BONNIE MIKELSON, LISW, is a trainer, consultant, supervisor, and clinician with more than 40 years of experience in mental health and human services. Trained in EMDR in 1998, Bonnie brings EMDR trainings to the EMDR community through EMDR Beyond LLC. As a Basuvrainer for  EMDR Consulting Basic EMDR training ( Bonnie is strongly committed to the growth and enrichment of the EMDR community. As an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant (, Bonnie has provided EMDR consultation to a broad range of clinicians in a variety of child and adult settings. Individual, group, and agency consultation has focused on the completion of required Basic Training consultation, increasing clinical competence, and working toward EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant credentialing.  Bonnie provides Basic consultation for  EMDR Consulting trainees, certification, consultation of consultation and ongoing consultation for anyone who has completed Basic Training.

Bonnie’s clinical social work practice has included the provision of family therapy in juvenile justice and state human services settings and community mental health practice as a therapist, supervisor and director. She has clinical expertise in the treatment of adults with complex trauma, dissociative disorders including DID, and borderline personality disorders as well as depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Additional areas of expertise include the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) for the treatment of early attachment and developmental needs ( ), group therapy (STEPPS and STAIRWAYS) for individuals with borderline personality disorder, (, couples therapy, clinical and administrative supervision and administration, family systems, family development and support, strengths and resilience frameworks.

Recently retired as Associate Training Director of the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice University of Iowa School of Social Work (, Bonnie  has provided training, consultation, and presentations at the local, state, and national level.  Bonnie has also served as an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Iowa School of Social Work, with experience in graduate level teaching,  practicum supervision of MSW students, and undergraduate practicum supervision.


Through EMDR & Beyond, Bonnie offers group and individual consultation locally,  by phone, Google hangouts,  and Skype. Group fees are $25 per person per group hour ($50 for 2 hour group) and $80 per hour for individual consultation.  Licensing supervision hours can be combined with EMDR Basic and certification consultation. For licensing supervision, the hourly rate is $50 per hour for 10 or more contracted hours. Trainings in EMDR and mental health are offered through EMDR & Beyond by request and includes a 3 hour Introduction to EMDR workshop as well as other topics. Contact Bonnie here or directly at