Licensed psychologist and a certified EMDR therapist and consultant.
Retired Hennepin County social worker and Vietnam veteran.
Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor recipient. Iraq war veteran. Used EMDR
Shareholder of the firm of Nilsson Brandt, P.A. of Minneapolis.
Dr Semerit Strachan
Self-regulation expert at the University of Minnesota Behavioral Pediatrics, cofounder of Integrative Medicine Clinic, and practitioner of self-hypnosis and EMDR.
Director, Veterans Employment Programs, Minnesota Department Employment and Economic Development. Army veteran
Korean War Fighter Pilot who was diagnosed with PTSD in his 80's. Attributes his recovery to EMDR.
Research and innovation consultant with an MBA focused on business anthropology. Post 9/11 Army Diver.
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“Now, more than ever, we need to promote all of the tools available to us to both make ourselves stronger on our journeys – wherever they take us – and tools to help us come all the way back home. The Veteran Resilience Project will make us all stronger.”
Mark Ritchie - Former Minnesota State Secretary
“My relationships are getting better. My anger is controlled. Generally, I can credit EMDR with saving my life; it restored my motivation and my depression is mainly gone. I have a different outlook on things. I don’t need to dwell on things anymore. I accept things and I have more happiness in my life.”
Ken Bellicot - Iraq war veteran
“I would describe myself as a 12 cylinder car operating on 6 cylinders.I did not know that I had post traumatic stress disorder. And I was in my 80’s when it was diagnosed at the VA. And the only treatment they offered, was drugs.
I had no question in my mind. If it was going to help me, I was going to do it. Period… may be the problem, that it hasn’t reached the critical mass where everybody says, well for whooping cough you get a shot. And for post traumatic stress disorder you get EMDR.”
Ron Kelly - Korean War Veteran
“And I would ask people to remember that they had the courage to run towards the fire fight. So now run towards this fight. Put the gloves on, let’s go. Put the rucksack on, get off your knee. Get up and move towards it again, cuz there’s a fight and it’s right in front of you. And hopefully, you’ll find somebody that will encourage you in that fight. So that your courage builds back up and then when you make it to the crucible, you have a refined identity. You can only lead as far as you’ve gone and once you find your way outta that hell you’re gonna have to go back and get others out.”
Hector Matascastillo - VRP Veteran Advisory Committee - Decorated Airborne Ranger - Overcame PTSD with EMDR