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)

Wendi-Adams -PsyD

Wendi Adams

PsyD

Greetings, my name is Wendi Adams and I have been practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist since 2004. I started my career working at a DBT clinic with an interest in relational trauma and borderline personality disorder. My desire to offer more comprehensive treatment and to address the somatic aspects of trauma led me to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) in 2008. I am grateful to have been able to complete the SP consultant internship a decade plus later. I enjoy the mentoring aspect of consultation and lean heavily on the SP principles in my approach, trusting in the wisdom of the consultee and SP as a holistic approach.

I work with folks on a variety of areas including PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, phase of life concerns, LGBTQ+ matters, developmental injuries, dissociation, and adjustment issues. I find the experiential aspects of SP to be meaningful and transformative both personally and professionally. I offer telehealth and in person sessions in Portland, Oregon, USA in either individual or group format.

Contact Information:
Wendi Adams, PsyD
833 SW 11th Ave Suite 914
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-954-3360
Email: dr.wendiadams@gmail.com (preferred)
Website: wendiadamspsyd.com

Meet Wendi
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
Emily-Bennings-M.Ed., LPCC

Emily Bennings

M.Ed., LPCC

I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the US (Ohio) with over 15 years of experience working with adults with complex trauma and dissociative disorders. I’m certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), and have had intensive training in treating complex trauma and dissociation through the International Society for Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. I especially enjoy helping the helpers and love to explore enactments in the therapy room! I’m a work in progress, myself, and try to be mindful of that in my work with clients and consultees.

My philosophy in clinical practice is to empower my clients to see themselves as their own healers, remaining true to the principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, especially organicity and non-violence. This holds true for the consultant/consultee relationship and I encourage the students I work with to trust themselves and the principles, as well.

Group consultation is available for students at a discounted rate.

Contact information:
Emily Bennings, M.Ed., LPCC
ebenningslpcc@icloud.com
859-801-2484

Meet Emily
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
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
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
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
Jacquie-Compton-RP, RCAT

Jacquie Compton

RP, RCAT

Jacquie Compton, RP, RCAT (she, her, hers) identifies as a bi-racial black woman. She was born in Toronto but spent her formative years growing up on the island of St. Lucia. She is a registered psychotherapist, art therapist, teacher, supervisor, consultant, and poet.

Jacquie is currently a faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, where she teaches courses on trauma-informed practice, embodiment, anti-racism, anti-oppressive practice and cultural humility in art therapy.

With over 15 years of clinical experience, she continues developing a trauma-focused, decolonizing practice incorporating art-based and body-based approaches. Jacquie has worked in the field of trauma and the Violence Against Women Sector in Toronto at not-for-profit organizations as manager and director of clinical counselling services. She began her work in the Caribbean with women and children that had experienced violence. In her roles, she has led and supported frontline staff, provided supervision and consultation to agencies, and provided innovative programming development in trauma work and education on vicarious trauma and anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices.

Jacquie is in private practice in Toronto, with a focus on trauma, intergenerational trauma, and racialized trauma. Jacquie provides supervision and consultation to art and somatic therapists and consultation to not-for-profit organizations and agencies.

Her approach is deeply rooted in anti-oppressive, anti-racist, decolonizing, feminist, and trauma-informed practices. Jacquie believes in the embodiment of practices beyond the therapeutic relationship and welcomes others to experience the beauty of being in a relationship with themselves and the world around them. Jacquie began training in sensorimotor psychotherapy in 2013 and is a certified sensorimotor psychotherapist. For Jacquie the SP principles have transformed her way of being and moving in the world and enjoys supporting others in leaning into to the gifts of SP. Jacquie thinks that play and creativity is a vital source of wisdom and helps one navigate understanding and learning about ourselves and our world in a deeply integrated way.

Contact Information:
Jacqueline Compton RCAT,RP
www.thegroundedheart.com
jacquie@thegroundedheart.com or j.compton@sensorimotor.org

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

Katrina Curry

LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT

As a consultant and teacher, Katrina Curry, LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT, makes use of playful, embodied, transformative, creative, liberatory pedagogy. She has been teaching and facilitating groups for 30 years and really enjoys supporting folks learning SP through a curious, welcoming, collective emergent process approach.

She began her training as a therapist in Hakomi and Art Therapy in 1999 and in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2003. In her psychotherapy practice, she specializes in working with complex personal and collective trauma from an integrative perspective rooted in the SP Principles, weaving embodied relational neuroscience, liberatory social justice, and ecological perspectives. Katrina offers group consultation in both drop-in and committed series formats (find out more at https://www.katrinacurrymft.com/booking-consultations). She also offers individual consultation and experiential sessions.

To her practice she brings a passion for learning about embodiment, as a registered yoga teacher, certified contemplative dance teacher, with training in Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering, Dance-Movement Therapy, experiential anatomy, Authentic Movement, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Movement-Based Expressive Arts.

She is interested in helping people feel rooted in their creative wholeness and their resilient, playful aliveness; helping folks feel at home in themselves and their relations; and helping folks discover a supple, engaged, and responsive way of moving in the world. She is interested in helping clinicians develop their own voices as SP practitioners, feeling solid in the method and also connected to their capacity for creative improvisation.

