Current Consultant Trainees

In pursuing EMDRIA Certification, you are able to complete 15 of your 20 hours with a Consultant-In-Training. In the Institute for Creative Mindfulness training model, you are allowed to complete all 10 of your basic training consultation hours with an ICM Consultant-In-Training.

 

Below is a list of Consultants-In-Training working with Amber. You can contact them directly to schedule your consultation.

Noelle

Chappelle

Dr. Noelle Chappelle is a LIMFT-S, LPC and AAMFT Supervisor Candidate licensed in the state of Ohio. She has earned her Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision - Marriage and Family Therapy Track. She is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Consultant in Training (under Amber Stiles-Bodnar) and completed her basic training through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. She currently owns Ascension Counseling & Therapy Services in Beachwood, Ohio where she practices full-time. She enjoys teaching others about EMDR Therapy and particularly enjoys incorporating culturally sensitive and systems-oriented thinking into EMDR Therapy. Her EMDR Therapy specialty areas include working with: children and their families who have experienced divorce/break-ups and other identified traumas, couples where one or both partners have experienced developmental or acute trauma, groups of people who have experienced a shared trauma, and incorporating art and sand tray Therapy interventions and attachment and mindfulness-based resources into treatment. She is particularly interested in increasing the availability of treatment utilizing EMDR Therapy to underserved populations. 

Rates:       

$50/hour for individual consultation

$25/ 2 hour group consultation

Contact:  noelle@ascensioncounseling.com

Website: www.ascensioncounseling.com

*Only able to do consultation for those who have completed their foundational training (Part II, Part II & 10 hours of required consultation)*

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 Noelle's Group 

Dates & Times

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Chris's Group 

Dates & Times

Saturday, October 23, 2021

3:00pm-5:00pm EST

Saturday, November 27, 2021

3:00pm-5:00pm EST 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

3:00pm-5:00pm EST

 

chris vavro

Chris Vavro is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with Master's degrees in both Cognitive psychology and social work.  Chris is a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA and Consultant in Training, working under Amber Stiles-Bodnar. Chris has worked in residential and outpatient settings with dually diagnosed adults, and specializes in PTSD/c-PTSD, and dissociative disorders. She incorporates Clinical Hypnosis, Ego StateTherapy, and Somatic Psychology into her EMDR practice. Chris offers canine support to in-person clients, and has started training a new therapy puppy. Chris started A Space For Healing in June of 2020, and is currently expanding her practice by adding like minded clinicians who also practice EMDR. Chris is passionate about continuing her own education, and looks forward to becoming an EMDR trainer. She is super passionate about her dogs Cezanne and Strider, creek-walking, and cairn-building. 

Rates:       

$40/hour for individual consultation

$20/hour group consultation

Contact: cavavro@gmail.com

**Only able to do consultation for those who have completed their foundational training (Part II, Part II & 10 hours of required consultation)*

Nikki Gordon

Nikki is an experienced EMDR trauma therapist, specializing throughout her career in working with victims and survivors of interpersonal violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Her approach to therapy is to work collaboratively with clients, empowering them to decide for themselves what the healing process looks like. With a keen awareness that there is no hierarchy of pain, Nikki maintains a trauma focused space, and approaches each client with dignity and respect. Her experience includes collaborating with legal and medical professionals to assist victims in all aspects of their trauma. Nikki holds a masters degree in community psychology and has a post-masters certificate in trauma informed care through UW-Milwaukee. She is also an EMDRIA certified therapist, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Group consultation: $25/hour per person

Individual Consultation: $40 per hour 

 

Contact Nikki: nikkigordon@therapyemail.com

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 Nikki's Group

Dates & Times

Monday, October 4, 2021

5:00pm-6:00pm CST

Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:00am-12:00pm CST 

Sunday, November 7, 2021

11:00am-12:00pm CST

 

Monday, November 22, 2021

5:00pm-6:00pm EST 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

11:00am-12:00am CST

Monday, December 20, 2021

5:00pm-6:00pm CST 

 

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 Eryn's Group

Dates & Times

Friday, October 8, 2021

12:00pm-2:00pm PST 

 

Friday, November 5, 2021

12:00pm-2:00pm PST

Friday, December 3, 2021

12:00pm-2:00pm PST

 

Eryn Skye Phelps

Eryn is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington, and in Maine. She believes in the profound healing abilities of nature as well as feeling understood, rather than judged. She is an Internal Family Systems therapist and certified in EMDR by EMDRIA. She uses these modalities to help individuals recognize their inherent strength and value and release burdensome memories and beliefs. Eryn has lived and worked across the country from Alaska to New England at residential treatment centers, wilderness therapy programs, summer camps, public and private schools, and community health centers. She earned a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. She spends much of her time outside with her dog Anchor, who helps keep her grounded. While Anchor is not a certified therapy dog, he is pretty good at listening. 

