I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kirkland, Washington. I received my Masters of Arts degree in Marital & Family Therapy from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at Azusa Pacific University in 1995 and began my private practice in 1996.
I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and have completed the Advanced Training in Attachment Focused EMDR with Laurel Parnell. I specialize in working with adults of narcissistic parents, mother/daughter issues, grief related to loss of a loved one, depression and anxiety.
My approach to therapy is based in Attachment and Relational theories and I utilize the healing benefits of Attachment Focused EMDR. In establishing a genuine and trusting, client-centered relationship and by providing an atmosphere of empathy, attentiveness and safety, clients begin to feel accepted, understood and connected. It is through the therapeutic relationship, that the wounds resulting from early relational attachments issues can begin to heal.
Years in Practice: 20
- Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training
- EMDR Certified
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2013
Trainer: Barbara Parrott
Date completed EMDR Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course (Part 3): 2016
Trainer: Laurel Parnell