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About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I help my clients to dissolve trauma, trapped negative emotions, and unhelpful patterns of feeling and behaving - and guide them in integrating new life patterns that support their well being and happiness. I maintain a private practice in Republic and Tonasket, WA. 


I maintain a virtual practice where I can meet with Washington State residents online for psychotherapy through a secure videoconferencing platform. All that is required is a computer with a webcam and internet access.

AREAS OF SPECIAL EXPERTISE:

 
·      Trauma, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Miltary Service, Suicide,
 
     Depression, Loss and Grief, Stress & Anxiety, Critical Incident Stress Management
 
 
LICENSES:
 
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, License #LH60161076, Washington State
 
 
CERTIFICATIONS:
National Certified Counselor (NCC) by National Board for Certified Counelors (NBCC) #273989
 
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
 
Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
 
Master Hypnotherapist
 
Master Time Line Therapy Practitioner
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
American Counseling Association (ACA) Professional Member
                         NationalBoard for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
 
LENGTH OF TREATMENT:
·         Sessions are designed to initiate desired changes quickly, gently, and ecologically.
  
I use a combination of treatment modalities:
 
à EMDR

à Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

  à Time Line Therapy

  à Cognitive Processing Therapy

  à Transactional Analysis

  à Gestalt Therapy

  à Hypnotherapy   

  à REMAP         . . . and more . . .

 to help you release or recover from: 

à Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

à Anxiety

à Depression

à Loss and grief

à Emotional wounds and trauma

à Negative emotional energy (anger, sadness, fear, pain, guilt, etc.)

à Unhelpful thought and behavior patterns

à Traumatic relationships        . . . and more . . .

 

PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE:     

  

January 2010    Linda Semrau, LMCH                                                          Republic & Tonasket, WA
       to  present        Counselor/Therapist                                                                                                                                                                                      
      October 2010    Ferry County - Connections                                                  Republic, WA
                to             Therapist
              2015          Therapy with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and crime.   
                          
2004             Mommy-Muse.com                                                                Oroville, WA
  to               OnlineCounselor
2010             Private practice in online counseling and other resources for new moms.
 
1990             Mindrise                                                                                  Chelan, WA
to               Counselor/Therapist
1998             Private practice in counseling and therapy for individuals, 
                    families, and groups.
 
1992             Manson School District                                                          Manson, WA
to               K-12 School Counselor
1993             Worked with students, faculty and staff as counselor in elementary,
                    middle and high school.
 
 
1985             Semrau Counseling                                                                Seattle, WA
to               Counselor/Therapist
1987              Private practice in counseling and therapy for individuals and groups.
                                                                                      
.     
EDUCATION:
 
1986           Antioch University Seattle                                                          Seattle, WA
M.A. Psychology
 
Concentration: Counseling and Psychotherapy of Individuals and their Systems.
 
Internship:Counseling and Therapy withYouth, Families, and Adults in Individual and
Family Sessions (900hours, Northshore Youth and Family Services, Bothell, WA).
 
SpecializedTraining: 4quartersGroupTreatment.
 
1984           University of Washington                                                            Seattle, WA
B.A. Psychology
 
 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING:    

                             2017 TZK Seminars
                           
    The All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality Disorder
 

                             2017 National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
                               How to Target Treatment to Help Patients Reclaim Their Lives after Trauma

      2017 National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
      Practical Skills for Working with An Angry Client

      2016 PESI Continuing Education – www.pesi.com
      Complex Trauma and Shame: Somatic Interventions by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

2016 PESI Continuing Education – www.pesi.com
Center for Deployment Psychology Presents: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

2016 PESI Continuing Education – www.pesi.com
Center for Deployment Psychology Presents: Psychological Consequences of Brain Injury & Implications for Treatment in Service Members and Veterans          

 2015 PESI Continuing Education – www.pesi.com
 Washington Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians with Susan Lewis

           2015 PESI Continuing Education – www.pesi.com
          
Generational Differences of Veterans and Service Members and Impact on Health and Wellness 

                              2015 PESI Continuing Education – www.pesi.com
                  
             Service Culture of the Military and Implications for Health Care Providers 

                               2015 PESI Continuing Education – www.pesi.com  
                               Military and Veteran Families - Service and Resilience with Janice Hanson

