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EMDR Training


EMDR Therapy


EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training

EMDR in Conjoint Couples Therapy

This EMDR Therapy Refresher is a multi-module course for clinicians who have previously completed an EMDRIA-Approved training but have not applied that learning for a period of time, lack confidence in their EMDR skills, or wish to strengthen their understanding and practice of EMDR therapy.

This EMDRIA-Approved  EMDR Basic Training includes Part I and Part II, each of which are three-day training sessions, as well as 10 hours of consultation on EMDR Therapy, and required reading.

This two-day in person program teaches participants how to integrate EMDR within couples therapy, including guidelines, demonstrations, and opportunities to practice all eight phases. 

The Training Team

EMDRIA-Approved Training Provider


Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC

Liz is a Licensed Psychologist, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Training Provider, and Certified EMDR Therapist. She has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, as a Professional Counselor since 2003 and as a Psychologist since 2013. She works full-time in private practice, The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, in Denver, Colorado. The focus of her practice includes trauma treatment from an AEDP therapeutic orientation, couples therapy from an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy approach, as well as supervision, consultation, and training. She completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado, where her dissertation focused on EMDR within couples therapy. She also developed the Denver Collaborative Health Center, a network of skilled independent professionals dedicated to providing quality health care services to treat the whole person, including a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychologist, Rolfer, Yoga Therapist, Massage Therapist and Craniosacral Practitioner, Integrative Healer /Curandera, and a Full Spectrum Doula/Herbalist/Ancestral Medicine Practitioner.

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Practicum Facilitator and Consultants/Consultants-in-Training


Bethany Albrecht, MA, LPC, ACS

EMDR Certified Therapist,
EMDRIA-Approved Consultant,
Approved Clinical Supervisor

Experience/Specialties: I am a EMDR Certified Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in Training and owner of Aerie Counseling, a private practice based in Denver, Colorado. Through my practice, I care for clients and clinicians with warm and compassion in the journey toward healing and wholeness. My specialties include trauma recovery, faith integration, and disordered eating. I also have advanced training incorporating parts work and IFS informed techniques into EMDR and often utilize that lens in my practice and consultation. I hold space for shame-free, authentic learning and processing. I value the experience of connecting as fellow human beings and collaborators in the field of mental health and supporting the advancement of EMDR through increased accessibility of care.

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Joanna Marcela Berrio-Kipnis, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist,
EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Experience/Specialties: Trauma recovery specialist with over 20 years of experience. Attachment-Focused EMDR, AEDP Therapist, integrating Western psychology with ancestral and earth-centered medicine. Individual Consultation: Will begin accepting new EMDR consultees in fall of 2022. Fee: $130/hr. Group Consultation: Will offer a group in late fall of 2022. Fee: $65/2 hrs. Please visit my website for both:

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Diane Brooks, MSW, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist & EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Experience/Specialties: I specialize in working with individuals (children, teenagers, young adults and adults) struggling with symptoms related to trauma, anxiety disorders and depression. I take a strengths based approach with both clients and other helping professionals. In addition to being EMDR Trained and Certified, I have additionally been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma (Level 1 Certificate from the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education and Trauma Focused-CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training. Individual Consultation: I am accepting new consultees for individual EMDR Consultation and enjoy helping other clinicians grow. Fee: $120. Consultees can email me directly at, call me at 720-372-3975 or go to for more information. Group Consultation: I am currently not conducting groups, however, I will be looking at possibly starting groups in Fall of 2023.


Cassie Hammond, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist,
EMDRIA-Approved Consultant

Experience/Specialties: I love supporting EMDR clinicians to hold a healthy respect for the standard protocol while helping them deeply attune to their clients’ individual readiness and unique needs. This way, incorporating other EMDR protocols and treatment interventions can happen more seamlessly throughout the 8 phases. Previous treatment “roadblocks” can then be turned into opportunities to deepen the healing. I strive to help clinicians build their confidence in their clinical decision-making around target conceptualization and sequencing as well as how to infuse resourcing, stabilization, and affect tolerance work throughout each phase. I’ve also engaged in advanced training and ongoing consultation specifically with EMDR pertaining to: somatic psychotherapy, protocols for early intervention and ongoing traumatic stress, the Flash Technique, structural dissociation and parts work, and integration with play therapy. Areas of experience: I've conducted EMDR (in both Spanish and English) with complex trauma cases in a community mental health setting with children and teens ages 6+, as well as with teens and adults with complex trauma in private practice. I also have additional experience in utilizing EMDR with humanitarian/NGO workers, and refugees and immigrants.I have additional training in AEDP, EFT, and Somatic Psychology. So, I work to help Consultees better “embed” EMDR within other crucial modalities like parts work, somatic therapy, and attachment injury work, within a relational framework. Individual Consultation: I am accepting new Consultees for EMDRIA certification, troubleshooting tricky cases, or for general support. Fee: $130/hr. Consultees can email me directly at to schedule and go to for additional information. Group Consultation: $65/2 hrs (with a minimum of 6 participants/max of 8). Consultees can email me directly at: to schedule and go to for additional information.


