Our Consultants

EMDRIA-Approved Consultants, all trained by Deany Laliotis.  Please note that while we adhere to the highest standards of training, The Center is not able to determine one's level of competence to practice EMDR therapy and disclaims any liability.

Allison Bruce

Allison E. Bruce, LPCC-S is a Certified EMDR Therapist and an EMDRIA-approved Consultant-in-Training under the mentorship of Deany Laliotis. Allison comes to the process of EMDR teaching and...

Amber Foster

Amber Foster, LCSW-S is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a board-approved supervisor, and the owner of a group practice in Texas. She is also an EMDR Certified therapist, an EMDRIA-approved...

Ami Allen

Ami Allen, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist working with adults, adolescents and families in San Diego, California. She is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Consultant. Ami received her Master’s...

Angie Heath

Angie Heath, LCSW, is from Atlanta, Georgia. Angie has been in private practice treating teen and adult clients since 2002. Angie Heath began her clinical practice utilizing DBT and CBT and now her...

Anne Gialanella

Anne Gialanella, LPC is an EMDR psychotherapist in Washington, D.C. with specialties in complex PTSD, recent traumatic events, and attachment issues. She is an EMDRIA-approved Consultant and Certified...

Carmen Gehrke

Carmen Gehrke, LMHC, is a Spanish-speaking, bilingual EMDR psychotherapist in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Carmen graduated with a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health...

Carol Mettus

Carol Mettus, LCSW-C is a clinical social worker, psychodynamic psychotherapist and an EMDRIA-approved Consultant trained by Deany Laliotis and Dan Merlis. Carol was born in the UK, lived in Australia...

Christina Allen

Christina Allen, LCPC is an EMDRIA-approved Therapist and Consultant from Bel Air, Maryland who trained in EMDR therapy with Deany Laliotis and The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy in 2021. Since...

Colette Brooks

Colette Brooks, LPC, LSATP, CMHC, is affectionately known by those she serves as Dr. Lettie.  She is a EMDRIA-certified Therapist and a Consultant-in-Training under the mentorship of Deany Laliotis...

Debbie Marks

Debbie Marks, LCSW-C, is an EMDR psychotherapist who has been in private practice in Baltimore, MD since 1991. Debbie has a general practice and has treated individuals, couples and families with a...

Denise Jones

Denise Jones, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW is a Certified EMDR Therapist and an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, including managerial positions at The...

Elia H. Charles

Elia H. Charles, LICSW, LCSW, BCD is an EMDR psychotherapist and an EMDRIA-approved Consultant with a private practice located in Alexandria, VA. She has over 17 years of experience in the field of...

Gina Connor

Gina Cipolla Connor, LICSW is an EMDRIA-approved Therapist and currently in training with Deany Laliotis as a Consultant-in-Training. She received her EMDR Basic and Intermediate Training with the...

Jeanne Martin

Jeanne Martin, LPC, is an EMDR psychotherapist and an EMDRIA-approved consultant in private practice in Charlottesville, Va. She previously had a private practice in Northern Virginia for 20 years. In...

Jenna Karl

Jenna Halloran Karl, LCSW, LICSW is a psychotherapist and private practice owner based in Syracuse, NY. She is independently licensed in NY, MA, and ME. Jenna is an EMDRIA-certified Therapist and...

Jennifer Fights

Jennifer Fights, LCMHC, is an EMDR psychotherapist working with adolescents, adults and families in private practice in Charlotte, NC. She is an EMDRIA Certified therapist and is a Consultant...

Jessica Hagan

Jessica Hagan, LPC, is an EMDRIA-Certified Therapist, Consultant, and Facilitator-In-Training for The Center. Jessica currently owns a private practice in Tempe, AZ. She earned a master's degree in...

Jessica Novoa

Jessica Novoa, LCSW is a Certified EMDR therapist and Consultant who has been a mental health professional for over 12 years working with children, families and adults. Jessica is passionate about...

Katie Quinlan

Katie Quinlan, CMHC, is from Salt Lake City, Utah and is an EMDRIA certified Therapist and Consultant. She is a licensed mental health therapist who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults...

Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair, LMFT, is the co-founder of a for-profit and non-profit practice groups in Fresno California. She is an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant-in-Training under the mentorship of...

Laura Bell

Laura Bell, LPC, NCC is an EMDRIA-certified Therapist and a Consultant-in-Training with Deany Laliotis for The Center. Laura currently owns a private practice in Woodbridge, VA. She earned a master’s...

Lily Anderson

Lily Anderson, LCSW, is an EMDR psychotherapist and EMDRIA-approved Consultant in private practice in Bloomington, IL. Lily’s specialties include developmental/ attachment/complex trauma and...

