About

Eva J. Usadi, MA, BCD, specializes in the assessment and treatment of PTSD, Complex PTSD (attachment and developmental trauma) and Combat Trauma. In her private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan she treats New York City firefighters, police officers and warriors (active duty and veterans) as well as civilians. She holds a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Center in Boston, Mass, is Certified in EMDR and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, has completed all levels of training with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) of Boulder, CO., is Certified by the Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour RYT Yoga Teacher, and has completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training as well.

In 2007-2008 Ms. Usadi spent 7 months treating traumatized soldiers and their families at Ft. Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army and in 2010 provided weekly Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions for warriors enrolled in a DoD funded Military Wellness Program, located at an inpatient psychiatric facility in New York City.  She is an approved provider for Military OneSource and Tricare, a Military Family Life Consultant, a POPPA clinician (Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance), a contract therapist with the FDNY and a Preferred Provider for Doctors Without Borders. Ms. Usadi has taught courses and presented at numerous public conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, as well as providing advanced clinical trainings on the topics of PTSD, Complex PTSD and Combat Trauma. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Trauma and Resiliency Resources, Inc. and the Clinical Director of TRR’s Warrior Camp® program.

Education
Masters Degree in Existential Phenomenological Psychology, Seattle University 1987
Masters Degree in Social Work, New York University 1992

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Clincal Social Worker R-045519-1 NY since 1992
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work since 2001

Additional Training
Structural Family Therapy
Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies
Certified in EMDR Therapy
Certified in EAGALA-model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management
Level II Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Practitioner 
Certified 200-hr Yoga Teacher (I have completed 500 hours yoga teacher training but am certified at 200 hour level)

Professional Activities and Memberships
APA (American Psychological Association) 

EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association)  Member, and Designated Military Services Provider
EMDRIA (Eye Movement  Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association, Military Special Interest Group member. Consultant in Training)
ISSTD (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation