Ms. Jean Helfer, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

My name is Jean Helfer and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I'am a certified EMDR therapist and have been practicing EMDR for the past 2 years. I live in Washington State and work as a counselor for the Everett Vet Center where I serve veterans and their family members. I completed EMDR training in Iowa when I worked and lived there from 2014-2020. My current residence and work location is in Everett, WA.

Education & Experience

My BA and Masters degree is in Social Work. I graduated from the University of Washington and the University of Kansas. I work for the Department of Veterans Affairs full time serving veterans and their families. I specialize in PTSD. I also have experience working with a variety of diagnoses. I am certified in CBT, CPT and EMDR.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member of EMDRIA.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


I do not have a private practice at this time but I hope to in the near future.