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.

Due to the high demand for consultants from SPI students and alumni, we are also providing a list of interns currently working through SPI’s program to become official Approved Consultants. Please consider these interns to expand your options: Consultant Intern List (PDF)

Jan-Beauregard-PhD, CSAC, CSAT-S

Jan Beauregard

PhD, CSAC, CSAT-S

Jan Beauregard, PhD, CSAC, CSAT-S is the clinical director of the Integrative Psychotherapy Institute in Fairfax, VA. She has over 30 years combined experience as an educator and psychotherapist. She has incorporated Sensorimotor Psychotherapy into her clinical work since 2003 and completed her consultant certification in 2021. Dr. Beauregard is a national workshop presenter with expertise in dissociation, complex trauma and addictive disorders. She is also a Certified EMDR Consultant and a Certified Sex Addiction Supervisor (CSAT-S).

Dr. Beauregard is a LifeForce Yoga treatment practitioner and completed a trauma informed yoga intensive with David Emerson at the Bessel van der Kolk clinic in Boston, MA. She is also trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness and DBT. For over twenty years, she has trained in archetypal and cross -cultural studies with Jungian analyst, poet and storyteller Dr. Clarissa P. Estes. She has also trained with Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Kekuni Minton, Bessel Van der Kolk, Sandra Paulson, Kathy Steele and Deb Dana.

Dr. Beauregard is the recipient of the ISSTD Fellowship Award, The Caron Foundation Addiction Therapist of the Year Award and was named "Top Therapist" in Addiction and PTSD by Washingtonian Magazine.

Dr. Beauregard provides Sensorimotor Psychotherapy supervision at all levels using an online platform. For additional information please visit her website at www.ipivirgina.com.

Contact Information:
Jan Beauregard, PhD, CSAC, CSAT-S
3615 Chain Bridge Road
Unit I (EYE)
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703 385 9667 Ext. 1
Drjan@ipivirginia.com

Meet Jan
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 first generation Asian American born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, Mary is passionate about community-based change and facilitates workshops and provides consultation on race equity and social justice with Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA), a local non-profit working to undo the harmful effects of systemic racism. In addition to her work in private practice and with BRJA, 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, and families.

Mary is an educator and a consultant. Her clinical interests include trauma, anxiety, attachment, relationships, consciousness, and culture. She believes in the possibility of change and in the importance of community, and she enjoys teaching and walking alongside other SP therapists along their journeys.

Mary 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

Nancy Christie

RP

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
Robbie-Chesick-RCC

Robbie Chesick

RCC

I am a certified SP therapist and consultant. I support counsellors who work with adult individuals struggling with the impacts of trauma, developmental/attachment wounds, and structural dissociation. I also work from a trauma-informed parts approach and am a certified EMDR practitioner. Online, phone or in person consultations available. The best way to contact me is via text or email.

Contact Information:
Robbie Chesick, RCC
778-231-4801
info@robbiechesick.com
www.robbiechesick.com

Meet Robbie
Katrina-Curry-LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT

Katrina Curry

LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT

Katrina Curry, LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT, lives and works (online) on the ancestral, unceded territory of the Qualicum First Nation, and Snaw'naw'as Mustimuxwin or Nanoose First Nation, in what is called Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island. She is devoted to the wisdom of the body in movement and stillness in relation to the elements, from a trauma-wise, social justice/liberatory, regenerative arts, eco perspective. She specializes in working with complex and collective trauma, through a decolonizing, creative, ecological, politicized view.
In her consultation practice, Katrina works with embodied transformative pedagogy, from an intersectional feminist social justice perspective, and offers individual and small group consultation. She regularly assists in L1, L2, and L3 training. Katrina is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist and Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, a somatic movement therapist, Certified Soul Motion Conscious Dance Teacher, and Registered Yoga Teacher (200-hr), also trained in dance-movement therapy. She is a licensed MFT in California, Registered MFT in Canada and BC, and Registered Clinical Counselor in BC.
Katrina began her training as a psychotherapist in Art Therapy and Hakomi, in 1999, and began training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2003. Her early years of practice were rooted in grass-roots feminist harm reduction programming, feminist anti-violence agencies, and Indigenous communities in Canada. She is currently engaged in a deep program of learning with Indigenous feminist Elders in Canada, deepening her practice in decolonizing healing arts.
Katrina is a white settler and treaty relative, of Danish, English, and Scottish Ancestry, who is Queer and gender-fluid, with a hearing dis/Ability (1 sided Deafness). She works with many folks who identify as 2SGLBTQIA+ and IBPOC as well as white settlers seeking to deepen their antiracist social justice awareness and practice.
Katrina is a consultant and educator, teaching at several Canadian Art Therapy Institutes. She teaches Trauma Informed Art Therapy for the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, is a Thesis/project advisor for the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, and is a collaborating faculty member in the AntiRacist/AntiOppressive Practice in Expressive Arts Therapy Graduate Certificate through the Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. Katrina also teaches on AntiOppressive Practice and on Improvisational Movement and Somatic Psychotherapy for Trauma Recovery for the Expressive Arts Therapy Summit in New York and Los Angeles.
Katrina loves the work of healing and growth through embodied improvisational creative process in therapy. She adores the magic and beauty of SP practice and loves helping clinicians deepen their embodied skill and wisdom in their work with clients.

