Megan, MSW, ACADC, is a Certified EMDR Clinician and Trainer. Megan has also received a license as an Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and formally owned/operated one of the largest treatment centers for substance abuse and trauma in Southeast Idaho, voted best in practice for 2019.
Her trainings have helped thousands of clinicians across the U.S. get the most out of EMDR, trauma and addiction based skills and practices. She has trained internationally at the International Society of Addiction Medicine in India, the International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy in Amsterdam, and ongoing with the Psicologia Institute of Italy.
Megan has extensively been trained on the use of EMDR as a treatment protocol and uses EMDR in her practice to achieve improved outcomes with a broad spectrum of clients in the areas of trauma, abuse, attachment and substance abuse. She serves as an expert witness at the state and federal level for her superior knowledge surrounding trauma.
Megan is the author of EMDR Workbook for Trauma and PTSD: Skills to Manage Triggers, Move Beyond Traumatic Memories; and Take Back Your Life released by New Harbinger Publications in May of 2023. She is currently in contract with multiple other therapeutic book contracts.
She earned her master's in Clinical Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University in 2011 and is an active member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Association of Social Workers.
She currently owns and operates her own Counseling, Consulting, and Training Business and is passionate about genuinely changing the landscape of trauma treatment through an authentic hands on perspective that is uniquely her own.
Megan is dedicated and passionate to serving in various forms. She believes strongly that no one should be forgotten and supports clients in finding their voice and advocating for their individual choice.
Bill Hodson has worked in the behavioral health field for more than 30 years, serving individuals and families affected by mental health and substance abuse challenges. He has a wealth of experience in all levels of care, including inpatient, medical detox, residential, day treatment, and outpatient services for adults, adolescent, and children. With a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University and a Masters of Arts in Psychology from Chapman University, Bill’s deep compassion and unwavering enthusiasm for helping others to overcome life’s challenges and reach their fullest potential is the biggest gift he brings to those he serves.
Natalie Liberman is a multi-lingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her first Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Natalie also holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Dubna. Natalie began teaching for Gerry Grossman Seminars in 2011, where she leads workshops helping candidates prepare for the LCSW and LMFT licensing exams, and a variety of Continuing Education courses. Natalie is recognized for her clear, engaging, effective and enthusiastic teaching style. She brings a wealth of clinical experience, knowledge, humor, and curiosity to all of her classes. In addition to teaching for Gerry Grossman Seminars, Natalie is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Pepperdine University in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (West LA campus), as well as Pepperdine’s online Master's Degree programs. In her private practice, Natalie works with clients dealing with substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career and life transitions, sexual problems, social anxiety disorders, communication issues, self-esteem and general quality of life issues. Natalie has extensive training in contemporary psychodynamic theory, and also uses Humanistic –Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral treatment, and EMDR therapy depending on the unique needs of each client.
Alexis is a specialized spirituality based, trauma and EMDR informed life coach with extensive knowledge and experience that she has fostered over the last 6 years in the field and through her own personal testimony of life experiences.
Alexis has a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from Washington State University where she specialized in psychology, human development and sociology. She has extensive experience and training in areas surrounding faith, auto immune disorders, relational issues, eating disorders, anxiety, marital struggles, and boundary/limit setting.
Alexis is a beautifully gifted and talented coach that focuses in the areas of spiritual development and enrichment. Bringing her own grace, space and openness, she will help you discover your own unique personal design. Her goal in working with you will be to lead you to finding your own unique giftedness so that you can break free from the shame that you felt and guide you to finding freedom within your life.
Utilizing a strength based approach, along with EMDR and parts work, you will gain better insight about how your past experiences have influenced your decisions and life choices. Alexis uses her dynamic skills as a singer songwriter to help you as you learn to transform your story into a beautiful anthem for your life. She is a firm believer that your pain has a higher purpose and can be used to grow you to your fullest potential and to enrich the lives of others.
Alexis’ own walk of faith and spirituality has played a huge role in her desire to meet others where they’re at, help them find healing, and see their God-given gifts. As a faith based life coach, Alexis will lead you to finding healing, recovery, and community the way that God designed it. Whether you are looking to strengthen your own will power, reach a particular goal, set healthy boundaries with those you love, or work on your marriage Alexis has the unique ability to help you reach the desires of your heart.
