Kerrie Buis, LICSW

Preferred Name: Kerrie

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I came into clinical social work as a second career, after teaching English at the community college level for more than a decade. I am a 3rd generation social worker, as my maternal grandmother worked for the newly formed Welfare Department in the 1930's, and my father was also a licensed clinical social worker.

Education & Experience

I received my Masters in Social Work in 2012 and have worked in a variety of settings, including health care, homelessness and housing, and community mental health. Because I saw repeatedly how trauma affected people in all of these areas, I became interested in trauma work and EMDR.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member of NASW.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Medicare

First Choice/Health Now, Lifewise, Regence, TriWest CCN