Samantha McBride, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, EMDR Certified Therapist

Experience/Specialties: I can provide consultation for children (age 6+), teens, and adults. Individual Consultation: I am accepting new consultees for individual EMDR Consultation. Fee: $100/hour. Discounted fee for prepayment of 5 EMDR individual consultation sessions is $450; Contact Information: / 303-724-0188. Group Consultation: Group consultation is available based on interest. $25 an hour; Contact Information: / 303-724-0188.

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James Nee, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist,
EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Experience/Specialties: I primarily practice attachment-focused EMDR for all ages, incorporating parts work and Emotionally Focused Therapy into my EMDR work. I also provide EMDR for neuro-diverse clients. Individual Consultation: I am accepting new consultees. Fee: $120. Consultees may email me at for more information or to schedule. Group Consultation: Group Consultation Rate= $60. My groups are currently open. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1-2 pm MT. Consultees may email me at for more information.


Mallorie Smolen, MSW, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist,
EMDRIA-Approved Consultant

Experience/Specialties: I meet with children, adolescents, and adults who has experienced attachment trauma, complex posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and health-related anxiety/trauma. I am Certified in Sand Tray Therapy by Ana Gomez. I have been trained in Easy State Ego Interventions, EMDR Integrative Attachment Protocol for Children, and Ana Gomez Master Classes. Individual Consultation: I am accepting new consultees. Fee: $80. Please see my website at There is a video on my website to watch sharing my EMDR techniques with children. Group Consultation: I am offering a group the first Monday of the month, rate $50.00 per group member for two hours. Email


Kerri Sterrett, MA, LPC

EMDR Certified Therapist,
EMDRIA-Approved Consultant

Experience/Specialties: I am an EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. I am the owner of Denver Wellness Counseling and currently hold a number of other professional roles including: Adjunct Faculty for Regis University’s Counseling Program and an instructor for Parenting After Divorce. I have a great deal of experience in training, education, and supervision, including working as the Clinical Director of a large family agency, and teaching at both the High School and Graduate level. I have over 12 years of professional experience in counseling and specialize in helping clients recover from trauma, attachment wounds, dysfunctional family systems, PTSD, depression, anxiety/panic, and significant life transitions. I have 8+ years of EMDR experience and have been Certified since 2015. Individual Consultation: I am accepting new consultees. Fee: $140. New consultees can email me at Group Consultation: My group consultations are typically on Wednesdays from 9-11. Fee: $40 for a 2 hour group. New consultees can email me at to register and be included on my email updates to group dates/times.

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Sarai Trujillo, MA, LPC, IMH-E®, PMH-C

EMDR Certified Therapist,
EMDRIA-Approved Consultant

Experience/Specialties: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and working with parents and caregivers of all ages, particularly during the sensitive periods of development in perinatal, infant, and early childhood. I have expertise in the field of EMDR, perinatal, infant, and early childhood mental health and I offer consultation for other helping professionals. Individual Consultation: I am accepting new consultees. Fee: $150/hr. New consultees can go to my website (connects to my online booking site): or directly to my online booking site: Group Consultation: Offering group consultation options monthly. Fee: $35 (1 hour group) & $70 (2 hour group). Website (connects to my online booking site): Online booking site directly:


Kelli Charbonneau

Administrative Manager

Semi-retiring in 2021 from a 35-year career in Healthcare Administration, I deeply craved a better life/work balance (yes, in that order). Joining The Road Less Traveled Counseling team has been an honor and has been reenergizing. As a former EMDR client, I know firsthand the power of EMDR therapy, so I’m thrilled to be a small part of this larger purpose. I have a masters degree in Management and a bachelors degree in Business Administration. In my spare time, I love to learn, travel and be outdoors with my husband and two dogs.

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Niaja Stringfield

Admin & Marketing Coordinator

Niaja is a brand strategist, world traveler, and perfume enthusiast! She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from Drexel University with a minor in Marketing and joins The Road Less Traveling Team with a wealth of marketing experience across various industries, including fashion, legal, and wellness. Passionate about inclusivity, she is dedicated to creating campaigns that resonate with and uplift underserved communities. When she isn't working or traveling, Niaja can be found begging her cat not to walk all over her laptop.

