Laura Paton, LMHC


EMDR Trainer

About Me

I worked in retail and then customer service for years before obtaining my BA degree in Social Sciences at University of WA in 2016. In 2017 I had the opportunity to work in a crisis shelter while obtaining my masters degree in Counseling. I noticed very quickly that all of our clients in crisis had a history of childhood abuse, and had to overcome terrible adversity to just survive. In my studies through my masters program I learned about core beliefs developing in early childhood, and brain development and realized that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping others who have suffered abuse and neglect identify and change negative core beliefs. I received my Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2019 and my EMDR training from the EMDR institute in 2021. I worked in community mental health for 4.5 years before starting my private practice. I am currently in training for EMDR certification. I live in Seattle WA with my partner and my two pet rats Grandma and Grandpa. I utilize EMDR to provide an effective short term treatment plan that gets to the root of the problem for real life changing results. By targeting negative core beliefs, I will lead you through EMDR to jump start your natural ability to process memories, events and beliefs and replace negative core beliefs with positive ones. Please visit my website for more info. I am accepting new telehealth clients. Please contact me for a free consultation.

Education & Experience

Master's of Arts in Counseling City University 2019 Bachelors of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences 2016 Sound Mental Health, Seattle, WA Adult Services Clinician 2020-2022 DESC, Seattle Clinical Case Manager 2017-2020

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Counseling Association EMDRIA

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Sliding Scale