Katrina is rooted in antioppressive, liberatory praxis. Her education background is in intersectional feminist studies, and her early clinical work was based in feminist antiviolence agencies and urban, rural, and remote Indigenous communities. More recently she has studied with Rev angel Kyodo williams in Radical Dharma, Resmaa Menakem in Somatic Abolitionism, and Indigenous Feminist Elders in Canada in decolonizing/Indigenizing healing arts. She is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Equity Diversity and Inclusion from UBC (April 2023) and a Certificate in Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design from the Michigan School of Social Work (March 2023).

Katrina is a white-bodied Queer & gender fluid woman with Unilateral Profound Deafness who lives and works in the unceded, ancestral traditional territory of the Qualicum First Nation. She works with many folks who identify as 2SGLBTQIA+, BIPOC, neurodivergent, feminist, and disabled.

Katrina (she/they) is a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Approved SP Consultant, and a Trainer-in-Training for L1 Trauma Themes – teaching in Mountain Time Zone and Japan. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in Canada and BC, Registered Clinical Counselor in British Columbia, Registered Canadian Art Therapist, and a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Contact Information:
In Canada 778-679-1617 & in USA 916-337-9901
k.curry@sensorimotor.org or info@katrinacurry.com
www.katrinacurrymft.com

Meet Katrina
Marie -Damgaard -MEd. (C.P.)

Marie Damgaard

MEd. (C.P.)

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
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
Megan-E. Eliot-PhD

Megan E. Eliot

PhD

Megan E. Eliot, PhD [she | her] is a seasoned trauma therapist certified in both SP and EMDR. Dr. Eliot earned her doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology from the University of Virginia and her Bachelors Degree in English Literature from Columbia University. She is the former Clinical Director of the Integrative Trauma Program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and remains a Supervisor and Guest Lecturer for that program.

Prior to opening her private practice, Dr. Eliot worked in hospital based clinics and community mental health agencies. She is passionate about providing care to traditionally underserved populations and supporting clinicians working in under resourced environments.

Dr. Eliot is available for individual and group consultation, on a short term basis or for ongoing supervision as you learn to incorporate the SP model into long term treatment with your patients. She strives to create a safe and supportive space in which you are free to take risks, make mistakes, and show up with your whole identity.

Contact Information:
Megan E. Eliot, PhD
www.meganeliotphd.com
646-801-7073
225 Main Street, Suite 1L
Westport, CT 06880

Meet Megan
Elysha-Fordham-Young-B. Applied Psych, Grad Dip Psych, M. Prof Psych

Elysha Fordham-Young

B. Applied Psych, Grad Dip Psych, M. Prof Psych

I am a Psychologist and Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist working in private practice. I integrate body-oriented and attachment based therapy techniques, applying a neurobiological and somatic approach throughout the psychotherapy process. I completed a Master’s degree in Professional Psychology at Monash University in 2014 and Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2021. I have extensive experience in working with children, young people and adults who have experienced adversity either within their home, community, educational setting or work place. I have worked with clients with complex trauma histories, dissociative disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I have devoted my career over the past 20 years to working with children, adolescents and adults with complex needs or experiencing mental health challenges.

I offer both individual and group consultation via telehealth or in person.

Contact Information:
Elysha Fordham-Young
Integrated Self Psychology
Canberra, ACT Australia
www.elyshafordham-young.com.au
email: elyshafordham-young@outlook.com
ph: +61 412403639

Meet Elysha
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

Meet Jim
Lori-Hickman-LPC

Lori Hickman

LPC

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Sara-Mindel-LICSW

Sara Mindel

LICSW

I began my journey of studying Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2010 and have been passionate about somatic trauma work as a healing practice ever since.
I specialize and work closely with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC clients from an anti-racist and decolonized perspective. Working towards healing the experience and bodies in all bodies including all sizes (HAES orientation), all genders (Trans, Non-Binary, ENBY, Cis) and presentations (race, class, sexual orientation and, and, and ..... ), as well as, with those who are in Kink and Poly communities and relationships, through working with both individuals and couples.
My passion is to listen and uplift the authentic narrative that lives powerfully and deeply in all of us.

Contact Information:
Sara Mindel, LICSW
Embodied Psychotherapy LLC
(202) 321.3077
www.embodiedpsychotherapydc.com
sara.mindel@gmail.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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Heather-Parker-MA, LCMHC

Heather Parker

MA, LCMHC

The development of a gentle curiosity of one's internal experience becomes the basis for compassion and authentic expression. This contemplative relationship with oneself can then expand, with clarity and grace, the way in which we connect and relate to others. Inspired by our innate propensity toward health and growth, and the meaningful, profound reintegration of the child within. Exploring the somatic neuroscience, developmental concepts, as well as the relational and experiential modalities embodied in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Enlivened by both the didactic understanding of the modality as well as the experiential healing from the development of presence of self and the relational space between. Training assistant at Levels I, II, as well as the Certification Level. Clinical focus on attachment themes, trauma, and complex trauma. Providing Individual and Group SP Consultation, for both trauma and attachment themes. Queer identified, LGBTQIA2s+, and BIPOC advocate. Continuously learning to move through the world as an Antiracist, Feminist, Queer and Nonlinear Advocate, in support of equality and inclusivity for all persons. Buddhist Psychology study, meditation practitioner and instructor. Yoga instructor, holistic health focused, outdoor enthusiast, and finding calm and creativity in working with clay and pottery.