Lisa Garcia

Lisa Garcia, LCSW-C is an EMDR psychotherapist in private practice working with adults and adolescents in Olney, MD, a DC suburb. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from The Catholic...

Lisa Menard

Lisa Menard, LPC is an experienced EMDR therapist with a focus on complex PTSD and dedicated support for the LGBTQ+ community. As an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapist and Consultant-in-Training with...

Maraeca Butler

Maraeca Butler, MC, LPC-S is a psychotherapist and group private practice owner in Tempe, Arizona.  She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Certified Therapist and Facilitator in Training.  Maraeca has...

Mary French

Mary French, BSN, MSW, LCSW-C, is an EMDRIA Consultant, Trainer and Therapist, and teaches Basic Training in EMDR therapy.  Mary is both a nurse and licensed clinical social worker with more than 30...

Mary Ray

Mary Ray, LCSW, trained in EMDR in 2000 with Francine Shapiro and has continued training extensively with Deany Laliotis ever since. Mary applies EMDR as a comprehensive relational psychotherapy to...

Megan Gittins

Megan Gittins, LPC, is an EMDRIA-certified EMDR Therapist, and a Consultant-In-Training and Facilitator-In-Training with Deany Laliotis for The Center. She completed her master’s degree in Forensic...

Meghan Gilliland

Meghan Gilliland, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in Tucson, Arizona. She is an EMDRIA-certified Therapist and currently a Consultant-in-Training with Deany Laliotis. Meghan graduated...

Melanie Shapiro

Melanie Shapiro, LICSW is an EMDRIA-approved Consultant and certified EMDR Therapist in Washington DC. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work and an...

Nidhi Tewari

Nidhi Tewari, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and EMDR Consultant with over a decade of expertise treating trauma and anxiety disorders in outpatient, hospital, community, and school-based...

Pegah Moghaddam

Pegah Moghaddam, PsyD, is an EMDRIA-certified EMDR Therapist and owner of Living Fully Psychological Services, a private practice in Atlanta, GA. There, she works as a clinical psychologist...

Rachel Totten

Rachel Totten, MSW, LICSW, LADC is an EMDRIA-certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant-in-Training.  Rachel is a licensed clinical social worker in VT, NH, ME, NC, and SC.  Under the mentorship of Deany...

Rahel Hodge

Rahel Hodge, LCSW is an EMDRIA-approved Therapist and Consultant who has been using EMDR with her clients since 2016. Rahel sees EMDR therapy as more than a modality but rather a clinical framework...

Renee Eddy

Renee Eddy, LPC, Reiki Master, is based in Norwich, CT and is an EMDRA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant.  Renee received her MS in Forensic Psychology in 2008 and a post-graduate...

Robin Richardson

Robin Richardson, LCSW-C, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, an EMDRIA-approved Consultant, a Certified EMDR Therapist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. In addition, she has completed...

Sam Schrager

Sam Schrager, LICSW is an EMDR psychotherapist in Pittsfield Massachusetts working with adults and adolescents.  He specializes in treating attachment issues and complex PTSD.  Sam is a Consultant-in...

Sarah Rosney

Sarah Rosney, LCSW-R, is an EMDR psychotherapist working in a group private practice with locations in NY, NH, and Mass. Sarah’s clinical work has included working with individuals, children, families...

Shannon Schiefer

Shannon Schiefer, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist in private practice in Tempe, Arizona. She is an EMDRIA Certified therapist and EMDRIA-approved Consultant, working under the guidance of Deany Laliotis...

Sharon Clayman

After receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, gaining experience with all ages, clinical issues and many modalities, Sharon Clayman's, Psy.D., core value of continuing education led her to...

Sheryl Aaron

Sheryl Aaron, LICSW, is an EMDR psychotherapist in private practice in Washington, D.C., with specialties in trauma and perinatal mental health. She is an EMDRIA-approved Consultant and training...

Susan Rochow

Susan Rochow, R. Psych., has practiced in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for over 20 years. Susan was originally trained in CBT and psychoeducational assessment, but EMDR therapy has been her primary...

Trish Garrison

Trish Garrison, LICSW is an EMDR psychotherapist and is a Consultant-in-Training with Deany Laliotis. Trish’s private practice is in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Trish received her Masters in Social Work...

Victoria Britt

Victoria Britt, LCSW, LMFT is a psychotherapist, and marriage & family therapist who has maintained a private clinical and supervision practice in Montclair, NJ and New York City for over 30 years...

Vincent Mach

Vincent Mach, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and EMDR psychotherapist in Pittsburgh, PA where he specializes in treating clients with attachment issues and complex PTSD using a relational...

Walda Ciafone

Walda Ciafone, LCSW-C, is an EMDR psychotherapist with over 30 years of professional experience. She is an EMDRIA-approved Consultant and Certified Therapist and provides group and individual...