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Sara G. Gilman, Psy.D.

Dr. Gilman, an LMFT since 1986, obtained her doctorate degree in 2017 with her dissertation focus on the effects of cumulative traumatic stress exposure in first responders and the use of EMDR as an early intervention. She is CEO of Coherence Associates, a professional group of EMDR Therapists in San Diego, CA, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Past-President of the EMDRIA Board of Directors. As a former San Diego Firefighter/EMT, she has blended her Mental Health expertise with her boots-on-the ground experience. The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress awarded her Fellowship status for her extensive work in utilizing EMDR with first responders. She is a California POST (Police Officer Strategic Training) trainer and helped develop a course on Law Enforcement Officer Wellness, and has authored 2 chapters in books on the use of EMDR with 911 Dispatchers. As author, speaker, and consultant, Dr. Gilman is passionate about building resiliency in first responders around the world.

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Lawrence E. Hedges, Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP

Lawrence E. Hedges, Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP is a psychologist-psychoanalyst in private practice in Orange, California, specializing in the training of psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. He is director of the Listening Perspectives Study Center and the founding director of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in Tustin, California where he is a supervising and training psychoanalyst. He has been awarded honorary membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Hedges is author of numerous papers and books including Cross- cultural Encounters: Bridging Worlds of Difference (2013), Listening Perspectives in Psychotherapy (1983 & 2003), Interpreting the Countertransference (1992), Strategic Emotional Involvement (1996), and Facing the Challenge of Liability in Psychotherapy: Practicing Defensively (2000 & 2007). To learn more about Dr. Hedges and his work, go to

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Raquel Hoersting, Ph.D.

Raquel Hoersting, BA (Universidad San Francisco de Quito); M.S., Ph.D. (University of North Texas)

Dr. Raquel Hoersting is a Brazilian-American Assistant Professor for the Doctor of Psychology program at the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada), and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Institute, Trainer, Facilitator and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. As an intercultural clinical psychologist, her research focuses on the intersection of culture and identity, trauma, and artistic/creative approaches to culturally congruent and sensitive psychotherapy practices. She is actively engaged in teaching and training clinical psychology graduate students and is involved in EMDR Therapy training with EMDR Treinamento e Consultoria. Her clinical practice focuses on EMDR Therapy with children, youth, and adults.

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Hon. Margo Lewis Hoy, J.D. (Ret.)

The Hon. Margo Lewis Hoy (Ret.) joined Signature Resolution after 18 years of private practice and 11 years on the San Diego Superior Court. Known for her approachable demeanor, Judge Hoy mediates disputes concerning all areas of family law.  As a Superior Court judge, Judge Hoy served as the supervising judge of the family law division and oversaw 26 family law departments. To better serve parents and children, she pioneered the use of child custody parenting plans in the San Diego Superior Court. She also served on the court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and chaired its Family Law Policy Committee. Before being appointed to the bench, Judge Hoy founded the premier family law practice in San Diego County and handled thousands of complex cases involving child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and more. She was certified as a Family Law Specialist in 2000. Judge Hoy has been honored by legal organizations throughout California, including multiple Judicial Officer of the Year awards and inclusion in the Top 25 Women Lawyers in San Diego.

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David Ibrahim, M.A., LMFT, LAADC

David Ibrahim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. David has a dual Masters in Trauma and Marriage and Family Therapy. He has worked successfully with over 1000 patients. He is a certified EMDR Therapist and a specialist in Trauma and Addiction. He is also a E-500 Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist. David has trained extensively with Dr. Arlene Drake, Dr. Nicole Gilbert, Dr. Stephen Dansiger, Dr. John Rathauser, Laura Dickson, and most recently with Dr. Andrew Leeds. And has had multiple consultation and advanced trainings with other experts in the field of trauma and addiction. He is trained and experienced in 8 forms of EMDR Therapy (OCD, PTSD, Depression, Addiction, Borderline Personality, Dissociative Identity Disorders, and Early attachment and implicit memory protocols). Additionally, David has trained and worked with many forms of therapy ranging from DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Inner child work, somatic therapies, and Certified in ISTDP.

David’s experience as a Yoga and Meditation teacher (as well as other trainings in psychotherapy practices) add a unique set of skills that include the body in the psychotherapy process. When the body becomes a component of psychotherapy deeper healing can occur.

David’s experience has given him the opportunity to work with diverse types of people. He has worked with famous actors, directors, major league athletes, Grammy award winners, scholars, scientists, studio executives, engineers, and many other high performing and successful individuals.

David also has experience working with clients from diverse cultures, age groups, sexual orientations, and spiritual beliefs.

