ANA M GÓMEZ, MC, LPC
Trainer, Founder and Director
ANA M GÓMEZ, MC, LPC Trainer, Founder and Director Ana M Gómez, MC, LPC is a psychotherapist in private practice, author of several books, chapters and articles, and a lecturer internationally known for her innovative work with children and adolescents.
Jim Mason has been our training coordinator and jack of all trades for The AGATE Institute for 10 years. Jim has a proven track record with regard to management, customer service, marketing and technical support. Jim attended Arizona State University and has worked in management within the hospitality industry as well as the rental car industry. Jim loves to help people and will go the extra mile to find a solution for whatever challenges may arise. “Be Nice” is Jim’s mantra.
AMY TERRELL, LMHC
Amy Terrell, LMHC has worked in the crisis/trauma response field for 20 years. She holds a BA in Human Service and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Crisis Response and Trauma Treatment.
DERYA ALTINAY, MA
Derya Altınay is a developmental psychologist and a certified EMDR-Europe supervisor and consultant. She has been working with children, youth, adults, and families for 17 years in Istanbul-Turkey. She is also trained in Theraplay, Somatic Experiencing, CBT, and Play Therapy. Main areas of expertise are attachment trauma and complex trauma.
Jillian Hosey, MSW, RSW
Jillian Hosey is a Registered Social Worker and Trauma Therapist in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Jillian works in private practice with children, youth, adults, and families who have experienced trauma.
Blanca Bertrand MS, LMFT
Blanca Bertrand MS, LMFT is trained in play and sand therapy, psychodrama, Sensorimotor level 2. Blanca loves to help families look at their child’s treatment holistically, this includes equipping parents and teachers in trauma-informed care.
Technical Support Coordinator
Bonnie has worked in the technology industry for over 20 years as a writer, editor, and trainer, as well supporting end users, for over 20 years. She has been assisting for the past two years on a part-time basis Ana Gomez and the AGATE Institute online trainings