Our local and international communities hold a strong need for solidly trained Christian EMDR therapists to serve in the intersection of mental health and faith. As professionals, we are regularly approached for referrals to Christian EMDR Therapists for services and for consultation.

As a team, we have joined together in collaboration to provide a referral directory as well as network support for the Christian EMDR therapist community. Our aim is to provide: 1) Christian user-friendly networking resources ; and 2) access to exceptional clinical training resources founded on truth and excellence. Join us and be part of a community of encouragement and support.

Welcome to our site!

Esly Carvalho, PhD, T.E.P.

Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph.D. is a Brazilian-American clinical psychologist, trainer and author in the area of EMDR, emotional healing and recovery.  A public speaker in great demand, for more than 30 years Esly has dedicated of her time and efforts in the area of emotional health: as a psychotherapist in clinical practice; as a trainer, teaching others to develop their professional roles and therapeutic approaches such as EMDR and Psychodrama; as an author, sharing her experience with others though her writings, and through public speaking, helping people to successfully overcome the challenges of life.

Since her return to Brazil in 2006, she has been actively involved in raising up a generation of EMDR psychotherapists. Esly served as founding president of EMDR Iberia-América (EMDR IBA) for two terms (2007-2010;2010-2013). She and her team of trainers (EMDR Treinamento e Consultoria, part of the TraumaClinic Group) have worked together to train more than 3500 EMDR therapists in Brazil alone, in over 20 cities since 2004. She has also been influential in the startup trainings in Bolivia, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Ecuador, and trained EMDR therapists in Portugal and Spain for several years. More recently she has taken EMDR therapy training to Angola (2021) now that online training has become the option since the COVID-19 pandemic, and hopes to reach Mozambique in 2022, since these are Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa.

Esly maintains a private practice online, where she sees patients on an intensive 2-day format. She has developed the TraumaClinic do Brasil methodology which licenses other therapists to work with her approach.

More recently (2019), she was elected Vice-President for International Relations of the Iberian-American Association for PsychoTrauma (AIBAPT) an organization that seeks to expand its outreach in the field of emotional and psychological trauma.

Absolutely fluent in three languages (EnglishPortuguese and Spanish), she is well known for the many books and manuals she has authored.

Esly was certified many years ago as a Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP) of Psychodrama by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and passed those exams with distinction. She was honored as well as a Fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP).

Esly is married, mother to a brilliant clinical psychologist/ EMDR trainer in her own right (UPEI) and loves those grandchildren!

More information at: Plaza Counseling Services

Wendy Copeland, MA, LPC, ICP

Wendy Copeland is a licensed professional counselor, psychotherapist, speaker with a private practice in McKinney, Texas. Wendy provides trauma resolution & resiliency care, and help for relationships. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDR Approved Consultant, a Certified Imago Relationships Therapist and a certified provider in IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN). IASIS MCN is a non-verbal treatment that helps the brain and nervous system regulate. Wendy integrates EMDR, IASIS MCN, and other complementary modalities, to provide excellence and efficiency to effectuate profound healing and therapeutic care.

Wendy’s areas of practice include relationship issues, attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, trauma care and trauma resiliency leading to post-traumatic growth. Wendy also volunteers, ministers and speaks in settings of human overwhelm and suffering. This includes the bereaved, the relationally hurting, the traumatized, and those walking through cancer. She joins many other helping professionals in the groundbreaking frontline work of helping people shift out of trauma and loss into lives that are present and intentional, and free to fulfill their unique purpose. As a co-founder of Christian EMDR Therapists, Wendy is passionate about helping people connect to resources that fully honor and support their faith, and meet them on their path.

More information at: Hope’s Lantern Counseling and Therapy & Associates

Jenelle Linden, MS, MA, LMHC, LPC, LCPC

Jenelle Linden is a licensed clinical therapist in Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. She received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, a MS in Education from Ohio University, and a BS in Education from Central Michigan University. She is currently a Consultant in Training and a Certified EMDR Therapist. Her recent works include an EMDR and Christianity Workshop that is now in distance learning format. Jenelle has also created an EMDR Protocol Form for practitioners.

As Christian EMDR therapists, it is vital we unite and collaborate from a historical Christian perspective with discernment and truth. As we unite, the soundness of our apologetics directly impacts our work as we reach the wounded and traumatized through the healing processes of EMDR, researching Truth filled ways to bring God into that healing in a sound and biblical way. I look forward to learning from all of you!

More information at: 1 Identity Counseling

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