I specialize in helping people work through traumatic events, both big and small that might have left them feeling shattered or overwhelmed. Trauma can include events that happened long ago or recently.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Edmonds, Washington. I have a BA in Communications from Taylor University in Indiana and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. I began my career working in community health and then opened my private practice in 2008.
The focus of my counseling is providing individual, couples and group therapy to those struggling with trauma, relationship issues or sex and love addiction.
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist trained under Dr. Patrick Carnes.
My specialty, in this area, is working with female sex and love addicts, as well as the partners of those who are sexually addicted. I am also trained in Post Induction Therapy by Pia Mellody for the treatment of relational trauma.
I have found Attachment Focused EMDR, with its emphasis on safety, attunement and relationship to be a wonderfully effective method of helping people move forward in their lives.
Years in Practice: 8
- Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training
- EMDR Certified
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Panic/Anxiety Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
- Sexuality/Relationship Issues
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2013
Trainer: Barbara Parrot
Date completed EMDR Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course (Part 3): 2016
Trainer: Laurel Parnell