Director of RITT


Kris, an EMDR Consultant and trauma therapist,

trains Fellows in:

  • Parts Work

  • Early Attachment Repair for Adults

  • Somatic Interventions

Learn More​ about Kris

Kris SantaMaria developed RITT in response to a shortage of trauma trained therapists and a need for organized trauma-focused training.   It took her years to find the right tools for effective treatment.  RITT bridges the gap between graduate programs and integrative therapies, enabling emerging therapists to treat trauma effectively much sooner in their careers. 

RITT provides a supportive network to learn and gain confidence in these skills.

 This program will help participating therapists better guide clients to lasting wellness.



RITT Staff 

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Megan Paul,

Charlottesville and Richmond Offices

As a counselor, I strive to empower my clients to identify and build upon their strengths as well as focus on accomplishing their goals. I have worked with a variety of populations including children, families, and individuals living with serious mental illness. Using a person-centered approach, I hope to assist clients in addressing barriers to change through acceptance, compassion, and empathy.



Towsey Yount,


Charlottesville and Richmond Offices

Towsey has worked with individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.  Towsey uses a strengths-based and person-centered approach when working with individuals suffering from trauma.


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Anne Dutilh,

Charlottesville Office

Anne Dutilh received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of William and Mary in 2013 and continued her education at George Mason University, graduating in 2019 with a Masters of Social Work in Clinical Practice. 


Anne’s therapeutic approach is grounded in holistic, strength-based and person-centered approaches to practice. She also emphasis the impact of systems on patient experiences and recognizes the mind body connection - focusing on the importance of simultaneous healing. She is trained in EMDR, somatic interventions, Parts Work and attachment issues.


Anne believes that every client deserves to be heard, validated, and accepted in a safe environment. She is passionate about trauma treatment and its transformative and healing capabilities.  




Laura Young,

Charlottesville Office

Laura specializes in trauma and attachment work with children, adolescents, and adults.  Laura also has a background in kinship and foster care, and adoption.  Laura brings a strengths-based, relationship-focused lens to her work to support individuals in healing and deepening connections with themselves and others.