Curriculum Vitae

Deborah Jean Nielsen, LMFT, ATR-BC, EMDR Certified and EMDRIA Approved Consultant.


EMDR Canada Virtual Conference, 2022 ; Integrative Bridging with the 3 Key self Aspects

EMDR Conference, Orange County, 2019 ; The Metaphor of Metamorphosis with Children

Early Childhood Mental Health Conference, 2015, San Diego ; Early Childhood Trauma, Strengthening Attachment and Resilience with EMDR Therapy

Esalen, Perinatal Conference, 2003 ; Collaborative Care with Native American Families ; Parenting and Mental Health

Toiyabe Indian Health Project, 2005; Heart Heals Heart, a wholistic and honoring approach to treatment 


SoCalATA (Southern California Art Therapy Association) 2019, One half day and one full day option, CEU Training , on Trauma and Resilience and Creativity and Healing

SoCalATA 2017, CEU Training on Art Therapy, Creativity and Compassion

McAlister Institute, 2014-2017 ; Series of Trainings for New Clinicians, Topics Included : Suicide Risk and Prevention, Evidenced Based Therapy, Self Care for Clinicians, Anger and the Range of  Emotions, Incorporating Art and Journaling , Self-Care for Clinicians, Assessment and Case Coordination

Owens Valley Consortium of Tribes 2006 ; Cultivating Communication and Collaboration

Wild Iris Womens Services, 2001; Facilitating Effective Groups

Inyo County Head Start Programs, 2000 ; Interventions for Conflict and Building Trust

Bureau of Land Management, Inyo County, 2001 ; Developing Communication and Team Work


The Good Men Project, Article : The Dance of Intimacy, 2017

Conscious Love and Soulful Sex, Chapter on : The Dance of Love, BlissLife Press, 2016


San Diego EMDRIA Regional Network Coordinator : 2013-2019

TRN Steering Committee : 2013-2019

HAP Volunteer : 2013-2015


Telemedicine Psychotherapy with California Clients, since 2019 ; EMDR Therapy, Art Therapy, Integrative Bridging, and Somatic and Mindful Self Compassion   EMDR Consultation

Solana Beach Practice 2012-2019, EMDR Therapy, Family and Child Therapy, Art Therapy and Play Therapy, Brain Spotting EMDR Consultation ,Contracted with Mental Health Services, conducted Art Therapy Groups at four sites, for two years. Served as Clinical Supervisor and EMDR Consultant for San Diego Youth Services. EMDR Consultation for Center for Children, Vista Hill, and Toiyabe Indian Health Project

Bishop, California Practice 1995-2011, Individual, Family, and Child Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Art Therapy and CBT, Court Appointed Mediation for Inyo and Mono Counties, Mental Health Consultant for Headstart Programs throughout Inyo and Mono County

Toiyabe Indian Health Project, 1996-2011, lead Mental Health Clinician, Psychotherapy for Individuals, Families and Groups, Provided Trainings and Clinical Supervision

Licensed as LMFT, 1995

Trained in 2001 by Francine Shapiro with the EMDR Institute

Credentialed as Art Therapist Registered and Board Certified