Kelly Lynn Kooy Escue Hlifaziel, LMHC

Preferred Name: Kelly

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Kelly discovered a passion for working with trauma survivors early in her counseling career and continues to find profound fulfillment working with clients as they move toward lasting positive change. Kelly employs a person centered, collaborative approach to counseling working with her clients to find the best modalities to suit each individual, couple, or polycule. She looks forward to assisting you in developing your personal strengths and resiliencies and helping you work towards empowerment and well-being. Originally from a small farming town in central Washington, Kelly’s had a variety of different careers and lived in various locales across the United States. She even held a top secret clearance while serving in the US Army! Kelly enjoys playing tabletop roleplay games (D&D, Pathfinder, etc.), dance, yoga, theatre (especially musicals), and reading a good sci-fi/fantasy novel on a rainy afternoon. Kelly identifies as a cis-gender woman with white European ancestry. She is temporarily able-bodied, U.S. born, and considers herself to be agnostic as well as pansexual, polyamourous, and is sex-positive & kink allied.

Education & Experience

Kelly is fully trained in EMDR and has applied for her full certification. She holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling from City University of Seattle and completed her internship at Seattle EMDR Associates where she currently works as a clinician.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield