Our Team of EMDR Professionals

 Our team of compassionate and experienced EMDR Professionals deliver an engaging, quality, learning experience.

 

Lisa

Lisa Sager
Senior Trainer
EMDR Training Consultant
Practicum Facilitator
EMDRIA Certified Therapist

Lisa Sager, LPC, NCC is a dynamic instructor with personal experience in healing a diversity of trauma through her own individual and couples psychotherapy practice in St Louis, MO.


  • As a Senior EMDR Trainer

    “Mrs. Lisa Sager is a very knowledgeable person. I appreciate every single moment I spent in her training because I Always learned something with her!” From a Normal, IL Trainee  

    ” I greatly appreciated Lisa’s ability to address multiple learning styles in the way she facilitated the training. Lisa was very well informed and highly experienced in trauma treatment, which was apparent in the ways she approached the information and interacted with the trainees. As a trainee, I felt safe in her presence and cared for, which is not something that is required nor expected in a professional setting; however, for this particular training it is something that was very beneficial in fostering an environment where people felt safe to ask questions and genuinely practice what we were being taught.”  From a Lake of the Ozarks Trainee

    “I would recommend this trainer to other professionals. She did a great job”  From a St Louis Trainee


  • As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant

    “Lisa’s knowledge and experience as an EMDR Therapist was awe-inspiring. Her continued encouragement during supervision made all the difference to my practice. Thank you!!” From a Normal, IL Trainee
  • As an EMDRIA Certified Therapist

    Lisa has over a decade of experience utilizing EMDR Therapy for the successful treatment of PTSD, Complex Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Personality and Dissociative Disorders.

 

Roy Thomas Assistant Trainer Practicum Facilitator Approved Consultant

Roy Thomas
Trainer-in-Training
EMDR Training Consultant
Practicum Facilitator
EMDRIA Certified Therapist

Roy Thomas, LCSW has 30 years of professional experience as a therapist and social worker.  

With extensive training and practice, he has acquired an expertise in marriage and family therapy, trauma, PTSD and emotional disorders. He graduated in 1986 from Catholic University of America in Washington DC and he completed an internship at Georgetown University Child Development Center. After completing his graduate studies, he gained additional skills and knowledge at the University of Mississippi Medical Center providing psychiatric services and participating in a family systems reflecting team model. He also worked with eating disorder patients and rare psychiatric disorders. Mr. Thomas practice skills further developed working with adolescent disorders, domestic violence, sexual assault and couples. As he further developed an expertise and enhanced skills in working with trauma and PTSD, he enhanced his knowledge and skills in inpatient settings working with dissociative identity disorder, veterans with PTSD, chronic mental illness and substance abuse disorders in 1992. It was during this period at the VA Medical Center, that Mr. Thomas was introduced to EMDR as a trauma therapist. Mr. Thomas began his official EMDR training in 2009 in South Bend Indiana. Since this training experience, he has developed his EMDR skills through many hours of practice, individual study and advanced trainings.

Working through the ETC EMDR Professionals Program, Roy has demonstrated his wealth of knowledge and expertise, as he advanced from Practicum Facilitator, to Training Consultant, to Associate EMDR Trainer.  

  • “Wow! Roy is a professional beyond professionals. he is one of the most excellent facilitators that i’ve worked with. he knew where i was in the practicum process and was able to readily lead me beyond getting stuck in with challenge and care. Also, he knew when to encourage me toward applying advance skills and cognitive interweaves. (lisa did the same when she substituted for roy.) Roy’s knowledge of EMDR, the trauma focused process and advanced categories is dynamic. i hope to work with him in the future. in fact, I will seek him out looking to attain the mastery level of leadership that’s on par with him.” From a St Louis, MO trainee.
  • As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant

     “Roy was a fantastic consultant and really helped us drill and deepen our understanding of the AIP model and EMDR concepts. A couple times he anticipated a question before the consultee finished posing the question, which resulted in some confusion, but even so it was always instructive!” From a St Louis, MO Trainee.

