Reg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Windermere, FL just Southwest of Orlando, FL.
With over 29 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of University of Florida Counselor Education specializing in EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples, The Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Trauma, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Reg has been in the Windermere office since Novemeber 2002. Prior to that, she practiced with a large group; Behavioral Health Associates which was part of Physician Associates of Florida. Among her areas of expertise are Couples, Family, Trauma, Depression and Anxiety. Reg also trains and provides consultation for therapists learning to further develop thier knowledge and skills in EMDR.
In addition to being a relationship therapist, Reg has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Trauma, EMDR, Families and Couples coping with trauma. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Outside of work, Reg is a mother to two great kids, one now in college and the other starting his adult life discovering who they will grow into. Reg's first husband died 1/2011. After working through grief and loss, Reg found a new amazing husband and is newly married (10/10/15) and thrilled to be in a wonderful new marriage. She loves the outdoors; boating, hiking, kayaking, gardening. Reg has traveled in and outside of the US all her life and will jump at the chance to explore more of what the world is all about. Quite time at home reading and watching movies are two ways she unwinds. Reg enjoys going to the gym to keep in shape.
B.A. in Psychology from the University of Florida
M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy Counselor Education University of Florida
License, Certifications & Awards :
Florida licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MT1352 and Florida licensed Mental Health Counselor MH2434
EMDR Institute Regional Trainer, EMDRHAP Trainer, EMDRIA Consultant, EMDRIA certified,
National Board Certified Counselor, NBCC
EMDRIA Regional Coordiantor of the year 2010
EMDRHAP Elizabeth Snyker memorial award for volunteer service 2014
Central Florida Association for Marraige and Family Therapy Distinguished Service Award 2013
Advanced Specialized Trainings in spcieific models beyond graduate school. This is necessary as science of psychotherapy is rapidly changing.
Basic Level 1 with Dr. Steve Silver October 1995
Basic Level 2 with Dr. Francine Shapiro August 1996
EMDRIA Annual conferences: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
EMDR Basic Trainer Intensive part 1 with Dr. Francine Shapiro February, 2007
EMDR Basic Trainer Intensive part 2 with Dr. Francine Shapiro June, 2008
R-TEP (a speciality in treating recent trauma) Septemeber, 2010, April 2012 with Dr. Elan Shapiro and Dr. Brurit Laub
I have attended many speciality trainings since 1995, both received and given
Consultation with various gifted EMDR experts every year
Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples advanced trainings:
Creating Connection: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson May 6-9, 2004
5 day EFT Externship with Dr. Sue Johnson in Ottawa, Canada Septemeber 20-24, 2004
Emotion Focused theapy for Couples Teleconference with Dr. Sue Johnson October, 18 - December 2, 2005
EFT Core Skills weekend 1 with Dr. Gail Palmer February, 2005
EFT Core Skills weekend 2 with Dr. Gail Palmer August 12-14, 2005
EFT Core Skills weekend 3 Deepening the Engagement with Dr. Gail Palmer January 13-15, 2006
Emotion: Focused Psychotherapy: The Transforming Power of Affect with Dr. Leslie Greenberg Febrary 24, 2006
EFT Core Skills weekend 4 Emotional Engagement and Consolidation of a Secure Base with Dr. Gail Palmer January 12-14, 2007
4 day EFT Extenship with Brent Bradley and Rick Lee November, 2010, also helped to facilitate this externship
Consultation with EFT Supervisors
Facing the Dragon Together: EFT with Traumatized Couples May 13-16, 2016 Dr. Sue Johnson
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love workshop March 17-18, 2017 with Rebecca Jorgensen Ph.D.
The Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Level 1 Clinical Training: Gottman Method Couples therapy: Bridging the Couple Chasm January, 2016
Level 2 Clinical Training: Gottman Method Therapy: Assessment, Intervention, and Co-Morbidities June, 2016
Level 3 Clinical Training Gottman Method Therapy September, 2016
Treating Affairs and Trauma Drs John and Julie Gottman November 2016
Couples & Addication Recovery Services Novemeber 2016
Trauma and Dissociation
Professional Activities and Memberships:
EMDRIA: Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing International Association www.emdria.org
ISST-D: International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation www.isst-d.org
AAMFT: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Member www.aamft.org
ICEEFT: International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused therapy
NBCC: National Board Certified Counselors
CFAMFT: Central Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Past President www.cfamft.org