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Looking for a local parenting class, coach or support? Our Beyond Consequences
Instructors have undergone rigorous training with Heather T. Forbes, LCSW
in order to support you in our local community. You will find the contact
information and specialization for each instructor within your state listed below.


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***The listed instructors have completed the Beyond Consequences Intensive Two-Day
Training program but are NOT directly associated with the Beyond Consequences Institute.***

  ARKANSAS  

Kathy Travis, M.A.Ed.

Bentonville, AR
katybe5@sbcglobal.net




Susan D. Walker
Northwest Arkansas
susanwalker@arkansasattachment.com

 
Specialty: Family nurturing specialist, developemental specialist, parent educator, and special education teacher.
www.arkansasattachment.com



Specialty: Working with teens, foster families, adoptive families, and grandparents of autistic children, etc.
www.arkansasattachment.com

CALIFORNIA

Melissa Broadwell
Chatsworth, CA
robandmjb@yahoo.com



Flora Colao, LCSW
San Francisco, CA
PH: 212-627-2332
ffflora@earthlink.net



Christina Dickinson
Ontario, CA
Inland Empire Area
PH: 909-923-0329
cdljc@msn.com



Terri Kirschner, MS
Grass Valley, CA
PH: 951-315-3568
tk@healtheheart.org




Marilyn Lewis, MFT
Healing 4 Homes
San Diego, CA
PH: 858-492-9985
marilyn4solutions@san.rr.com



Dana McKnight Flentroy, MSW
McFlent's Educational Consulting
Sacramento/So. Lake Tahoe Area, CA
dana@yourfamilywhisperer.com



June Mikkelsen, LMFT

Been There Adoption Counseling
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco Mid Peninsula Region
PH: 408-891-7904
junemikkelsen@gmail.com



Patty Robles, MSW
Health & Human Services
San Diego, CA
PH: 619-409-3166
patty.robles@sdcounty.ca.gov



Janet Shick, MA
Intern Marriage & Family Therapist
(#46166)
Temecula, CA
PH: 951-551-6968
janetshick@yahoo.com



Brigitte Wilburg, PCC, PhD(c)

Clinical Psychology
Thousand Oaks, CA
PH: 818-661-4427
www.Adoption-EDU.com




Ashna Vohra

Casey Family Programs
San Francisco, CA
avohra@casey.org

 
Specialty: n/a





Specialty: Experience working with traumatized children and their families.





Specialty: Working with foster, adoptive, and blended families.






Specialty: As an adoptive parent herself, Terri understand the love and work it takes to create a peaceful and nurturing home environment.
www.healtheheart.org



Specialty: Attachment parenting, classes/groups, phone and in-home individual and family coaching, and professional counseling services.
www.healing4homes.com



Specialty: Working with traumatized and wounded children with behavioral issues.
www.yourfamilywhisperer.com




Specialty: Pre/Post-adoption support and counseling. Please see website for more information.
www.beenthere-adoptiontherapist.com





Specialty: Adoption social worker, trainer and parent educator; foster and adoptive parents.





Supervisor: David Libert, PhD (PSY 13487)








Specialty: Educating parents who are raising children with challenging behaviors, early trauma history, ADD/ADHD, neurodevelopmental issues, or learning difficulties.
www.WilburgInstitute.com



Specialty: n/a
COLORADO

Jennifer Anderson, MFT
Denver, CO
PH: 303-537-3733
janderson.mft@gmail.com



Debbie Burmeister, LPC

Littleton, CO
PH: 303-667-4783 or
202-794-7008 ext. 2
dburmeister2001@yahoo.com



Sue E. Coffey, LCSW
Believing in Kids & Families, LLC
Littleton, CO
PH: 303-794-7008 ext. 1
bikafcounseling@aol.com



Amy-Beth Fischoff, MS.Ed.
Boulder/Lafayette/Louisville, CO
PH: 303-938-9128
amyfischoff@comcast.net



Michele L. Gerard, Ph.D.
Boulder, CO
PH: 303-939-9650
braindr2@aol.com






Judy Hansen, MA

Westminster/Louisville, CO
PH: 720-635-7974
appt@counselingwithjudy.com




Jane L. Johnson, LCSW
Fort Collins, CO
PH: 970-266-2678 ext. 3



Linda Litzenberger
Pueblo, CO
PH: 719-595-0124
swaymok@aol.com



Anne Maxwell, LCSW, RPT-S
Child & Family Play Therapy Center
Boulder/Denver, CO
PH: 303-467-2228
anne@childfamilyplaytherapy.com



