Caleb Boston MS, PLPC

Caleb Boston MS, PLPC

Caleb is a part-time therapist with Beyond Healing Center and graduated from Evangel University with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Caleb is an EMDR trained clinician with a passion for integrating body-based, nervous system informed, and developmentally-sensitive interventions into his clinical practice to help clients see the adaptability of their mind and the beautiful potential for healing.

Melissa Benintendi MA, LPC

Melissa Benintendi MA, LPC

Melissa Benintendi is a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as an EMDRIA approved EMDR consultant and Trainer. She is one of the owners of Beyond Healing, a Therapy Center and Training Institute specializing in promoting trauma informed and nervous system informed care. Melissa has a special focus in dissociative disorders and somatic healing. She is a doctoral student at the California Institute of Integral Studies working towards a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Psychology. 

Bridger Falkenstien MS, PLPC

Bridger Falkentien

I believe that we are wired to connect with each other in deep and meaningful ways throughout all of our lives. While ideally this would happen free of pain and sadness, most of us aren’t that lucky. From one single event to a lifetime of pain and suffering, I work with people all across the map to help them shed the scars of their pain and embrace the warmth and beauty of their best self. With total compassion and an unconditional posture, I seek each person’s flourishing in every moment I get to spend with them.


Welcome to The Evidence Based Therapist, a podcast where we read so you don’t have to! Here you’ll find three therapists discussing relevant research about trauma therapy and related disorders as well as attachment and neurodevelopment, nervous system informed theory, and adaptive information processing. We hope this podcast will help listeners find encouragement and community around the research that supports the field of mental health and trauma treatment.


We are all passionate about the science and practice of therapy, and love reading and discussing research. We are committed to our professional practices and to supporting other therapists in staying up to date and informed on cutting edge research.

At Beyond Healing Center we provide therapy and healing retreats for our clients, consultation for other therapists, trainings and continuing education, and podcasts. Creating this podcast seemed like a fun and efficient way to reach therapists who are seeking researched based information to increase their confidence and competence in their work with their clients. We already enjoy discussing what we’ve been reading with each other, so we added a few microphones and decided to make it public!


If you like what you hear, and want to support the continued production of The Evidenced Based Therapist podcast, please click the link below to find out more about our Patreon membership.