Contact Information:
Katrina Curry, LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT
In Canada 778-679-1617
In USA 916-337-9901
katrinacurrymft@gmail.com
www.katrinacurrymft.com

Meet Katrina
Marie -Damgaard -BA, MEd. (C.P), CCC, CSAT, CMAT, SP, CST*

Marie Damgaard

BA, MEd. (C.P), CCC, CSAT, CMAT, SP, CST*

Marie Damgaard BA, MEd. (C.P), CCC, CSAT, CMAT, SP, CST*, has worked in the field of trauma, addictions, mental health, and sexuality for over 15 years. She holds a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology specializing in mental health and addictions. During her graduate degree, she received extensive training working with clients who experience compulsive sexual behaviour and betrayal trauma. Marie’s clinical work is psycho-biologically informed, somatically oriented, and mindfulness focused.
Marie has worked in the counselling field in a variety of supportive roles. She is a sessional instructor at University of Lethbridge in the Health Sciences department, and teaches Psychology courses at Lethbridge College, along with learning Indigenous Traditions while instructing at Red Crow College. She has also developed an Addictions Counselling curriculum for the Saskatchewan Government. Marie is also Adjunct faculty for The Mindfulness Academy of Addictions and Trauma. She is currently involved in research in men’s mental health, the phenomenology of therapist’s experience working within the opioid epidemic, and the benefits of mindfulness practice for therapist’s wellbeing.
She offers individual or group consulting options of integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with populations struggling with addictive behaviours, betrayal trauma, and sexual issues.

Contact Information:
Marie Damgaard BA, MEd. (C.P), CCC, CSAT, CMAT, SP, CST*
+1-403-348-7622
RelateAndRecoverCounselling@gmail.com
www.RelateAndRecoverCounselling.ca

Meet Marie
Darlene-Cohn-PhD

Darlene Cohn

PhD

Darlene Cohn, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice with over 30 years of clinical experience. Her practice focuses on adolescence, adults and couples who have experienced physical and developmental traumas. She includes psychodynamic and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approaches when working with her clients. She was a past supervisor at The California Graduate Institute running individual and group supervisions and had run a first-year training group for interns. She is currently a Sensorimotor consultant.

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
Molly-Deprekel-MA, LP

Molly Deprekel

MA, LP

Molly DePrekel is a psychologist in private practice both at the Midwest Center for Trauma and Emotional Healing and Hold Your Horses. She provides therapy and consultation for other professionals in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Animal Assisted Interventions. She holds a certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, Animal Assisted Therapy, and Yoga. She is passionate about bringing restoration to others to promote post-traumatic growth, prevent burnout and share the healing power of nature. With other sensorimotor colleagues she is co-facilitating Authentic Restoration workshops through the lens of sensorimotor work to assist others in the healing workshops.

Ms. DePrekel received her master’s degree in counseling/psychological services from St. Mary’s University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University. She is a contributing author to 3 books for clinicians in animal assisted therapy work and has co-authored six manuals and curriculums on Animal Assisted Interventions.

Contact Information:
Molly DePrekel (she, her, hers)
651-307-0982
molly@mwtraumacenter.com
www.amidstthetrees.com
www.mwtraumacenter.com

Meet Molly
Kelly-Ecker-LCSW-R

Kelly Ecker

LCSW-R

I bring more than twenty years of experience working with clients who have experienced trauma and developmental wounding. I have worked in private practice with individual adults since 2008. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, the Structural Dissociation model, and EMDR are my guiding models. I am very interested in the ways in which these models work together and alongside one another.

As a consultant and a therapist, I work to bring compassion, collaboration, and curiosity. I am a therapist who has always needed to know things deep in my bones before I can authentically bring them to my clients. I am committed to helping students know SP in that same deep way so that they can integrate their learning and practice with more ease and authenticity. My goal as a consultant is to match clear clinical theory and knowledge with space to let that knowledge land and grow from the bottom up.
In my consulting and therapy work, I am committed to an ongoing examination of the intersections of identity, race, gender, sexuality, religion, and culture. I am interested in the ways these areas intersect with our clients and with SP theory and practice. In all of my work, this exploration is needed and welcomed.

*Sliding scale payment option is available.
*Offering individual and group consultation, experiential sessions, and experiential consultation on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or drop in basis.

Contact information:
Kelly Ecker LCSW-R
121 Pleasant Street
Keeseville, NY 12944
518-534-1001
Email (best contact): kellyecker@gmail.com

Meet Kelly
Shelly-Edwards-MA LP

Shelly Edwards

MA LP

Shelly Edwards MA LP is a licensed psychologist in the state of Minnesota with 28 years of experience assisting others heal from trauma. She has worked in community mental health, ran a certified DBT program for 15 years, and is currently in a group practice working with individuals and groups. She works primarily with adults with complex PTSD. She is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and prefers this modality in working with trauma. She enjoys assisting others in their journey learning and utilizing the sensorimotor modality. She has assisted in multiple trauma and developmental trainings and is now also consulting.

Contact Information:
Shelly Edwards, MA LP
Vanda Counseling
14000 Northdale
Rogers, MN 55374
Phone: (612)619-6716
Email: shellyed16@gmail.com
www.amidstthetrees.com

Meet Shelly
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
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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Jenny -Honen-LPC

Jenny Honen

LPC

I work primarily with adults with complex trauma including attachment/developmental wounding. The combination of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy’s foundational principles and structure, Janina Fisher’s brilliant clinical application of the Structural Dissociation model, along with EMDR form the basis of my work. My earliest influence was in Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy training, which formed the foundation of my understanding of the power of presence, and the importance of experiential therapy focused in the present moment, through a lens of the physical and energetic body. This program introduced me to Indigenous healing, a path I continue to humbly learn from.

I believe that I offer a clarity and a structure to the work of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, in a way that meets consultees where they are, with an attitude of collaboration, respect and excitement. I think my strength is in consultation that is immediately useful in client cases, while offering a broader context to the work.

My personal and professional work of anti-oppression and racial and social equity and justice is in the continuous process of becoming. Humbled by both my privileged blind spots and the wisdom of the lived-experience of those who have been racialized and marginalized, I am committed to challenging my own biases. It is the work of a lifetime. Bringing the experiences of those who have been marginalized to the center is an awareness I owe to Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, a friend, and the mother of Mujerista Theology. My belief in the deep healing possible for us all is guided by mentors and ancestors to whom I owe deep gratitude.