Deanna McCulloch
Kids Crossing
Colorado Sparings, CO
PH: 719-661-7723
dmcculloch@kidscrossing.com




Carrie Natale, LPC

Red Chair Counseling
Denver, CO
PH: 303-868-1859
carrienatale@yahoo.com



Geoff Nelson, LPC
Brighton Family Counceling, LLC
Brighton/N. Denver Area, CO
PH: 720-523-3043
bfc.gan@gmail.com



Rhonda Robinson, M.Ed., LPC
Lafayette, CO
PH: 720-890-7207
rhonda@flatironscounseling.com



Theresa Ruscio, LCSW, CAC III, RPT
North Denver Metro Suburbs
PH: 303-464-8105
tmruscio@aol.com



Beki An Sciacca, MA
Radical Acceptance Parenting
Boulder, CO
PH: 630-841-0458
bekisciacca@gmail.com



Laura Updike
Southeast Mental Health Services
La Junta, CO
PH: 719-384-5446

 
Specialty: n/a






Specialty: Working with children and their families, trauma, and EMDR.
www.bikaf.com





Specialty: Working with children and teens with trauma, grandparents, and children and families with sensory processing challenges.
www.bikaf.com




Specialty: Working with families with children of all ages. Special training in infant, toddler, and preschooler issues.




Specialty: Working with children, adolescents and adults with histories of trauma, learning challenges, adoptive families, divorce, parentings, and help with recovery from neurological conditions.
MicheleGerardPhD.com




Specialty: Working with families, couples and adolescents in communication and parenting, especially those who are having difficulty adjusting due to multiple cross cultural moves.



Specialty: Counseling for children and their families.




Specialty: Working with biological and foster families.





Specialty: Working with children of all ages and their families, adoption, trauma, and difficult behaviors.
www.childfamilyplaytherapy.com




Specialty: Children and families who have experienced trauma (neglect, physical and sexual abuse...) are involved in foster care/adoption, and involved with DHS. Medicaid accepted, CORE services or cash pay.



Specialty: Working with children and adults who have experienced trauma; working with foster and adoptive families.





Specialty: Working with parents and children of all ages that are exhibiting severe behavioral issues.
www.BrightonFamilyCounseling.com




Specialty: Working with children from 18 months and older; extensive experience working with adoption and foster families.




Specialty: Adolescents, Adults, Families, Step-families, and Beyond Consequences Parenting Classes.
www.theresaruscio.com



Specialty: Helping parents and caregivers to develop emotional regulation skills through education, stress reduction and healing of developmental/trauma wounds.
www.radicalacceptanceparenting.com



Specialty: Early childhood specialist, youth and family services, foster and adoptive families, trauma, abuse, aggression, behavioral issues, attachment, bonding, and family relationship building, etc.
www.semhs.org

CONNECTICUT

Bill Chasse, LCSW
Hartford, CT
PH: 860-838-0445
bchasse3@gmail.com




Suzan Plowman
Watertown, CT
PH: 860-483-0781
suzanplowman@yahoo.com






Sherry Poff

Avon, CT
PH: 860-841-7943
smpoff2000@yahoo.com

 
Specialty: Child and Family Therapist specializing in support to foster and
adoptive families. Beyond Consequences Parenting Classes and parent support groups.



Specialty: A behavioral support worker that works with foster and adoptive families including relative care givers. MS Candidate for a degree in human services focusing on clinical counseling. Adoptive parent of a sibling group through the CT foster care system.



Specialty: Regularly scheduled parenting classes, please contact for current dates!
FLORIDA

Gloria Ayala-St. Charles, M.S., LMHC
Private Practice
Coral Springs, FL
PH: 954-234-8278




Freda D. Doxy, LPC
Private Practice
Jacksonville, FL
PH: 404-447-0088
fredadoxey@yahoo.com



Shirley Ellis
Tampa, FL
PH: 813-997-1165
shirleyellis64@yahoo.com



Debby Nickens, MS, RMHCI
Melbourne, FL
PH: 321-723-8233
debbynickens@gmail.com



Jessica Slater
Cocoa, FL
PH: 321-458-5663
slaterj99@yahoo.com


 
Specialty: Works with individuals, couples and families. Help parents to develop emotional regulation skills through education, stress reduction and improved communication.



