Breath~Body~Mind™ Teacher Training Graduates

Beth Abrams
MD, Adult and Child Psychiatrist
(Albany, NY)
Specializes in working with veterans and military workers. Works with people with Autism.

Lori Baker-Gurvitch
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Specialize in working with adult outpatient populations suffering with mood, anxiety and provides couples therapy.

Patricia Nellys (Nell) Bard
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
(Fort Drum and Eastern Long Island NY)
Supporting military and civilian families through life transitions.

Martha Benedict
Associate Minister of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy
Certified Associate Metaphysician
Masters in School Administration
Masters in School Counseling
Master in Elementary Education
Currently holds the position as: Reverend and Designer/Developer of New Beginnings Healing and Meditation Center
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Joy Bennett
Yoga Therapist, IYT-500
Providence, Rhode Island
Specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma-sensitive yoga, and chronic pain management with children and adults.

Susan Blacker
Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor
(Saugerties, NY)
Specializing in gentle, restorative and chair yoga practices.

Clare Brown
(Elmira, NY)
Specializing in eating disorders and people suffering with trauma.

Donna Carroll

John M. Carroll
Spiritual Counsellor and Healer
Spiritual Counselling and Healing.

Cynthia Cohen
Director of Pathway Partners
Specializing in evaluating and placing young adults/adolescents in comprehensive alternative programs suiting their specific needs and facilitating health and success.

Jessica Cowan-Dewar, MSc, PhD Candidate
Currently investigating women’s fears of and experiences associated with HIV disclosure in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Yoga instructor with an interest in yoga for mental health (especially anxiety).

Heather Davis
Certified Breathwork Practitioner
Peacefull Pillows
Handcrafted Organic Comfort

Ron Hershey
Nationally board-certified in acupuncture and in Chinese herbal medicine. He is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (New York) from which he received his M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine. A former board member of the Acupuncture Society of New York, he is also a former Shiatsu practitioner and a former documentary film editor whose last project was Bill Moyer’s “Healing and the Mind” Series.  Ron has been practicing acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and nutrition for the past 15 years at East Mountain Acupuncture in Croton-on-Hudson and Cold Spring, NY, where he incorporates Vipassana meditation and Breath-Body-Mind Breathwork into his work with patients.

Dianne Hill
LMSW Social Worker
(Athens, Pennsylvania)
Social worker at the Elmira Psychiatric Centre and she works with children and adolescents.

Martha Howden
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker and CASAC Addictions Counsellor
Specializes in working with people suffering from anxiety and depression. Also specializes in DBT treatment with Borderline patients.

Becky Johansson
Integrative Psychotherapist
(In Manchester, London UK)
Working with adults suffering with depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, sexuality, gender, and self care for the health care provider training. As well, provides bodywork groups and training.

Fredlee Ann Kaplan, M.A., LCSW, LMFT
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New York and New Jersey
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, New York
Licensed School Psychologist, New York
Individual, Couple and Family Psychotherapist, Private Practice, New York City 1976-present
Director, Gift of Life International, 2010 - present
Member of Rotary Club of New York
Prior experience includes Consulting Clinical Supervisor, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City;
Director of Multi-Family Group Therapy Treatment and Training Program for Schizophrenia, Beth Israel Medical Center, Dept. of Psychiatry;
Psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, New Hope Guild Center for Psychotherapy;
Co-director, Lower Eastside Service Center, Methadone Maintenance Drug Treatment Center

Samuel Jakob Kirschner
Artist of Living & founder of
‘The b r e a z e” – alone together
Developing a daily practice and implementing it to your life

Irene Lara
Psy.D, LCSW, Reiki
Integrative Psychotherapy with Adults and Children.

Suzanne Levy, MA, LMT
Integrative Movement Therapist -Provide body based stress and trauma resolution. 
Founder of: Paths of Peace a non-profit- Incorporates Breath-Body-Mind™ techniques to educate, thereby empower survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
275 Gregory Rd. Franklin Lakes, N.J. 07417
Ph.# 201.248.7200    

Colleen Loehr
MD, Psychiatrist
(Jefferson City, Missouri)
A Window is Where the Wall is Absent
Staff Psychiatrist working with adults at State Hospital.

