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Emily Moïse-Fontenot, LPC-S

President

Emily Moïse-Fontenot is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor. Emily was employed at Southeastern Louisiana University as a therapist and Assistant Director of the University Counseling Center for 9 years. She is currently the owner of Rewired, an agency specializing in trauma treatment and Brainspotting in Hammond, Louisiana. Emily has over a decade of supervision, consultation, and trauma-informed experience.

Emily began her training in Brainspotting in 2017. She has completed Phases 1-4 multiple times, an intensive, and Limbic Countertransference. She is a certified Brainspotting Practitioner and Consultant. 

Emily works from an integrative, brain-body approach. She has received extensive training in TF-CBT therapy, Trauma-Informed Mindfulness, DBT, EMDR, and art therapies. She enjoys working with complex trauma, personality adaptations, emotional dysregulation and dissociation from Psychodynamic and parts perspective. 

Emily is passionate about educating other therapists. She frequently guest lectures in graduate level classes, for local organizations, and the Louisiana Counseling Association state conference. She believes training other therapists in brain-body modalities and attunement is the most impactful way to bring healing to her community.

To contact Emily, visit rewiredcounseling.com 


Heidi Birkner, MA, LPCS, LCAS

   Vice President

Heidi is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in North Carolina. Heidi is also a National Certified Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, and Certified Brainspotting Practitioner & Consultant. Heidi owns a private practice in Greensboro, North Carolina where she provides psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and consultation services. She earned a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Appalachian State University in 1998 and has over twenty years of experience in clinical practice.

Heidi is passionate about helping others overcome obstacles to gain self-awareness in order to thrive and engage fully in their lives. In addition to supervising the professional development of clinicians, she specializes in working with adults and adolescents in navigating challenges with mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, stress management, relationship issues, and addictions. 

Heidi is also a professional oboist and English horn player who enjoys helping performers reach optimal levels in their craft through performance expansion. Heidi has completed Brainspotting Phases 1, 2, 3, 4, Masterclass, Intensive, Brainspotting & Addictions, Moviespotting and is a Certified Brainspotting Consultant. She is committed to continued learning and uses Brainspotting regularly in her practice. She is particularly drawn to the client centered approach and the deep level of healing she sees in the process. Heidi is committed to educating clinicians on this powerful brain-body based technique and helping to increase access to Brainspotting for clients in the Southeast.

To contact Heidi, visit heidibirkner.com


Lisa R. Terry, LPC

Treasurer

Lisa is originally from Indiana. She pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and her Master's Degree from Georgia State University.  Lisa remained in Georgia after completing her education.  She is married and the mother of two high school aged daughters. Lisa has a private practice in Roswell, GA, just north of Atlanta where she specializes in anxiety disorders, phobias, OCD and now BSP. She was first introduced to BSP by her own therapist and found it so life-changing she decided to become certified herself.  Lisa has completed Phase 1-4 as well as the Master Class and Brainspotting Intensive with David Grand in Atlanta.  She became certified in BSP in 2017.

To contact Lisa, visit lisaterry.com ​


Taryn Peterson, LMFT

    Secretary

Originally from Oregon, Taryn made Middle Tennessee home over two decades ago. Licensed in Tennessee as a Marriage and Family Therapist, she received her Bachelor of Arts from Belmont University and her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. Taryn was trained first in EMDR, and then discovered Brainspotting. She has completed training in Phases 1, 2, and 4, as well as Brainspotting with Children and Adolescents and is now in the process of becoming a certified Brainspotter.

Taryn is in private practice in Brentwood, Tennessee, but spends most of her time as Lead Therapist for Lantern Lane Farm, a 501(c)(3) counseling center located on a horse farm in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. In addition to Brainspotting, she also incorporates methods such as Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy in her practice. Taryn is exploring ways to use horses in the Brainspotting process, particularly with young clients. She is passionate about the hope and healing clients experience through the Brainspotting process.

Taryn counsels adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She considers it an honor to walk alongside hurting people as they face trauma, grief, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and other challenges.