Contact Information:
Jenny Honen, LPC
36 Duncaster Rd
Bloomfield, CT 06002
USA (Eastern Time Zone)
Phone: 860-573-0972
Jhonen36@comcast.net

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Lisa -Johnson Taylor-MA, LP

Lisa Johnson Taylor

MA, LP

Lisa Johnson Taylor, MA, LP (she, her, hers) is a Licensed Psychologist who has practiced in the mental health field for over 30 years. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of capacities (including school based day treatment, in home family therapy, intensive outpatient programs, and mental health clinics). In 2005, Lisa found her passion as she stumbled upon the powerful transformation that unfolds integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy into groups. She continues to co-facilitate experiences to collectively access the wisdom of the body leading her Trauma Skills groups as well as experimenting with Restorative workshops for Therapists. Although SP primarily informs her work, she synthesizes aspects of IFS, ART, AIR Network, spirituality, nature based healing and other somatic based inquiry. Lisa is committed to an ongoing mindful study of how her cis- gendered white body privilege impacts all those she intersects with. She is facilitating the White Body Race and Privilege book study for SP students. She also provides SP Consultation and offers sliding scale options for individuals and groups.

Contact Information:
Lisa Johnson Taylor
lisaj-t@charter.net

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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 the ancestral land of Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Ute tribes. 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
jorbacounseling.com

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Robin -Kahler -LMSW, ACSW

Robin Kahler

LMSW, ACSW

Robin Kahler LMSW, ACSW., (She, hers) has 30 years of psychotherapy experience. Being down-to-earth, she playfully helps consultees simplify and understand Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Being Certified in Sensorimotor, she provides consultation for educational purposes to students and alumni internationally and can accommodate different time zones. Robin's specialties include trauma processing, relational wounding, EMDR, complex clients, and therapeutic enactments. She often works with clients whose prior therapy has failed them and helps clients navigate this difficult terrain. Relationally based, Robin works with attachment patterns, betrayals, and childhood wounding. She often incorporates developmental movements to work with pre-verbal trauma and attachment patterns. She uses SP with adults, children, and couples and has a full-time private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Robin is licensed in Michigan, Connecticut and holds a Telehealth registration in Florida (please see link on robinkahler.com). Robin frequently assists in all three levels of training and has consulted or trained with Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Cathy Steel, and many of the SPI faculty. She is SPI's local organizer for Michigan and Ohio SPI training and was the Facebook Moderator for Applied SP. Robin is the co-founder of TRAAN, Trauma Resources for the Ann Arbor Neighborhood, has presented at TRAAN and Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and was the Trauma Consultant for a county-wide school system.
Robin is in awe of the healing power that mindful presence brings and its transformative effect in healing trauma, quieting the mind, and deepening into connection. She enjoys meditating, traveling, and flyboarding.

Contact Information:
Robin Kahler, LMSW ACSW
www.robinkahler.com
robinkahlerlmsw@gmail.com
734-645-0580

Meet Robin
Brigitta-Karelis-MA, LPC

Brigitta Karelis

MA, LPC

Brigitta Karelis, M.A., LPC, was born in Germany where she completed a Diplom in Paedagogik in 1991. She moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1994 and completed an M.A. in Somatic Psychology at Naropa University in 1997; subsequently serving as adjunct faculty for 12 years.
She has maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 1997 and taught internationally for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute from 1999 through 2018. She has worked with many kinds of trauma, including the deep pain that can come from misrecognition: standing strong in your goodness, truth, and dignity, when faced with bias and negative projections.
Her work is informed by over 30 years of practicing and teaching meditation, Aikido, other movement studies, and her deep appreciation for the power of the body-mind connection. Through being with one’s experiences fully, with presence and heart, transformation may naturally occur. Thus, difficulties become fuel for deepening and growth, and life becomes a meaningful path.

Contact:
303-215-4513
brigitta@brigittakarelis.com
www.brigittakarelis.com

Meet Brigitta
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

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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
janicemeilach.com

Meet Janice
Bridgid -McGowan-MA, R.C.C.

Bridgid McGowan

MA, R.C.C.

Bridgid McGowan, MA, R.C.C., is a cisgender Queer white settler from Irish and Scottish working class roots. She has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Psychology and Counselling and is a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She lives and works on the unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Nations in colonially called Vancouver, BC.
Bridgid has worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years, and as a consultant and clinical supervisor for the past 10 years. She worked extensively in the anti-violence sector with survivors of sexualized and intimate partner violence, and has been in independent practice for the past ten years. As a therapist Bridgid works primarily online with adults focusing on issues and growth related to attachment, trauma, grief & loss, chronic illness, and spirituality. She has long term experience working with clients who have been marginalized, including those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Queer, Trans, and those living with chronic illness as well as social activists. Her work is rooted in anti-oppression, intersectionality (a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw), feminism, and justice doing. Bridgid provides individual and group SP consultation, and offers a sliding scale for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and disabled folks who have financial barriers.

Contact:
bridgidmcgowan@gmail.com
1-778-988-5409
www.bridgidmcgowan.com

Meet Bridgid
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
Ann-Reilly-MSW, RCSW-S, CPT/RPT-S

Ann Reilly

MSW, RCSW-S, CPT/RPT-S

Ann Reilly, MSW, RCSW-S, CPT/RPT-S (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor (Alberta College of Social Work, British Columbia College of Social Work) and a Certified/Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor (Canadian Association for Play Therapy, Association for Play Therapy). Ann is a Certified Sensorimotor Practitioner and Consultant. Ann has worked with children and families for over thirty years, is a former instructor for the University of Calgary and she provides approved training for Play Therapists. Ann manages a private practice (tapestrycounseling.ca) in Edmonton, Alberta and provides an integrative therapy combining Sensorimotor foundational principles/model with Play Therapy techniques to assist clients with a variety of presenting issues. Ann provides therapy to children with a variety of presenting concerns, adults (DSM-5R Diagnosis) with trauma/developmental injuries. In addition, she consults with therapists obtaining credit hours for Social Work, Play Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and facilitates four therapy groups to integrate play therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy. Ann provides both individual and group Sensorimotor Consultation. You can reach Ann through her website at www.tapestrycounseling.ca. or email at ann.reilly@shaw.ca

