Faculty and Trainers
Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, is the founder and executive director of Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute. He was previously on the faculty of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, is an Affiliate Professor at the SUNY Buffalo School of Social Work, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is the author of numerous professional articles as well as several books. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. Dr. Greenwald developed many techniques used by EMDR child therapists, and his comprehensive EMDR training model has been emulated internationally. He also developed Progressive Counting and the Fairy Tale phase model of trauma treatment, and is a leading expert and pioneer in the flash technique as well as intensive trauma-focused therapy.
Cindy Arnold, LCMHC, CFRC, is a licensed professional counselor since 2010. She works with children, teens, and adults, and specializes in physical, emotional, sexual trauma, childhood trauma, complex trauma, dissociation, military and first responders. She is the director of TICTI’s satellite office in Greensboro, NC. She is a PC instructor and EMDR Consultant and Instructor.
Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Buffalo, NY and a Registered Play Therapist with the Association for Play Therapy She is a supervisor and approved provider of play therapy continuing education through the Association for Play Therapy. She is certified in EMDR therapy, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, an EMDR therapy trainer and a faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute. Her specialties include attachment and child and adolescent trauma, and she also works with adult survivors. She provides consultation in person and remotely, and gives trainings locally and internationally. Her primary interest is in the intersection of play therapy and EMDR and has published on this topic including as a contributing author and co-editor of EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach .
Rebecca Chapman, PsyD, has been a licensed psychologist since 2016. She works with children, teens, and adults and specializes in trauma, loss, and substance abuse. She is on the TICTI staff. She is a PC consultant and instructor as well as an EMDR consultant and instructor.
Elizabeth Davis, MFA, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC, is a board certified and a state licensed art therapist since 2004. She works with children, teens, and adults, and specializes in trauma, loss, foster care, child trauma, and attachment trauma. She is the director of TICTI’s first satellite clinic, in Buffalo, NY. She is an EMDR instructor and consultant, the developer of our Attachment & Dissociation training program, and a PC consultant in training.
Lindsay Farrar, LMHC, has been a licensed mental health counselor since 2009. She has provided counseling in both English and Spanish at a large urban non-profit, has taught at the graduate level about family violence, and has published work about language translation in Brazil. Lindsay is on the TICTI staff. Lindsay is an EMDR consultant and instructor as well as a PC consultant and instructor.
Mary L. Froning, PsyD, is Co-Director of Psychology and Hypnotherapy Associates. She is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in trauma recovery. She has presented workshops in local and national venues, and published numerous articles in books and professional journals. She is the former President of the District of Columbia Psychological Association. Dr. Froning is an EMDR Consultant and Instructor.
Jessica Horder, MS, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years’ experience counseling individuals and families. She is certified in EMDR therapy, an EMDRIA approved consultant, and assists on EMDR trainings. She is also intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and provides training and consultation on incorporating DBT skills into the treatment of complex trauma.
Denise Houston, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Cumming, Georgia counseling trauma-exposed children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in and with the Child Welfare System in and around metropolitan Georgia and parts of Alabama for 15 years in different capacities including forensic and counseling services. Ms. Houston has also provided training and consultation to agencies that serve traumatized children including foster parent organizations, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), Child Protection workers, Juvenile Court staff and schools. She is a PC Consultant and Instructor.
Jennifer Marchand, CCC, is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist, Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator, EMDR Consultant, and is trained in PC. She has worked in a diverse range of international settings and cultural contexts as a clinician, consultant, and trainer.
Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice in Buffalo, NY, a Registered Play Therapist with the Association for Play Therapy and a faculty member of University at Buffalo School of Social Work. She is the Chair of the EMDRIA Child/Adolescent Special Interest Group. She is certified in EMDR therapy, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, an EMDR therapy trainer and a faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute. Annie travels throughout the US and internationally providing a multitude of trauma-informed trainings and agency and therapist consultation. She has extensive training in complex trauma, family therapy, play therapy, restorative justice almost 30 years serving children, teens, families and adults. Her private practice includes a multitude of behaviors and issues including foster care, out of country adoptions, juvenile justice and dissociation and is contributing author and co-editor of the upcoming book EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach.
Lisa Prefontaine, LMHC, is an EMDR certified clinician, consultant, and online trainer through EMDRIA. After being in practice for over 20 years, other therapeutic specialties include DBT, Co-occurring disorders, Perinatal disorders, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Ego State/Parts work, Crisis Management/Suicidality, Complex Trauma, and Brainspotting. Lisa has primarily worked with an adult population and has inpatient experience with adolescents and children. Lisa was Clinical Director of Mental Health Services for 5 years at Horizon Health Services prior to leaving to provide full time private practice and consultation services. She serves as an adjuct faculty member for Medaille College and University of Buffalo’s Mental Health Counseling Graduate Programs.
Nicole Rizzo-Wolasz, LCSW-R, has been working with youth & families since 1997. She is currently in private practice in Buffalo, NY, specializing in trauma-exposed children, adolescents, and adults. Nicole has had supervisory roles at area agencies, and provides trainings on Bullying Prevention, Supervision & Trauma, Anger Management, and Peacemaking Circles in schools. In 2008, Nicole was awarded the Field Educator of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. In 2009, Nicole was recognized by the YWCA for her leadership in the area of social work. Nicole is a PC consultant and instructor, and an EMDR consultant.
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