Training and Consulting

I provide training and consulting services aimed at empowering healthcare professionals, therapists, and other helpers to do their most effective and fulfilling work. You can learn more at the website for my training and consulting business: Evoke Training and Consulting. I offer services in the following areas:

Resilience for Helping Professionals:  How can we, as helping professionals, most effectively serve others while maintaining our own well-being?  I offer trainings that draw on positive psychology, the science of resilience, and the evidence base on self-care to support helpers in avoiding burnout and maintaining a personally rewarding career.

Motivational Interviewing:  How do people change, and how can we best assist them in the change process?  Motivational interviewing, an evidence-based intervention for supporting behavior change, offers a unique lens and practical strategies.  As a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, I provide training and consulting to support providers in learning this powerful approach.  Trainings are interactive, experiential, and skills-based.

Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions:  What are some effective ways to assist people in overcoming anxiety, depression, PTSD, and chronic pain?  I provide training in evidence-based psychosocial treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, interoceptive exposure, screening and brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use, mindfulness-based therapy, clinical self-hypnosis, and more.

Trauma-Informed Care & Supervision:  Most people experience at least one traumatic event in life – and some people experience a disproportionate amount of adversity and trauma from childhood onward. Those of us in the helping professions can also frequently be exposed to secondary or vicarious trauma in the course of our work. Trauma can impact the brain and the body, and also shape our ways of thinking, coping, and relating. As such, those of us in the “helping professions” need to be attuned to the impact of trauma, and skillful in using approaches that foster healing and safety for those we serve. We can also benefit from deep awareness of how our own first-hand and second-hand exposure to trauma and adversity affect us as helpers, and how we can best care for ourselves (and each other) in challenging situations. Trauma-informed care (TIC) offers a way to do all of the above. TIC is not a specific type of treatment or therapy. Instead, TIC is an overall approach to our work… a lens we can use for seeing others (and ourselves) more accurately… the sum of many small words and actions that add up to a healing-centered environment.

If you’re interested in learning more about training and consulting services, reach out! I’d be happy to discuss your organization’s needs, strengths, and goals. Please feel free to email me at for inquiries.