MSW, LCSW, RYT
CEO, Owner, Lead Trainer & Consultant
Rebecca Kase is a licensed clinical social worker and yoga instructor, living in Gig Harbor WA. She is an EMDR Consultant & Basic Trainer, and owner of Kase & CO. She is the author of Polyvagal informed EMDR: A neuro-informed approach to healing.
Rebecca is a force of nature. She’s a compassionate and authentic consultant, who has a keen sense for holding space, bringing levity to the heaviest of topics, and creating engaging learning experiences. Rebecca incorporates yoga, throughout her clinical work and training, and has specialties in mind-body techniques, dissociation, complex trauma, and ego-state work. Rebecca values creating Shame Free Spaces for Learning™ in training and consultation, and believes in teaching clinicians the values of humility and curiosity as vital elements to the healing process.
Rebecca has worked in a variety of settings and with a variety of populations. She began her career as an MSW working with children and adolescents. She has worked in community mental health centers, nursing homes, private practice, shelters, crisis centers, community-based work, and internationally. She has been teaching in professional and academic settings since 2009.
Alison is a licensed clinical social worker who lives in Bloomington, IN and owns her own private practice, Empower Healing. Alison approaches therapy through the lens of presence and attunement and believes in being a guide to help clients find their own internal healing powers. She has a background in animal-assisted therapy and is an EMDR Approved Consultant, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and Transforming Touch modalities. Alison works with both children and adults who have experienced developmental and shock traumas, among other life challenges. In consultation, Alison believes in meeting the consultee where they are at and supporting the continued growth of EMDR skills with openness, compassion, and curiosity.
Amy is a LCSW, who received her Masters in Social Work from Boston University. Amy has just under 19 years of experience in the social work field, primarily working with those impacted by trauma as well as the larger mental health system. Amy has provided direct practice, management, and directorship in a variety of clinical settings, including community mental health, behavioral health hospital, and schools. Amy utilizes a trauma informed approach not only in clinical care, but with a macro lens of the larger systems impacting the community. Amy brings a spicy energy with innovative ideas and approaches by thinking outside of traditional mental health structures, flows and processes.
Amy has training experience through her professional roles as well as an adjunct faculty at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work for just under 7 years.
Beth is a licensed professional counselor based in Eugene, Oregon. She is a practicing therapist in Community Mental Health at Looking Glass Community Services. Beth provides consultation and training through Oregon Consultation Associates. She has specific training for working with complex trauma, adoptive and foster families, and focuses on integrating multiple approaches with EMDR: internal family systems, relational interventions, polyvagal theory, and dialectical behavioral therapy to support clients and clinicians through a holistic lens. She believes authentic connection and radical acceptance are important parts of the many pathways to healing. She has worked with clients from ages 3-65, bringing experience from positions in inpatient treatment, residential programs, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient settings, multiple community mental health programs, and clinical supervision for intern clinicians. She loves finding what makes clients and clinicians feel hopeful and using this as a tool for growth.
Brandi is a licensed clinical social worker and sex therapist who owns Insight Healing and Wellness, a holistic group practice, where she works with individuals, couples, and groups in both Michigan and California. She has over 12 years of experience providing therapy and supervision in various settings such as community mental health, k-12 schools, eating disorder programs, hospitals, and partial hospitalization programs. She specializes in trauma therapy, providing professional development/consultation to organizations and therapists, and curating wellness events. Brandi loves karaoke, traveling, and yoga. She is passionate about connecting with other therapists, and supporting them as they build and refine skills in EMDR and beyond.
MSW, LCSW, LAC, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Cassie is a clinical social worker, addiction counselor, and relationship & sex therapist based in Denver, Colorado. She provides works with clients through her private practice, Inner Atlas Therapy, which centers her belief that everyone has everything inside needed for healing and wholeness. Her practice specialties include the treatment of complex trauma, sex and intimacy, couples and relationships, disordered eating, body shame and liberation, and substance abuse and addiction. She is an Internal Family Systems Therapy Trained therapist and incorporates EFT and attachment-focused approaches into her EMDR practice. Cassie is committed to anti-oppressive practices and involved in the collective liberation movement. Cassie holds space for shame-free learning spaces and exudes warmth and compassion in everything that she does.=
Christine Pardos is a licensed clinical social worker based in Lakewood, Colorado. Christine owns a telehealth-only private practice and EMDR consultation business, New Roots Therapy LLC. Christine has worked with diverse populations and ages in New York City and Colorado within private and group practices, outpatient facilities, community mental health programs, schools, career readiness and GED programs, and behavioral health hospitals. Currently, Christine works with adults navigating complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. Christine also integrates Ego-State Therapy into her EMDR work and provides EMDR via virtual weekly, extended session, and intensive-style formats. Christine is passionate about EMDR consultation and fosters EMDR community development in Colorado via free monthly consultation groups, in-person meet-ups, and the Colorado EMDR Therapists Facebook Page. Christine believes in providing a nurturing and shame-free learning environment for therapists to feel heard and to develop their EMDR skills with confidence, empathy, and authenticity.
