Introducing Deany’s New EMDRIA-Approved Consultants
Meet the Consultants
For more information about consultation with Sheryl Aaron, please click here.
Currently Walda provides EMDR consultation in her office and on-line. For more information about consultation with Walda Ciafone, please click here.
For more information about consultation with Mary French, please click here.
Lisa Garcia, LCSW-C is a private practice psychotherapist working with adults and adolescents in Olney, Maryland. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from The Catholic University of America and received her master’s degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work in 1997. Since that time, she has worked as a social worker with diverse populations in a variety of settings including outpatient community mental health, continuing care retirement community, and medical hospital. Lisa was trained in EMDR in 2016 with Dan Merlis, LICSW and has been receiving consultation from Deany Laliotis, LCSW-C since that time. She is committed to using EMDR psychotherapy to help her clients heal from prior wounds and to strengthen adaptive ways of relating in relationships and with life challenges. She specializes in treating simple, complex developmental and attachment trauma as well as traumatic bereavement. Lisa has received formal EMDR training in R-TEP and G-TEP, she is a member of EMDRIA, certified in EMDR, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Lisa provides group and individual consultation. She enjoys working with newly EMDR trained clinicians as well as those who are experienced and seeking consultation for challenging cases.
Debbie is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Consultant and a facilitator with EMDR of Greater Washington. Additionally, she incorporates somatic interventions into her EMDR practice. As a trauma-informed therapist, she is committed to improving the lives of those who suffer from the effects of traumatic and overwhelming experiences and providing the relief offered by such a powerful and transformative psychotherapy.
Debbie has been a consultant to mental health providers in both outpatient and residential facilities serving children and families. Debbie currently provides group and individual consultation to therapists who wish to deepen their understanding of EMDR.
For more information about consultation with Debbie Marks, please click here.
Carol Mettus, LCSW-C is a clinical Social Worker, psychodynamic psychotherapist and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant trained by Deany Lalitous and Dan Merlis. Carol was born in the UK, lived in Australia and for the past 20 years has called the US home. Carol started working in out-patient mental health clinics and has worked with many different racial, cultural and different ethnicities and is now in private practice in Frederick, Maryland. Carol has been using EMDR in her practice since 2011 and has helped many people to overcome their current/past traumas and help them from being “stuck” to a more fulfilling and rewarding life. Carol works with adults, students, individuals, couples and families. In addition to Carol’s extensive EMDR trainings, she has post graduate trainings that include the clinical program at the Washington School of Psychiatry, externship Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Ego State Therapy and is attending conferences and trainings to improve her ability to help her clients heal. Carol believes in the mind and body connection and was drawn to EMDR because of this. Her areas of practice and expertise include trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, stress, life transitions, painful life struggles, and health issues.
For more information about consultation with Carol Mettus, please click here.
Mary Ray, LCSW, trained in EMDR in 2000 with Francine Shapiro & Andrew Leeds and continued on with Deany Laliotis in individual and group consultation. Mary applies EMDR as a comprehensive relational psychotherapy to treat complex trauma and heal attachment wounds. Mary runs monthly consult groups in person in Alexandria and on Zoom. Mary addresses physical, emotional, sexual, social, spiritual, and intellectual components of a person/system. She provides individual, couple, family, and group therapy as well as EMDR individual and group consultation and business consultation. Mary is Certified in EMDR, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, a Certified Sex and Couples Therapist, an Imago Therapy Advanced Clinician, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is also trained in other arenas such as attachment, family systems, various models of couples therapy, and addiction treatment.
For more information about consultation with Mary Ray, please click here.
Sarah Rosney, LCSW-R, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Upstate NY. Sarah’s clinical work has included working with individuals, children, families and groups in private practice as well as inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Her expertise is in treating complex developmental trauma, traumatic bereavement, sexual abuse, and spiritual abuse.
Sarah has trained with Deany Laliotis in individual and group consultation and has also received training in the use of EMDR with structural dissociation, R-TEP and G-TEP. Outside of private practice Sarah provides professional development and consultation to schools in the areas of social-emotional learning and trauma informed practices. Before starting her private practice, Sarah developed and implemented a perinatal palliative care program, and worked with post-resettlement refugees along with pediatric hospice and palliative care.
Sarah provides EMDR consultation in her office and online both individually and in groups. She enjoys working with newly trained EMDR therapists along with seasoned therapists who are looking for consultation on complex cases.
For more information about consultation with Sarah Rosney, please click here.
Melanie Shapiro, LICSW is an EMDRIA approved consultant (in training) and certified EMDR practitioner in Washington DC. She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Melanie specializes in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and traumatic life events. Her prior experience includes supervisory and staff roles at The Viva Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and N Street Village. In addition to her EMDR training Melanie received Neurofeedback training at EEG Education & Research Institute for Applied Neurotherapy and completed a certificate in Trauma-Informed Clinical practice.
- November 13 - November 14