Contact Information:
annreilly06@gmail.com
www.tapestrycounseling.ca

Meet Ann
Ava-Rose-LCSW

Ava Rose

LCSW

Ava Rose, LCSW (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and SPI-Approved Consultant with over 25 years of clinical experience. Ava provides relational, trauma-focused psychotherapy for children, teens and adults. Her areas of specialization include attachment/ relational issues, developmental trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, dissociative disorders and parts work. Ava’s work is informed by intersectional feminism, and an anti-racist/ anti-oppression lens. Ava currently offers individual, couple, group and family therapy in private practice in Santa Monica and online, as well as supervision and consultation, primarily for SP practitioners. Ava is passionate about supporting other clinicians, and has provided clinical supervision, consultation, and training for over 20 years. Ava is honored to support SP clinicians in their learning and professional development as an SPI Approved Consultant by offering individual consultation, coaching for SP partner practice, and SP group consultation (Level I, Level II, Certification Level).

Contact Information:
Ava Rose, LCSW
2444 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 500
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-956-4474
AvaRose.LCSW@me.com
www.AvaRoseLCSW.com

Meet Ava
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.

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. Y 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. Y 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. Y 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. Y 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:
Pamela Sobo, Psy.D.
http://drpamsobo.com/
drpamsobo@gmail.com
818-825-8770

Meet Pam
Susan-Spiegel-PhD, LCSW

Susan Spiegel

PhD, LCSW

Susan Spiegel, PhD, LCSW, is a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. She has 35 years’ experience in teaching, psychotherapy, supervision and consultation with children, adolescents, adults, couples. Currently she is on the doctoral faculty of The Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy; teaches trauma and relational therapy to post-doctoral fellowship students at Reiss Davis; and maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills where she integrates both Sensorimotor and Psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents, adults and couples. 

Meet Susan
Ruth-Steenvoorden-R.G.N.

Ruth Steenvoorden

R.G.N.

Ruth Steenvoorden began her career in the medical field when she qualified with a Distinction of Excellence as a Certified Registered Trauma Nurse and a community Midwife (USA). During this period of work, interest in the relationship between Psyche and Soma deepened, leading her to return to Ireland where she undertook six years of extensive training in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. She also earned a Higher Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Certificate in sudden bereavement for children. Certifying in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2016 in Ireland, she now has over 23 years of experience in the therapeutic field and has assisted on all Levels of the Sensorimotor trainings. She currently divides her time between her own private clinical practice, assisting on Sensorimotor trainings and is a Certification Coach in training.
Ruth is an Approved SP Consultant also and offers individual and group consultations online and in person.

Contact Information:
Ruth Steenvoorden
ruthsteenvoorden@gmail.com

Meet Ruth
Tally-Tripp-MA, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, ATR-BC

Tally Tripp

MA, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, ATR-BC

Tally Tripp MA, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, ATR-BC (she/her) brings over 35 years clinical experience to her art therapy and psychotherapy practice. Recognized for her expertise treating trauma using experiential, expressive arts, and somatic approaches, Tally is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (2016), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (2008), and Intensive Trauma Therapy (2012).

Tally is a professor in the Graduate Art Therapy Program at George Washington University where she developed and taught the Trauma and Group therapy curricula for over 15 years. Her passion for experiential training is evident via her work with Common Threads Project (NY) where she facilitates international workshops integrating somatic and art therapy methodologies for clinicians working with survivors of gender-based violence. In addition to current projects in Seattle and NYC, Tally has facilitated trainings in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Croatia, Ukraine, and Nepal.

Tally's private practice is in Washington DC/ Northern Va. She is available for both in person and virtual consultation in individual or group settings.

Contact Information:
113 S. Patrick St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 517-3312
tallytripp@gmail.com
www.tallytripp.com

Meet Tally
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
lenorawinglun.com

Meet Lenora M.
Patrick-Weeg-MSW, LCSW

Patrick Weeg

MSW, LCSW

Patrick Weeg, MSW, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, holds a masters degree in social work, from the University of Iowa, focusing on family systems. As an adjunct faculty member at Denver University's Graduate School of Social Work, he teaches assessment and treatment of trauma. He is co-owner of a private group psychotherapy practice, the Denver Center for Integrated Counseling, where he specializes in psychotherapy for people dealing with addictions, the aftermath of traumatic stress, and struggles with healthy boundaries. He has lectured at numerous substance abuse and mental health treatment centers, facilitated family weekends for the family members of addicted loved ones, and worked in child-welfare. Patrick strives to help individuals, families, and organizations develop a culture of safety that enables people to take the risks necessary for growth—physically, psychologically, and spiritually. He offers in-person and web-based individual and small group consultation, focusing on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and integration with relationally focused depth work, recovery from addictions, and therapuetic enactments.

Contact Information:
Denver Center for Integrated Counseling LLC
8000 E. Prentice Ave.
Ste. B2
Greenwood Village, CO
Phone: (515) 229-6777
p.weeg@sensorimotor.org
www.thedcic.com

Meet Patrick
Margaret-G. Woodtke-LCSW

Margaret G. Woodtke

LCSW

Margaret G. Woodtke, LCSW, is a Clinical Social Worker who has worked in community and school settings with extensive experience in the fields of eating disorders and grief, using mindfulness and compassion as her overriding principles. A Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist as well as a Certification Coach and SP consultant, she has supported students toward certification both in the US and abroad. Margaret also has a Certification in Complex Trauma and brings specialized training in the Structural Dissociation Model. She is also trained in EMDR. The integration of all these models as well as a grounded psychodynamic approach inform Margaret’s work. She holds an MSW from the University of Connecticut. Margaret is in private practice in Connecticut, bringing more the 30 years of experience to her work with individuals, family and group therapy, as well as supervision.