To contact Taryn, visit tarynpeterson.com.


Cheryl Goldberg MA, LCHMCS, LCAS

 Board Member

Cheryl is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in North-Carolina. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Union Institute & University’s Vermont College program in Brattleboro, VT. After ten years in community mental health she transitioned to a private group practice at the Mood Treatment Center and is now their Associate Director of Therapy Services. Mood Treatment Center has offices in Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Greensboro, and Boone, NC and now has Brainspotting therapists in each location. Cheryl also serves on the board of Sid’s House, a mental health association in Stokes County, NC, founded after the devastating loss of Sid Lee who died by suicide in 2017. She provides clinical supervision to Associate-level therapists and graduate interns both as a part of her role at Mood Treatment Center and outside the practice. She is a certified Brainspotting therapist and consultant and specializes in treating trauma and anxiety related disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.


Alexis Overstreet

Board Member

Alexis Overstreet, MSW, LCSW, LCAS is the proprietor of Metaspace Counseling, PLLC, a state Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and Consultant, and Internal Family Systems practitioner.  Her practice and passion is teaching about the healing of trauma from a “bottom up” brain approach, interpersonal neurobiology, and working with brain-body practices to facilitate healing.  She currently works with two distinct populations: women of color who struggle with cultural and transitional traumas, and older adults who are struggling to find purpose in retirement.  She has worked with individuals, families, and groups in community mental health, outpatient clinics, inpatient hospitalization, and case management in the Winston-Salem area.  In addition, she is a practitioner of mindfulness and meditation, hosts half-day silent retreats (pre-pandemic), and has recently introduced a virtual experiential space to teach and encourage self-regulation skills to therapists and helpers.

To contact Alexis, visit metaspacecounseling.com

Cynthia Schwartzberg, LCSW

Founder, Advisory Board

Cynthia is a Certified Brainspotting Consultant/Trainer and Founder of the Southeast Brainspotting Institute.  She was President from 2016-2021. She presently sits on the Advisory Board.  Cynthia has been with Brainspotting since its inception and a member of a  monthly supervision group in NYC with David Grand since 2001. She brings her passion for Brainspotting to the larger professional community training, lecturing and consulting.  Prior to Brainspotting, Cynthia was trained in EMDR and other mind/body modalities including being on faculty with the Institute of Core Energetics teaching and presenting nationally and internationally.

Cynthia presently has a private practice in Atlanta, GA. for individuals (older teens and older), couples and groups . In addition, Cynthia works telehealth for those in Georgia, New York and Florida. Cynthia brings over 30 years of experience supporting people move from trauma/internal and external conflict/pain to empowerment.  She also works with sports and performance enhancement. 


To contact Cynthia. visit cynthasis.com

For more information visit cynthasis.com

Beth A. Medina, MS, LMHC

Founding Member, Advisory Board

Beth is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is the owner/operator of the psychotherapy practice of Beth A. Wombough, MS, LMHC, PA in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Furman University and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. 

Ms. Medina has been a therapist since 1997 and a trauma counselor since 2001, when she was initially trained in EMDR.  Today, she is certified in both Brainspotting and EMDR and is a Certified Brainspotting Consultant.  She is a life-long learner and continually updates her skills with advanced training in areas that enhance her clinical skills.

Her passion is to help others get past emotional blocks, traumatic events, bad relationships, regrettable mistakes, and anything else stopping them from having the life they desire. 

In addition to serving as the Southeast Brainspotting Institute's Board's secretary, she hold an officer position at The Performers Academy – – An innovative 501(c)(3) performing arts education and development program in Jacksonville, Florida. 
 
Ms. Medina believes every therapist should be trained in a clinically sound psychotherapy model that supports the client/therapist partnership, celebrates the client's ability to heal, and provides outstanding clinical outcomes. Helping to spread the word about Brainspotting is a deep commitment Ms. Medina and the entire SEBI Board shares.
 
To contact Beth, visit
brainspottingjax.com

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