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Featured Members

 

January 2018

December 2017

 



January 2018 Featured Members

 

Nancy Cusack
Licensed Clinical Professional, Cusack Counseling Therapy
New Brunswick, Canada

EMDRIA Membership Profile Link:

http://emdria.site-ym.com/member/nancy_cusack


1. I've been a member of EMDRIA for: Five Years.

2. EMDRIA membership, to me, means: A professional association that promotes EMDR, assisting the public to locate clinicians, offer a variety of resources for it's members.

3. Most meaningful accomplishment: Becoming EMDR Certified

4. In my free time, I: Paint, do yoga, lift weights and support charities and rescues for cats; I also have 7 cats of my own, along with 2 teenagers and 3 dogs.

5. Best professional advice I ever received: "Practice self care ... lots of it!" 

Leo Mora
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Journeys Counseling and Consultation
Harker Heights, Texas

EMDRIA Membership Profile Link:

http://emdria.site-ym.com/member/leo_mora


1. I've been a member of EMDRIA for: 7 Years.

2. EMDRIA membership, to me, means: Providing cutting-edge professional development and advanced skill enhancement needed in the complex and varied world of trauma recovery.

3. Most meaningful accomplishment: Seeing scores of clients come to know personal freedom as a result of applying the EMDR protocol. 

4. In my free time: My wife and I like to develop and enhance family relationships among our 3 daughters and their families.

5. Best professional advice I ever received: "Know EMDR well and do everything in your power to excel and promote excellence in trauma recovery".

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Beggs
Reigstered Social Worker
Ontario, Canada

EMDRIA Membership Profile Link:

http://emdria.site-ym.com/member/joannebeggs


1. I've been a member of EMDRIA for: 6 Years.

2. EMDRIA membership, to me, means: An association that offers my clients the peace of mind knowing that I am trained, certified, and practicing EMDR as per EMDRIA's guidelines.

3. Most meaningful accomplishment: To hear someone say "it doesn't bother me anymore" is extraordinarily exciting and gratifying!

4. In my free time: I do spiritual practices, spending time by bodies of water or in the woods, watch movies, laugh with my partner.

5. Best professional advice I ever received: Go into private practice! It give me the flexibility I need while allowing me to create an amazing practice with fantastic clients and pursue issues of particular importance to me.

 

 

 

 

December 2017 Featured Members

Merrill Powers
LCSW
Auburn, California

EMDRIA Membership Profile Link:

http://emdria.site-ym.com/members/?id=28490943


1. I've been a member of EMDRIA for: 12 Years.

2. EMDRIA membership, to me, means: Connection and support from my EMDR family.

3. Most meaningful accomplishment: Raising two sucessful kids; traveling twice to Uganda to train therapists in EMDR therapy.

4. In my free time, I: Go hiking, snowshoeing, and XC skiing; spend time with family and grandchildren.

5. Best professional advice I ever received: Never stop learning; stay engaged with new challenges.

 

 

 

Quandra Chaffers
LCSW, Sexual Abuse & Sex Solutions
San Francisco, California

EMDRIA Membership Profile Link:

http://emdria.site-ym.com/member/quandra-chaffers


1. I've been a member of EMDRIA for: 2 Years.

2. EMDRIA membership, to me, means: Community of healers dedicated to walking people through the most difficult moments of their lives, and leading them safely.

3. Most meaningful accomplishment: Became a Consultant-in-Training this year; took a risk on myself by starting a private practice.

4. In my free time, I: Love reading graphic novels; also read and write a bit of fan-fiction.

5. Best professional advice I ever received: "Don't believe that you have to reach a certain level of experience before sharing your knowledge-base with the world".

 

 

 

Mehmet Oguz
M.D., Psychiatrist-Psychotherapist
Turkey

EMDRIA Membership Profile Link:

http://emdria.site-ym.com/members/?id=50762193#


1. I've been a member of EMDRIA for: 2 Months.

2. EMDRIA membership, to me, means: Communication with other professionals; experience sharing; member of your family.

3. Most meaningful accomplishment: Treating the traumatic soldiers in the Turkish Air Force.

4. In my free time, I: Go biking, fishing, drinking in social platforms, take stones from the sea.

5. Best professional advice I ever received: One of my clients who I have studied "Exam anxiety and panic disorder", is now working with Elon Musk.

 

 

 

Meredith Strauss
LCSW, Light Street Psychotherapy
Short Hills, New Jersey

EMDRIA Membership Profile Link:

http://emdria.site-ym.com/members/?id=35201774#


1. I've been a member of EMDRIA for: 2 Years.

2. EMDRIA membership, to me, means: Being connected to EMDR practitioners and staying on top of the research and learning opportunities.

3. Most meaningful accomplishment: Choosing to change my career at 38 years old. That led me to follow my dharma, and re-direct my life towards using my skills to help heal others.

4. In my free time, I: Practice yoga, meditation, go hiking in the woods with my family and dog.

5. Best professional advice I ever received: "Don't be afraid to take risks and trust the process"

 

 

 

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