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Sarah Katz, MPH

Sarah Katz, MPH is resident of northern Sonoma County and a Healthcare Foundation - Northern Sonoma County Board Member. As a public health epidemiologist, Ms. Katz has spent the last ten years in local and state health departments, academia, and hospital settings in California. Ms. Katz currently manages the Sonoma County Department of Health Services’ Assessment & Epidemiology Unit. In this role, Ms. Katz and her team work to ensure the availability of high-quality and comprehensive health data on Sonoma County residents and to facilitate its use for public health assessment, policy development, and program planning and evaluation in order to reduce preventable morbidity and mortality and achieve health equity. Most recently, Ms. Katz has had an active role in health department’s medical/health operations center in response to the October wildfires. In the summer, she facilitated increased data support to the Department’s Behavioral Health Division. Prior to her work in Sonoma County, she specialized in cross-border surveillance for the California Office of Binational Border Health, conducted public health research with UC San Diego and the Berkeley Survey Research Center, and supported emergency operations at the UC Davis Medical Center. Ms. Katz obtained a Master in Public Health degree in Epidemiology from San Diego State University and Bachelor’s degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies (in Health and Place) and Geography from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D., ABPP

Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Missouri.  He previously served as Chief of Psychology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and as health sciences dean at Simmons and DePaul Universities. He remains a Senior Associate in Psychology at Children’s Hospital and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and at the Harvard Bioethics Center.

Dr. Koocher is the founding Editor of the journal Ethics & Behavior, and previously served as Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist. He is currently Associate Editor of Practice Innovations. He has published more than 350 articles and book chapters and authored or edited 17 books including Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions, the Psychologists’ Desk Reference, and The Parent’s Guide to Psychological First Aid.

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Lori A. Love, Ph.D.

Lori A. Love, Ph.D. has worked almost exclusively in the field of divorce and child custody for over 22 years. She is licensed in the states of California and Hawaii. She has also enjoyed working as a school psychologist and an adjunct faculty member of the Child Development Department at San Diego State University where she taught Divorce and Remarriage and Family Interaction Patterns.

Dr. Love has been an AFCC presenter on Parent Coordination, a regular speaker at The San Diego Family Law Bar continuing education seminars, and has enjoyed being on the faculty of the Family Law College of Trial Advocacy.

Dr. Love is a founding executive board member of Kathy’s Legacy, a charity that assists children and adult victims of domestic violence. She also serves on the advisory board of Kid’s Turn, an organization dedicated to assisting and empowering children of divorce in navigating the process.

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Stacey White Kinney, M.S., LMFT

Stacey White Kinney (MFC35122) is a licensed marriage & family therapist who specializes in individual and family therapy and child custody issues. She maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, CA. With over 30 years of experience working with families in Orange County, CA, Stacey currently interacts with a broad spectrum of clients. Her areas of expertise include child sexual abuse, trauma, domestic violence, divorce/separation, child custody, anxiety, and depression. She is a graduate of California State University Fullerton with a M.S. in clinical psychology and University of California Santa Barbara where she received a B.A. in liberal studies. She is in the process of earning her Psy.D. at California Southern University.

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Dominic “Nick” Lucia, Ed.D.

Dominic “Nick” Lucia, Ed.D. has a combined total of 30-years’ experience working in law enforcement, the fire service, and in emergency medical/rescue response. He served culturally and economically diverse communities and learned quickly that regardless of culture, beliefs, or socioeconomic status, people face similar challenges in life that can lead to psychological or emotional distress. Dr. Lucia has a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and is working with Synde Acks, Pys.D., as a Psychologist Assistant (P.A.). He also works with Dr. Ive Eicken, Ph.D., at West Coast Trauma Retreat (WCPR), a five-day inpatient treatment program that is supported entirely by volunteers. First Responder peers and clinicians volunteer what time they can by conducting intakes or supporting treatment.

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Tony Madrid, Ph.D.

Tony Madrid, Ph.D. earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Washington State University. He then did a Fellowship in Medical Psychology at UCSF and worked as a child psychologist at Sonoma County Mental Health.

Dr. Madrid was on California’s Board of Psychology for four years and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco (1976-1997). Dr. Madrid has been in private practice for 45 years in Sonoma County, California. He currently works as a psychologist at Russian River Counselors in Monte Rio, California.

Dr. Madrid has published over twenty papers and chapters in books on the topic of Bonding Therapy. He was awarded the Hilgard award for his article, Helping children with asthma using Bonding Therapy.

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Jennifer Mathis, Ph.D.

Dr. Jennifer Mathis is a trauma specialist in private practice. She developed Sand-Process Therapy©, is the creator of The Mathis Model™ and In-Lightened L.I.F.E. (Live. Intentional. Free. Empowered.)™ an integrated program designed to identify and re-wire the habitual patterned scripts that keep us stuck in self-limiting thoughts and repeating self-sabotaging behaviors.

Dr. Mathis is certified as a master addictions counselor w/co-occurring disorders, licensed professional clinical counselor and approved clinical supervisor. She is independently licensed in Arizona, California and Hawaii. Dr. Mathis has advanced training in Addictions (process & chemical), Eating Disorders, Dissociation and Trauma. She holds advanced certification in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), is a certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA approved EMDR consultant, EMDR & Sandtray specialist, and certified Brainspotting therapist.

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