To heal from my childhood, I have gained wisdom and grace by learning how to sit through the depth of my pain and sorrow. Many times, I had to learn the hard way. I am grateful for these times of darkness, as they taught me to start with the pinhole of light.
My passion is to use the teachings from my own healing journey and support others’ transformation of challenges into wisdom, expansion of their heart, and deepening of spiritual presence.
My experience as a school counselor, trauma therapist, instructor, and relationship and leadership coach draws on a wide range of approaches. I have studied mainstream counseling techniques, as well as, shamanic healing, psycho-spiritual counseling, bioenergetics, Energy Psychology, dyad communication, grief and loss ceremonies, Restorative Touch Energy Work, Tantra, EMDR, Enlightenment Intensives, Brain Health, Neuroleadership and Authentic Leadership.
I maintain a state license (LMHC) and national certification (NCC). I am an Ordained Minister and a Certified Spiritual Healer.
Be more self-confident
Be excited and self-motivated
Feel clarity in your decisions
Find more direction and focus
Increase your ability to manage problems
Develop new pathways to achieve your goals
Magnify your ability to give and receive love
Improve trust, communication and respect in your relationships
I have been featured on the Vibrational Health Radio Show, where I coached parents to raise responsible, capable, and conscious children. I have counseled deaf and hearing children and youth in schools on a wide range of issues, as well as provide in-home family intervention for conflict resolution and effective communication.
I have enjoyed volunteering at a shelter with women and children who had experienced domestic violence, being a youth activity coordinator (including ropes course facilitation), and facilitating Parenting with Love and Logic classes.
These experiences have been my path of evolution.
My mission is to honor these teachings by supporting your healing journey.You deserve confidence, clarity, and compassion for yourself. You deserve to live authentically, whatever that means to you. I can help you heal from your past and live more fully in the present. Together we create personalized tools that release the armor and barriers to your joy.
Ready to make an appointment? Let me know your available times. If you don't receive an email reply, please call as sometimes email fails.
Call me at 253 . 651 . 3752
Telehealth: Legal and Ethical Considerations, March 27, 2020, Sept 4, 2020
Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals, 2 day, PESI, May 2020
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Using Neuroscience to end Anxiety, Panic, and Worry, Managing the Cortex, Medications in the Treatment of Anxiety, Exposure Strategies, Mindfulness and the Anxious Brain, Treating Comorbid Depression, Interventions for OCD and GAD, Catherine Pittman, PhD,March 2019
NeuroCoach Certification and NeuroLeader Certification, Optimind, November 2018
Brain Health Coaching Certification, Amen Clinic, September 2018, 50CE
3nd Summit of Complex Trauma Dissociation and EMDR Therapy, Ana Gomez, May 2017
Neuroendocrinology of Acute, Chronic and Complex PTSD, Ana Gomez/Uri Bergmann PhD, March 2015
Progress Notes/Recordkeeping, Francis Schopick, JD, MSW, LICSW, March 2015
The Use of EMDR With Complex Trauma & Dissociative Symptoms, Curt Rouznzoin, PhD, EMDR Institute, January 2015
Looking Through the Eyes: EMDR and Ego State Therapy Across the Dissociative Continuum, Sandra Paulsen, PhD, December 2014, Seattle WA
1st Summit of Complex Trauma, Dissociative Symptoms & EMDR Therapy, Sandra Paulsen, PhD; Carol Forgash, LCSW; Jim Knipe, PhD; Uri Bergmann, PhD, EMDR Institute, November 2014
EMDR in the Treatment of Complex Trauma, for Clients with Symptoms of Addictive & Compulsive Behaviors, Susan Brown, PhD, Olympia WA, May 2014
Integrating Neurobiology & EMDR: Part 3-4, Exploring the Thalamus and Neural Integration, Dean Dickerson, PhD, Olympia WA, March 2014
When There Are No Words: EMDR for Very Early Trauma and Neglect, Sandra Paulsen, Seattle WA, December 1-2, 2013,14 CE
Integrating Neurobiology & EMDR: Part 1-2, Brain Evolution and Adaptive Information Processing, Dean Dickerson, PhD, Olympia WA, November 2013
“I See You, I Feel You, I Know You: An EMDR Attachment-Focused Model to Heal the Parent-Child Bond”, Ana Gomez MC, LPC, Olympia WA May 2013,
Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator, The Gottman Institute, May 2013
Clinical Supervision I-III, Yvonne Owen, PhD, Cascadia Training, Seattle WA April 2013
Using the EMDR AIP Model for Treating Adult Clients with Complex PTSD, Jim Knipe, PhD, Seattle, WA, Feb 2012