Certificate of Expressive Arts Therapy Graduates

The following professionals have successfully completed the required educational and supervisory hours prescribed by the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) 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.

Melanie Gecili

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Melanie Gecili, LISW is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist in Ohio who is a graduate of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness basic training. Currently working under Dr. Layla Asamarai after completing her certification hours, Melanie is now pursuing becoming a consultant with ICM. She has developed a strong practice of EMDR using the AIR Network Model. She works with young adult and adult individuals with PTSD, Depression, various forms of Anxiety, “C-PTSD,” sexual addictions, and OCD. She works with clients who have experienced developmental trauma, and with clients who experience mild and/or moderate levels of dissociation. Developing an individualized approach to working with every individual is something Melanie takes great care and compassion in creating. She has a passion not only for helping her own clients, but also for helping other clinicians help their clients find emotional healing and freedom.


Consultant Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Developmental Trauma, Complex PTSD, General EMDR Therapy Practice Issues; Client resourcing using Most Resourced Self/AIR Network Model, Mindfulness and Somatic Grounding. (Dr. Layla Asmarai: Consultant)

Rates: $50/hour for Individual Consultation


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