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Mara Tesler Stein, PsyD, PMH-C

The Touchstone Institute

Based In:

Illinois and Israel

Website:

touchstoneinstitute.org

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Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., PMH-C is a clinical psychologist practicing in Chicago and Jerusalem. She is the founder and director of The Touchstone Institute for Psychotherapy and Training where she offers both EMDR Foundational trainings for perinatal specialists & advanced EMDR workshops which take a deeper dive into the intersections and applications of EMDR and perinatal mental health.

Dr. Stein is a staunch advocate for trauma-focused care and is trained and certified in a range of integrative trauma therapies. A certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, Dr. Stein is also certified in Emotion-Focused Family and Couple Therapy; is a Gottman Certified Therapist; and continues to pursue training in Clinical Hypnosis, Yoga-Informed treatment, Advanced applications of EMDR, Brainspotting, and Ego-State therapies.

She is the co-author (with Deborah Davis, Ph.D.) of Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey (Fulcrum, 2004) and Intensive Parenting: Surviving the Journey Through the NICU (Fulcrum, 2013). Her trauma work is grounded in her personal perinatal journey, which began more than 27 years ago taking her through infertility, twin pregnancy, prolonged hospital bedrest, the NICU, and years of raising NICU graduates.

Touchstone Trainings with Instructor

Part I: February 2nd - 4th, 2025 & Part II: May 4th - 6th, 2025

Foundational EMDR Training (Parts 1 and 2)

Part I: February 2nd - 4th, 2025 & Part II: May 4th - 6th, 2025

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein

October 7, 2024

EMDR Tune-Up

October 7, 2024

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein

November 17th - 19th, 2024

EMDR Fundamentals

November 17th - 19th, 2024

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein

ON-DEMAND

Ego-State Approaches for Perinatal Mental Health (self-paced)

ON-DEMAND

Instructor:

Robin Shapiro, Mara Tesler Stein

ON-DEMAND

NICU Parenting (self-paced)

ON-DEMAND

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein, Deborah L. Davis

ON-DEMAND

Perinatal EMDR Deep Dive: The Complete Series

ON-DEMAND

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein

ON-DEMAND

Perinatal EMDR Deep Dive: Complexities in Reprocessing

ON-DEMAND

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein

ON-DEMAND

Perinatal EMDR Deep Dive: Neurobiology of Trauma

ON-DEMAND

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein

ON-DEMAND

Perinatal EMDR Deep Dive: Resourcing and Preparation

ON-DEMAND

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein

ON-DEMAND

Perinatal EMDR Deep Dive: History and Target Selection

ON-DEMAND

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein

ON-DEMAND

Understanding Perinatal Trauma: Three Core Tasks

ON-DEMAND

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein

ON-DEMAND

Understanding Perinatal Trauma: The Complete Course

ON-DEMAND

Instructor:

Mara Tesler Stein

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