Alice Lombardo
Elementary Teacher
(Rochester, NY)
Grade 6 Teacher, Inner-city.

Jeff Martin
Ph.D Clinical Psychologist
Specialize in child and Family trauma.

Heather Mason
Founder-The Minded Institute
Psychotherapist-Yoga Therapist/Yoga Teacher/ Lecturer Boston University School of Medicine
The Minded Institute creates programs for the public and trains professionals to use yoga therapy, mindfulness, and modern medical understanding to treat clinical mental health populations.

Sean McElhose
US Navy Chief

Susanne McIntyre
PhD, Clinical Psychologist
(Ardsley, NY)
Specialize in working with children and adolescents suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD.

Ralph M McMenemy
LCSWC Clinical Social Worker
(Baltimore, Maryland)
Working with adults providing mental health services.

Lorraine McMullin
Program Manager and Lead Trainer at Institute of Community Research and Training at the College of St. Rose
(Albany, NY)
Provides training of trauma-informed care and facilitating learning of recovery tools and devising/implementing wellness recovery action plans with children, teens and adults.

Elizabeth Meeker, PsyD
Senior Manager, Training & Transformation
Monroe County Office of Mental Health
Senior Consultant, Coordinated Care Services, Inc.
1099 Jay Street, Building J, Suite 201
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 753-2680 
Elizabeth Meeker, PsyD, is a Senior Consultant for Coordinated Care Services, Inc. where she provides technical assistance in System of Care development, particularly in the area of Trauma Informed Care. She currently holds several positions, including Senior Manager at Training and Transformation for the Monroe County Office of Mental Health (MCOMH), member of the Core Management Team of Rochester City School District Safe Schools/Health Student Grant, and coordinator for crisis response for Trauma, Illness, and Grief in schools (TIG). Dr. Meeker also served as the Past President of the Genesee Valley Psychological Association, a Project Director for Monroe County ACCESS, and the first Coordinator of the Consortium on Trauma, Illness, and Grief in schools. Dr. Meeker’s consults on a range of topics including trauma, suicide prevention, bullying and school victims, self-injury, grief and loss, and family engagement. She is also a certified Disaster Mental Health Trainer through the New York State Office of Mental Health. In addition to her administrative and consultation work, Dr. Meeker is a licensed clinical psychologist and has a private clinical practice specializing in children and adolescents.

Kathryn Morrissey-Burch
MA LPC Clinical Psychologist
(Sayre, Pennsylvania)
Working at the Elmira Psychiatric Centre working with Children and Adolescents with mental health. Also has a private practice working with adults and children.

Christie Newhart
Yoga Therapist IYT-500 700 Yoga Teacher
(Lenox, Massacutes)
Provides yoga therapy for stress reduction and heals structural imbalances and offers wellness lifestyle practices.

Sugi Pickard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
(Castleton, NY)
Specializes in working with clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma and adjustment disorder.

Leide Porcu, PhD
Licensed Psychoanalyst, Academy of Cognitive Therapy Diplomate
Psychotherapy and Consultations
English, Spanish, French, and Italian
New York

Laurie Pyburn
MSCCC/LP Speech Language Pathologist and Registered Yoga Teacher and a Social Work Student
(Irvington, NY)

Dehanna Rice-Inkles
Integrative/holistic for all ages

Helen-Jane Ridgeway
Integrative Psychotherapist and a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Lecturer, Tutor
(London, UK)
Specializes in Mood, Anxiety, Trauma and complex PTSD, DID, Veterans and Military clients.

Sherry G Rubin, LCSW, RYT
Counseling and Yoga for Healing and Growth
50 W Welsh Pool Road, Suite #4
Exton, PA  19335

Julia Rusling
Episcopal Priest
(Atlanta, Giorgia)
Spiritual direction and Ignatian exercises.