Contact Information:
Heather Parker, MA, LCMHC
28 Howard Street Suite 203, Burlington, VT 05401
802-522-0069
hpburlingtonvt@gmail.com
https://www.embodimentpsychotherapy.org

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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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Michael-Piche-LCMHC

Michael Piche

LCMHC

Michael is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who provides family-based treatment to children and adolescents, in addition to couples and individual therapy with adults. He has worked in intensive residential treatment, community-based wraparound, and out-patient mental health within the public mental health system. Michael has a caring yet pragmatic approach to supporting clients and families to engage in somatic work. He integrates a variety of perspectives into work with families, adults, and couples, including; Attachment theory, Dyadic developmental psychotherapy, and the Neurosequential model of therapeutics.
As a Consultant Michael supports clinicians to integrate Sensorimotor principles and skills into their practice. He approaches consultation with warmth, curiosity, and sense of 'what's possible now' - both for the clinician and their clients. When supporting clinicians working with kids, adolescents, and families - he supports clinicians to think systemically and build empathy for the intergenerational transmission of trauma. He is as curious about how clinicians conceptualize cases as identifying specific interventions that support the integration of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Contact Information:
Michael Piche, LCMHC
michaelpiche.therapy@gmail.com
802-951-0450

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Patricia-Preston-MSc (Psychology), BA

Patricia Preston

MSc (Psychology), BA

Patricia Preston (MSc (Psychology), BA, Assoc Dip Arts (Human Services) is a Registered Psychologist working in private practice on Gundungurra and Dharug Country in the Blue Mountains, Australia. She has over 30 years’ experience working as a Counsellor and Psychologist. Patricia began her Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training in 2011 and completed her Certification in 2016. She has been a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Consultant since 2023.

In addition to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Patricia is trained in Deep Brain Reorienting, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Havening and Jungian Sandplay. Patricia works with adults, children and adolescents, primarily around issues associated with trauma and/or developmental injury.

Patricia has a deep affinity with the natural world and has a long-standing interest in Eco-Psychology. She is currently deepening her eco-somatic orientation by undertaking Somatic Movement Educator training (Body-Mind Centering), due for completion in 2024.

She has presented at over 25 conferences on topics ranging from trauma sequelae and trauma treatment in children and adults, addictions, and ethical issues; to agency practice and institutional racism. She has several publications, primarily related to issues around injecting drug use.

Patricia provides online Sensorimotor Psychotherapy supervision to students and alumni at all levels in individual or group format.

Contact Information:
Patricia Preston
patriciaprestonpsychologist@gmail.com
ph (+61) 448 973 994

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Will-Randle-LCSW

Will Randle

LCSW

Hi. My name is Will. I’m a clinical social worker licensed in CA and OH, and currently living in Columbus, Ohio. I’ve been in the trauma field since 1998, and licensed since 2002. I work with folks who all sorts of experiences, including eating disorders & OCD, but specialize in working with folks who experience complex and/or extreme trauma, including folks with DID and organized abuse. I work mostly from a somatic, cause-and-effect sort of approach, with a lot of Buddhist influences. I am also trained with EMDR, and often integrate EMDR with Sensorimotor Practices. I offer individual and group consultation, and do provide discount for group supervision.

Contact Information:
Email: will@willrandle.com
Phone: 323.243.8082.
The email tends to get a much faster response.

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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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Stacy-Sheridan-BA, MA, LPC

Stacy Sheridan

BA, MA, LPC

Stacy Sheridan BA, MA, LPC has worked in the field of mental health and child protection, specifically with trauma and unresolved childhood abuse, for nearly 20 years and currently is co-owner of a group practice in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

At the core of Stacy’s practice are values of collaboration, self-compassion, humor, somatic and mindful curiosity of the present moment, and the vulnerability of the beginners mind. Her therapeutic approach embodies a blend of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, art interventions, breath-centered techniques, and EMDR using an attachment-focused lens.

Stacy is especially passionate about supporting clinicians on their own journey and a significant portion of her caseload is therapists and other healers who are curious about how the body plays a role in our experiences. As the co-creator of her group practice's clinical training program, Stacy supervises and mentors clinicians in the final year of their Masters programs, facilitating their use of SP with clients.

Stacy continues to assist in all levels of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy trainings. Her commitment to learning, coupled with her desire to connect with like-minded clinicians, fuels her dedication to furthering her own understanding and practice of SP.

Stacy offers both in-person and virtual individual and group consultation services. Grounded in the principles and stages of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, sessions aim to provide participants with a safe, judgment-free space to experience and learn, fostering growth and healing.

Contact Information:
Stacy Sheridan MA, LPC
www.sscounseling.com
sscounseling3954@gmail.com
303-868-5594

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Kim-Shilson-MA, C.Psych

Kim Shilson

MA, C.Psych

Kimberley Shilson is a psychologist in Ontario, Canada. With 25+ years of clinical experience, Kim provides assessment and treatment for families and individuals of all ages. Kim offers both in-person and online services. In addition to her clinical focus on trauma (big T and developmental) and dissociation with LGBTQ+ folx, Kim provides consultation and workshops/training for individuals, groups, and organizations. Kim is especially passionate about working with youth and has written a couple of books on the topic, Somatic Methods for Affect Regulation: A Clinician's Guide to Healing Traumatized Youth (Shilson, 2019). A variety of approaches are woven into her clinical work including SP, EMDR, expressive arts, and movement-based practices such as qi gong and yoga. Whether in a therapeutic or consultation relationship, Kim is mindful about being present and attuned, and she strives to recognize and validate existing strengths and intersectional challenges.

