About Mindful Continuing Education

Mindful Continuing Education is a premier CE education provider for Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors, and Social Workers. Our organization is made up of the following CE professionals:


Katie Papke is a Licensed Master Social Worker, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Clinically Certified Human Trafficking Victims Services Provider. She operates her own private practice, Life Support Counseling and Coaching, LLC, in Grand Rapids, MI. Katie is dedicated to working with victims and survivors of human trafficking, intimate partner violence, and other forms of abuse. She specializes in assisting teens and adults with histories of trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking.

Katie brings years of experience in community education and consultation. She serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she has developed courses on human trafficking and homelessness. As a national speaker, consultant, and trainer, Katie has delivered over 100 training sessions nationally and internationally on a variety of topics.

Larisa Traga

Larisa Traga LCSW, CCDS, MAC, is a California-licensed clinical social worker and a master addiction counselor, with a co-occurring disorders specialization. She provides training, consultation, and therapy to the Santa Barbara County community and is a EMDRIA approved EMDR Certified therapist and Consultant. She is also a Member of the International Network of Trainers for Motivational Interviewing. Larisa earned her Master in Social Work from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and her Bachelor in Psychology from the State University of New York, Binghamton. Currently, she is a full-time EDMR counselor and trainer. She is also a part-time faculty member in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Allan Hancock College, where she has been a faculty member since 2015. Larisa has a private practice in Santa Maria and Pismo Beach, California with expertise in biopsychosocial assessments, treatment planning, and crisis intervention services for adults, adolescents, children, and families. She also provides individual and family therapy using EMDR as a primary intervention method.

EdCompass, LLC

Mindful Continuing Education is owned and operated by EdCompass, LLC. EdCompass is made up of a solid team of professionals dedicated to providing innovative CE solutions to licensed professionals all across the nation.