    “Thank you again for your guidance and expertise you have shared with us!  I am amazed at how powerful this tool of EMDR is with working with patients.  I have seen changes that I haven’t seen before in just the three months I have been using this tool.  I am very grateful for having you as my consultant!” From a Jackson, MS trainee

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  • As an EMDR Therapy Trainer

     Roy draws from decades of experience to bring  the learning to life. 
  • As an EMDRIA Certified Therapist

    At Stephen & Associates in Jackson, Mississippi Roy is focused on providing EMDR psychotherapy for adults, marriage, family and children.  His special interests are working with professionals, therapists, victims/perpetrators of crime and violence, and addicted populations.

 

Max Sager Approved Facilitator Approved Consultant-in-Training

Max Sager
EMDR Training Consultant
Practicum Facilitator
EMDRIA Certified Therapist

Max Sager, LPC has utilized EMDR Therapy in private practice with adults and couples and now enjoys helping other therapists learn this effective trauma-informed treatment.

  • As an ETC Approved Practicum Facilitator

    “Max was very approachable and easy to ask questions. He genuinely cared about his trainees and wanted to make sure that their questions were answered. It also seemed to be very important to Max that his trainees were enjoying the training and understanding the content, which was clear in how he interacted with each of us.” From a St Louis trainee.

    “Max did a great job facilitating. He was there if needed but did not insert himself in the process unnecessarily; there was a good balance. He was very responsive and knowledgable when asked questions and was very willing to demonstrate, which I appreciated.” From a Normal, IL Trainee

    “I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the training and Lisa’s and your presence.  I really loved the real life examples that Lisa (and you) were able to share to make the abstract into something more concrete.  I heard that feedback from other participants as well – that it helped them to feel more comfortable moving forward.  You both really created a passion for EMDR within us.  Thank you.”  From a Champaign, IL trainee 

  • As an ETC Consultant-in -Training

    Max brings compassion and humor to therapists working with difficult client presentations.
  • As an EMDRIA Certified Therapist

    Max works with depression, anxiety disorders, sexual abuse victims and religiosity

 

 

Kathleen Rohan Approved Consultant Practicum Facilitator

Kathleen Rohan
EMDR Training Consultant
Practicum Facilitator
EMDRIA Certified Therapist

 

Kathleen Rohan, LPC uses EMDR Therapy for complex trauma working clients with a wide variety of presentations and populations.

  • As an EMDRIA Certified Therapist

    At Common Ground in St. Louis, Missouri, Kathleen provides EMDR Therapy for adults, adolescents and children, presenting with depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, reactive attachment and war trauma.
  • As an ETC Approved Practicum Facilitator

    Kathleen comes alongside new trainees, to assist  them in learning the principles and protocols of EMDR Therapy.
  • As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant

     Kathleen assists EMDR therapists in gaining mastery of EMDR therapy with a wide variety of client presentations and life stages.

 

Jennifer Lang Certified EMDR Therapist Approved Facilitator Approved Consultant-in-Training

Jennifer Lang
EMDR Training Consultant
Practicum Facilitator
EMDRIA Certified Therapist

Jennifer Lang, LPC has been using EMDR Therapy along with Expressive Art Therapy to help adults, adolescents and children for over a decade.  As an Approved Practicum Facilitator and Approved  Consultant-in-Training, she assists new EMDR trainees to incorporate the therapy in fun and innovative ways. 

  • As an EMDRIA Certified Therapist

    Jenn works for BJC Hospice using expressive therapy to adolescents, children and families, through their Wings on Wheels grief support program.
  • As an ETC Approved Practicum Facilitator

    Jenn comes alongside new trainees, to assist  them in learning the principles and protocols of EMDR Therapy.

 

 

Kathleen Miller

Kathleen Miller
EMDR Training Consultant
Practicum Facilitator
EMDRIA Certified Therapist

Kathleen Miller, LPC is in Private Practice at Passageway Counseling in Madison, Wisconsin.  She uses a Family Systems Approach with Single Parents, Traditional/Blended Families, LGBT Families.  She also has a passion and a wealth of experience working with First Responders and the Military. Kathleen is licensed in WI, IL, and MI as a Clinical Professional Counselor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, and Independent Clinical Supervisor.

  • As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant

    “As an trauma specialist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Kathleen assists therapists in treating a wide range of clinical populations and presentations. 
  • As an EMDRIA Certified Therapist

    Kathleen has utilized EMDR Therapy for over 20 years with ages from children to the elderly.