Clinician Services

We recognize the unique needs and professional hazards of being a health care, helping, healing or social services professional. The Refuge offers focused consulting and training about complex client issues, private practice development, and curriculum / workshop preparation.


Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP offers clinical case consultations that honour the complex interplay of trauma, somatics, attachment and personality dynamics, ego states and dissociation, and transference/countertransference, and how to use specific therapeutic and spiritual practices more safely and effectively within your scope of practice with a trauma-informed care lens. Consultations can be offered in person, by phone, or to staff in groups at your agency or organization.

Sarah also offers business and speaking consultations for individuals who are looking for mentoring and support as they launch their private practices, animal- or equine-assisted programs, or develop curriculum for training or speaking engagements.

Somatic Experiencing™ Students: Sarah is currently approved as a personal session provider at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels by the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, for hours towards your SEP certificate. You are welcome to consult with her about your SE clients as well, but these hours will not count towards your SEP certificate at the present time.

Kaitlin Lindquist, MSW, RSW offers individual clinical consultation services to professionals around trauma-informed practice and trauma counselling theories and approaches. Kaitlin has extensive experience in particular working with individuals who have experienced sexual violence and/or developmental trauma. Consultation can also include use-of-self-work, support around vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue, burn out, and navigating systems as professional when working in environments that are not trauma-informed.

Please note, Kaitlin does not provide consultation specific to EMDR or Somatic Experiencing™ (SE), but welcomes questions about these approaches for those considering becoming trained in them.

Trauma Trainings

Looking to increase your professional skills, effectiveness, or learn more about specific therapy techniques? Sarah Schlote offers an entire menu of trainings and workshops for therapists, health care providers, mental health professionals, social service professionals, first responders and frontline workers, educators, mindfulness and meditation instructors, and yoga teachers. Presentations range from 60-90 minute fireside chats (‘lunch and learn’ style), to half-day, full-day and multi-day formats. Standard trainings are available or custom trainings are also possible to be developed based on your organization’s unique needs. For more information, visit


© 2013 –   Sarah Schlote.

The Refuge and EquuSpirit are registered trade names of the Schlote Psychotherapy Professional Corporation