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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.***


Kathy Travis, M.A.Ed.

Bentonville, AR

Susan D. Walker
Northwest Arkansas

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

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


Melissa Broadwell
Chatsworth, CA

Flora Colao, LCSW
San Francisco, CA
PH: 212-627-2332

Christina Dickinson
Ontario, CA
Inland Empire Area
PH: 909-923-0329

Terri Kirschner, MS
Grass Valley, CA
PH: 951-315-3568

Marilyn Lewis, MFT
Healing 4 Homes
San Diego, CA
PH: 858-492-9985

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

June Mikkelsen, LMFT

Been There Adoption Counseling
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco Mid Peninsula Region
PH: 408-891-7904

Patty Robles, MSW
Walden Family
San Diego, CA
PH: 619-600-2337

Janet Shick, MA
Intern Marriage & Family Therapist
Temecula, CA
PH: 951-551-6968

Brigitte Wilburg, Ph.D.

The Wilburg Institute
Westlake Village, CA
PH: 818-661-4427

Ashna Vohra

Casey Family Programs
San Francisco, CA

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.

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

Specialty: Working with traumatized and wounded children with behavioral issues.

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

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

Supervisor: David Libert, PhD (PSY 13487)

Specialty: Neurofeedback, anxiety, depression, children with challenging behaviors, early trauma history, attachment, ADD/ADHD, neurodevelopmental issues, learning difficulties. Certified coach, parenting educator, BCI Instructor.

Specialty: n/a

Jennifer Anderson, MFT
Denver, CO
PH: 303-537-3733

Debbie Burmeister, LPC

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

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

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

Michele L. Gerard, Ph.D.
Boulder, CO
PH: 303-939-9650

Judy Hansen, MA

Westminster/Louisville, CO
PH: 720-635-7974

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

Linda Litzenberger
Pueblo, CO
PH: 719-595-0124

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

Deanna McCulloch
Kids Crossing
Colorado Sparings, CO
PH: 719-661-7723

Carrie Natale, LPC

Red Chair Counseling
Denver, CO
PH: 303-868-1859

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

Rhonda Robinson, M.Ed., LPC
Lafayette, CO
PH: 720-890-7207

Theresa Ruscio, LCSW, CAC III, RPT
North Denver Metro Suburbs
PH: 303-464-8105

Beki An Sciacca, MA
Radical Acceptance Parenting
Boulder, CO
PH: 630-841-0458

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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


Bill Chasse, LCSW
Hartford, CT
PH: 860-838-0445

Suzan Plowman
Watertown, CT
PH: 860-483-0781

Sherry Poff

Avon, CT
PH: 860-841-7943

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!

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

Shirley Ellis
Tampa, FL
PH: 813-997-1165

Debby Nickens, MS, RMHCI
Melbourne, FL
PH: 321-723-8233

Jessica Slater
Cocoa, FL
PH: 321-458-5663

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.


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

Teresa Tang
Go Green Health Solutions
Athens, GA
PH: 706-424-3976
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.

Amy Tanner, LCSW
Cherry Hill Center
Lake Zurich, IL
PH: 847-438-4222 x17

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.


Elaine Spicer, LCSW
Gary, IN
PH: 219-512-2642

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

Therese "Teri" Groves, MSW-LCSW,

Functional Therapy Services, LLC
Mandeville, LA
PH: 985-674-4020

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

Marti Howard
Auburn, ME
PH: 207-784-3929

Specialty: Parent education, foster and adoptive families.

Stephanie Bachmann-Mattei
Townsend, MA

Margo Chapski, ORT/L, M.O.M.

Western MA (Springfield Area)

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)

Specialty: BCLC instructor. Classes presented upon request. Support for adoptive families with RAD, trauma histories, PTSD, attachment and bonding concerns.


Josie Kimball
MA Education
MA Counseling LLPC
Brownstown, MI

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.

