How can you help me?
getting in your own way
not feeling fulfilled despite accomplishments
making the same mistakes despite "knowing better"
tired of having the same arguments with loved ones
experience a racing mind, flashbacks, or interrupted sleep
missing purpose or meaning of life
difficulty navigating relationships
not performing to your potential
It's hard to change old coping skills like pleasing, being hyper sensitive, looking for approval, or staying busy. Change happens when you clear out the old programming. I can help you gain clarity and evolve.
"At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want." Lao Tzu
I specialize in half or whole day EMDR trauma clearing intensives and week long retreats, Spiritual Growth sessions and Relationship Intensives.
Shift the root issue, gain confidence and trust within yourself, and improve interpersonal relationships. Do weekly or as a retreat.
Relationship Coaching Intensives - for couples on the brink of separation. Transform your relationship.
“Why do the work in longer sessions rather than an hour?”
Longer sessions (half or whole day) allow the work to unfold deeply. Research shows that intensive sessions allow clients to achieve their therapeutic goals in nearly half the time. This is cost effective and very satisfying to clients to overcome those trigger reactions and behaviors in a shorter period of time. When doing spiritual exploration, longer sessions allow for us to follow the flow available.
Most people notice changes in how they manage emotional situations and improved boundary setting within the first 3-5 Intensives. They tend to be more calm and able to make decisions with more ease. Others report not explaining or defending themselves, or getting hooked. People with complex trauma may complete 6-10 Intensives to establish a felt sense of safety, and integrate resourcing to experience the same results. (more information here)
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning." Albert Einstein
Experience I'll bring:
Masters of Education, University of Puget Sound
Certified Brain Health Coach, Amen University
State Licensed and Nationally Certified Counselor since 1996
20+ years of Mindfulness Practice and shamanic journeying and healing experience taught primarily by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies
Gottman Seven Principles Leader
Enlightenment Intensive Facilitator
Proficiency with Everything DISC Profile and the MBTI
For therapists seeking in virtual licensure supervision, I am a Washington State Clinical Supervisor for LMHCAs. (currently full)
How do I get started?
I currently have openings -
Don’t just survive – thrive.
Get strong through the struggle.
Call 253.651.3752 to get started.
Or fill out the contact form.
If you do not receive an email reply within 24 hours Monday - Friday, please text or call.
What clients say:
"I stepped into the challenger role and practiced some big time distress tolerance this past week. It was perhaps the hardest thing I have ever done. But it really transformed me; it was incredible. I feel like a whole new person, like I can say anything (fully be myself) from this new space… and the tension in my body just kind of melted away. Nicole, Washington
"I don't avoid and I just get it over with. I have more tolerance for emotion...I don't have to fight to be heard. I'm more calm instead of emotionally reactive." Olivia, Tacoma
"I'm not afraid to have difficult conversations. I'm speaking up for myself in my relationships." Michael, WA
"I feel more oneness with nature and that I belong here." Beverly, Kent
"I no longer feel guilt for my abundance. No more imposter syndrome. I deserve good things." Marilyn, Lake City
"I'm asking for help and I know I can do the hard....I'm focusing on the issue and it feels less draining." Tara, Gig Harbor
"Trying to be perfect doesn't work. I have permission to experiment and I've been proactive." Tim, CO
"I am loving life. No more drama. I finally have patience and compassion for myself. I am so happy. I have fulfillment like never before." Laura, FL
"Deanne is an amazing therapist and healer. I started working with Deanne in June 2018 after years of struggling with Complex PTSD, unresolved childhood trauma, depression and the laundry list of struggles that comes with those issues. I had been in group therapy, individual counseling and recovery programs for years, but still felt stuck, misunderstood and that the tools provided were not effective for me for long term healing from my C-PTSD.
When my therapist retired and my group therapy ended, I approached Deanne as I found that she was trained in EMDR, a methodology I hadn't tried yet. As we started on my therapy journey we did, and continue to, use EMDR but also so many other tools that Deanne brought to the table. I soon gained a high level of trust with Deanne, something that doesn't come easy to me as a person that has a background of trauma. Since we have started, I continue to see significant progress with healing my anxiety, depression, hypervigilance, childhood trauma issues and most importantly, my relationships with friends, family and the world at large.
In addition, my effectiveness in my outside recovery programs have much improved as well, as I am beginning to recognize and understand the root of addiction and how to use the solutions presented in those programs. In conjunction with this, I have been able to find a spiritual path for myself that is mine and I am beginning to trust. In short, I have learned to trust myself as part of this process and our work together has been, and continues to be, effective in a profound way for me.
Deanne is very professional and current with the most cutting edge therapy but also exhibits deep empathy, understanding and insight that comes with experience healing people who tend to resist looking inside themselves to find their healing path. She has provided me with a safe environment to delve into, understand and heal my inner depths. Considering where I started and where I am now, the above accolades don't due justice to how grateful I am to have found Deanne as my therapist. I have recommended her to many of my recovery friends who were searching for a trauma therapist and highly recommend Deanne as a therapist, relationship counselor or spiritual coach. Thank you Deanne for your commitment to this work and my recovery!"
~Brad, Tacoma WA
I encourage you to read over my website and schedule an intake meeting. If you decide within the first 15 minutes we are not a good match, you owe nothing. Otherwise, we’ll take time to carefully assess how to turn your concerns into goals and your pain into wisdom.
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