Contact Information:
Kimberley Shilson, MA, C. Psych.
www.insideoutpsych.ca
kshilson@insideoutpsych.ca
(647) 404-5568

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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.
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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Eva-Usadi-MA, BCD, CGP

Eva Usadi

MA, BCD, CGP

Eva J. Usadi has been a psychotherapist for 37 years, specializing in traumatic stress. She holds a Masters Degree in Existential Phenomenological Psychology since 1986 and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work since 1992. She is Certified in EMDR therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Group Psychotherapy as well as having completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training at the Himalayan Institute in PA.
Eva is a EMDRIA-approved Consultant, a contract therapist for FDNY, a preferred provider for Doctors Without Borders and a member of CiC’s critical incident and trauma support team for war journalists. She specializes in work with first responders and military veterans as well as civilians, and provides advanced training in PTSD, Complex PTSD and Moral Injury. She has presented at well over 40 conferences and workshops in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, and is the daughter of a WWII Veteran.

Contact Information:
Eva J. Usadi, MA, BCD, CGP
917-509-5804
evausaditherapy.com
trrhelp.org

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Penny-Waller Ulmer-BA, MACP

Penny Waller Ulmer

BA, MACP

My name is Penny Waller Ulmer and I am a Registered Psychologist and Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist who is white/cis-gendered. I share my life and home with my husband and my daughter in Edmonton, Alberta (Treaty 6 territory), Canada.

My heart for SP work began as a client, and then as a student with SPI in 2013, earning Certification in 2020 and approved as a Consultant in 2023. I am also trained in EMDR, ART, and TRIP interventions; however, SP is my primary modality.

I have a professional history in public health and I work in private practice with current issues; anxiety; trauma and developmental trauma. I also work with reproductive related distress and overwhelm including antenatal and postpartum anxiety and mood disruptions, pregnancy and early infant loss, pregnancy after loss, and traumatic birth experiences; as well, the complicated experience of providing care for a parent or relative living with dementia, using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. If any of these areas of interest for you as an SPI student or alumnus, you are invited to reach out to me to explore Consultation.

As an SPI Approved Consultant, I am interested in engaging a Consultee in using their body as the primary instrument of this modality and in exploring their personhood as therapist using the principles of SP, while utilizing creativity and encouraging precision through the stages of the process. I look forward to working with the wonderful students and alumni of SPI.

My values include life-long learning and “consenting to learn in public” (Adrienne Keene).

Contact Information:
Penelope (Penny) Waller Ulmer, BA, MACP (she/her)
www.waller.pro
therapy@waller.pro
780-222-4616

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Robyn-Warburton-Clinical Psychologist

Robyn Warburton

Clinical Psychologist

Robyn Warburton is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Bangalow, NSW, Australia. She is a certified professional practitioner of Compassionate Inquiry, and has certifications in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Schema Therapy. She is also a small group facilitator for Janina Fisher's Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) training. She completed Janina Fisher's Complex Trauma and Dissociation Training in London in 2016 and assisted at the same training in Oakland, California, in 2019. She provides trauma-informed psychological therapy and consultation in person and via telehealth. In 2024 and 2025 Robyn is deepening her connection to somatic focused psychotherapy by engaging with Hakomi training in Sydney, Australia, and is additionally commencing Internal Family Systems training to continue developing her skill in working with parts of the self.

Prior to becoming a clinical psychologist, Robyn worked in accounting and finance in the corporate sector. These experiences stimulated an interest and curiosity in systems and their impact on individual and social wellbeing. In 2010 she completed a Diploma in Family Therapy at the University of Queensland, and brings a systemic lens to her work with individuals and couples.

Contact Information:
Robyn Warburton
Bangalow Professional Centre, Suite 4, 1 Ballina Road, Bangalow NSW 2479
Telephone: +61 2 6621 7007
Email: admin@robynwarburton.com.au
Website: robynwarburton.com.au

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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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Hillary-Welzenbach-LCPC

Hillary Welzenbach

LCPC

Hillary Welzenbach, LCPC has a masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Somatics from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She now runs the Montana Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, in Missoula, Montana. Her training includes, Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Certification in EMDR, Completion of the Circles of Four training in the Discipline of Authentic Movement, Hakomi Proskills, training in Circle of Security, Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), and Emotionally Focused Couples therapy.

Contact Information:
Hillary Welzenbach, LCPC
406-541-2662
hillarywelzenbach@montanacsp.com
www.montanacsp.com

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Susan-Wendelborg-LCSW

Susan Wendelborg

LCSW

Hello! I’m Susan Wendelborg (she / her), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Oregon, Illinois) with over 25 years’ experience as a clinician working with adults in a variety of settings and 7 years’ experience as a clinical trainer and consultant. I am a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and Approved Consultant, as well as, a Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved Consultant and Advance Credit Provider.

My experience as a student of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy has transformed my work and personal life. I continue to deepen into Sensorimotor Psychotherapy principles, and enjoy exploring the intersection of psychotherapy, spirituality, and science. I am committed to the practice of Somatic Abolitionism in community with others to transform harmful patterns and legacies of oppression.

I offer clinical services, consultation and NBCC-Credited workshops to individuals and groups in-person and online. Some of these include Sensorimotor experiential sessions, individual and group Sensorimotor consultation and a monthly Sensorimotor drop-in Group Consultation for SP graduates at all levels. My intention is to offer a solid and clear understanding of the SP model grounded in the principles of non-violence, organicity and relational alchemy.

