Meet The Team
LYNDA MAJURE RUF | EdS, LMFT, LMHC
Lynda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Basic Training Provider. Lynda has extensive experience providing Basic and Advanced EMDR Trainings across the country, in both small and large group formats. She always enjoys opportunities to train new providers. She delights in sparking a participant’s trust and confidence in EMDR and the Adaptive Information Processing model. Lynda provides EMDR consultation services to providers and students who have completed EMDR Basic Training, for those who are seeking EMDR Certification, for those who are seeking Consultant in Training services, and for those seeking general EMDR consultation services.
Lynda has a private practice in Orange City, Florida, where she provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of issues, including self-esteem, personal meaning, abuse and violence, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, stress, gender issues, spirituality, and wellness. Developmental work with clients includes assisting clients in successfully navigating life transitions and healing attachment wounds. Relationship areas of focus include premarital, divorce, remarriage, and work within stepfamilies. In addition to more traditional “talk” therapy,” when indicated, Lynda will suggest using techniques such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and Brainspotting. Lynda specializes in using EMDR and Brainspotting, in her work with clients.
Lynda’s work with clients and trainees is collaborative and focuses on exploring life contexts and interests while identifying and highlighting strengths, successes and adaptive resources. Her goal with both clients and trainees is to join them with each of them, as they identify, clarify, and move towards growth-oriented goals, whether that be personally or professionally.
MARNIE DAVIS | LMHC, CEDS-S
Marnie Davis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor, Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. She is the current Continuing Education co-chair for the Central Florida iaedp Chapter and has previously served as president and other various board positions. Marnie is owner of a private practice in Maitland, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, body image distress and body dysmorphia, trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression and other co-occurring issues. Marnie has experience working in higher level of care settings and is a Health at Every Size informed clinician, respecting body diversity and creating a body affirming therapeutic environment. Marnie previously assisted in the development of a comprehensive eating disorder treatment model at Rollins College Wellness Center and more recently contributed as a chapter author in a newly released book, Trauma-informed Approaches to Eating Disorders.
Marnie is a seasoned presenter and enjoys speaking to various audiences. She served as board member for the Eating Disorders Network of Central Florida for over 10 years and recently joined the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, as an Orlando Affiliate to continue to fundraise, advocate, and promote help, support and recovery for all. Marnie is Trained in Brainspotting and Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program. In addition, she is a volunteer for the Greater Orlando Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) and holds community service, social justice and continued hope for healing in high regard.
Kristie Trahan is a Clinical Licensed Master Social Worker, Certified EMDR Therapist and Certified EMDRIA Consultant. She has an undergraduate degree in American Sign Language Interpreting and a Masters in Social Work. Kristie has worked in various settings, including psychiatric, home-based therapy and outpatient settings, with a focus on the treatment of trauma. Kristie has worked with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population throughout her career as a therapist. Currently, she is working in private practice, facilitating EMDR consultation groups weekly and facilitating EMDR trainings. She believes in empowering others to honor their stories while creating a self-affirming, strength-enhancing narrative that allows negative and traumatic life events to transform into resilience, strength, courage and peace.
Patty Cornell, LMSW
As a licensed social worker, Patty Cornell has spent more than twenty years managing children and family programs, as well as providing home-based therapy for at-risk families. Her vast experience includes utilizing a variety of therapy modalities, including Play Therapy, TF-CBT, EMDR, and Strength-Based Solution Focused Therapy. She works with both children and adults while providing counseling and guidance regarding the development of positive coping skills and parenting strategies. Patty works collaboratively with local agencies, courts, school systems, shelters, hospitals, and social services to ensure the needs of her clients are met. In addition to her work with clients, Patty provides training, cofacilitation, and monitoring other therapists on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Management, and EMDR.
In her private practice, Patty’s primary modality is the (EMDR) model to address maladaptive symptoms and behaviors. As a result of the great success with patients in her practice, while utilizing EMDR, Patty became a consultant. She provides invaluable consultation and certification to other clinicians for EMDR in children and adults.
Patty joins the Elevate team as a highly experienced mental health professional with a vast background of working with diverse ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds.
"Before I attended Marnie Davis’ workshop on eating disorders, I knew she would be good, but not that good! Her experience, both personal and professional, and her ability to organize a great deal of material while being sensitive to the attendees were unsurpassed. Whether you’re new to eating disorder treatment or experienced, her trauma-informed approach is not to be missed."
– Andrew Seubert LMHM, NCC
"Lynda is an excellent presenter. She did a comprehensive job presenting the material. She scaffolded the material to support adult learning style over the six days of training. Access to all of the additional support material is very generous and helpful."
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