EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I do EMDR intensives to treat trauma, depression, anxiety, gambling and substance abuse. Unlike traditional "talk" therapy which typically only engages the left brain, EMDR engages the entire brain using bilateral stimulation to heal even deep-seated habit patterns and trauma response symptoms. My approach has proven to be effective in offering rapid healing at a gentle pace that is comfortable for you. After helping you to feel fully grounded using an approach called resourcing, we will work together to heal the pain of past traumas and address addictive patterns using EMDR and EMDR-based addictions protocols. I am an addiction and trauma therapy specialist, a professional trainer, and author of group curriculum (EMDR-based, trauma-informed, 38- and 15-week treatment programs). I teach other therapists how to use EMDR-related techniques. EMDR is my passion because it has the capacity to gently and dramatically transform lives. I am a Seattle-area clinical partner of the Headstrong Project, Weill Cornell Medical Center in NYC. We offer free EMDR-based care for post-9/11 military veterans. The poet Hafiz captures my heart: "I wish I could show you | When you are lonely or in darkness | The astonishing light of your own being!" It would be my profound privilege to watch you awaken to an awareness of your own light, free from the addictive patterns and traumas of your past. I look forward to being a part of your healing.

Education & Experience

- 15 years' experience with mental health/gambling/substance use disorder - MS Mental Health Counseling, Western Washington University (2010) - BA Psychology/Economics, Boston College A & S Honors Program (2000) - Substance Use Disorder Professional (WA state) - International Certified Gambling Counselor, Level II - Attachment-Focused EMDR Level III (L. Parnell) - EMDR Consulting Basic Training (R. Kiessling)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

- Chair, Washington State Gambling Counselor Certification Board - Co-Chair, Washington State Problem Gambling Task Force - Board Member, Sun Services

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


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