“I have been blessed and inspired by my many mentors on this path and it is such a privilege to join others on their journey!”

Contact Information:
Margaret G. Woodtke
543 North Main St
Manchester CT 06042
860-645-9468
marg-gold-wood@att.net

Meet Margaret

SP Consultant Bios

Jan-Beauregard-PhD, CSAC, CSAT-S

Jan Beauregard

PhD, CSAC, CSAT-S

Jan Beauregard, PhD, CSAC, CSAT-S is the clinical director of the Integrative Psychotherapy Institute in Fairfax, VA. She has over 30 years combined experience as an educator and psychotherapist. She has incorporated Sensorimotor Psychotherapy into her clinical work since 2003 and completed her consultant certification in 2021. Dr. Beauregard is a national workshop presenter with expertise in dissociation, complex trauma and addictive disorders. She is also a Certified EMDR Consultant and a Certified Sex Addiction Supervisor (CSAT-S).

Dr. Beauregard is a LifeForce Yoga treatment practitioner and completed a trauma informed yoga intensive with David Emerson at the Bessel van der Kolk clinic in Boston, MA. She is also trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness and DBT. For over twenty years, she has trained in archetypal and cross -cultural studies with Jungian analyst, poet and storyteller Dr. Clarissa P. Estes. She has also trained with Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Kekuni Minton, Bessel Van der Kolk, Sandra Paulson, Kathy Steele and Deb Dana.

Dr. Beauregard is the recipient of the ISSTD Fellowship Award, The Caron Foundation Addiction Therapist of the Year Award and was named "Top Therapist" in Addiction and PTSD by Washingtonian Magazine.

Dr. Beauregard provides Sensorimotor Psychotherapy supervision at all levels using an online platform. For additional information please visit her website at www.ipivirgina.com.

Contact Information:
Jan Beauregard, PhD, CSAC, CSAT-S
3615 Chain Bridge Road
Unit I (EYE)
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703 385 9667 Ext. 1
Drjan@ipivirginia.com

Meet Jan
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 first generation Asian American born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, Mary is passionate about community-based change and facilitates workshops and provides consultation on race equity and social justice with Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA), a local non-profit working to undo the harmful effects of systemic racism. In addition to her work in private practice and with BRJA, 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, and families.

Mary is an educator and a consultant. Her clinical interests include trauma, anxiety, attachment, relationships, consciousness, and culture. She believes in the possibility of change and in the importance of community, and she enjoys teaching and walking alongside other SP therapists along their journeys.

Mary 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

Nancy Christie

RP

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
Robbie-Chesick-RCC

Robbie Chesick

RCC

I am a certified SP therapist and consultant. I support counsellors who work with adult individuals struggling with the impacts of trauma, developmental/attachment wounds, and structural dissociation. I also work from a trauma-informed parts approach and am a certified EMDR practitioner. Online, phone or in person consultations available. The best way to contact me is via text or email.

Contact Information:
Robbie Chesick, RCC
778-231-4801
info@robbiechesick.com
www.robbiechesick.com

Meet Robbie
Katrina-Curry-LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT

Katrina Curry

LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT

Katrina Curry, LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT, lives and works (online) on the ancestral, unceded territory of the Qualicum First Nation, and Snaw'naw'as Mustimuxwin or Nanoose First Nation, in what is called Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island. She is devoted to the wisdom of the body in movement and stillness in relation to the elements, from a trauma-wise, social justice/liberatory, regenerative arts, eco perspective. She specializes in working with complex and collective trauma, through a decolonizing, creative, ecological, politicized view.
In her consultation practice, Katrina works with embodied transformative pedagogy, from an intersectional feminist social justice perspective, and offers individual and small group consultation. She regularly assists in L1, L2, and L3 training. Katrina is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist and Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, a somatic movement therapist, Certified Soul Motion Conscious Dance Teacher, and Registered Yoga Teacher (200-hr), also trained in dance-movement therapy. She is a licensed MFT in California, Registered MFT in Canada and BC, and Registered Clinical Counselor in BC.
Katrina began her training as a psychotherapist in Art Therapy and Hakomi, in 1999, and began training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2003. Her early years of practice were rooted in grass-roots feminist harm reduction programming, feminist anti-violence agencies, and Indigenous communities in Canada. She is currently engaged in a deep program of learning with Indigenous feminist Elders in Canada, deepening her practice in decolonizing healing arts.
Katrina is a white settler and treaty relative, of Danish, English, and Scottish Ancestry, who is Queer and gender-fluid, with a hearing dis/Ability (1 sided Deafness). She works with many folks who identify as 2SGLBTQIA+ and IBPOC as well as white settlers seeking to deepen their antiracist social justice awareness and practice.
Katrina is a consultant and educator, teaching at several Canadian Art Therapy Institutes. She teaches Trauma Informed Art Therapy for the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, is a Thesis/project advisor for the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, and is a collaborating faculty member in the AntiRacist/AntiOppressive Practice in Expressive Arts Therapy Graduate Certificate through the Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. Katrina also teaches on AntiOppressive Practice and on Improvisational Movement and Somatic Psychotherapy for Trauma Recovery for the Expressive Arts Therapy Summit in New York and Los Angeles.
Katrina loves the work of healing and growth through embodied improvisational creative process in therapy. She adores the magic and beauty of SP practice and loves helping clinicians deepen their embodied skill and wisdom in their work with clients.