Contact Information:
Susan Wendelborg, LCSW
1-541-525-9416 x 1
susan@oregonemdr.com
www.oregonemdr.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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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

Wendi-Adams -PsyD

Wendi Adams

PsyD

Greetings, my name is Wendi Adams and I have been practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist since 2004. I started my career working at a DBT clinic with an interest in relational trauma and borderline personality disorder. My desire to offer more comprehensive treatment and to address the somatic aspects of trauma led me to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) in 2008. I am grateful to have been able to complete the SP consultant internship a decade plus later. I enjoy the mentoring aspect of consultation and lean heavily on the SP principles in my approach, trusting in the wisdom of the consultee and SP as a holistic approach.

I work with folks on a variety of areas including PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, phase of life concerns, LGBTQ+ matters, developmental injuries, dissociation, and adjustment issues. I find the experiential aspects of SP to be meaningful and transformative both personally and professionally. I offer telehealth and in person sessions in Portland, Oregon, USA in either individual or group format.

Contact Information:
Wendi Adams, PsyD
833 SW 11th Ave Suite 914
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-954-3360
Email: dr.wendiadams@gmail.com (preferred)
Website: wendiadamspsyd.com

Meet Wendi
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
Emily-Bennings-M.Ed., LPCC

Emily Bennings

M.Ed., LPCC

I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the US (Ohio) with over 15 years of experience working with adults with complex trauma and dissociative disorders. I’m certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), and have had intensive training in treating complex trauma and dissociation through the International Society for Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. I especially enjoy helping the helpers and love to explore enactments in the therapy room! I’m a work in progress, myself, and try to be mindful of that in my work with clients and consultees.

My philosophy in clinical practice is to empower my clients to see themselves as their own healers, remaining true to the principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, especially organicity and non-violence. This holds true for the consultant/consultee relationship and I encourage the students I work with to trust themselves and the principles, as well.

Group consultation is available for students at a discounted rate.

Contact information:
Emily Bennings, M.Ed., LPCC
ebenningslpcc@icloud.com
859-801-2484

Meet Emily
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
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
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
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
Jacquie-Compton-RP, RCAT

Jacquie Compton

RP, RCAT

Jacquie Compton, RP, RCAT (she, her, hers) identifies as a bi-racial black woman. She was born in Toronto but spent her formative years growing up on the island of St. Lucia. She is a registered psychotherapist, art therapist, teacher, supervisor, consultant, and poet.

Jacquie is currently a faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, where she teaches courses on trauma-informed practice, embodiment, anti-racism, anti-oppressive practice and cultural humility in art therapy.

With over 15 years of clinical experience, she continues developing a trauma-focused, decolonizing practice incorporating art-based and body-based approaches. Jacquie has worked in the field of trauma and the Violence Against Women Sector in Toronto at not-for-profit organizations as manager and director of clinical counselling services. She began her work in the Caribbean with women and children that had experienced violence. In her roles, she has led and supported frontline staff, provided supervision and consultation to agencies, and provided innovative programming development in trauma work and education on vicarious trauma and anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices.

Jacquie is in private practice in Toronto, with a focus on trauma, intergenerational trauma, and racialized trauma. Jacquie provides supervision and consultation to art and somatic therapists and consultation to not-for-profit organizations and agencies.

Her approach is deeply rooted in anti-oppressive, anti-racist, decolonizing, feminist, and trauma-informed practices. Jacquie believes in the embodiment of practices beyond the therapeutic relationship and welcomes others to experience the beauty of being in a relationship with themselves and the world around them. Jacquie began training in sensorimotor psychotherapy in 2013 and is a certified sensorimotor psychotherapist. For Jacquie the SP principles have transformed her way of being and moving in the world and enjoys supporting others in leaning into to the gifts of SP. Jacquie thinks that play and creativity is a vital source of wisdom and helps one navigate understanding and learning about ourselves and our world in a deeply integrated way.

Contact Information:
Jacqueline Compton RCAT,RP
www.thegroundedheart.com
jacquie@thegroundedheart.com or j.compton@sensorimotor.org

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

Katrina Curry

LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT

As a consultant and teacher, Katrina Curry, LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT, RYT, makes use of playful, embodied, transformative, creative, liberatory pedagogy. She has been teaching and facilitating groups for 30 years and really enjoys supporting folks learning SP through a curious, welcoming, collective emergent process approach.

She began her training as a therapist in Hakomi and Art Therapy in 1999 and in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2003. In her psychotherapy practice, she specializes in working with complex personal and collective trauma from an integrative perspective rooted in the SP Principles, weaving embodied relational neuroscience, liberatory social justice, and ecological perspectives. Katrina offers group consultation in both drop-in and committed series formats (find out more at https://www.katrinacurrymft.com/booking-consultations). She also offers individual consultation and experiential sessions.

To her practice she brings a passion for learning about embodiment, as a registered yoga teacher, certified contemplative dance teacher, with training in Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering, Dance-Movement Therapy, experiential anatomy, Authentic Movement, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Movement-Based Expressive Arts.

She is interested in helping people feel rooted in their creative wholeness and their resilient, playful aliveness; helping folks feel at home in themselves and their relations; and helping folks discover a supple, engaged, and responsive way of moving in the world. She is interested in helping clinicians develop their own voices as SP practitioners, feeling solid in the method and also connected to their capacity for creative improvisation.

