As a therapist I draw not only on my education, but also on my life experiences as a woman, a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother. I am by nature interested in the world around me and continue to educate myself both formally and informally. In 1993, I began practicing Vipassana (Insight) Meditation, a simple form of sitting/walking meditation. This continues to support me personally and has informed my work over the years.
I am trained in Attachment Theory and Analytic Object Relations (the development of the self within the context of relationship). I am influenced by Jung's work with the unconscious, both for the sake of art and for psychological health and individuation. With couples and families, I use John Gottman's work. With individuals, I use MBCT, a mindfulness-based approach to rational-emotive cognitive therapy.
I've been a therapist for many years. I have a deep respect for personal struggles. I also have great faith in the therapeutic process based on the transformations I've witnessed in the lives of the men, women, and young people with whom I've been privileged to work.
My approach is practical. I believe balance is health. I also believe in the subtle drive toward health inherent in each of us.
LICENSURES & CREDENTIALS
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington - Lic. #LH00006803
Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Utah - Lic. #7825680-6004
Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona - Lic. #LPC-16973
Certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy (CHT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP; Institute of Therapeutic Learning; Seattle, Washington
Masters Degree from Antioch/New England Graduate School of Psychology; Keene, New Hampshire
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Modern Dance from the University of Utah
POST-GRADUATE TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS
Marriage & Family Therapy; one year post-graduate certification program; Seattle, Washington
Advanced Psychodrama Training at West Oaks Psychiatric Institute; Houston, Texas
Graduate of the Authentic Movement Institute; Shutesbury, Mass.
Body/Movement Analyst; Dance/Movement/Expressive Arts Therapist
Nationally Certified Bodyworker, 039476; Washington state LMP - (inactive) MA00009043;
Brian Utting graduate, Seattle, Washington
Coaching for the Clinician; MentorCoach, Ben Dean, Seattle, Washington
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Seattle Jungian Psychotherapists Association
Previously served on the Board of Directors
The NW Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study
Pacific NW Psychoanalytic Society
A Local Chapter of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association
Dance/Movement Therapy Association
Teri formed a small study group in Seattle in 1989 with a friend that eventually became the NW Chapter of the National Association of Dance-Movement Therapists