Training Faculty, CE Coordinator
Crystal Wildes is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has over fifteen years of experience working, training, and providing supervision/consultation in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, community mental health, outpatient clinics, non-profit organizations, and private practice. She has worked with individuals and families of all ages, including adjudicated youth, at-risk teens, families involved with social services, and victims of crime. Crystal has specialty areas of trauma recovery, including having been trained in EMDR in 2012, which forever changed her clinical work. She prides herself in being authentic and genuine in her approach to facilitate the learning experience.
EdS/MS, LPC, IFS Level 2
Crystal is a licensed professional counselor with Align Therapy and Consultation based out of Firestone, CO. She provides virtual EMDR and IFS therapy, and EMDR consultation with an IFS/parts work orientation. Crystal has a brain-body-heart approach to healing. She is both direct and compassionate in her work with clients and knows the importance of doing her own healing. Crystal is a complex trauma survivor and is passionate about helping others along their healing journeys. She has experience working in community mental health and private practice, and loves supporting other therapists and healers. At the start of her career she worked with kids, teens, and families, and now works primarily with older teens and adults. Crystal specializes in working with complex trauma, attachment trauma, dissociation, gifted individuals and high achievers, and anxiety. She has a gift of connecting with the inner child who lives in all of us.
MA, LMFT-S, LAC, LCDC
Erika is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed addiction counselor, and a licensed chemical dependency counselor. She is also a doctoral candidate at Northcentral University. Erika is licensed to practice in both Texas and Colorado. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant as well as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Erika teaches part time for Abilene Christian University and owns her own private practice in Abilene, TX. In the therapy room, she holds space for individuals and families working through relational issues, addiction, attachment wounds, and complex trauma. Erika enjoys spending time outdoors soaking in nature, camping, kayaking, hiking, and connecting with her large farm full of rescue animals. In both therapy and consultation individuals can expect to be feel safe in a shame-free supportive environment.
Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker residing in Grand Junction, CO. Before her second career as a therapist, she worked as a high school teacher among a highly traumatized population in Houston, Texas, where her inclination toward healing really took root. Jessica left her position as a teacher to earn her degree in order to more acutely participate in the resolution of trauma. She discovered the power and effectiveness of EMDR early in her therapy career, and is now a Certified EMDR practitioner and Consultant, offering individual counseling and consultation through her private practice Live Well Counseling Center. Jessica specializes in use of ego state work in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation. She is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) and strives to support her clients in embodying healing and working towards becoming “whole”.
MA, LPC, DVM
Julie is a bilingual (Spanish & English) Licensed Professional Counselor residing in the Rocky Mountains, in Carbondale, CO. Julie’s first career was as a dancer with Oakland Ballet. Her second, and still current, career is as a veterinarian. Julie went back to school to pursue her third career, earning her MA in Counseling and then pursuing EMDR. She has worked with children, teens, families, immigrants from Mexico & Latin America, and currently sees adults. She uses an integrative mind-body approach, integrating EMDR therapy with her training in trauma recovery, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Activation, dissociation, PolyVagal therapy, and special interests in chronic pain, illness, headache, and migraine. Julie has worked in community mental health, with the department of family services, in a research program as a consultant/trainer serving depressed Latina, Spanish-speaking moms, and now in private practice. Julie is certified in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy through EAGALA, and will soon be trained in Equine-Assisted EMDR therapy, bringing together her passion for the healing of the human-animal bond, EMDR, and the intuitive wisdom of horses. She loves supporting therapists learning EMDR and other therapies and has a deep passion for teaching and consulting.
Kari is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, New York, and Virginia. Kari owns a private practice based in Colorado and is now expanding into New York. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant. Kari provides virtual EMDR, while integrating IFS and Somatic Therapy. She has training in Somatic EMDR and specializes in working with chronic pain and chronic illness. Kari is a Registered Play Therapy and specializes in EMDR with children. She is passionate about growing the practice of EMDR with children, while incorporating non-directive play therapy. Kari believes strongly in the power of EMDR therapy and that it can be a beacon of hope on the journey of healing. One of the cornerstones of her practice is the importance of building strong therapeutic relationships. Kari believes that healing begins with connection.