Specialty: Provides individual, family and group therapy as well as workshop and seminars on parenting, anger management, and stress management.




Specialty: n/a






Specialty: Mental Health Councelor working with children & their families, especially with children who have trauma histories.




Specialty: Working with families in the area of Attachment, resulting from significant trauma; working with and inspiring families to recognize each other as “a person” rather than “a problem”; looking beyond behavior.

GEORGIA

Wendy Haus Hanevold, Ph.D.
Private Practice
Atlanta/Roswell, GA
PH: 404-325-1614
whanevold@bellsouth.net



Teresa Tang
Go Green Health Solutions
Athens, GA
PH: 706-424-3976
taksingtang@yahoo.com
 
Specialty: Attachment and emotionally focused therapy with couples, families, children and adolescents woven together with adoptioin, foster care, kinship and remarriage.




Speciatly: Adoptive families, natural/alternative approaches to family health.
ILLINOIS

Amy Tanner, LCSW
Cherry Hill Center
Lake Zurich, IL
PH: 847-438-4222 x17
amy@amytanner.com

 
Specialty: Provides individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Works in the areas of adoption, foster care, attachment, and trauma histories. Beyond Consequences Parenting Classes and adoption support groups offered.

INDIANA

Elaine Spicer, LCSW
Gary, IN
PH: 219-512-2642
elaine@spicers.us

 
Specialty: Working with adolescents, foster, adoptive and biological families.
LOUISIANA

Therese "Teri" Groves, LCSW-BACS
Mandeville, LA
PH: 985-373-5390
yogat@i-55.com

 
Specialty: Working with families, adolescents, and children dealing with trauma and adjustment concerns.
MAINE

Marti Howard
Auburn, ME
PH: 207-784-3929
mohoward62@aol.com

 
Specialty: Parent education, foster and adoptive families.
MASSACHUSETTS

Margo Chapski, ORT/L, M.O.M.
Western MA (Springfield Area)
machapski@yahoo.com
 
Specialty: BCLC instructor. Classes presented upon request. Support for adoptive families with RAD, trauma histories, PTSD, attachment and bonding concerns.

MICHIGAN

Josie Kimball
MA Education
MA Counseling LLPC
Brownstown, MI
JCINC11@aol.com

 
Specialty: Working with teachers and parents experiencing challenges in children's behavior. Working with school aged children with or without histories of medical or family trauma.
MINNESOTA

Brenda Benning, MSW, LGSW
HEAL Family Services &
Therapeutic Services Agency
Twin Cities/Metro area
PH: 651-238-9614
Brendarbenning@gmail.com



Barbara Karli

Dakota County Social Services
Apple Valley, MN
PH: 952-891-7371 or
507-339-7131
barbara.karli@co.dakota.mn.us



Kathy Porter, MS, LP
Bluestem Center
Rochester, MN
PH: 507-282-1009
kporter@bluestemcenter.com




Kara Rogers, MSW, LICSW
St. Cloud, MN
PH: 320-493-9246
Karajrogers@gmail.com







Dave & Gerry Seaburg

Lindstrom, MN
PH: 651-257-9250
gseaburg@frontiernet.net



Barbara Zaeska, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S
Morning Joy Child & Family Therapy
Willmar, MN
PH: 320-235-5437
morningjoy@cloudnet.com

 
Specialty: In-home family therapy for adoptive families and parent support for those raising children with trauma histories. Beyond Consequences Parenting Classes Available, Group/Parent Support




Specialty: Foster care licensing social worker, trainer, and parent educator.







Specialty: Working with children, parents and families with history of abuse, neglect and trauma. Creating children's trauma stories to help them process their life experiences.
www.bluestemcenter.com



Speciality: Significant experience working with children who have experienced trauma and have insecure attachments as a clinical supervisor at day treatment program for children 3-6 years old, adoptive parent and 13 years experience as a foster parent. Also facilitates 10 week BCI training course for parents and professionals.



Specialty: n/a






Specialty: Working with parents/children (adoptive/biological/foster) who have attachment, trauma, anxiety, abuse, adjustment, and behavioral issues. Workshops available on trauma, attachment, parenting children with difficult behaviors, and stress management of caregivers and professionals.

