Our Training Team
The training team at EMDR Education and Training Center is skilled, experienced, and dedicated to serving the EMDR community. We strive to make each training experience an engaging and fruitful endeavour for all of our participants.
Kara Nossardi, M.A., LMFT
Director of Training and Founder
Kara Nossardi, M.A., LMFT is the Director of Training and Founder of EMDR Education and Training Center (EETC), an Approved Consultant and Practicum Supervisor at Sonoma Psychotherapy Institute (Sonoma PTI), as well as a founding Practicum Facilitator for the EMDR Center of Southern California (ECSC). Kara has been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2014 and currently practices in Temecula, California, where she specializes in using attachment-focused EMDR Therapy in the treatment of complex Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), depression, and anxiety. Kara is an EMDRIA Approved Trainer, Approved Consultant, and Certified EMDR Therapist. Kara’s skill and passion in providing EMDR training and consultation is accentuated by her previous career as a college-level academician.
To learn more about the professional services Kara offers, please visit her private practice website at www.karanossardi.com.
Christine Sells, PhD
Christine Sells, PhD, has been a Licensed Psychologist since 1996 and currently practices in Newport Beach, CA, where she specializes in traumatology and the EMDR treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Christine is the Director of Training and founder of the EMDR Center of Southern California, and a Consultation Facilitator at the EMDR Educaiton and Training Center. As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Christine is passionate about assisting clinicians toward achieving EMDRIA Certification and EMDRIA Approved Consultant status. She is a Certified Reliable Coder for the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) and is most recently a co-presenter at the 2019 EMDRIA Conference on the topic “Consultation for EMDRIA Certification: Challenges, Ethics & Best Practices.”
To learn more about the professional services Christine offers, including therapy and EMDR consultation, please visit her website at www.drchristinesells.com.
Christina Narensky, PsyD
Christina Narensky is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant (AC), and is Certified in EMDR Therapy. Christina has been in private practice in Alameda, CA since 2014, where she provides trauma-informed care for a variety of clinical concerns in her work with adolescents, adults and families. Christina has a special interest in working with underserved populations, post traumatic stress, and supporting people through difficult changes (e.g., becoming a parent, new diagnoses, moves, starting high school) and problem behaviors (self-injury, procrastination, etc.). Christina has a background in community mental health, school-based counseling, and juvenile justice, and brings her experience as both a collegiate and post-graduate instructor, and as a clinical supervisor with EETC.
To learn more about the professional services Christina offers, including therapy and EMDR consultation, please visit her website at www.drchristinanarensky.com.
Brenda Frechette, PhD
Brenda Frechette is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in both California and Arizona. She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant (AC), a Certified EMDR Therapist, and has a private practice in Solano County, California. Brenda has worked in community mental health for over 40 years, specializing in psychiatric crisis, addiction, and complex trauma treatment. Brenda has also been a graduate school instructor for the past twenty years in the California Bay Area. Currently, she specializes in working with first responders in her private practice. Brenda’s therapeutic style is primarily phenomenological, with training in hypnosis, cognitive behavioral, sensorimotor, somatic experiencing, as well as EMDR Therapy.
To learn more about Brenda’s professional background and services, including therapy and consultation, please visit her website at www.themindfulcenter.org.
Jane Bassatt- Winchell, LCSW
Jane Bassatt- Winchell, LCSW, graduated from the SUNY University of Buffalo in 2008 and has held various clinical roles working with clients of many backgrounds: youth and their families involved with the Juvenile Justice system, addictions, and with homeless Veterans. For the last 9 years, Jane has served as the Clinic Coordinator for the outpatient PTSD clinic for the Veterans Administration in San Jose, CA. In this role, she has acquired VA certified in Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Exposure Relaxation and Rescription Therapy for Nightmares (ERRT-N). Becoming a trauma specialist in her field, Jane has branched out and has a private practice, where she works predominantly with those who have experienced trauma.
Additionally, Jane was an Adjunct Professor, between 2014-2018, in the MSW program at California State East Bay. Teaching has been, without reservation, one of the most rewarding posts Jane has held, and, as such, she very much enjoys her role as an EMDR Consultant-in-Training (CIT).
To learn more about the professional services Jane offers, including therapy and EMDR consultation, please visit her website at janewinchell.com.
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