Kristin Penn, MA, LMHC

Counseling and Psychotherapy
Seattle and South Whidbey Island

Counseling and psychotherapy since 1988
EMDR since 1994

Working with adults and adolescents, individuals and couples.



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Individual Therapy

For depression and anxiety, low self esteem and stress.

Process grief, loss, or death.

Sort out confusion and turmoil of life transitions to allow your decisions and new directions to emerge.

Examine and heal the injuries that result from experiences of child abuse, family violence, trauma and neglect.

Special expertise in treating the spectrum of dissociative disorders and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Explore the inner psychological dynamics of your family of origin to open your path to healing. Deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships.



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EMDR
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Many clients have found EMDR helpful in changing a wide variety of entrenched dysfunctional patterns in their lives.



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Relationships

Relationship counseling:Preparation for marriage or cohabitation. Also friendship, adult siblings or parent/adult child issues.

Couples counseling: enhance communication and intimacy in long-term relationships. Untangle family of origin triggers.

Healthy conflict resolution: Don’t let arguing and disagreement destroy your connection.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC): Enhances interpersonal negotiation for win-win outcomes.

Respectful separation: In divorce or separation get help with parenting issues. Get help taking the high road.

Reconciliation: Sort through what tore you apart and learn good communication and conflict skills for a healthy future together.

Workplace relationship issues: In individual therapy, examine communication patterns in your work life.




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