Our Instructors

Information on the instructors of our video courses with accessible links to their courses.

  • Allison Broennimann, PhD

    Dr. Allison Broennimann is a licensed clinical psychologist and rehabilitation neuropsychologist, specializing in relationships, attachment patterns, and post traumatic growth. In 2013 she received congressional recognition for her work with Veterans at the San Francisco VA. Her private practice is in San Francisco and Novato. She is currently writing a book on trauma and intimacy.

  • Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC

    Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC, is in private practice in Topeka, KS specializing in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. In her first month in private practice, she had 100 appointments scheduled. Through her first year, she was able to eliminate all evening and weekend hours, terminate from all but one insurance contract, to make over six figures! If private practice building has been harder than imagined, we have the workshop for you. www.amandalcpc.com

  • Ashley Garrison, LCSW

    Ashley Garrison, LCSW, is the founder and owner of Hope & Healing, LLC. She currently contracts with an outpatient practice to perform and deliver an adherent DBT program model, and participates in a DBT consultation team that meets weekly to ensure DBT adherence. While Ashley uses a wide variety of evidence-based therapy models, she specializes in the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and has expertise in performing both stage I and stage II DBT treatment. Ashley conducts individual, group, and couples therapy, and brings nearly 10 years of experience as a social worker working with adults, children, and adolescents in a variety of settings. Additionally, she has trained and supervised several graduate students in their work with clients experiencing psychiatric and behavioral health needs.

  • Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

    Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, and the neuroscience of mental health. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University), and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates (trade name for Mind Works Consulting and Psychological Services, PLLC). She formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is the current President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 10,000 mental health professionals in her workshops.

  • Jenny Helms, LMFT

    Jenny Helms is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose practice is exclusively devoted to treating Eating Disorders and healing trauma. Since she moved to Kansas in 2014, she has worked with clients in coaching, therapy, and hospital settings. Jenny has a passion for helping those struggling with eating issues and the issues that usually coincide with EDs including: self-esteem, lack of confidence, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship problems. She also believes in FULL recovery for those struggling with Eating Disorders. In addition to her therapy work, she is an advocate for eating disorders and trauma education in the Wichita community, speaking and engaging with local organizations around town. Helms frequently presents on the topic of eating disorder treatment and prevention as well as trauma-informed treatments that incorporate both bottom-up and top-down therapy modalities to treat trauma. She created Soma Recovery to address the unmet needs of those looking for true transformation in Wichita, and has a passion for advocacy.

  • Nathan Croy, MA, LCMFT

    Nathan D. Croy is a clinically licensed marriage and family therapist, practicing systemic existential psychotherapy. He manages a group practice in Overland Park, KS and is trained in Parent Management Training, Trauma Systems Therapy, and EMDR. Nathan has given presentations at schools, churches, foster parent organizations, and businesses on a variety of subjects to address frustration, fear, trauma, and attachment in order to increase healthy interactions and relationships. At Bethel Seminary in San Diego, Nathan earned his masters in marriage and family therapy while providing therapy at the San Diego Rescue Mission for families, children, and individual on an inpatient and outpatient basis. In 2012, he moved to Kansas where he initially worked at KVC in foster care as a Family Service Coordinator before transferring to Prairie Ridge Psychiatric Hospital. Then, in 2014, he was offered a therapy position at The University of Kansas Hospital, Marrilac Campus. While there, the need for families to therapeutically treat existential concerns became very clear, and in response to that need, Existential Family Therapy was created. When not providing therapy, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife of 14 years and 2 wonderful daughters. His family also has a wonderful dog named Luna (because she barks at the moon).

  • Tim Cassidy, MBA, CTACC

    Tim is the founder and CEO of Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., the parent company to Online CE Credits. He is also the Operations Director of Kansas City Mental Health Associates. He has an MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a results-oriented leader, manager, and business owner. He has over 5 years of online marketing experience developing the marketing platform for Online CE Credits and managing the marketing efforts of sister company Kansas City Mental Health Associates.

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