Contact Information:
Katrina Curry, LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT
In Canada 778-679-1617
In USA 916-337-9901
katrinacurrymft@gmail.com
www.katrinacurrymft.com

Meet Katrina
Marie -Damgaard -BA, MEd. (C.P), CCC, CSAT, CMAT, SP, CST*

Marie Damgaard

BA, MEd. (C.P), CCC, CSAT, CMAT, SP, CST*

Marie Damgaard BA, MEd. (C.P), CCC, CSAT, CMAT, SP, CST*, has worked in the field of trauma, addictions, mental health, and sexuality for over 15 years. She holds a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology specializing in mental health and addictions. During her graduate degree, she received extensive training working with clients who experience compulsive sexual behaviour and betrayal trauma. Marie’s clinical work is psycho-biologically informed, somatically oriented, and mindfulness focused.
Marie has worked in the counselling field in a variety of supportive roles. She is a sessional instructor at University of Lethbridge in the Health Sciences department, and teaches Psychology courses at Lethbridge College, along with learning Indigenous Traditions while instructing at Red Crow College. She has also developed an Addictions Counselling curriculum for the Saskatchewan Government. Marie is also Adjunct faculty for The Mindfulness Academy of Addictions and Trauma. She is currently involved in research in men’s mental health, the phenomenology of therapist’s experience working within the opioid epidemic, and the benefits of mindfulness practice for therapist’s wellbeing.
She offers individual or group consulting options of integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with populations struggling with addictive behaviours, betrayal trauma, and sexual issues.

Contact Information:
Marie Damgaard BA, MEd. (C.P), CCC, CSAT, CMAT, SP, CST*
+1-403-348-7622
RelateAndRecoverCounselling@gmail.com
www.RelateAndRecoverCounselling.ca

Meet Marie
Darlene-Cohn-PhD

Darlene Cohn

PhD

Darlene Cohn, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice with over 30 years of clinical experience. Her practice focuses on adolescence, adults and couples who have experienced physical and developmental traumas. She includes psychodynamic and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approaches when working with her clients. She was a past supervisor at The California Graduate Institute running individual and group supervisions and had run a first-year training group for interns. She is currently a Sensorimotor consultant.

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
Molly-Deprekel-MA, LP

Molly Deprekel

MA, LP

Molly DePrekel is a psychologist in private practice both at the Midwest Center for Trauma and Emotional Healing and Hold Your Horses. She provides therapy and consultation for other professionals in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Animal Assisted Interventions. She holds a certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, Animal Assisted Therapy, and Yoga. She is passionate about bringing restoration to others to promote post-traumatic growth, prevent burnout and share the healing power of nature. With other sensorimotor colleagues she is co-facilitating Authentic Restoration workshops through the lens of sensorimotor work to assist others in the healing workshops.

Ms. DePrekel received her master’s degree in counseling/psychological services from St. Mary’s University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University. She is a contributing author to 3 books for clinicians in animal assisted therapy work and has co-authored six manuals and curriculums on Animal Assisted Interventions.

Contact Information:
Molly DePrekel (she, her, hers)
651-307-0982
molly@mwtraumacenter.com
www.amidstthetrees.com
www.mwtraumacenter.com

Meet Molly
Kelly-Ecker-LCSW-R

Kelly Ecker

LCSW-R

I bring more than twenty years of experience working with clients who have experienced trauma and developmental wounding. I have worked in private practice with individual adults since 2008. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, the Structural Dissociation model, and EMDR are my guiding models. I am very interested in the ways in which these models work together and alongside one another.

As a consultant and a therapist, I work to bring compassion, collaboration, and curiosity. I am a therapist who has always needed to know things deep in my bones before I can authentically bring them to my clients. I am committed to helping students know SP in that same deep way so that they can integrate their learning and practice with more ease and authenticity. My goal as a consultant is to match clear clinical theory and knowledge with space to let that knowledge land and grow from the bottom up.
In my consulting and therapy work, I am committed to an ongoing examination of the intersections of identity, race, gender, sexuality, religion, and culture. I am interested in the ways these areas intersect with our clients and with SP theory and practice. In all of my work, this exploration is needed and welcomed.

*Sliding scale payment option is available.
*Offering individual and group consultation, experiential sessions, and experiential consultation on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or drop in basis.

Contact information:
Kelly Ecker LCSW-R
121 Pleasant Street
Keeseville, NY 12944
518-534-1001
Email (best contact): kellyecker@gmail.com

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Shelly-Edwards-MA LP

Shelly Edwards

MA LP

Shelly Edwards MA LP is a licensed psychologist in the state of Minnesota with 28 years of experience assisting others heal from trauma. She has worked in community mental health, ran a certified DBT program for 15 years, and is currently in a group practice working with individuals and groups. She works primarily with adults with complex PTSD. She is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and prefers this modality in working with trauma. She enjoys assisting others in their journey learning and utilizing the sensorimotor modality. She has assisted in multiple trauma and developmental trainings and is now also consulting.

Contact Information:
Shelly Edwards, MA LP
Vanda Counseling
14000 Northdale
Rogers, MN 55374
Phone: (612)619-6716
Email: shellyed16@gmail.com
www.amidstthetrees.com

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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
graycecounseling.com

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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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Jenny -Honen-LPC

Jenny Honen

LPC

I work primarily with adults with complex trauma including attachment/developmental wounding. The combination of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy’s foundational principles and structure, Janina Fisher’s brilliant clinical application of the Structural Dissociation model, along with EMDR form the basis of my work. My earliest influence was in Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy training, which formed the foundation of my understanding of the power of presence, and the importance of experiential therapy focused in the present moment, through a lens of the physical and energetic body. This program introduced me to Indigenous healing, a path I continue to humbly learn from.

I believe that I offer a clarity and a structure to the work of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, in a way that meets consultees where they are, with an attitude of collaboration, respect and excitement. I think my strength is in consultation that is immediately useful in client cases, while offering a broader context to the work.

My personal and professional work of anti-oppression and racial and social equity and justice is in the continuous process of becoming. Humbled by both my privileged blind spots and the wisdom of the lived-experience of those who have been racialized and marginalized, I am committed to challenging my own biases. It is the work of a lifetime. Bringing the experiences of those who have been marginalized to the center is an awareness I owe to Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, a friend, and the mother of Mujerista Theology. My belief in the deep healing possible for us all is guided by mentors and ancestors to whom I owe deep gratitude.

