective Approach (NASW Biennial Symposia), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: A Body/Mind Talk Therapy for the Treatment of Trauma (Guest speaker: BC Colloquium Series; Cambridge Hospital). Dr. Phillips has also taught Adult Psychological Trauma (Boston College SSW Gradate Program) and served as Dissertation Chair (Psy.D. Program, JFK University College of Graduate and Professional Studies). Barbara is a past president of NESTTD and Board member for 10 years. She has a private practice in Arlington, MA. where she also consults to individuals and groups on the use of somatic interventions in trauma treatment.

Contact Information:
Barbara Phillips, PhD, LICSW
259 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
phillipsba@aol.com

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Linda-von Richter-MEd, RP, SP

Linda von Richter

MEd, RP, SP

Linda had a first career teaching business and English in secondary schools, vocational institutes and colleges in Canada: in three provinces and the Yukon Territory. Following a calling, she enrolled in an energy therapist training, and upon graduation, began a private practice as an energy therapist. Linda took a week-long Hakomi workshop with Ron Kurtz and then enrolled in Sensorimotor Trauma training with Pat Ogden. This training engendered a love for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and was followed by taking Levels 2 and 3. She has assisted in a number of Level 1 and 2 trainings in Canada and the U.S. She also assisted in two Level 3 trainings, one in Canada and one in Boston. Training to become a consultant in SP was a natural next step. She is enjoying helping therapists work with their clients to use SP in their sessions with confidence.

Contact Information:
Linda Von Richter, MEd, RP, SP
1585 Lakeshore Rd. W., Suite 310
Mississauga, ON L5J 0B1
416‐580‐1788
lindavonrichter@gmail.com

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Pam-Sobo-Psy.D.

Pam Sobo

Psy.D.

Pam Sobo, Psy.D. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have over 20 years of clinical experience working with people coping with depression, anxiety, trauma and attachment issues. Many of my patients are healing from the effects of childhood abuse, neglect or other traumatic events such as vehicle accidents and natural disasters.
Currently, I am treating people who are coping with stress and mental health issues relative to the global pandemic from the COVID19 VIRUS. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is the primary modality which I use in treating trauma patients.
I am a Certified Sensorimotor Psychologist (SP), and an Approved Sensorimotor Psychologist Consultant. I have and continue to assist multiple Level I and II Sensorimotor Training Institute (SPI) programs at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI). I assist trainings in person and via virtual learning.
In 2006, I attended an annual Attachment Conference at UCLA, Los Angeles and there I heard Dr. Pat Ogden speak about trauma. It sounded like "magic" when she shared how to heal trauma with somatic treatment. At the time I heard Dr. Ogden, I felt and knew I would begin a new learning journey. To this day I am intimately involved in the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute community and I am in contact with alumni and new students.
I live in Los Angeles with my husband, two dogs and two cats. I have two grown sons, both working musicians. I grew up in Chicago with a very musical and artistic family. My family plus 14 years of education at the Francis W. Parker School, laid a foundation for my love of the world of art and music. I often integrate art with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with some patients. I love to spend time hiking, painting, reading, meditating, traveling, continuing Spanish language lessons, planting in my garden and participating in creative projects.
I am providing individual and group Consulting Sessions in person and online. Currently I am supervising consulting groups online with Level 1 and 2 graduates.

Contact Information:
Pam Sobo, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psycologist
Phone: 818‐825‐8770
drpamsobo@gmail.com
www.drpamsobo.com

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Lenora M.-Wing Lun-PhD/MPsych(Clin), MCogSc, MBA, MAPS, FCCLP

Lenora M. Wing Lun

PhD/MPsych(Clin), MCogSc, MBA, MAPS, FCCLP

Lenora M. Wing Lun, PhD/MPsych(Clin), MCogSc, MBA, MAPS, FCCLP, holds a PhD titled “How do body-mind therapies work? A preliminary account based on the analysis of a specific body-mind therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, using Teasdale and Barnard’s (1993) Interacting Cognitive Subsystems (ICS) Framework”. She is a clinical psychologist and supervisor in private practice. She is a Board-Approved Supervisor (AHPRA/Psychology Board of Australia). Her specialty areas are: Trauma, depression, anxiety, developmental–attachment, unresolved problems of family upbringing. She pursues her interest in the body-mind connection with ongoing training in Continuum.

Contact Information:
Lenora M. Wing Lun, PhD
Suite 54, 47 Neridah Street
Chatswood
NSW
Australia 2067
Phone: 0403 136 398
International: +61 403 136 398
lenora.winglun@yahoo.com.au
www.lenorawinglun.com

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