MISSOURI

Debra Clark
St. Louis, MO
PH: 314-732-6557
clarkhouse4011@yahoo.com



Renee Gebhart, LCSW, MSW
St. Louis, MO
PH: 314-276-1680
renee@reneegebhart.com



Ken Thom, MS, LPC
Maryville, MO
PH: 660-562-2531
thomkt@earthlink.net



Kerry Wood
MO Alliance for Children & Families, LLC
St. Louis, MO
PH: 314-630-7823 or
314-991-1737 ext. 226
kwood@ma-cf.org

 
Specialty: n/a






Specialty: Therapy with individuals, couples and families including relationship coaching.
www.reneegebhart.com




Specialty: n/a






Specialty: Working with foster families; foster home placement specialist.
NEW JERSEY

Stephanie Bachmann-Mattei
Hammonton, NJ
stephanie@consciouslyparenting.com






Deborah A. Beasley, ACPI, CCPF
Pitman, NJ
PH: 609-970-1100
DeborahBeasley20@yahoo.com







Philip Beasley
Pitman, NJ
PH: 856-256-9474
pbeasley@just-access.com

 
Specialty: Biological, foster and adoptive families, transracial adoptions, parenting classes, seminars, conferences and teleclass series based on the principles of BCI and NVC (Nonviolent Communication)
www.cnvc.org



Specialty: Certified Parenting Coach/Parent Educator working with adoptive, foster, biological families in the BCI model. Provides intensive parent/clinician trainings and support groups professionally at local agencies. Phone coaching/in-home support family services.
www.TogetherAtLastFamily.com



Specialty: n/a
NEW MEXICO

Deborah Barkoff
Albuquerque, NM
PH: 505-280-2518
dbarkoff@msn.com



Raylah Etlantus, MA, NCC, LPCC
Corrales, NM
PH: 505-385-6364
rayla.etlantus@comcast.net

 
Specialty: Beyond Consequences in schools and raising the adopted child.
www.theheartsconnection.com




Specialty: n/a
NEW YORK

Jeanine Aufiero, LMSW
Long Island, NY
PH: 631-830-1818
Jeanineaufiero@gmail.com



Flora Colao, LCSW

New York City, NY
PH: 212-627-2332
ffflora@earthlink.net



Eileen Kadletz
Amnityville, NY
PH: 631-264-5438 ext. 103
ekadletz@lift4kids.org

 







Specialty: Traumatized children and their families (Only in NYC a few days per month.)





Specialty: Working with adoptive families and parents of children with complex trauma.
NORTH CAROLINA

BJ Howell
CEYA Therapeutic Services
Raleigh, NC
PH: 919-830-5515
bjhowell@live.com

 
Specialty: Helping young adults and their families heal from trauma, PTSD, anxiety or related issues. Provides empowerment workshops for young adults and parents.
www.EnrichYoungAdults.com

OHIO

Sharon L. Riley
Spring Haven Inc.
Orrville, OH
PH: 330-359-6100
sriley22@zoominternet.net

 
Specialty: Working with children, teens, grandparents, and self-injury clientele.
OKLAHOMA

Kelly James, PhD, LPC, NCC
Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
Foundational Solutions, PLLC
Tulsa, OK
PH: 918-928-9585
drkellyajames@yahoo.com



Michelle McCraw
Weatherford, OK
PH: 580-774-2138
mamccraw@classicnet.net

 
Specialty: Children, adolescents, adoptive and biological families and individuals.
drkellyajames.com






Specialty: Working with teens, foster families, adoptive families, grandparents and autistic children, etc.
OREGON

Bethany Griffin-Shetler
Silverton, OR
PH: 503-419-4151
bethanylifejourney@gmail.com





Meredith Krugel, RN, LCSW

Roseburg, OR
PH: 541-464-3916
mkrugel@msn.com

 
Specialty: Adoption, foster and biological families. Handling severe negative behaviors, reparing damaged relationships, healing trauma. Offers online parenting classes, in-home support, and phone coaching.