Contact Information:
Jenny Honen, LPC
36 Duncaster Rd
Bloomfield, CT 06002
USA (Eastern Time Zone)
Phone: 860-573-0972
Jhonen36@comcast.net

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Lisa -Johnson Taylor-MA, LP

Lisa Johnson Taylor

MA, LP

Lisa Johnson Taylor, MA, LP (she, her, hers) is a Licensed Psychologist who has practiced in the mental health field for over 30 years. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of capacities (including school based day treatment, in home family therapy, intensive outpatient programs, and mental health clinics). In 2005, Lisa found her passion as she stumbled upon the powerful transformation that unfolds integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy into groups. She continues to co-facilitate experiences to collectively access the wisdom of the body leading her Trauma Skills groups as well as experimenting with Restorative workshops for Therapists. Although SP primarily informs her work, she synthesizes aspects of IFS, ART, AIR Network, spirituality, nature based healing and other somatic based inquiry. Lisa is committed to an ongoing mindful study of how her cis- gendered white body privilege impacts all those she intersects with. She is facilitating the White Body Race and Privilege book study for SP students. She also provides SP Consultation and offers sliding scale options for individuals and groups.

Contact Information:
Lisa Johnson Taylor
lisaj-t@charter.net

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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 the ancestral land of Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Ute tribes. 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
jorbacounseling.com

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Robin -Kahler -LMSW, ACSW

Robin Kahler

LMSW, ACSW

Robin Kahler LMSW, ACSW., (She, hers) has 30 years of psychotherapy experience. Being down-to-earth, she playfully helps consultees simplify and understand Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Being Certified in Sensorimotor, she provides consultation for educational purposes to students and alumni internationally and can accommodate different time zones. Robin's specialties include trauma processing, relational wounding, EMDR, complex clients, and therapeutic enactments. She often works with clients whose prior therapy has failed them and helps clients navigate this difficult terrain. Relationally based, Robin works with attachment patterns, betrayals, and childhood wounding. She often incorporates developmental movements to work with pre-verbal trauma and attachment patterns. She uses SP with adults, children, and couples and has a full-time private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Robin is licensed in Michigan, Connecticut and holds a Telehealth registration in Florida (please see link on robinkahler.com). Robin frequently assists in all three levels of training and has consulted or trained with Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Cathy Steel, and many of the SPI faculty. She is SPI's local organizer for Michigan and Ohio SPI training and was the Facebook Moderator for Applied SP. Robin is the co-founder of TRAAN, Trauma Resources for the Ann Arbor Neighborhood, has presented at TRAAN and Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and was the Trauma Consultant for a county-wide school system.
Robin is in awe of the healing power that mindful presence brings and its transformative effect in healing trauma, quieting the mind, and deepening into connection. She enjoys meditating, traveling, and flyboarding.

Contact Information:
Robin Kahler, LMSW ACSW
www.robinkahler.com
robinkahlerlmsw@gmail.com
734-645-0580

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Brigitta-Karelis-MA, LPC

Brigitta Karelis

MA, LPC

Brigitta Karelis, M.A., LPC, was born in Germany where she completed a Diplom in Paedagogik in 1991. She moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1994 and completed an M.A. in Somatic Psychology at Naropa University in 1997; subsequently serving as adjunct faculty for 12 years.
She has maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 1997 and taught internationally for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute from 1999 through 2018. She has worked with many kinds of trauma, including the deep pain that can come from misrecognition: standing strong in your goodness, truth, and dignity, when faced with bias and negative projections.
Her work is informed by over 30 years of practicing and teaching meditation, Aikido, other movement studies, and her deep appreciation for the power of the body-mind connection. Through being with one’s experiences fully, with presence and heart, transformation may naturally occur. Thus, difficulties become fuel for deepening and growth, and life becomes a meaningful path.

Contact:
303-215-4513
brigitta@brigittakarelis.com
www.brigittakarelis.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

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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
janicemeilach.com

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Bridgid -McGowan-MA, R.C.C.

Bridgid McGowan

MA, R.C.C.

Bridgid McGowan, MA, R.C.C., is a cisgender Queer white settler from Irish and Scottish working class roots. She has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Psychology and Counselling and is a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She lives and works on the unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Nations in colonially called Vancouver, BC.
Bridgid has worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years, and as a consultant and clinical supervisor for the past 10 years. She worked extensively in the anti-violence sector with survivors of sexualized and intimate partner violence, and has been in independent practice for the past ten years. As a therapist Bridgid works primarily online with adults focusing on issues and growth related to attachment, trauma, grief & loss, chronic illness, and spirituality. She has long term experience working with clients who have been marginalized, including those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Queer, Trans, and those living with chronic illness as well as social activists. Her work is rooted in anti-oppression, intersectionality (a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw), feminism, and justice doing. Bridgid provides individual and group SP consultation, and offers a sliding scale for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and disabled folks who have financial barriers.

Contact:
bridgidmcgowan@gmail.com
1-778-988-5409
www.bridgidmcgowan.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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Ann-Reilly-MSW, RCSW-S, CPT/RPT-S

Ann Reilly

MSW, RCSW-S, CPT/RPT-S

Ann Reilly, MSW, RCSW-S, CPT/RPT-S (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor (Alberta College of Social Work, British Columbia College of Social Work) and a Certified/Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor (Canadian Association for Play Therapy, Association for Play Therapy). Ann is a Certified Sensorimotor Practitioner and Consultant. Ann has worked with children and families for over thirty years, is a former instructor for the University of Calgary and she provides approved training for Play Therapists. Ann manages a private practice (tapestrycounseling.ca) in Edmonton, Alberta and provides an integrative therapy combining Sensorimotor foundational principles/model with Play Therapy techniques to assist clients with a variety of presenting issues. Ann provides therapy to children with a variety of presenting concerns, adults (DSM-5R Diagnosis) with trauma/developmental injuries. In addition, she consults with therapists obtaining credit hours for Social Work, Play Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and facilitates four therapy groups to integrate play therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy. Ann provides both individual and group Sensorimotor Consultation. You can reach Ann through her website at www.tapestrycounseling.ca. or email at ann.reilly@shaw.ca

