Gwen Forbes-Wolfe, LMHC

Gwen Forbes-Wolfe, LMHC is a friend and colleague. She was one of the first clinicians to be trained in EMDR in the state of Florida. She was first trained in 1990 by Francine Shapiro herself. The first research was published in 1989 so Gwen was one of the EMDR pioneers. She was also a trainer in the early days here in Florida. Recently, she retired from her very successful private practice. She is the most dedicated EMDR therapists I have ever met. She trusts in the process and she taught me to do the same. When she found out I was starting to train therapists it did not take much convincing to bring her out of retirement to be part of the team. I am happy my dear friend and colleague is putting her vast experience and expertise to work training a new generation of EMDR therapists.

(Gwen is going through the process reactivating her EMDRIA Approved Consultant credential. She’ll be ready to go when our trainings begin.)

Marleen Roy, LMHC

Marleen Roy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, a professional AAC Life Coach, educator, and Certified Surviving Your Adolescent Trainer. She completed her master's degree in psychology of counseling in mental health/substance abuse and has a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and elementary education. She is a Professional ADHD/AAC Life Coach through ADDCA (ADD Coach Academy). Her 10 years of experience in classroom teaching in Palm Beach County of students with ADHD, and those without, has provided valuable life experience and information in this field of work. She has worked as a Staff Advocate with the Guardian Ad Litem Program of Palm Beach County advocating for the best interests of children in the courts and has also worked in private agencies as a mental health/substance abuse therapist. She was trained in EMDR therapy in 2009 and currently is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist. She is dedicated to her work and to training other therapists in the use of EMDR. We are very happy she agreed to make time in her busy schedule to join our team.

Marleen has maintained a private practice, Life Focus Counseling, Coaching & Educational Services, Inc., over the past nine years in Stuart and Palm Beach County, Florida.

Additional information can be found at lifefocusfl.com.

Melanie Mahady, LMHC

Melanie Mahady, LMHC, is one of only a few EMDR therapists in South Florida with the extensive training and experience required to consult and coach in EMDRIA Approved trainings. Melanie is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved EMDR Consultant in Training.  Her EMDR specialties include complex trauma, recent trauma, attachment issues, and dissociative disorders.  She provides therapy for children, teens, and adults as well as consultation and supervision for professionals. We are happy she chose to join our team as an EMDR therapist skilled in working with a variety of populations

Dr. Pamela Rinato

Dr. Pamela Rinato has a unique supervisory style and is a joy to work with, with a gentle and warm, yet firm and professional approach she get the most out of her staff. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in the mental health field, with a background specializing in the treatment of veterans. Most recently she served as head of the Addiction Disorders Treatment Program at the Southern Nevada Veterans Administration Hospital. Prior to joining the Veterans Administration, she spent more than twelve years in private practice in Florida, where she founded a successful intensive outpatient treatment program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Barry University, a master’s in social work from Florida International University, and a Doctor of Psychology degree from California University. She holds certifications in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is a faculty member of the American College of Addictionology and is an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant.

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