EMDR Therapy Training Graduates
The following professionals have successfully completed the required number of hours for EMDR Therapy training as prescribed by the EMDR International Association (20 hours of lecture, 20 hours of practicum, 10 hours of consultation) through The Institute for Creative Mindfulness program. Listing on this website verifies successful completion of the requirements, it does not imply direct endorsement by Dr. Jamie Marich or any of the team members training with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.
Rachel Weaver MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, DBTC, REAT, RMT, RYT-200 graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. Rachel has worked with children, teens, adults, the elderly, and groups since 2006. She has been employed as a clinician, supervisor, educator, and clinical director in community mental health agencies, private practices, universities, colleges, and substance abuse agencies. Currently, she is a Social Work lecturer/professor, clinical internship liaison, and supervisor at The Ohio State University. She is also the owner and CEO of WiseMind Consulting & Wellness LLC, a consulting, mental health, and wellness private practice in Columbus, OH. As a social work and chemical dependency supervisor, Rachel provides ongoing guidance and supervision to students, interns, and clinicians; both within and outside of her private practice. Expanding knowledge within the field, she presents continuing education workshops on topics such as DBT, EMDR, supervision, ethics, cultural humility, DSM-5, and many more. Her certifications and training include:
- First woman in the state of Ohio certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBTC)
- Certified in EMDR (and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant)
- Certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator
- Registered Expressive Arts Therapist
Regarding integrative and healing modalities, Rachel is an ordained minister/reverend through The Church Of Radiant Lights and is approved to perform marriages within the state of Ohio. She is also a Reiki Master-Teacher. Rachel believes that holistic, complementary, and alternative treatment approaches make for the best outcomes and sustained recovery.
Consultant Specialties: DBT, Expressive Arts Therapy, Zen principles, Mindfulness, Holistic Modalities (bodywork/energy work/spirituality/yoga), Attachment-Focused EMDR, Addiction/Substance Use Disorders, LGBTQIA+ populations, Dissociation, Parts work/IFS.
- $100/hour for individual consultation
- $80/ two-hour group consultation (limit 8 participants)
- $40/ one-hour lunch n’ learn group consultation (limit 4 participants)
Thomas Zimmerman, M.S.Ed., LPCC is an EMDRIA-Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant. Thomas practices at PsyCare in Struthers and Howland, OH and is a graduate of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness Training Program in EMDR Therapy. Thomas maintains a popular blog on EMDR therapy and trauma therapy that you can read by clicking HERE.
Consultant Specialties: EMDR therapy for new trainees/general EMDR therapy practice issues; EMDR therapy in agency settings; complex PTSD; adolescents
Consultation groups are held Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. Group and individual consultations can be scheduled at the website.
Rates: $55/hour for individual consultation
$50/two-hour group consultation
Ramona Skriiko, M.S.Ed., LPCC, REAT (she/her/hers) is fascinated by our bodies’ innate healing abilities and our power to transform our stories of trauma and loss into stories of growth. Ramona is a licensed professional clinical counselor, a trained EMDR therapist, a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, a Dancing Mindfulness facilitator and affiliate trainer, and an advanced student of Somatic Experiencing® therapy. She is currently in private practice in Warren, Ohio and specializes in the treatment of complex PTSD. Ramona believes that trauma healing doesn’t have to be so hard and enjoys using somatic and expressive arts therapies to tap into the healing power of play. A self-proclaimed Geek girl, Ramona believes our favorite stories provide insights into how our lives have been shaped by trauma and how we can overcome our trauma to claim our power and live lives of joy and meaning.