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Kriss Jarecki

Kriss Jerecki, LCSWR

Progressive Counting & EMDR

Distinguished Speaker Series

“Focusing Through a Trauma-Informed Lens”

Monday  September 27,  2021
7:00 - 8:30pm
LIVE via Web Ex!

Please join us for an unforgettable evening of education and information with Trauma Specialist Kriss Jerecki, LCSWR as she explores the trauma, mental health, addiction connection the discussion will include:

  • Defining trauma
  • How our brain digests and processes traumatic experiences, resulting symptoms and behaviors
  • The brain on trauma (chemistry of processing- offers several reasons for trauma symptoms and reactions as well)
  • Mindfulness as a key to the healing process
  • Memory Reconsolidation the hope for healing  

There will be a Q&A session after the presentation

About Kriss

Kriss has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1987. She is a consultant and trainer for Progressive Counting and EMDR. Kriss currently serves on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors and was a member of the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee for four years. She served as a co-regional coordinator for the WNY EMDR Regional Network for 10 years, worked for 7 years as a field instructor for the UB School of Social Work and has over ten years’ experience as a clinician and supervisor in the field of chemical dependency. Kriss currently has a private practice serving teens through adults and treats challenges such as PTSD, self-injurious behaviors, depression, anxiety, phobias, and adjustment issues. She has published articles in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Traumatology and Counseling and Psychotherapy Research. Kriss is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy level 1 trained and certified in Brainspotting. Kriss also provides several trauma related trainings such as Integrating Neuroscientific Interventions in Trauma Treatment and Journey of the LGBTQ+ Community and Trauma.  You can email Kriss at [email protected] or call at 716-913-2832




Our services include, detox assistance, inpatient treatment placement, transportation to treatment throughout NYS, linkage to outpatient and medicated assisted treatment services, peer advocacy and recovery coaching for the entire family unit, WEBEX, face time and skype availability for individual sessions and group activities, insurance support and assistance through CHAMP ombudsman program in conjunction with OMH & OASAS.

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"I came to Save the Michaels in June when my loved one finally turned to us for help after many, many years of drug use. You folks saved his life as far as I'm concerned, by helping me get him into a facility for detox and then rehab. He is now doing well, has 6 months drug free, and is currently in recovery living in an Oxford House. During this time I found that I needed help too. I was linked with a Recovery Coach who has helped me so much. I am so thankful for her and her wisdom, kindness, and knowledge. Which brings me to the reason for this missive. She in fact, has inspired me to inquire about becoming a Recovery Coach myself. Thank you so much." - Mary

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"I want to Thank Save The Michaels for helping my son get the help he needed. He is now in inpatient Rehab and seems to be doing well. Without the help of Janet and her staff I really don't know where I would be.They have been amazing in helping through every step. I am so happy that I reached out to Janet. My family is by my side and the love my son has from family is beyond amazing. I pray he continues to do well once he gets out. I know the hard part is yet to come for the both of us, but it's baby steps and I know he can do this. I prayer for all the families that are suffering and have lost loved ones. No one really knows what a Mom, Family, Dad goes through in times like this."  - Laurie