Samantha Sackstein
Professional Hoop Dance Trainer and Performer. Mind Body Breath work Facilitator.
(New York)
Professional dance performances with hoops/whips and other props.

Holly Sanger
Psy.D, Clinical Psychologist
(Iowa city)
Specializes in working with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, DID, and couples therapy.

Dana Shaw
MD, Integrative Psychiatrist
Adolescent and Adult Integrative Psychiatrist as well as a Yoga and Breath Work teacher. Facilitates non-drug therapies

Bob Silverstein, MA, LCSW
Corporate Change Consultants
300 Mercer Street, #11E
New York, NY 10003
(212) 989-8647
Bob Silverstein brings over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist/counselor, crisis manager, organizational change consultant and executive coach to his clients. He has served as both a planner and trouble-shooter for management and employees before, during and/or after a worksite disruption that traumatically affects members of the workforce. He addresses issues such as terrorism, natural disasters, downsizing, reorganization, strike, and workplace crisis (including employee death or crime). Previously, Bob served as the Clinical Director of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Employee Assistance and Trauma Intervention Program and as a consultant with Partners International, where he implemented intervention and planning services, employee and management consultation, and training to their client companies, in response to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.

Bob has appeared on CNBC and NewsTalk Television. He has published in HR Focus and is a sought after presenter to professional and business groups. He received his M.S.W. from the Hunter College School of Social Work in 1980. Bob has also been trained in a variety of psychotherapy, crisis and trauma techniques, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) and Breath, Body, Mind Breathing Meditation.

Nancy Sinton, E-RYT 200
Nancy has been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2006.  She specializes in Yoga For Your Health.  She understands the health benefits of yoga and shares this with her students in both group classes and individual private classes.  Nancy received her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Edely Wallace, Director of the Yogamatrix Studio, in Orlando, Florida. She has been teaching at The Yogamatrix Studio and Lake Highland Preparatory School since 2006. During her teaching career she has taught teachers, staff, students, athletes, corporate employees and most importantly those individuals who are healing from physical, emotional, and mental challenges.  Nancy developed and teaches a unique class at the Yogamatrix Studio called "The Healing Power of Yoga". Nancy has been working with Dr. Gopal Basisht since 2010 on helping to educate patients on the healing benefits of incorporating yoga into their daily routine.
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Rebecca Spencer
Art therapist, LCAT, atr-bc
Individual counseling with children focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorders, yoga, breathing, gardening, and art

Carlson Theodore
MS Counselling, LPCA, BCIA Certification
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
Certified in Neurofeedback and he specializes in working with children with ADHD/ADD, trauma, Autism, Anxiety and Depression.

Isabel Tiffen
Recreation Therapist and Yoga Teacher
Trained in Chair Yoga and Vinyasa. Also a certified therapeutic recreation

Elizabeth Moschetti-Tobias
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
cel 917-865-5842
Music Movement Mastery Trainer.

Clifford Trott
PhD Clinical Psychologist
Working with veteran and military populations.

Cynthia Woelfel
PhD., Bilingual Clinical Psychologist
Working with Children, adolescents and adults with trauma, depression, bipolar and anxiety and ADHD.

Monica Vermani, C. Psych.
Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, Rehabilitation, Treatment (S.T.A.R.T.) Clinic for Mood & Anxiety Disorders (Toronto, Ontario Canada)
Primarily outpatient psychological, forensic, & vocational assessments. I specialize in working with patients suffering from Trauma/Abuse, Mood, Anxiety and Chronic Pain Disorders. The clients are adults who often present with co-morbid diagnoses and require multifaceted treatment approaches. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Meditation and Therapeutic Breath~Body~Mind Breathing, Stress/Chronic Pain Management, Marriage/Family counseling, Vocational Counseling, Self Esteem/Assertiveness, Professional Coaching, Forgiveness, Anger Management and Grieving.
Tel.#: 416 598 9344
Fax.#: 416 598 8198