EMDRIA Certification

EMDRIA Certification as an EMDR Therapist

Completion of an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training is the first step toward EMDR Certification (see for information about EMDR Certification). Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC with The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is an EMDRIA-Approved Training Provider. The EMDR Basic Training (Parts I and II) is an EMDRIA-Approved training and the EMDR Therapy Refresher has been approved for a total of 15 EMDRIA Credits (8 credits for the Part I On Demand portion and 7 credits for the Part II In Person Practicum portion).

Certification Criteria (Summarized from the EMDRIA website 2023—visit for updates): Those who are interested in applying for the EMDR Certification credential must have a masters or doctoral degree in counseling, social work, psychology, marriage family therapy, medicine or nursing from an accredited college or university and must meet the following criteria:

1.   EMDR International Association Approved EMDR Training:  Provide a copy of your final certificate of completion of an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training program.

2.   License/Certification:  Provide a copy of your current license to practice independently as a mental health professional in the state or province where you practice. The license must include the current expiration date.

3.   Notarized Statement of Practice and EMDR Experience

  • Do you have at least two years of experience in your field of license?

  • Have you conducted at least 50 EMDR sessions with at least 25 clients? 

Both statements may be included in one single notarized document. Applicants can simply state, “I have at least 2 years experience in my field of license and I have conducted at least 50 EMDR therapy sessions with at least 25 clients” or similar wording and then have it notarized.

4.   20 Hours of Consultation by an EMDR Consultant in EMDR:  Provide documentation from the EMDR Consultant(s) who provided EMDR consultation to you. It must specify the exact number of consultation hours you received and designate how many of those hours were individual consultation and how many were group consultation. Find an EMDR Consultant

  • Be sure to review the Consultation Packet and become familiar with the consultation process. 

  • The 20 hours of consultation must have been completed within the last 5 years. If you continue to receive consultation hours for over a 5 year period, then as long as the EMDR Consultant is able to explain in the letter of documentation when the consultation started and ended (e.g. 2013-2022) and if/when long breaks in consultation occurred that will be acceptable. We understand that clinicians may stop consultation and then restart again but we cannot accept consultation hours that concluded 5 or more years ago.

  • If you have received consultation from more than one EMDR Consultant, you will need documentation from each one.

  • At least 10 of the hours must be obtained through individual, EMDR-focused consultation. The remaining 10 hours may be obtained through small group consultation. Consultation groups cannot exceed more than eight participants at a time.

  • EMDR Consultants-in-Training can provide up to 15 hours of consultation. The remaining five hours must be provided by an EMDR Consultant.

  • Only consultation hours received after completion of an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training program can be applied towards this requirement.

5.   EMDR Consultant Letter(s) of Recommendation for EMDR Certification:  Provide letter(s) from one or more EMDR Consultant(s) addressing your utilization of EMDR with clients and recommending you to be certified in EMDR.

  • Letters may include documentation of consultation hours as required in #4 above. If that's the case, upload the same document for both requirements on the application.

  • Letters from EMDR Consultants-in-Training do not meet this requirement. Letters must be from an EMDR Consultant.

6.   Letters of Recommendation Regarding Professional Practice:  Provide two letters of recommendation regarding your professional utilization of EMDR, ethics in practice, and professional character.

  • These letters may be from colleagues or peers.

  • Letters from your EMDR Consultant or EMDR Consultant-in-Training do not count as peer letters.

  • Two letters of recommendation from colleagues or peers are required.

7.   12 Hours of EMDRIA Credits:  Provide certificates of completion for at least 12 hours of EMDRIA Credits (continuing education in EMDR). Find EMDRIA Credit workshops and programs.

  • Only EMDRIA Credit Programs in EMDR obtained after the completion of EMDR Training may be used towards this requirement. Initial EMDR Trainings are not awarded EMDRIA Credits.

  • Certificates of completion of EMDRIA Credits hours should include the EMDRIA program approval number and the number of credits earned.

8.   EMDR International Association Policies Agreement:  By submitting the EMDR Certification application, applicants attest that they agree to adhere to EMDRIA Policies.

Certification Fees:

As a Full Member of EMDRIA - $150 US Dollars

NOT a member of EMDRIA - $350 US Dollars

*Please note certification fees are separate from EMDRIA membership fees


Certification Period:
If approved, Certification status will be granted for 2 years from date of acceptance. Ongoing continuing education is required with the accumulation of 12 hours every 2 years.

Contact Info





2253 N. Downing Street, Denver, CO 80205

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