Katrina is rooted in antioppressive, liberatory praxis. Her education background is in intersectional feminist studies, and her early clinical work was based in feminist antiviolence agencies and urban, rural, and remote Indigenous communities. More recently she has studied with Rev angel Kyodo williams in Radical Dharma, Resmaa Menakem in Somatic Abolitionism, and Indigenous Feminist Elders in Canada in decolonizing/Indigenizing healing arts. She is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Equity Diversity and Inclusion from UBC (April 2023) and a Certificate in Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design from the Michigan School of Social Work (March 2023).

Katrina is a white-bodied Queer & gender fluid woman with Unilateral Profound Deafness who lives and works in the unceded, ancestral traditional territory of the Qualicum First Nation. She works with many folks who identify as 2SGLBTQIA+, BIPOC, neurodivergent, feminist, and disabled.

Katrina (she/they) is a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Approved SP Consultant, and a Trainer-in-Training for L1 Trauma Themes – teaching in Mountain Time Zone and Japan. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in Canada and BC, Registered Clinical Counselor in British Columbia, Registered Canadian Art Therapist, and a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Contact Information:
In Canada 778-679-1617 & in USA 916-337-9901
k.curry@sensorimotor.org or info@katrinacurry.com
www.katrinacurrymft.com

Meet Katrina
Marie -Damgaard -MEd. (C.P.)

Marie Damgaard

MEd. (C.P.)

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
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
Megan-E. Eliot-PhD

Megan E. Eliot

PhD

Megan E. Eliot, PhD [she | her] is a seasoned trauma therapist certified in both SP and EMDR. Dr. Eliot earned her doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology from the University of Virginia and her Bachelors Degree in English Literature from Columbia University. She is the former Clinical Director of the Integrative Trauma Program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and remains a Supervisor and Guest Lecturer for that program.

Prior to opening her private practice, Dr. Eliot worked in hospital based clinics and community mental health agencies. She is passionate about providing care to traditionally underserved populations and supporting clinicians working in under resourced environments.

Dr. Eliot is available for individual and group consultation, on a short term basis or for ongoing supervision as you learn to incorporate the SP model into long term treatment with your patients. She strives to create a safe and supportive space in which you are free to take risks, make mistakes, and show up with your whole identity.

Contact Information:
Megan E. Eliot, PhD
www.meganeliotphd.com
646-801-7073
225 Main Street, Suite 1L
Westport, CT 06880

Meet Megan
Elysha-Fordham-Young-B. Applied Psych, Grad Dip Psych, M. Prof Psych

Elysha Fordham-Young

B. Applied Psych, Grad Dip Psych, M. Prof Psych

I am a Psychologist and Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist working in private practice. I integrate body-oriented and attachment based therapy techniques, applying a neurobiological and somatic approach throughout the psychotherapy process. I completed a Master’s degree in Professional Psychology at Monash University in 2014 and Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2021. I have extensive experience in working with children, young people and adults who have experienced adversity either within their home, community, educational setting or work place. I have worked with clients with complex trauma histories, dissociative disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I have devoted my career over the past 20 years to working with children, adolescents and adults with complex needs or experiencing mental health challenges.

I offer both individual and group consultation via telehealth or in person.

Contact Information:
Elysha Fordham-Young
Integrated Self Psychology
Canberra, ACT Australia
www.elyshafordham-young.com.au
email: elyshafordham-young@outlook.com
ph: +61 412403639

Meet Elysha
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

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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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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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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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Sara-Mindel-LICSW

Sara Mindel

LICSW

I began my journey of studying Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2010 and have been passionate about somatic trauma work as a healing practice ever since.
I specialize and work closely with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC clients from an anti-racist and decolonized perspective. Working towards healing the experience and bodies in all bodies including all sizes (HAES orientation), all genders (Trans, Non-Binary, ENBY, Cis) and presentations (race, class, sexual orientation and, and, and ..... ), as well as, with those who are in Kink and Poly communities and relationships, through working with both individuals and couples.
My passion is to listen and uplift the authentic narrative that lives powerfully and deeply in all of us.

Contact Information:
Sara Mindel, LICSW
Embodied Psychotherapy LLC
(202) 321.3077
www.embodiedpsychotherapydc.com
sara.mindel@gmail.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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Heather-Parker-MA, LCMHC

Heather Parker

MA, LCMHC

The development of a gentle curiosity of one's internal experience becomes the basis for compassion and authentic expression. This contemplative relationship with oneself can then expand, with clarity and grace, the way in which we connect and relate to others. Inspired by our innate propensity toward health and growth, and the meaningful, profound reintegration of the child within. Exploring the somatic neuroscience, developmental concepts, as well as the relational and experiential modalities embodied in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Enlivened by both the didactic understanding of the modality as well as the experiential healing from the development of presence of self and the relational space between. Training assistant at Levels I, II, as well as the Certification Level. Clinical focus on attachment themes, trauma, and complex trauma. Providing Individual and Group SP Consultation, for both trauma and attachment themes. Queer identified, LGBTQIA2s+, and BIPOC advocate. Continuously learning to move through the world as an Antiracist, Feminist, Queer and Nonlinear Advocate, in support of equality and inclusivity for all persons. Buddhist Psychology study, meditation practitioner and instructor. Yoga instructor, holistic health focused, outdoor enthusiast, and finding calm and creativity in working with clay and pottery.

