Comments About The Training


Trainees were invited to make a comment to help others know about the training and how they may benefit:

“When I added that I was EMDR trained to my website on Psychology Today, I immediately began to receive referrals for sessions.”

“Jordan’s knowledge of EMDR and his ability to share that knowledge was excellent.  His style is personal and encouraging.”

“Jordan stopped and explained things one-on-one to each of us as we needed it.  He looked for things to help us understand better.”

“I got my info from a former student.  Glad my boss passed it on.”

“I found the training to be helpful and definitely feel excited and as though I learned a good amount.”

“Liked that we had so much time to practice and that material was easy to follow.”

“Great job!  The info is very helpful and relevant.  Thanks.”

“The overall training was extremely helpful and beneficial.”

“I enjoyed all phases – very good in 3 days.”

“I think you did very well coming from the perspective of your experience.  The best part was when you were helping with the one-on-one and you did great with those questions and being responsive.  I felt like I could ask you any question.”

“Interesting discussions.”

“Having handouts made everything easy to follow and easy to concentrate.”

“The training was is very useful and I learned a lot, especially practicing with peers and receiving feedback from the instructor.”

“It’s a fun class and will teach skills that will help clients much quicker.”

“Very relaxed and “down to earth” training.  Trainer was thorough and well learned on topic.”

“Loved the live examples and observation time.”

“Jordan was interested, supportive and open to new learning along with the trainees.”

“I have and will continue to recommend Jordan as a trainer to others.  Great experience!”

“Excellent training.”

“Extremely knowledgeable trainer in EMDR.  I feel confident to use EMDR with clients.”

“I’ve been a successful therapist almost 20 years.  You can teach an old dog new tricks…and models.  Very helpful in explaining stuck clients and knowing what to do with them.”

“Learn EMDR in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere.”

“Have small ‘t’ traumas in your mind to talk about and encourage them that the experiential component is helpful to learning EMDR.”

“Great teaching style.  Interesting material and case discussion.  Well worth the time.”

“You can expect an interactive, engaging and clearly present workshop!”

“Gives new tool to help clients.”

“Great explanation of effects of trauma and memory and the brain.”

“It’s all good.”

“Enjoyed Jordan’s style of teaching.  He was very responsive to every individual’s concerns.”

“I really thought this was a wonderful class.  This class will allow you to target trauma & cognitions in a way that really helps people heal, not just change.”

“Effective for therapist who are skilled but long to be more effective and targeted with all of their clients.”

“Effective tool clinicians can use with most clients to address negative thoughts, emotions and beliefs.”

“Be open to learn and not understand it at the beginning, but listen and follow thru with course as it gets explained.”

“EMDR really seems to speed up the therapy process.”

“Jordan makes the goal of learning EMDR attainable.  He breaks it down and provides enough support and practice that I can feel confident using EMDR.”

“Improve your therapy skills.  Come and learn about yourself.”

“This therapeutic approach will greatly enhance every therapist’s practice/ability to effectively work w/clients.”

“This training provides a new toolbox to use for helping clients.”

“EMDR – amazingly helpful with people who have trauma.  It works.”

“I truly enjoyed this training and look forward to continuing.”

“Great training and looking forward to putting skills into practice.”

“Expect to be able to practice EMDR after workshop.”

“Small class was beneficial.  More practice was beneficial.  I would recommend that as a bonus.”

“Class participation and comfort in personal processing is a large part of the course objectives.”

“Significant amount of practical application as both client and therapist.”

“Until you go through EMDR as a client you won’t be able to understand how valuable and quick EMDR is.”

“Good introduction to EMDR basics.”

“Good amount of training but practice and application of techniques enhance the learning.  I would not want training weekends back-to-back for this reason.”


Dr. Amber Quaranta-Leech, LPC-S

Amber holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Texas and Oklahoma and holds Supervisor credential for Texas. Amber is an EMDRIA consultant and trainer. She has over a decade of experience in the trauma field in work with uniformed services, domestic violence, childhood trauma and abuse, and recent mass trauma events. Amber provides consultation for EMDRIA certification, for consultants-in-training, and supervision for LPC-Associates. Amber continues to research the benefits of EMDR therapy with a variety of populations. Her goal is to help build strong clinicians who are well versed in trauma interventions to better support their clients. Amber sees a limited number of clients with a focus on trauma work, she is also a Certified Career Counselor and Certified through EAGALA to provide equine-assisted therapy. 

Dr. Jose Carbajal, LCSW

Dr. Jose Carbajal, a U.S. Army veteran, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work and a master’s in theological studies from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. With over 15 years of clinical experience and extensive teaching experience, Jose specializes in trauma, sexual abuse recovery, domestic violence, and substance abuse. His research focuses on trauma interventions, neuroscience, and faith. He is EMDR Certified, an Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIA Approved Trainer, with numerous publications and professional presentations to his name.

Dr. Amanda Martin, LMFT-S, LPC, BCN

Amanda Martin holds a PhD in Family Therapy and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor, and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. With over 14 years of experience, she specializes in trauma therapy for individuals and families in residential and outpatient settings. Amanda also provides supervision for EMDR certification, EMDR consultants-in-training, and LMFT-Associates. Her mission is to help people find a healthy, joyful, and fulfilling path in life. Her warm, supportive, and interactive counseling style incorporates Symbolic Experiential Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, HeartMath, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Neurofeedback, and Collaborative Problem Solving.