Eryn first became a licensed counselor under the supervision of Will White, co-founder of Summit Achievement in Stow, Maine. She continues to study EMDR under Amber Stiles-Bodnar and Jamie Marich of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness.  She completed Level One Internal Family Systems training in Ericeira, Portugal under Susan McConnell and Osnat Arbel.

Rates:       

$60/hour for individual consultation

$45/hour group consultation

To schedule contact Heidi @ admin@erynskyephelps.com

Valerie 

Chu

Valerie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in California, a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) in New York and a certified EMDR clinician with over 13 years of specialized experience in treating trauma, anxiety and stress-related issues. 

Valerie received her MA in art therapy from New York University, and her BA from Yale University. She also obtained post-graduate training from the International Trauma Studies Program, as well as the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program.

Aside from helping clients in her private practice in Los Angeles, Valerie's experience working with trauma-affected children and adults ranges from providing individual and group art therapy to women and children in crisis at domestic violence shelters to HIV-affected genocide survivors in Rwanda. She was previously on staff at an acute psychiatric care facility where she facilitated therapeutic groups for patients with severe depression, schizophrenia, multiple suicide attempts, dual diagnosis and complex trauma histories.  

 

Valerie's passion is to help those affected by traumatic experiences find healing, freedom and restoration through the use of creative arts and holistic supportive therapy.

Rates:       

$50/hour for individual consultation

$30/hour group consultation

Contact: valeriewchu@gmail.com

*Only able to do consultation for those who have completed their foundational training (Part I, Part II & 10 hours of required consultation)*

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 Valerie's Group

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 Abby's Group

Dates & Times

Friday, October 15, 2021

10:00am-12:00pm EST 

 

Friday, Nov 12,  2021

10:00am-12:00pm EST

Friday, Dec 10, 2021

10:00am-12:00pm EST

 

Abby 

Morgan

Abigail Morgan obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from Radford University and her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her basic training for EMDR in 2014 and
became EMDRIA certified in 2019.

Abby is also an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Wesleyan University in the Social Work Department. In 2019, she opened Sea Level Counseling and Wellness in Norfolk, VA. This is a group practice with a collaborative-based treatment approach that includes trauma-informed Mental Health Therapists, a Nurse Practitioner, and a Registered Dietitian. Abby uses EMDR and mindfulness-based techniques to assist her clients in healing their trauma.

Abby’s areas of specialty are working with PTSD, women’s issues, attachment struggles connected to intimate relationship difficulties; codependency, postpartum depression and anxiety, and phase of life transitions that are impacted by past trauma. Abby is an LGBTQ-ally and is connected with the Headstrong Program assisting active duty service members and veterans with trauma therapy. EMDR therapy has been transformative to Abby’s practice.

Her future goals of being an EMDRIA-certified Consultant are to assist area clinicians meet their own EMDR goals and to broaden the education and usage of EMDR in therapy settings.

Rates:       

$50/hour for individual consultation

$40/hour group consultation

Contact: abbylcsw@sealevelcw.com

*Only able to do consultation for those who have completed their foundational training (Part I, Part II & 10 hours of required consultation)*

Ann

Gebhardt

Ann Gebhardt is a Licensed Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) Licensed under the Ohio Counselor Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Ann obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1997 and a Master of Science and Education degree with emphasis in Community Counseling in 2013 from Youngstown State University. She has provided counseling services in different settings including office, home, school, and community locations as needed to accommodate various populations. Ann has worked to empower and educate the families and individuals involved with mental health treatment.  She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with in individual, marriage, family, and group counseling. Ann has worked with individuals dealing with a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, women’s issues, relationship, adjustment, life transitions, and trauma. Ann’s special interest and education is in trauma. Ann is trained and certified in EMDR therapy. She is devoted, passionate, and strives to empower each client to create the best life for themselves.

Rates:

$40/hour for individual consultation

$40/hour group consultation

Contact: dgebhardt1216@aol.com

*Only able to do consultation for those who have completed their foundational training (Part I, Part II & 10 hours of required consultation)*

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 Ann's Group

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 Laura's Group

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Laura

Morse

Laura Morse M.Ed., LPC, CST is a licensed professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania & Maryland. She is the Executive Director of Sun Point Wellness Center, a private practice in Lancaster, PA specializing in sexual therapy, relationship therapy, and EMDR trauma therapy.  Morse earned the Certified Sex Therapist designation from AASECT, and is trained as a Level 3 Gottman Couples Therapist.  Additionally, she provides Supervisor in Training supervision for therapists training to become AASECT certified sex therapists.

 

Morse works collaboratively with individuals and couples with a humanistic approach, and embraces an EMDR treatment planning process with all of her clients. She remains in awe of the AIP model’s impact on helping clients make progress towards their goals. When attending consultation, Morse encourages consultees to bring filmed sessions to process.  