Contact Information:
Heather Parker, MA, LCMHC
28 Howard Street Suite 203, Burlington, VT 05401
802-522-0069
hpburlingtonvt@gmail.com
https://www.embodimentpsychotherapy.org

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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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Michael-Piche-LCMHC

Michael Piche

LCMHC

Michael is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who provides family-based treatment to children and adolescents, in addition to couples and individual therapy with adults. He has worked in intensive residential treatment, community-based wraparound, and out-patient mental health within the public mental health system. Michael has a caring yet pragmatic approach to supporting clients and families to engage in somatic work. He integrates a variety of perspectives into work with families, adults, and couples, including; Attachment theory, Dyadic developmental psychotherapy, and the Neurosequential model of therapeutics.
As a Consultant Michael supports clinicians to integrate Sensorimotor principles and skills into their practice. He approaches consultation with warmth, curiosity, and sense of 'what's possible now' - both for the clinician and their clients. When supporting clinicians working with kids, adolescents, and families - he supports clinicians to think systemically and build empathy for the intergenerational transmission of trauma. He is as curious about how clinicians conceptualize cases as identifying specific interventions that support the integration of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Contact Information:
Michael Piche, LCMHC
michaelpiche.therapy@gmail.com
802-951-0450

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Patricia-Preston-MSc (Psychology), BA

Patricia Preston

MSc (Psychology), BA

Patricia Preston (MSc (Psychology), BA, Assoc Dip Arts (Human Services) is a Registered Psychologist working in private practice on Gundungurra and Dharug Country in the Blue Mountains, Australia. She has over 30 years’ experience working as a Counsellor and Psychologist. Patricia began her Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training in 2011 and completed her Certification in 2016. She has been a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Consultant since 2023.

In addition to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Patricia is trained in Deep Brain Reorienting, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Havening and Jungian Sandplay. Patricia works with adults, children and adolescents, primarily around issues associated with trauma and/or developmental injury.

Patricia has a deep affinity with the natural world and has a long-standing interest in Eco-Psychology. She is currently deepening her eco-somatic orientation by undertaking Somatic Movement Educator training (Body-Mind Centering), due for completion in 2024.

She has presented at over 25 conferences on topics ranging from trauma sequelae and trauma treatment in children and adults, addictions, and ethical issues; to agency practice and institutional racism. She has several publications, primarily related to issues around injecting drug use.

Patricia provides online Sensorimotor Psychotherapy supervision to students and alumni at all levels in individual or group format.

Contact Information:
Patricia Preston
patriciaprestonpsychologist@gmail.com
ph (+61) 448 973 994

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Will-Randle-LCSW

Will Randle

LCSW

Hi. My name is Will. I’m a clinical social worker licensed in CA and OH, and currently living in Columbus, Ohio. I’ve been in the trauma field since 1998, and licensed since 2002. I work with folks who all sorts of experiences, including eating disorders & OCD, but specialize in working with folks who experience complex and/or extreme trauma, including folks with DID and organized abuse. I work mostly from a somatic, cause-and-effect sort of approach, with a lot of Buddhist influences. I am also trained with EMDR, and often integrate EMDR with Sensorimotor Practices. I offer individual and group consultation, and do provide discount for group supervision.

Contact Information:
Email: will@willrandle.com
Phone: 323.243.8082.
The email tends to get a much faster response.

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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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Stacy-Sheridan-BA, MA, LPC

Stacy Sheridan

BA, MA, LPC

Stacy Sheridan BA, MA, LPC has worked in the field of mental health and child protection, specifically with trauma and unresolved childhood abuse, for nearly 20 years and currently is co-owner of a group practice in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

At the core of Stacy’s practice are values of collaboration, self-compassion, humor, somatic and mindful curiosity of the present moment, and the vulnerability of the beginners mind. Her therapeutic approach embodies a blend of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, art interventions, breath-centered techniques, and EMDR using an attachment-focused lens.

Stacy is especially passionate about supporting clinicians on their own journey and a significant portion of her caseload is therapists and other healers who are curious about how the body plays a role in our experiences. As the co-creator of her group practice's clinical training program, Stacy supervises and mentors clinicians in the final year of their Masters programs, facilitating their use of SP with clients.

Stacy continues to assist in all levels of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy trainings. Her commitment to learning, coupled with her desire to connect with like-minded clinicians, fuels her dedication to furthering her own understanding and practice of SP.

Stacy offers both in-person and virtual individual and group consultation services. Grounded in the principles and stages of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, sessions aim to provide participants with a safe, judgment-free space to experience and learn, fostering growth and healing.

Contact Information:
Stacy Sheridan MA, LPC
www.sscounseling.com
sscounseling3954@gmail.com
303-868-5594

Meet Stacy
Kim-Shilson-MA, C.Psych

Kim Shilson

MA, C.Psych

Kimberley Shilson is a psychologist in Ontario, Canada. With 25+ years of clinical experience, Kim provides assessment and treatment for families and individuals of all ages. Kim offers both in-person and online services. In addition to her clinical focus on trauma (big T and developmental) and dissociation with LGBTQ+ folx, Kim provides consultation and workshops/training for individuals, groups, and organizations. Kim is especially passionate about working with youth and has written a couple of books on the topic, Somatic Methods for Affect Regulation: A Clinician's Guide to Healing Traumatized Youth (Shilson, 2019). A variety of approaches are woven into her clinical work including SP, EMDR, expressive arts, and movement-based practices such as qi gong and yoga. Whether in a therapeutic or consultation relationship, Kim is mindful about being present and attuned, and she strives to recognize and validate existing strengths and intersectional challenges.

