Ms. Olya Pavlishina, LMFT

Preferred Name: Olya

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Trainer

About Me

I help adults and teens just like you to overcome past trauma and anxiety. You might have noticed how worry and other overwhelming emotions can lead to other issues such as relationship problems and substance use. By working to understand what triggers your emotions or behaviors and then applying healthy coping mechanisms, I help you make a change. In the process, you start to feel more in control of your thoughts and feelings rather than be driven by irritability, fear, or addictive behaviors. To help you understand your triggers and move you toward positive change, I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and IFS (Internal Family Systems), which are some of the leading therapy methods to assist people in recovering from trauma and anxiety. People who work with me find relief that they will not be judged. Clients feel I genuinely care about them and their struggles. They share I help them to feel hope right from the beginning no matter how difficult are the challenges they face. In our therapy work together, you can count on me being real, and that I’ll help you feel safe to do the same. Please visit my website to learn more about my services and how I can help you get to a better place in life.

Education & Experience

2001 MA in Marriage in Family Therapy | George Fox University 1999 BS in Human Development | Warner Pacific College

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Volunteer EDMR Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) - SW Washington Chapter

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Immigrants


  • Russian
  • Ukrainian


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