Who We Are



Dr. Laurence Heller (He / Him)

NARM Creator

Dr. Laurence Heller is the creator of the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Senior Faculty member, International Trainer, and co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship and Crash Course: A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery.

Dr. Heller most recently co-authored The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma: Using the NeuroAffective Relational Model to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resolve Complex Trauma which presents one of the first comprehensive therapeutic models for addressing complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), introducing an integrated mind-body approach for treating attachment, relational, cultural and intergenerational trauma.

Dr. Heller has conducted NARM trainings and case consultations for thousands of therapists throughout the United States and Europe.

Please Visit: drlaurenceheller.com

Email: [email protected]


Olga Piontkowski (She / Her)

Business & Community Development Manager

Olga Piontkowski is the Business & Community Development Manager at the NARM Training Institute. With a graduate degree in psychology and experience in conflict management, she's passionate about building relationships and improving organizational processes, which fits well with her role supporting the NARM Training Institute's community of helping professionals.

“I am deeply privileged to contribute to an organization of such profound purpose. Throughout my journey, I've consistently recognized that our capacity to connect lies at the heart of personal well-being. I count myself fortunate to work for a cause I wholeheartedly endorse, alongside an exceptional and supportive team!”


Emily Scott (She / Her)

CE Coordinator and Project Specialist

Emily Scott is the CE Coordinator and Project Specialist for the NARM Training Institute. Emily comes to NARM with experience as a former licensed mental health counselor who worked largely with clients with developmental and spiritual trauma backgrounds. Emily also has a professional background in higher education administrative and accreditation work, which informs her current work with NARM's continuing education pursuits and special projects. She is passionate about all people becoming more trauma-informed in their work, which makes her excited to be working with the NARM team.

“As a professional counselor, I experienced many of the struggles and heartaches that plague current mental health professionals. In coming to know and understand more about NARM, I believe that it's a model that is invaluable to the work of healing the world while not hurting ourselves in the process. I'm excited to have the opportunity to support this important work and continue to carry NARM to all those who need it!”