Austin is a specialized life coach who has extensive training and learned experience in the areas of relationships, finance, business, health, and wellness. Austin has a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and currently works for an industry leading nuclear company as a Procurement Engineer specializing in contracting and supplier oversight. He is the oldest brother to 6 siblings, a gym rat, a sucker for self improvement books and podcasts, lover of traveling to new places, avid family man, and has a passion for snowboarding and white water rafting. Austin married his high school sweetheart and believes that in order to be successful in business, you must first have a solid foundation at home. As part of his philosophy, he knows that anything worth having requires hard work, sacrifice, time, protection, and attention.
It is due to his lived experiences that he developed a strong work ethic, a desire for total transparency, and a passion for helping people get un-stuck. It is Austin’s belief that brutal honesty, no BS, and hard truths are essential to move you from point A to point B. If you want a different result, only YOU have the power to change the trajectory of your life. If you want to fix the dynamic in your marriage, escape the 9-5 and find financial freedom, start your own business, get healthier, or find a hobby it all starts with you. That being said, it also requires a plan of attack. Austin will help you develop a strategy to reach your specific goal(s) and will follow up with you to make sure you are on track to reach your intended outcome. If you want someone to tell you what you want to hear or sugar coat things, then Austin is not your guy. If you’re looking to make tangible changes to reach your full potential, then Austin will go to bat for you. He will be your biggest supporter and advocate because he knows that you have the power within to live the life you’ve only dreamed of. What’s stopping you?
In addition to his extensive experience as a highly skilled Nurse Practitioner certified in family health, Brian brings a diverse range of qualifications and expertise.
With over 20 years of hands-on experience in the healthcare field and a total of 40 years dedicated to healthcare, his commitment to promoting well-being is deeply ingrained. His educational background includes an undergraduate degree from Idaho State University in 1989 and a master’s in nursing (MSN) obtained in 2003. These qualifications have provided him with a solid foundation for understanding the intricacies of healthcare delivery.
However, his dedication to advancing knowledge and exploring innovative approaches goes beyond traditional medicine. He has recently expanded his skill set by becoming certified as both a Master Hypnotherapist and Neurolinguistic Practitioner. These additional certifications allow him to offer unique insights into the mind-body connection and provide valuable perspectives on holistic wellness.
His passion for empowering individuals extends beyond clinical practice. Through coaching, he focuses on helping individuals achieve their wellness goals while encouraging personal growth and self-empowerment. By combining evidence-based medical knowledge with alternative modalities, he aims to guide individuals towards creating lives that align with their true desires.
Outside of academia, he is proud to be a spouse of 37 years, a parent of four grown children, and an invested grandparent to seven grandchildren. These personal connections have taught him invaluable lessons about nurturing relationships and cherishing meaningful moments - insights that inform his approach when working with others.
Furthermore, he actively engages in various creative pursuits such as writing, painting, and exploring literature. These experiences fuel his passion for self-expression and enable him to present fresh perspectives within his work. Brian believes that creativity plays an integral role in fostering innovation and pushing boundaries within academic research.
Brian brings not only a wealth of professional experience, but also a deep understanding of the human condition and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Kurt Thomson is an outdoorsman hardworking father and husband with a passion for helping individuals overcome obstacles and challenges in their lives. He is a father of 6 which means he has gained extensive knowledge of dealing with multiple personalities along with facing challenges of being a stepfather and blending a family. He has over a decade of educating himself in psychology, parenting and marriage counseling. One of his biggest tools in helping individuals with their hardships in life is that he has first hand experience in extreme situations that life presents, which books sometimes can’t teach. He has dealt with the challenges such as betrayal, cancer, step-parenting, marriage conflict and self healing. Kurt's goal in life is to pass on his knowledge and experience to anyone in need, his reward is seeing the healing or education that individuals get in return.
New Harbinger’s self-help books and workbooks are grounded in science, careful research, and a tradition of empirically validated clinical practice. They are one of the leading mental health publishers in the United States. Megan's first workbook on EMDR was released in May 2023.
Megan’s education includes specialized training geared to helping individuals in addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and continuing care services.
Financial: Megan Salar is the owner of Recoverhe Counseling & Consulting. She receives honorariums from Psicologia.io of Italy, Online CECredits.com, and Telemental Health Summitt. She is an author with New Harbinger Publications receiving royalties. Ms. Salar receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from her speaking engagements. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Megan Salar is a member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Association of Social Workers.
*Megan is no longer associated with EMDRIA. None of her trainings are EMDRIA approved.
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I'm excited to share my first training dates for 2024:
January 22-23, 2024
9-5 Mountain Time
5-DAY BASIC INTENSIVE EMDR TRAINING
Part 1: February 21-23, 2023
Part 2: March 21-22, 2023
9-5 Mountain Time