Laurel O’Neal Thornton
MA, LPC, ALPS
Laurel is a licensed professional counselor in Morgantown, WV. Laurel has been passionate about EMDR since she was introduced to it during her Master’s studies in Counseling at West Virginia University. She attended EMDR training in 2011, and has been practicing EMDR ever since. She now owns her own private practice, Whole Brain Solutions, which utilizes EMDR as its primary theoretical approach. She focuses on offering therapy, consultation, and trainings focused on helping people increase their awareness and understanding of how Adaptive Information Processing can be applied and felt across settings. Laurel enjoys the practical application of neuroscience. She attended Emory University, majoring in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuro-Psychology. She strives to integrate neuroscience into her consulting and counseling.
Molly is a licensed professional counselor located in Denver, Colorado. Molly is a therapist, certified life coach and approved EMDR Consultant who owns her private practice, The Healing Enthusiast. Continuing education and learning is a core value of hers; finding the intersecting points and powerful integration of effective modalities that support the innate capacity to heal from trauma. In her practice, Molly offers EMDR, including intensive half-day EMDR sessions, Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, parts/ego states work, as well as somatic and mindfulness strategies to support her clients with interpersonal trauma and attachment work. She feels fortunate for the knowledgeable and compassionate consultants and mentors throughout her EMDR journey and loves giving back to the EMDR community in this way.
Wendy Llamas is a licensed clinical social worker in North Orange County, California. She is an EMDR Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant and the owner of Growing Glimmers Child, Family, Trauma Therapy. Wendy has worked in community based mental health, school settings, and in child welfare services. It is Wendy’s upbringing and experiences as a first generation Latina growing up in a community of color that drew her to the helping field. She uses the knowledge she has learned from her own healing journey, along with all of her education and trainings, to offer therapy services that are grounded in the belief that she is not much different from her clients, and will compassionately walk alongside them as they go through their own processes. Wendy is passionate about helping children, their caregivers and adult women of color break cycles of intergenerational trauma. Through EMDR, parts and attachment work, and a social justice/holistic lens, Wendy helps her clients heal childhood wounds by aiding them in identifying, releasing, and shifting the beliefs and behaviors that might be blocking their ability to fully be the highest version of themselves.
Brittney is a devoted wife and mom of 2 beautiful children. She currently resides in Columbus, Georgia, however, was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. In 2013 she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Information Systems from Troy University. During that time at the university, she began her Administrative journey as a student Admin Assistant in Troy’s Purchasing and Records department. Throughout that time she gained several years of experience in office Administration across a wide variety of industries. In her spare time she loves creating and selling handmade jewelry. Brittney is tremendously excited to become part of the Kase & CO team and immensely looking forward to learning more about the therapy industry.
Kryss is our Operations Administrator. They have worked in digital marketing and project management for seven years. Reflecting on their career and personal life during a fulfilling spiritual journey, Kryss is now pursuing their aspiration of becoming a therapist. They decided it was time to achieve a lifelong goal. Kryss believes therapy saves lives and draws inspiration from helping people. Kryss enjoys reading, is a yoga teacher and enthusiast, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, a parapsychology nerd, has a Master of Science in Digital Marketing and is vegan. Kryss is also currently enrolled in a graduate counseling program at Adler Graduate School. Kryss enjoys the enlightened and fulfilling experience of working at Kase & CO.
Training Administrative Assistant
Mads is our Training Admin Assistant and is currently residing in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal, Quebec). Mads comes from a background in dance and wellness, having received a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts located on Lenni Lenape land (Philadelphia, PA). In addition to their dance studies, Mads is an experienced writer and administrator. Currently, Mads is pursuing an MA in English from McGill University with a focus on dance and theatre studies. Mads is passionate about working for companies in wellness and education, and loves using their administrative skills for a company like Kase & Co that does so much incredible work in the mental health industry. In addition to work pursuits, Mads loves watching gymnastics, cuddling with their cats, playing board games, and teaching themselves guitar!
Tiffany is our Operations Manager located in Canton, GA. She started her career working in small offices while attending college at MTSU. Starting out in reception she quickly advanced to an administrative assistant role, where she gained vast computer, operations, marketing and accounting knowledge. As well as 15+ years experience with administrative work in various industries. After having her children she took her skills to the virtual space and found her home as an excecutive assistant for Kase & CO. As the company and her skillset grew, she was promoted to Operations Manager. Tiffany is a proud mom of 3 and stepmom of one. Having multiple children on the autism spectrum and a stepson who experienced trauma at a young age, she has seen the power of therapy first hand. Therapy has helped her family navigate those challenges and she welcomed the chance to work within the industry.