Assistants for New York City
Assistants are available for Sessions! A great way to experience Transforming Intentional Touch.
Ellen Keating is a licensed psychologist in Wheaton, IL, who works with Developmental Trauma and Transforming Touch. She originally trained in emotion-focused therapy and noticed how clients would go from accessing deeper emotions directly into their traumas. Thus, she became interested in the healing of trauma. She explored Gestalt therapy, focusing, EMDR, and working with parts of the self. Ultimately, she discovered somatic healing and saw the power of touch for the healing of trauma. In particular, when she began to work with Transforming Touch, she noticed that her clients came into an even greater possibility for healing, resolving trauma, and having a full and satisfying life. This developed into her belief that through attunement, attachment, and regulation, even the “oldest” wounds can be helped and healed!
Ellen is a lead assistant for the Transforming the Experience-Based Brain trainings and does extensive consultations for touch therapists. She has conducted thousands of Transforming Touch sessions with clients and believes wholeheartedly in the power of this healing work.
As a Somatic Psychotherapist, I specialize in Transforming Touch®. I work with adults with early trauma and attachment issues. During sessions the power of adding touch helps to soothe the nervous system, restoring a sense of safety and trust in the moment. Transforming Touch brings a sense of comfort that can allow for the story to
unfold with or without words and a reorganization and a repatterning of the nervous system can occur. Attachment patterns are enabled to shift. I completed my SEP in 2013. Since then I have studied Touch Skills for Trauma with
Kathy Kain and Somatic Resilience and Regulation: Early Trauma with Kathy Kain and Steve Terrell, and Transforming Experience Based Brain I consult with and assist Steve
I love to learn. I am licensed in Social Work, Marriage and Family therapy and Massage Therapy. I am a Trainer in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy. I also studied Family Systems, Gestalt Therapy, Inner Child Work, Addiction, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, NonSomatic Extraordinary Vessel therapy (an aspect of Chinese Medicine), CranioSacral therapy and Lifespan Integration. All of these trainings inform my work.
Robin Sullivan is a somatic psychotherapist in the Los Angeles area. As a Rehabilitation Counselor for 25 years, she assisted persons with various disabilities, worked in addiction treatment with Deaf persons, and in various mental health settings. After moving to California, she became a massage therapist, studied Somatic Experiencing©, and Touch Skills/Somatic Practice, and became an SEP in 2012. She went on to advanced studies in developmental trauma and attachment. She has assisted multiple Touch Skills trainings with Stephen Terrell, and for Somatic Resilience and Regulation, and TEB courses as well.
Robin received another master’s degree, and has been working as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Professional Clinical Counselor Associate since 2017. Working in various agencies and non-profits these past years, she has been incorporating SE and Transforming Intentional Touch into sessions, including work with couples, building on PACT couples training. She loves to learn, has been called “infinitely curious”, and is often moved by the power of laughter and even music that can arise during sessions. When not working or assisting, she often can be found presenting nationally and internationally in the stuttering community.