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

Barbara Karli

Dakota County Social Services
Apple Valley, MN
PH: 952-891-7371 or

Kathy Porter, MS, LP
Bluestem Center
Rochester, MN
PH: 507-282-1009

Kara Rogers, MSW, LICSW
St. Cloud, MN
PH: 320-493-9246

Dave & Gerry Seaburg

Lindstrom, MN
PH: 651-257-9250

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

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.

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.


Debra Clark
St. Louis, MO
PH: 314-732-6557

Renee Gebhart, LCSW, MSW
St. Louis, MO
PH: 314-276-1680

Ken Thom, MS, LPC
Maryville, MO
PH: 660-562-2531

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

Specialty: n/a

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

Specialty: n/a

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

Deborah A. Beasley, ACPI, CCPF
Pitman, NJ
PH: 609-970-1100

Philip Beasley
Pitman, NJ
PH: 856-256-9474

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.

Specialty: n/a

Deborah Barkoff
Albuquerque, NM
PH: 505-280-2518

Raylah Etlantus, MA, NCC, LPCC
Corrales, NM
PH: 505-385-6364

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

Specialty: n/a

Jeanine Aufiero, LMSW
Long Island, NY
PH: 631-830-1818

Flora Colao, LCSW

New York City, NY
PH: 212-627-2332

Eileen Kadletz
Amnityville, NY
PH: 631-264-5438 ext. 103


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.

BJ Howell
CEYA Therapeutic Services
Raleigh, NC
PH: 919-830-5515

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


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

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

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

Michelle McCraw
Weatherford, OK
PH: 580-774-2138

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

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

Bethany Griffin-Shetler
Silverton, OR
PH: 503-419-4151

Meredith Krugel, RN, LCSW

Roseburg, OR
PH: 541-464-3916

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.

Meredith Mustard
Parenting Coach
Villanova, PA

Specialty: n/a

Jane Fortune, LPC
Dillon-Florence, SC
PH: 540-353-3368

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

Jasmine Buseman
Sioux Falls, SD

Patty Veatch, MA, LSWA
Children's Home Society
Sioux Falls, SD
PH: 605-965-3104
Specialty: n/a

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

Leigh Anne Goldstine, MS, NCC, LPC-

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


Michele Cermak, LCSW
Cal Farley's Family Resource Center
Arlington, TX
PH: 817-461-5192

Deborah Chelette-Wilson,

Country Pathways, PLLC
Winnsboro, TX
PH: 903-365-2198

Melisa Dean
Fort Worth, TX
PH: 817-253-4095

Christie Minich
Wylie, TX

Kathy Smedley, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center
Winnsboro, TX
PH: 903-629-7588

Caitlin Tyler-Harris
Foster in Texas
Central TX Area - Austin
PH: 512-422-0251

Kathryn Zentner, LCSW
Austin, TX
PH: 512-918-9683

Ginny Zobeck
Family Guidance & Outreach Center
Lubbock, TX
PH: 806-239-4994

Specialty: n/a

Specialty: Trauma, attachment and loss with teens, foster families, adults, grandparents, and adoptive parents.

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.

Kimberly Best Johnson, MA, LPC, RPT
Richmond, VA
PH: 804-901-5628

Donna Boggs, LCSW

Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Norton, VA
PH: 276-679-1195

Lisa A. Boyles
Quinton, VA
PH: 804-314-2462

LaDonna Hall, LCSW
Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Norton, VA
PH: 276-679-1195

Catherine Swiney, MSW
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Richmond, VA
PH: 804-814-6175

Wilma Vance
Coeburn, VA
PH: 888-631-4441

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

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.


Kimberly Erickson-Nichols
Heart to Heart Healing
Onalaska, WI
PH: 608-780-7422

Leslie Judkins

Amery, WI

Specialty: Working with teens and their families, foster families, adoptive families and grandparents raining their granchildren, custody work, parenting classes and seminars/conferences.

Specialty: n/a

Sally Flintoff
Perth, Western Australia

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



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