Jonna Fries, Psy.D.

Jonna Fries, Psy.D., studied and taught Integrative Body Psychotherapy for 12 years before she began seeking a more efficient method to heal clients suffering from trauma. Her EMDR journey launched in 2012 with Curtis Rouanzoin, Ph.D., as her trainer. Fascinated by EMDR therapy’s elegance and efficacy, she strove to become a skilled EMDR practitioner and continues to devote herself to learning and teaching EMDR for EMDR Professional Training™ and EMDR HAP/Trauma Recovery. Jonna brings experience and knowledge to her EMDR therapy work, acquired through her doctoral emphases in systems and diversity, experience as an instructor of over 70 courses for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Clinical Forensic Program, leadership as the past director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cal State LA, provision of psychotherapy services to university students since 2008, ongoing consultation to eating disorder professionals, textbook authorship on the treatment of eating disorders, and extensive group and couples work. In her Mid-Wilshire private practice, Jonna specializes in trauma, eating disorders, and couples.