Contact Information:
annreilly06@gmail.com
www.tapestrycounseling.ca

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Ava-Rose-LCSW

Ava Rose

LCSW

Ava Rose, LCSW (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and SPI-Approved Consultant with over 25 years of clinical experience. Ava provides relational, trauma-focused psychotherapy for children, teens and adults. Her areas of specialization include attachment/ relational issues, developmental trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, dissociative disorders and parts work. Ava’s work is informed by intersectional feminism, and an anti-racist/ anti-oppression lens. Ava currently offers individual, couple, group and family therapy in private practice in Santa Monica and online, as well as supervision and consultation, primarily for SP practitioners. Ava is passionate about supporting other clinicians, and has provided clinical supervision, consultation, and training for over 20 years. Ava is honored to support SP clinicians in their learning and professional development as an SPI Approved Consultant by offering individual consultation, coaching for SP partner practice, and SP group consultation (Level I, Level II, Certification Level).

Contact Information:
Ava Rose, LCSW
2444 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 500
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-956-4474
AvaRose.LCSW@me.com
www.AvaRoseLCSW.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.

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. Y 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. Y 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. Y 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. Y 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:
Pamela Sobo, Psy.D.
http://drpamsobo.com/
drpamsobo@gmail.com
818-825-8770

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Susan-Spiegel-PhD, LCSW

Susan Spiegel

PhD, LCSW

Susan Spiegel, PhD, LCSW, is a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. She has 35 years’ experience in teaching, psychotherapy, supervision and consultation with children, adolescents, adults, couples. Currently she is on the doctoral faculty of The Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy; teaches trauma and relational therapy to post-doctoral fellowship students at Reiss Davis; and maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills where she integrates both Sensorimotor and Psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents, adults and couples. 

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Ruth-Steenvoorden-R.G.N.

Ruth Steenvoorden

R.G.N.

Ruth Steenvoorden began her career in the medical field when she qualified with a Distinction of Excellence as a Certified Registered Trauma Nurse and a community Midwife (USA). During this period of work, interest in the relationship between Psyche and Soma deepened, leading her to return to Ireland where she undertook six years of extensive training in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. She also earned a Higher Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Certificate in sudden bereavement for children. Certifying in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2016 in Ireland, she now has over 23 years of experience in the therapeutic field and has assisted on all Levels of the Sensorimotor trainings. She currently divides her time between her own private clinical practice, assisting on Sensorimotor trainings and is a Certification Coach in training.
Ruth is an Approved SP Consultant also and offers individual and group consultations online and in person.

Contact Information:
Ruth Steenvoorden
ruthsteenvoorden@gmail.com

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Tally-Tripp-MA, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, ATR-BC

Tally Tripp

MA, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, ATR-BC

Tally Tripp MA, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, ATR-BC (she/her) brings over 35 years clinical experience to her art therapy and psychotherapy practice. Recognized for her expertise treating trauma using experiential, expressive arts, and somatic approaches, Tally is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (2016), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (2008), and Intensive Trauma Therapy (2012).

Tally is a professor in the Graduate Art Therapy Program at George Washington University where she developed and taught the Trauma and Group therapy curricula for over 15 years. Her passion for experiential training is evident via her work with Common Threads Project (NY) where she facilitates international workshops integrating somatic and art therapy methodologies for clinicians working with survivors of gender-based violence. In addition to current projects in Seattle and NYC, Tally has facilitated trainings in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Croatia, Ukraine, and Nepal.

Tally's private practice is in Washington DC/ Northern Va. She is available for both in person and virtual consultation in individual or group settings.

Contact Information:
113 S. Patrick St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 517-3312
tallytripp@gmail.com
www.tallytripp.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
lenorawinglun.com

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Patrick-Weeg-MSW, LCSW

Patrick Weeg

MSW, LCSW

Patrick Weeg, MSW, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, holds a masters degree in social work, from the University of Iowa, focusing on family systems. As an adjunct faculty member at Denver University's Graduate School of Social Work, he teaches assessment and treatment of trauma. He is co-owner of a private group psychotherapy practice, the Denver Center for Integrated Counseling, where he specializes in psychotherapy for people dealing with addictions, the aftermath of traumatic stress, and struggles with healthy boundaries. He has lectured at numerous substance abuse and mental health treatment centers, facilitated family weekends for the family members of addicted loved ones, and worked in child-welfare. Patrick strives to help individuals, families, and organizations develop a culture of safety that enables people to take the risks necessary for growth—physically, psychologically, and spiritually. He offers in-person and web-based individual and small group consultation, focusing on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and integration with relationally focused depth work, recovery from addictions, and therapuetic enactments.

Contact Information:
Denver Center for Integrated Counseling LLC
8000 E. Prentice Ave.
Ste. B2
Greenwood Village, CO
Phone: (515) 229-6777
p.weeg@sensorimotor.org
www.thedcic.com

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Margaret-G. Woodtke-LCSW

Margaret G. Woodtke

LCSW

Margaret G. Woodtke, LCSW, is a Clinical Social Worker who has worked in community and school settings with extensive experience in the fields of eating disorders and grief, using mindfulness and compassion as her overriding principles. A Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist as well as a Certification Coach and SP consultant, she has supported students toward certification both in the US and abroad. Margaret also has a Certification in Complex Trauma and brings specialized training in the Structural Dissociation Model. She is also trained in EMDR. The integration of all these models as well as a grounded psychodynamic approach inform Margaret’s work. She holds an MSW from the University of Connecticut. Margaret is in private practice in Connecticut, bringing more the 30 years of experience to her work with individuals, family and group therapy, as well as supervision.

“I have been blessed and inspired by my many mentors on this path and it is such a privilege to join others on their journey!”

Contact Information:
Margaret G. Woodtke
543 North Main St
Manchester CT 06042
860-645-9468
marg-gold-wood@att.net

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