About our Founders
The Mental Health Emancipation Movement
Everyone has the right to be healed and help others heal. The ITR™ evidence-supported treatment method is available to you no matter what your degree or background. Even the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers trainings for peer workers in behavioral health services through SAMHSA.
We don’t ask “What’s wrong with the person?,” we ask “What’s happened to the person?”
ITR is simple, fast and effective. We recommend people work with a licensed mental health provider, but sometimes this is not possible or desired.
ITR Method Founders
With over 30 years of clinical experience helping individuals dealing with trauma and other mental health challenges, psychiatrist Dr. Lou Tinnin and art therapist Dr. Linda Gantt developed and tested the approach in their practices. Dr. Linda Gantt now focuses on training the next generation of therapists to help their clients process trauma and improve their lives.