Specialty: Working with early childhood mental health.
PENNSYLVANIA

Meredith Mustard
Parenting Coach
Villanova, PA
mmustard@verizon.net

 
Specialty: n/a
SOUTH CAROLINA

Jane Fortune, LPC
Dillon-Florence, SC
PH: 540-353-3368
janefortune@roadrunner.com

 
Specialty: Working with the family in home with difficult to manage children, in schools, day care providers, and foster care agencies.
SOUTH DAKOTA

Jasmine Buseman
Sioux Falls, SD
l_buseman@hotmail.com



Patty Veatch, MA, LSWA
Children's Home Society
Sioux Falls, SD
PH: 605-965-3104
patty.veatch@chssd.org
 
Specialty: n/a





Specialty: Working with families who have children with a trauma background, including foster and adoptive families. Provides BCI parenting classes
TENNESSEE

Leigh Anne Goldstine, MS, NCC, LPC-
MHSP, BCPC, CTS, CDVC

Knoxville, TN
PH: 865-809-9893
dukeun@tds.net
 
Specialty: Working with children and teenagers, attachment disorder, autism, foster families, birth families, relative caregivers, placement stabilization, parental fitness evaluations, bonding assessments.

TEXAS

Michele Cermak, LCSW
Cal Farley's Family Resource Center
Arlington, TX
PH: 817-461-5192
michelecermak@calfarley.org



Deborah Chelette-Wilson,
MHR, CTS, LPC

Country Pathways, PLLC
Winnsboro, TX
PH: 903-365-2198
deborahchelettewilson@gmail.com



Melisa Dean
Fort Worth, TX
PH: 817-253-4095
mdean2662@yahoo.com



Christie Minich
Wylie, TX
mikeandchristie@minichfamily.us



Kathy Smedley, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center
Winnsboro, TX
PH: 903-629-7588
ksmedley@netcac.org



Caitlin Tyler-Harris
Foster in Texas
Central TX Area - Austin
PH: 512-422-0251
caitlinctyler@yahoo.com




Kathryn Zentner, LCSW
Austin, TX
PH: 512-918-9683
kathryn@ourshiningstars.com



Ginny Zobeck
Family Guidance & Outreach Center
Lubbock, TX
PH: 806-239-4994
tedngin@suddenlink.net

 
Specialty: n/a







Specialty: Trauma, attachment and loss with teens, foster families, adults, grandparents, and adoptive parents.
www.DeborahChelette-Wilson.com





Specialty: Foster and adoptive parents.






Specialty: Parent Support Group





Specialty: Provides adolescent, adult, marriage and family therapy.






Specialty: Parent educator and trainer, working with foster families and caregivers of children with trauma histories. Beyond Consequences parenting classes to help create peaceful and loving home environments for families of all types.



Specialty: Family therapist working with parents and their adoptive/biological children who display difficult behaviors. Primarily ages 2-12.



Specialty: Christian parenting classes.
VIRGINIA

Kimberly Best Johnson, MA, LPC, RPT
Visions
Richmond, VA
PH: 804-901-5628
kimberlybestjohnson@gmail.com




Donna Boggs, LCSW

Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Norton, VA
PH: 276-679-1195
donna_boggs@cccofva.org



Lisa A. Boyles
Quinton, VA
PH: 804-314-2462
lisaboyles@verizon.net



LaDonna Hall, LCSW
Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Norton, VA
PH: 276-679-1195
LaDonna_Hall@cccofva.org



Catherine Swiney, MSW
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Richmond, VA
PH: 804-814-6175
swineyc_gcr@yahoo.com



Wilma Vance
Coeburn, VA
PH: 888-631-4441
wilma@consciouslyparenting.com

 
Specialty: Working with children with challenging behaviors in-home and outpatient setting. Parent Education, Pre-Adoption Assessments, Couples and Family Therapy.
www.kimberlybestjohnson.com



Specialty: Working with foster and adoptive families and families with children who have special needs.





Specialty: n/a






Specialty: Working with foster and adoptive families and families with children who have special needs.





Specialty: n/a







Specialty: Teens, foster families, adoptive families (pre and post), biological families and grandparents. Training directly in aggression, being present, lying, stealing, etc.

WISCONSIN

Kimberly Erickson-Nichols
Heart to Heart Healing
Onalaska, WI
PH: 608-780-7422
kimberly@heart-to-hearthealing.com




Leslie Judkins

Amery, WI
lj525@pressenter.com

 
Specialty: Working with teens and their families, foster families, adoptive families and grandparents raining their granchildren, custody work, parenting classes and seminars/conferences.
www.heart-to-hearthealing.com



Specialty: n/a
AUSTRALIA

Sally Flintoff
Perth, Western Australia
sally@consciouslyparenting.com.au

 
Specialty: Working with families who have children from a trauma background including foster and adoptive families, parenting courses and parent coaching.
www.consciouslyparenting.com.au

   
 



 

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