 2015 PESI Continuing Education – Spokane WA
 Suicide & Self-Mutilation: Stopping the Pain with Jack Klott

 2015 PESI Continuing Education – www.pesi.com
 Certified Anger Management Professional training                                

 2014 PESI Continuing Education - www.pesi.com
                               EMDR: Step by Step Course with Linda Curran
 
                               2014 PESI Continuing Education - www.pesi.com
                               The Body Keeps the Score with Bessel van der Kolk, MD
                              
        2014 TZK Seminars - tzkseminars.com                          
                              Risk Management in Psychological Practice Home Study
                               New Developments in Ethics and the Law Home Study
 
                               2014 Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Providers (WCSAP) – Spokane, WA
                               Opening Doors: Improving Multidisciplinary Community Responses for SA Victims
 
                               2014 Children’s Justice Conference – Spokane, WA
                               2014 Annual Conference
 
                               2014 International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) – Spokane, WA
                               Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support – Barbara Wharton
                               Group Crisis Intervention - Barbara Wharton
 
                               2014 PESI Continuing Education - www.pesi.com – Spokane, WA
                               The 10 Core Competencies of Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss - J Eric Gentry
 
                               2013 LivingWorks Education – Keller, WA
                               Applied Suicide Intervention Skills with Frances LeBret
 
                               2013 Washington State Coalition against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) –
       Yakima, WA
                                2013 Annual Conference
 
2013 Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Providers (WCSAP) – Spokane, WA           
2013Annual Conference
2013 Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Providers (WCSAP – Cashmere, WA    
Ethical & Critical Incident Decision Making in Therapy with Children & Teens Who Have Been Sexually Abused
2012 Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Providers (WCSAP) – Yakima, WA
Adverse Childhood Experiences, Brain Development, Trauma, and Promoting Resilience         
2012 Washington State Coalition against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) – Ellensburg, WA
                                Advocacy for Rookies
                               
          2012 Cascadia Training for Professional Development – Wenatchee, WA
                                Mental Health Ethics in Professional Practice for Counselors
 
                                2011 Mental Health First Aid USA - Yakima, WA
                                Mental Health First Aid    
                     
                                2011 Cross Country Education - Spokane, WA
                                Play Therapy & Beyond: Treatment Techniques and Strategies with
                                Children and Pre-Adolescents
 
                                2011 Violent Crime Victim Services - Spokane, WA
                                Impact of Homicide on the Family
                             
                                2011 American Counseling Association - Online Course
                                Separation Anxiety: Helping Children Feel Safe and Secure                               
 
                                2011 National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Child Sexual Abuse Webinars
                                Innovations in Family-Centered Approaches to Trauma and Loss
                                Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse
                                Secondary Traumatic Stress in Professionals Treating Child Sexual Abuse
 
                                2011 Ferry County - Connections - Republic, WA
                                Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault              
      
          2011 Washington State Department of Social & Health Services - Seattle, WA
                                Nineteenth Annual Children's Justice Conference
 
                                2011 Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) - Yakima, WA
                                Mental Health First Aid
                                2010 Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates (WCCVA) -  Spokane, WA
                                Crime Victim Service CentersCore Training                               
                                  2010 Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) - Olympia, WA
                                  Therapist Core Training
 
2010 Washington Professional Counselors Association - Spokane ,WA
CertifiedCounselorExamPrepCourse
(WashingtonStatelawsandrules;clientdiagnosisandriskassessment.)
  
2008-2009 Family Constellations - Chelan, WA
FamilyConstellationsFacilitatorTraining
FamilyConstellationsworkrevealslong-termhiddenfamilydynamicsthatcausecurrentproblems.
 
1993 Advanced Neuro Dynamics - Honolulu, HI
TimeLineTherapy
 
1992 Advanced Neuro Dynamics - Honolulu,HI
Hypnotherapy
Neuro-LinguisticProgramming(NLP)
 
1988 International Academy of Holodynamics - Cottonwood, AZ
Holodynamics:Unfolding Potential Workshops # 1and #2 byVernon Woolf, Ph.D. Concentration on turning problems into solutions.
 
1987 Ehrhard Seminar Training - Seattle, WA
TheForum(largegroupawarenesstraining)-nowTheLandmarkForum)
 
1986 Western Institute for Group and FamilyTherapy - Watsonville, CA
Training in Redecision Therapy (a combination of Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Therapy,and Gestalt Therapy) by its creators MaryGoulding, M.S.W., and Robert Goulding, M.D.
 
 

  
 

 

 

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