Current Consultant Trainees

In pursuing EMDRIA Certification, you are able to complete 15 of your 20 hours with a Consultant-In-Training. 

 

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

Please check each Consultants-In-Training's bio to determine if they are able to do consultation toward your foundational training requirement. In the Institute for Creative Mindfulness training model, you are allowed to complete all 10 of your basic training consultation hours with an ICM affiliated Consultant-In-Training.

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

Dates & Times

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

7:00pm-8:00pm PST

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 Abby's Group

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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

Abby is only available for those who are completing their 10 hours of consultation for basic training who  took their Part l or Part ll at Sea Level Counseling and Wellness in Norfolk, VA in 2021 & 2022.

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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 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)*

Shiran Cohen

Shiran is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and qualified supervisor in the State of Florida. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from FIU in 2007 and her Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling from CAU in 2012. 

Shiran began her career working in a dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment facility in 2008 and has extensive experience working with adults struggling with addictions, trauma, and mood disorders. She completed her EMDR basic training by the EMDR Institute in 2015 and became EMDRIA certified in 2019. 

In her private practice, Shiran utilizes her skills in EMDR therapy to assist individuals address issues surrounding negative core beliefs, disturbing memories, complicated grief, complex trauma, and poor self-esteem. Her clinical approach is striving to provide positive regard and a judgment-free, safe space for clients to achieve healing from even the most horrific of tragedies. She was able to transition to doing EMDR therapy fully remotely in 2020 and has found it useful and effective for addressing trauma. She is fluent in both English and Hebrew. 

Rate:

$50/individual consultation

$40/Group Consultation 

Contact: shiran@traumacounselingfl.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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 Marcus's Group
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Marcus Lewis

Marcus Lewis is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. He has earned his Bachelors from George Mason University and his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. He is the Clinical Director of Florida Counseling Services.  He is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Consultant in Training (under Amber Stiles-Bodnar) and completed his EMDR basic training parts 1 and 2. He is a Clinical Certified Trauma Professional level 2 trained credentialed from IATP (International Association of Trauma Professionals) specializing in working with individuals struggling with PTSD, Complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger, dissociation, and attachment struggles.  He enjoys providing support and hope in a trauma-informed way to help his clients achieve a more meaningful and valued life. Marcus has nine years of experience in providing in-home family counseling and individual counseling in an outpatient setting. He serves populations of ages 14 and up and intends to extend his experience to lower socioeconomic populations, college students, Veterans, and First Responders.  Marcus has a passion for offering EMDR therapy to anyone from any walk of life. He calls EMDR 'healing in real time' and believes it can help heal the deepest wounds life has inflicted.

Rates:

$40/hour for individual consultation

$40/hour group consultation

Contact: marcus@sunpointwellness.com

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

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

           

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 Danielle Vogan's

Dates & Times

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 Joshua Hill's
Dates & Times

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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)*

Paige Shiffman

Paige is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida with specialization in addiction and Complex PTSD.  Paige began utilizing EMDR therapy in 2014 to adults in substance abuse treatment centers across South Florida before becoming a Certified EMDR Therapist in 2019. She received her BA in Psychology in 2008 and MA in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2011 from the University of Central Florida. Paige opened a virtual private practice in 2020 and has been successfully utilizing EMDR Therapy online for adults across Florida. Paige’s skills involve working with clients who present with complex trauma and dissociation as well as assisting teenagers and adults overcome stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship difficulties, trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, self-esteem, adjustment challenges and loss/grief.

 

Paige believes that unresolved trauma is the root of most of life’s pain and it is her passion to help clients release the burdens of their traumas so that they can experience the fullness of life and true freedom that comes from healing.

Rates:       

$50/hour for individual consultation; 

$40/hour group consultation

Contact: paige@traumacounselingfl.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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 Dani's
Dates & Times

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Rates:
$60/hour for individual consultation
$40/2 hour group consultation

Contact: 
Dani@pathwaysfamilycounseling.com

To Schedule:

https://www.pathwaysfamilycounseling.com/


 

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

Dani Casterline-Proffitt

Dani Casterline-Proffitt MEd., LPCC-S, MFT, CTP-C, holds a Masters of Education in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling from The University of Akron. She is dually licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisor Designation (LPCC-S) and Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). Dani is an EMDR Certified Therapist through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and Consultant in Training (under Amber Stiles-Bodnar). Dani is also the owner of Pathways Family Counseling in North Royalton, Ohio.

 

Dani has worked in private practice and non-profit community-based settings. She has experience working with all ages across the lifespan, couples and families.

 

Dani has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. Dani specializes in the treatment of trauma and related disorders, as well as, anxiety, depression, mood related issues and relational issues. Dani can offer creative and knowledgeable approaches in application of EMDR with child/adolescent populations.

 

Dani’s true passion is helping individuals of all ages heal from emotional wounds and traumas that have negatively impacted the way they view themselves and the world around them. She strives to help her clients realign with their authentic selves to achieve an increase in personal or life satisfaction through releasing emotional burdens. Through witnessing the powerful impact it has had on the lives of her clients, EMDR has become a strong passion of Dani's. She wishes to share her excitement through consultation services to help clinicians grow their confidence and understanding of EMDR.

Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a Licensed Supervising Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) and owns a private practice in Columbus Ohio. She completed her Master’s of Social Work from The Ohio State University in 2014. Melissa began her career working in school and hospital settings, working mostly with children, adolescents, and their families. While working with children and families within the foster care system, Melissa took a special interest in the effects trauma and continued to pursue different modalities to better help her clients. She completed her EMDR basic training through the Institute of Creative Mindfulness in 2019 and later became EMDRIA Certified.

 

In her private practice, Melissa uses EMDR to help her clients to enjoy their lives more fully. Her practice focuses on those within the LGBTQIA+ community, college students, and helping professionals (including counselors, nurses, teachers, and first responders) and their families. She has seen first-hand how EMDR can heal trauma of those individuals.  

 

Melissa has experience providing EMDR remotely as well as in person.

As a Consultant In Training and mom of young children she has a strong interest in empowering clinicians to grow their skills honoring the balance needed to be a parent and clinician.

 

Melissa is offering both group and individual consultation. 

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 Melissa's
Dates & Times

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm EST LGBT+ Focus

Thursday, August 11, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm EST Child & Adolescent Focus

Thursday, August 25, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm EST LGBT+ Focus

Rates:
$50/hour for individual consultation
$25/2 hour group consultation

Contact: Melissa@lotuscounselingohio.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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 Crystal's
Dates & Times

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Rates:
$50/hour for individual consultation
$20/hour group consultation

Contact: Crystal@mycompasscounseling.com

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

Monday, May 30, 2022

4:00pm-5:00pm EST

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

7:00pm-8:00pm EST

Saturday, June 4, 2022

3:00pm-4:00pm EST

Monday, June 6, 2022

4:00pm-5:00pm EST

Wednesday, June 16, 2022

6:00pm-7:00pm EST

Saturday, June 18, 2022

9:00am-10:00am EST

Crystal
Hiner

Crystal Hiner is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisory designation (LPCC-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency (LICDC) in the state of Ohio. She has earned his Master’s degree in Counseling from Walsh University. Crystal is a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA and a Consultant in Training (under Amber Stiles-Bodnar). She is the founder and co-owner of Compass Counseling Services, LLC in Akron, Ohio. 

Crystal has provided counseling services in different settings including office, home, school, and community locations but now is private practice office and telehealth based.  My professional experience includes working with a variety of individuals dealing with many of life’s struggles including: trauma, depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug addiction, families dealing with addicted loved ones, domestic violence, grief and loss. My true passion is to help those who have complex trauma,emotional wounds, and traumatic memories  move to a place of healing and personal life contentment.

CHRISTINA SAUERS

Christina is an EMDR certified therapist and a CIT (Consultant in training). She owns a group private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Christina specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma and complex trauma. Christina has worked with children and families with a number of mental health related struggles including PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, RAD, and Grief and Loss. Christina specializes in working with pre-verbal and attachment related trauma. Christina blends ego states therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, and yoga into her work. She believes in the body’s capacity to heal, and in the power of resilience.

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 Christina's
Dates & Times

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She is providing monthly Consultation Groups on Mondays from 2pm-3pm EST and Wednesday from 10am-11am EST.

Rates:
$50/hour for individual consultation
$25/hour group consultation

Contact: https://www.wellnesswarriorgroup.com/emdr-consultation.html

*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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 Michelle's
Dates & Times

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Rates:

$50/hour for individual consultation

$30/hour for group consultation

 

Contact: mate.michelle@gmail.com

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

Michelle Mate

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) in Ohio.She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Wooster and Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University. She completed her EMDR basic training with the Institute of Creative Mindfulness in

2018 and became EMDRIA certified in 2022. Michelle has 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. She began her career
working with children and teenagers with histories of trauma and abuse, in partial hospitalization and residential settings. She moved on to practice individual and group therapy in a community setting with adults suffering from addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD,
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. She now works in private practice and is excited to be broadening her skill set, working towards becoming a clinical supervisor and EMDR consultant.


EMDR training greatly impacted Michelle’s clinical practice and she now believes that unresolved trauma is at the root of many mental health struggles. She has witnessed the ways in which resolving trauma, and helping people see themselves and the world in more adaptive ways, can eliminate roadblocks and help people grow. Advanced training in yoga and mindfulness has helped Michelle learn to approach therapy holistically, incorporating not only
mental and emotional aspects, but spiritual, physical, and existential as well.

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).


Nicole HIXENBAUGH

Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a qualified supervisor in the state of Pennsylvania. She obtained her master's degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Waynesburg University and is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. In 2015, she became a Certified Trauma Therapist. She is the owner of Solutions West, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA, an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, and Consultant-in-Training (under Amber Stiles-Bodnar).

Nicole specializes in the treatment of trauma; however, has also work extensively with individuals (ages 18+) who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and other related disorders. Her counseling approach is tailored to best meet the needs of each client. She takes pride in assisting individuals continue their unique journey of personal growth through empowerment and healing.

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 Nicole's
Dates & Times

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Rates:

$40/hour for individual consultation

$30/hour for group consultation

 

Contact: nhixenbaugh@solutionswest.org

*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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