Washington, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LH61252591
Oregon, Licensed Professional Counselor, Associate R6349
I’ve experienced despair, hope, loss, and joy, hope & vitality in life.
My life’s work includes over three decades of University work, various certifications, and supervised experiences in hospitals, hospice, recovery groups, religious settings, forensic work, and in international, indigenous cultural settings. I have specialized training as a Professional Life Master Coach and University Certification as a Peace & Conflict Negotiator and Certification in Leadership Education.
My primary means of caring for people involving helping people work toward solutions for their existence by understanding how to accept their life while shifting toward new commitments aligned to their primary values.
In order to best help persons in need, I continually study, research & receive new training.
I hold certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and as a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP). I’ve been trained by the International Association with oversight for Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing to provide EMDR Therapy.
I am Gottman Institute Trained Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Couples Therapist. I serve as a Facilitator for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples. And I have clinical practice training for Social & Emotional Learning.
I’ve been awarded International and National fellowships and research grants.
As we professionally partner together, my work is to help you process where you’ve been, who you are, and how you can move toward your authentically better future.
I am licensed to work independently in the State of Washington and my work in Oregon is facilitated under the supervision of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, with direct Supervision by Zoe Pearson, LPC C1026, NCC 34422 and Jeff Johnson, LPC C5747.