Brainspotting Consultation Groups




These groups are run by RMBI members and offer an open forum to support the use of Brainspotting in your therapy practice. All are being held by zoom at this time. Please inquire with the relevant facilitator(s) for more details and to receive the zoom link.




This group meets once a month on Friday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00am via Zoom

The next group is Friday, June 7th, 2024 from 9-10am MST.

We invite Phase 1 graduates to explore your questions about Brainspotting in this open forum for positive sharing facilitated by Thad Frye, LCSW, and Jessica Klika, M.A., LPC. This is a peer support group and not a supervision group.

Contact: Please email Jessica Klika at [email protected] or Thad Frye at [email protected] for more information
Cost: There is no cost to participate

About the facilitators:

Jessica Klika is the owner of Hope Over Hurt Counseling, LLC and currently works for Cornerstone Christian Counseling as a Counselor and their on-site supervisor for practicum/internship students.  She specializes in working with children, individuals with trauma, couples, and divorce/blended family counseling.  She earned her BA in Social Studies and her Secondary Education License from the Metropolitan University of Denver and earned her Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  Jessica is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, EMDR therapist and has completed Phases 1, 2, 3, 4, Masters Class, and Intensive in Brainspotting.

Thad Frye is the owner of Thad Frye Counseling in Boulder County and has been in the counseling field for over 16 years. He earned his BA in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified Brainspotting practitioner and has completed Phase 1 and 2, the Master Class and the Intensive with Dr. Pie Frey. Thad is passionate about the healing power of Brainspotting and utilizes it with people grieving the loss of a loved one, as well as, artists, musicians and athletes who want to further their creativity and performance.



Registration: Registration can be found at:
Cost: $85 per consultation group

About the facilitators:

Serene Rene’ Calkins, PT is a Physical Therapist and the Owner of Art and Science Physical Therapy.  She is the Founding President of the United States Brainspotting Association and Vice President of Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute. She is also a Certified Brainspotting Therapist, Brainspotting Consultant, CranioSacral Therapist, and Pilates Rehabilitation Practitioner. Serene was also Co-Coordinator of the 2021 International Brainspotting Conference (with David Grand, Ph.D.) She has been treating patients with chronically involved issues in her clinics for 36 years.

Mary Jane O’Rourke, LCSW is a Brainspotting Consultant, who finds great joy in supporting therapists around Brainspotting, clinical practice and issues related to burnout. Mary Jane  has over 24 years of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist, and 17 years as a social worker. In her clinical practice, Mary Jane works with adults dealing with trauma, illness, grief and bereavement, and life transitions.



Connie offers the following Brainspotting consultation groups:

  • BSP Consultation Group for BSP with Children and Adolescents (monthly on Tuesdays 8-10am PT)
  • BSP Consultation Group for Dissociative Identity Phenomena (DIP) & Inner Parts Work (monthly on Tuesdays 8-10am PT)
  • Creatively Integrating BSP and EMDR Consultation Group (quarterly on Tuesdays 8-10am PT)
  • BSP Networking Consultation Group (monthly on Fridays 8-10am PT, no fee)

Registration: Registration can be found at:

Cost: Specialty consultation groups are offered for a fee, while the monthly networking consultation group is offered at no fee.

About the facilitator: Dr. Johnshoy-Currie is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. She specializes in trauma-informed brain and body focused psychological treatments and consultation, including Brainspotting and EMDR. Her treatment specialty areas include PTSD, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Identity Phenomenon (DIP, DID), child and adolescents, developmental and structuralization internal work, parts work, and she works extensively with second responders (mental health providers).


This group meets once a month, usually on the second Friday, 10:30am – 12:00 noon

Melanie K. Young, Psy.D. runs a long term, ongoing online Brainspotting Consulting group for advanced Brainspotters in the Colorado area. This group includes questions, case discussion, and demos: with either the leader or participants in the therapist role.  We also read and discuss books and videos connected to Brainspotting as desired by the group.

Contact: Melanie Young at (303) 444-5330 or [email protected]
Cost: $60 per group.

About the facilitator: Dr. Melanie Young received her Psy.D. from the University of Denver, School of Professional Psychology.  She has over 40 years of experience providing psychotherapy and assessment and has been in private practice for more than 30 years.  She works with couples and individuals including adolescents, adults and seniors.  Dr. Young aids individuals in overcoming difficulties with trauma, mood issues and anxiety, loss and grief, brain injuries, ADD, chronic illness and with the challenges of aging and caregiving.   She has been running BSP consultation groups for psychotherapists for several years. She is a certified senior Brainspotting trainer and consultant.


This group meets on the second Friday of the month, 10:30am – 12:00 noon, via zoom

Karen Holland, LMFT facilitates a peer-to-peer consultation group. The group does not count toward Brainspotting Certification. All BSP levels welcome.

