Mary Ellen received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Counseling from Oakland University. She received her clinical training at North Oakland Medical Center in Pontiac, Michigan and The Counseling Center in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. In her relocation to West Michigan fourteen years ago, she was involved in helping to organize several counseling centers and groups, including ownership of Raybrook Counseling Center LLC, and, currently, West Michigan EMDR Therapy and Consulting PLLC. She also was an owner and clinician practicing out of Claystone Clinical Associates PLC. Mary Ellen was the first clinician to act as a sponsor and bring formal EMDR training to West Michigan and to be approved as a sponsor of the EMDR Institute EMDR Study Group in West Michigan. She currently has a full- time professional clinical and consulting practice at West Michigan EMDR Therapy and Consulting located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in which she is both owner and Clinical Director.
Professional Activities and Memberships
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA), EMDR Research Foundation Visionary Alliance, the International Society of the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), the American Counseling Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and the Michigan Board of Certified Addiction Professionals (MCBAP)