The Nehemiah Foundation

Meet the Speakers | Help! How do I Support Someone who has Experienced Trauma?| March 23, 2021 at 12 p.m.

We can all learn to respond with compassion and wisdom to the people around us who are affected by trauma.

Life stressors, relationship struggles, violence, abuse, grief, divorce and broken families leave a wake of pain and turmoil in our lives. People of all ages find themselves struggling to understand and heal from the pain they suffer because life has dealt them a blow.

Our March EQUIP webinar is for anyone and everyone who wants to learn more about this topic from the team of caring professionals at Citilookout

Meet the Speaker: Barb Dotson, MA, LPCC-S, Executive Director, Clinical Supervisor, Citilookout Trauma Recovery Center

Barb is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has years of expertise working with individuals meeting “stuck places” head-on with grace and clarity. Her commitment to encourage and strengthen those around, both staff and clients alike, makes her a valuable asset to the healing community. Barb specializes in trauma therapy and is trained in DBT, CBT, Splankna Therapy and certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Meet the Speaker: Shelley Lopez, MS, LPC, CCTP

Shelley is the founder of CitiLookout. With nearly 30 years of experience working with people broken by the effects of trauma, Shelley has a deep and sharp skill in aligning with those who need healing in the darkest places of the mind and soul. Her work has created numerous opportunities to speak into communities about health and the difficult but rewarding work of healing. After 34 years in Springfield, Ohio, Shelley now works remotely from New York where she has taken on the role of caring for her elderly parents. She is trained in CBT, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Splankna Therapy, Grief Recovery, Domestic Violence Recovery, and Systems work/marriage and family therapy.

Meet the Speaker: Andy Stoner, D.Min, IMFT

Andy is a Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist and an Ordained Minister. Andy has thirty plus years of experience helping couples and families learn to navigate complicated relationships and he gets as excited as they do in finding healthier ways to communicate and connect with each other. His vast experience at counseling and pastoring helps individuals cope with issues such as depression and anxiety and leads them to wholeness and healing.

Meet the Speaker: Greg Meriwether, MSW, LISW

Experienced Adjunct Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Public Speaking, Program Development, Staff Development, Diversity and Antiracist Training and Leadership Development. Gregory works as a part-time therapist with men and adolescent boys. His years of training at the Department of Veterans Affairs qualifies him to work in areas of trauma, addiction, depression, grief, family issues and other areas particularly difficult for men. His straight forward, yet quiet approach to difficult issues is well received. He is also a trainer and speaker to other organizations on these issues.

Meet the Speaker: Kylee Masiya, LPCC, LICDC

Kylee is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with counseling experience both in the United States and abroad as she served on a long-term missions assignment in Swaziland, Africa. With a heart to equip, encourage and empower clients, Kylee enjoys helping others overcome personal obstacles, achieve their goals and move towards their God-given purpose. Seeking to meet individualized needs of each client, she utilizes cognitive processing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and trauma-focused counseling. She is also certified in motivational interviewing.

Meet the Speaker: Debra Cypryla, MS, LPC

Debbie is a Licensed Professional Counselor with life experience that only God could have orchestrated. She has the passion to help those who have been broken and bruised by life. Her empathy for her client’s needs encourages healing. Debbie enjoys working with teens, young adults, and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and other mental health issues. She is trained in CPT, DBT, Emotional Focused Techniques, and Trauma-Focused Therapy.

Meet the Speaker: Lisa Franco, MA, MFT

Lisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a passion to see marriages and families succeed. Lisa has an understanding that life becomes difficult at times, marriages get stuck, and families incur challenges. She has a commitment to helping couples, families, and individuals work through their challenges with support and encouragement so they may live vibrantly with a purpose and on purpose. Lisa is trained in CPT, DBT, Telehealth, with a focus on Solution focus brief therapy, collaborative therapy, client centered therapy, and narrative therapy.

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