About Us

Deany Laliotis


Deany Laliotis,LICSW is a EMDR psychotherapist and trainer with over 35 years of clinical experience.  She specializes in the use of EMDR for acute stress difficulties as well as problems related to complex PTSD.  Since 1993, Deany has been on the faculty of the EMDR Institute, founded by Dr. Shapiro, where she has been a Senior Trainer and the Director of Training for many years.  In addition to providing EMDR basic and advanced trainings, Deany has presented on EMDR and the advanced applications of EMDR at numerous conferences around the world.


Daniel Merlis, LICSW has over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist and traumatologist. As former adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for nearly 20 years, he has extensive experience teaching and supervising psychotherapists. Dan has practiced EMDR, taught, and supervised EMDR practitioners since 1992.  He has served on the faculty of the EMDR Institute, as a founding board member and President of the EMDR International Association and as an editor of the EMDRIA clinical publications.