Carol Sorden, MA, LMFT, CMHS

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Background and Education:

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Children’s Mental Health Specialist (CMHS).  With a Master’s degree in Psychology (Couple and Family Therapy) from Antioch University Seattle and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology as well, I have been practicing psychotherapy for over nineteen years with adults, couples, children, adolescents and families.  I have worked with adolescents in foster care, refugees seeking asylum due to trauma endured in their country of origin, and people with a variety of physical and mental disabilities.  Supporting diversity, I enjoy working with people of all ages, ethnic/cultural backgrounds, abilities, gender, and sexual orientations. 

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I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, anger, ADD/ADHD (children, teens and adults), recovery from abuse or trauma, and providing effective parenting strategies.  For those interested in holistic healing, I address emotional, mental, nutritional/health and spiritual/energetic needs.

Therapy style:

I have a gentle and intuitive style, using a nonjudgmental, supportive approach.  I am direct and honest with feedback and observations.  Whether working with you, you and your partner, or your child, I will honor your unique personality and values.  It is important to me that both children and adults feel respected and understood when they are in my office.

I have studied several psychological theoretical perspectives such as Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Object-Relations, and Transpersonal theories as well as a variety of Eastern and Western healing modalities.  I am trained in the use of EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (both Level I & II Certificates) which is an effective therapy for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma-based conditions.  My methods include conversation, education, relaxation and mindfulness skills practices, and art or play therapy for children. 

Finding or re-learning to trust your inner voice helps you to communicate much more effectively and to deal with past trauma or challenging family or social situations.  This is an important part of the work I do with adults and children in therapy.  I will help you learn to stay centered within difficult situations, increase your awareness of the dynamics of family/social/work relationships, and guide you toward making your own empowered decisions.  As you tap into your inner wisdom and innate abilities, you will begin to create the kind of life you really want.

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Phone: 206-235-6033

Email: Carol@carolsorden.com

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