Contact: Karen Holland at (720) 432-4409 or [email protected]
Cost: No cost

About the facilitator: Karen Holland is a Brainspotting Consultant and has expertise working with individuals on being more effective in their relationships and healing deep emotional pain, such as trauma, anxiety and depression.  She has a passion for meditation and mindfulness practices and likes to teach clients these skills as well as support a regular meditation practice.  Karen also has special interest in working with clients of color, LGBTQ and individuals in interracial/cultural relationships.  Karen can also provide individual Brainspotting consulting sessions that count toward certification.


Groups are available for Phase 1, 2, 3, and 4 levels & meet for 4 weeks to review relevant material.

Nancy Tung and Joy Myong run 4- week sessions to review the skills learned at the Phase 1, 2, 3, and 4 levels. Groups run on a monthly or semi-monthly basis.

Phase 1: Mondays in January 2024

Phase 2: Mondays in February 2024

Phase 3: Dates TBD

Phase 4: Mondays in March 2024

Learn more about the next available learning circles here.

Contact: Nancy Tung at [email protected]
Cost: Depends on time of registration

About the facilitators:

Nancy Tung is a Brainspotting (BSP) trainer and consultant who works extensively in the Asia Pacific Regions embracing diversity. Along with providing Phase 1 and Phase 2 BSP trainings, Nancy has developed Brainspotting Embodied Learning Circles (BELC) to help new and experienced BSP therapists globally to attune with ease to themselves and their clients. She is the Founder of Practice for Systemic Wellness where she provides direct clinical services and consultation. Nancy’s specialty is Systemic Brainspotting for Inherited Family Trauma Manifested in Chronic Conditions.

Joy Myong is a Brainspotting Trainer, Consultant and Coach who is dedicated to helping liberate individuals who find themselves ready for transformative change. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 15 years of experience working with adults and teens struggling with physical and emotional pain. Joy is a first-generation immigrant who has learned the benefits of integrating the wisdom of ancient healing practices with innovative brain and body-based research from around the world. In 2020, Joy founded Ahana Wellness to provide education, group consultation and 1:1 coaching for healing practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.



This group will be held on the 4th Friday of each month, starting March 22nd 2024. Time is 10-12pm Central unless otherwise indicated. You may join for the full 9 months or individual sessions.

Registration Information: Register at
Cost: View on website; RMBI members are eligible for $25 off registration. 

About the facilitator:

Heather Corbet, Registered & Licensed OT, Brainspotting Specialty Trainer & Consultant is a Coach, Occupational Therapist, Holistic Healer, Spiritual Advisor, & Reiki Master Teacher with over 20 years of experience in the human services fields. Heather hosts the Brainspotting & Spirituality Free Monthly Peer Support group & has created the “Brainspotting & Reiki workshop” and the “Brainspotting, Spirituality & Intuition 9 month consultation group” which covers a variety of Spiritual & Intuitive topics. Heather enjoys witnessing the deep healing with couples, families, groups, and individuals as they shift into new paradigms, align to their life path more fully, and increase their connection to self, others, & their whole being. 


This group meets on the third Thursday of the month, 12:o0 noon – 1:30pm Eastern Time, via zoom

Cynthia is offering this group to support the Brainspotting community. New set-ups and/or self-regulation are offered before we pair up and shift into our individual work. Dates for 2024: 1/18, 2/15, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19. 

Contact: Cynthia Schwartzberg at
Cost: No cost

About the facilitator: Cynthia Schwartzberg, is passionate about sharing Brainspotting. She is founder of the Southeast Brainspotting Institute, a Senior Trainer and developer of Brainspotting and Parts Training and Clearing Limbic Countertransference with Cherie Lindberg. In addition she has developed ImageSpotting, the Beyond Spot and Workshops on Self-Spotting. Cynthia has been with Brainspotting since before its inception and continues to participate in a Consultation group with David Grand as well as running her own consultations and training Consultants. She practices online and offline, licensed in GA and NY.  Cynthia is the Author of The Curious Voyage: A Rule-Breaking Guidebook to Authenticity.


This group meets on the second Monday of the month, 4:00 – 5:00pm Mountain Time, online

Collaborative space to bring cases, ask questions, learn advanced frames, pivoting techniques, receive support towards certification. A brief Effortless Meditation will be offered at the start of each meeting to help us open to presence and the spaciousness of uncertainty.

Contact: For questions, or to be added to the email list for the group, email
[email protected] or call 303-506-3507.

Cost: No cost

About the facilitator: Elly Nygren Szapiro LPC has been a psychotherapist for over forty years. She is a Brainspotting Consultant and has been Brainspotting since 2007. She has an M.A. in Buddhist and Western psychology, is trained as a nondual spiritual teacher and brings a deep sense of presence (and a sense of humor:-)) to her work. She specializes in Highly Sensitive People, Trauma/PTSD, Meditative approaches, Nonduality, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, EMDR

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