Rate:

$50/individual consultation

$30/Group Consultation 

Contact: laura@sunpointwellness.com

Website: www.lauramorse.org

*Only able to do consultation for those who have completed their foundational training (Part I, Part II & 10 hours of required consultation)*

Ben 

Zimmer

Ben Zimmer is an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of Ohio. Ben is a relational EMDR therapist who believes therapy is all about connection, safety, and meeting the client where they are. Ben was trained by the Parnell Institute and is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Consultant in Training (under Amber Stiles-Bodnar). Ben founded Larchmere Center for Well-being (LCW) after moving back home to Cleveland in 2017. After almost a decade in Santa Barbara, CA, Ben decided to take his non-profit and clinical experience back to the community that raised him.

 

Ben values relationships, delicious food, dogs, and creating safe communities for folks of all backgrounds and origins. After spending much of his career training educators and young people in Social & Emotional Learning, he finds joy in seeing spaces transform with the power of empathy, compassion, and the healing of trauma. Ben is thrilled to bring EMDR consultation and training to those that are working with underserved communities, particularly folks in the LGBTQ+ community, folks impacted by familial trauma, and those repairing attachment wounds.

Rates:

$50/hour for individual consultation

$20/hour group consultation

Contact: Ben@lcwellbeing.com

*Only able to do consultation for those who have completed their foundational training (Part I, Part II & 10 hours of required consultation)*

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 Ben's Group

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 Danielle Vogan's

Dates & Times

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Danielle 

VOGAN

Danielle Vogan is the owner and founder of Favored Wellness Counseling and Consulting, LLC in Moon Township, PA.  She carries a Master's of Arts in Community Counseling, Specializing in Addictions from Slippery Rock University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.  Danielle is also a Certified EMDR Therapist through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and Consultant in Training (under Amber Stiles-Bodnar -- completed her basic training through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness). Danielle has 10 years of extensive experience working in a residential setting for 5 years and an outpatient setting for 5 years.  Along with experience in treating more generalized mental health issues, she specializes in working with those navigating the impacts of trauma and all angles of addiction.  She has experience working with dually diagnosed adults, and specializes in PTSD/c-PTSD, and dissociative disorders.  Working with individuals in recovery, along with their families and loved ones, is at the heart of her work.  

Danielle@favoredwellness.com

www.favoredwellness.com

Rates: $45/Hour Individual & $20/Hour Group

           

Marie
Celano

Marie Celano is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Columbia, Maryland with a BS Degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MS Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University of Maryland.

 

Her experience working at a home for sex-trafficked survivors and working for a church exposed her to diverse challenges so she obtained EMDR training and certification. Marie has a Certificate in Narrative-Focused Trauma Care from the Allender Center, which equipped her to help women with a history of sexual abuse. She is a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist, helping partners of sex addicts recover from betrayal.

 

She has experience working with individual, couples and groups. Marie has worked with a wide range of issues including abuse, anxiety, depression, attachment, spiritual abuse, dissociation and trauma. If you’re looking for a Christian consultant, Marie’s many years of working at a church may help you navigate some of the particular issues that arise while utilizing EMDR.

 

Rates:       

$50/hour for individual consultation; 

$40/hour group consultation

Contact: mcelanollc@gmail.com

 

*Only able to do consultation for those who have completed their foundational training (Part I, Part II & 10 hours of required consultation)*

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 Marie Celano's
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 Joshua Hill's
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Joshua
Hill

Joshua Hill is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisory designation (LPCC-S) in the state of Ohio. He has earned his Master’s degree in Counseling with an Addiction focus from Youngstown State University. Joshua is a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA and a Consultant in Training (under Amber Stiles-Bodnar). 

He has over 6 years of experience in working with the adult dual diagnosis population in various roles, treatment settings, and levels of care. Joshua is a Clinical Director for a men’s residential treatment program and is a part-time therapist for a private practice. In addition, he serves his local community as a crisis interventionist and a continuing education coordinator. 

Joshua’s EMDR Therapy specialty areas with the adult population include: Trauma/PTSD/C-PTSD, substance use (both chemical and behavioral), spiritual abuse, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, OCD, and various other mental and emotional concerns. 

He likes to combine EMDR Therapy with Ego State Therapy, Mindfulness, and elements of Compassion-Focused Therapy. 

Rates:       

$40/hour for individual consultation; 

$40/hour group consultation

Contact: JoshuaHillEducation@gmail.com

 

*Only able to do consultation for those who have completed their foundational training (Part I, Part II & 10 hours of required consultation)*

supervision&

mentorship

Amber provides supervision to Counselor Trainees and Licensed Professional Counselors in the State of Ohio working towards independent licensure.

She also provides mentorship to those in the helping professions providing guidance and instruction to improve clinical mastery.

CIT

Consultation Under Consultation

Do you want to become an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant? I also provide individual and group consultation to Certified EMDR Therapists wanting to become Approved Consultants.

Contact me to learn more about becoming a CIT (Consultant-In-Training).


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