Leading the Way in Trauma Therapy


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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 the MASTR protocol for treating problem behaviors, Progressive Counting, and the Fairy Tale phase model of trauma treatment.


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 TI & CTI’s satellite clinic in Greensboro, NC. She is a PC instructor and EMDR Consultant and Instructor. 


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Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW-R, RPT, has been working with children and families since 1996, and is in Buffalo, NY. She works with all ages from young children through adults, specializing in problems of attachment, trauma, and grief & loss. She is a registered play therapist, has worked as a consultant to Head Start, and is a field educator in UB's pilot program in trauma-informed field education. She is a PC Consultant and Instructor.


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 TI & CTI staff. She is a PC consultant and instructor as well as an EMDR consultant and instructor.

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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 TI & CTI’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 TI & CTI 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.

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Jessica Horder, MS, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years experience counseling individuals and families. She is trained and experienced in EMDR as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and provides training in DBT.


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.

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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.

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Annie J. Monaco, LCSW-R, has over 25 years of experience serving children, teens, families and adults. She serves as a University at Buffalo School of Social Work liaison. Her private practice draws on her training in complex trauma, family therapy, and play therapy to address a multitude of behaviors and issues including foster care, out of country adoptions, juvenile justice and dissociation. Annie travels extensively throughout the US and internationally providing training and consultation. Annie is a trainer and consultant for both EMDR and PC.

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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.