Contact Information:
Kimberley Shilson, MA, C. Psych.
www.insideoutpsych.ca
kshilson@insideoutpsych.ca
(647) 404-5568

Meet Kim
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.
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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Eva-Usadi-MA, BCD, CGP

Eva Usadi

MA, BCD, CGP

Eva J. Usadi has been a psychotherapist for 37 years, specializing in traumatic stress. She holds a Masters Degree in Existential Phenomenological Psychology since 1986 and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work since 1992. She is Certified in EMDR therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Group Psychotherapy as well as having completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training at the Himalayan Institute in PA.
Eva is a EMDRIA-approved Consultant, a contract therapist for FDNY, a preferred provider for Doctors Without Borders and a member of CiC’s critical incident and trauma support team for war journalists. She specializes in work with first responders and military veterans as well as civilians, and provides advanced training in PTSD, Complex PTSD and Moral Injury. She has presented at well over 40 conferences and workshops in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, and is the daughter of a WWII Veteran.

Contact Information:
Eva J. Usadi, MA, BCD, CGP
917-509-5804
evausaditherapy.com
trrhelp.org

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Penny-Waller Ulmer-BA, MACP

Penny Waller Ulmer

BA, MACP

My name is Penny Waller Ulmer and I am a Registered Psychologist and Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist who is white/cis-gendered. I share my life and home with my husband and my daughter in Edmonton, Alberta (Treaty 6 territory), Canada.

My heart for SP work began as a client, and then as a student with SPI in 2013, earning Certification in 2020 and approved as a Consultant in 2023. I am also trained in EMDR, ART, and TRIP interventions; however, SP is my primary modality.

I have a professional history in public health and I work in private practice with current issues; anxiety; trauma and developmental trauma. I also work with reproductive related distress and overwhelm including antenatal and postpartum anxiety and mood disruptions, pregnancy and early infant loss, pregnancy after loss, and traumatic birth experiences; as well, the complicated experience of providing care for a parent or relative living with dementia, using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. If any of these areas of interest for you as an SPI student or alumnus, you are invited to reach out to me to explore Consultation.

As an SPI Approved Consultant, I am interested in engaging a Consultee in using their body as the primary instrument of this modality and in exploring their personhood as therapist using the principles of SP, while utilizing creativity and encouraging precision through the stages of the process. I look forward to working with the wonderful students and alumni of SPI.

My values include life-long learning and “consenting to learn in public” (Adrienne Keene).

Contact Information:
Penelope (Penny) Waller Ulmer, BA, MACP (she/her)
www.waller.pro
therapy@waller.pro
780-222-4616

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Robyn-Warburton-Clinical Psychologist

Robyn Warburton

Clinical Psychologist

Robyn Warburton is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Bangalow, NSW, Australia. She is a certified professional practitioner of Compassionate Inquiry, and has certifications in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Schema Therapy. She is also a small group facilitator for Janina Fisher's Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) training. She completed Janina Fisher's Complex Trauma and Dissociation Training in London in 2016 and assisted at the same training in Oakland, California, in 2019. She provides trauma-informed psychological therapy and consultation in person and via telehealth. In 2024 and 2025 Robyn is deepening her connection to somatic focused psychotherapy by engaging with Hakomi training in Sydney, Australia, and is additionally commencing Internal Family Systems training to continue developing her skill in working with parts of the self.

Prior to becoming a clinical psychologist, Robyn worked in accounting and finance in the corporate sector. These experiences stimulated an interest and curiosity in systems and their impact on individual and social wellbeing. In 2010 she completed a Diploma in Family Therapy at the University of Queensland, and brings a systemic lens to her work with individuals and couples.

Contact Information:
Robyn Warburton
Bangalow Professional Centre, Suite 4, 1 Ballina Road, Bangalow NSW 2479
Telephone: +61 2 6621 7007
Email: admin@robynwarburton.com.au
Website: robynwarburton.com.au

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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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Hillary-Welzenbach-LCPC

Hillary Welzenbach

LCPC

Hillary Welzenbach, LCPC has a masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Somatics from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She now runs the Montana Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, in Missoula, Montana. Her training includes, Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Certification in EMDR, Completion of the Circles of Four training in the Discipline of Authentic Movement, Hakomi Proskills, training in Circle of Security, Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), and Emotionally Focused Couples therapy.

Contact Information:
Hillary Welzenbach, LCPC
406-541-2662
hillarywelzenbach@montanacsp.com
www.montanacsp.com

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Susan-Wendelborg-LCSW

Susan Wendelborg

LCSW

Hello! I’m Susan Wendelborg (she / her), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Oregon, Illinois) with over 25 years’ experience as a clinician working with adults in a variety of settings and 7 years’ experience as a clinical trainer and consultant. I am a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and Approved Consultant, as well as, a Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved Consultant and Advance Credit Provider.

My experience as a student of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy has transformed my work and personal life. I continue to deepen into Sensorimotor Psychotherapy principles, and enjoy exploring the intersection of psychotherapy, spirituality, and science. I am committed to the practice of Somatic Abolitionism in community with others to transform harmful patterns and legacies of oppression.

I offer clinical services, consultation and NBCC-Credited workshops to individuals and groups in-person and online. Some of these include Sensorimotor experiential sessions, individual and group Sensorimotor consultation and a monthly Sensorimotor drop-in Group Consultation for SP graduates at all levels. My intention is to offer a solid and clear understanding of the SP model grounded in the principles of non-violence, organicity and relational alchemy.

Contact Information:
Susan Wendelborg, LCSW
1-541-525-9416 x 1
susan@oregonemdr.com
www.oregonemdr.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
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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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