Erin Earle MA, LMHCA

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Therapy is brave work, requiring courage and vulnerability.  It is an honor to walk alongside you, encouraging self-inquiry in service of your growth and learning.

Together, we can lean into discomfort and explore difficult feelings, trusting that within these spaces lies a path to a deeper and more fulfilling human experience.

I believe that the body holds wisdom that each one of us can ultimately learn to trust.

 

I came to this profession at midlife.  My work as a psychotherapist is informed by my own personal experience of healing and transformation.  Hopeful by nature, I have faith in humanity’s innate goodness and capacity for positive change.  We are all deserving of a full life infused with meaning.

I spent my twenties living in Japan teaching English as a Second Language to students of all ages. My life in Japan encouraged my love and appreciation for traditional Japanese philosophies and a joyful reverence for nature.

Experiencing divorce when my son was five years old and raising him while working full-time has given me a unique perspective on the challenges of parenting solo. Parenting a teenager has allowed me a tender glimpse into the complex world of high school life and beyond.

Professionally, I have spent the past ten years as a paralegal working in a tribal court setting, following a restorative justice model that is trauma-informed and culturally sensitive.  As a prosecutor’s paralegal, I have experience and training in supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

I completed my clinical internship at Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS), where I worked with adolescents and families utilizing a family systems approach.  My work with teenagers has opened my eyes to the powerfully rich and diverse lives our young adults are experiencing. I find working with teens particularly hopeful and inspiring.

As a long distance runner and trail running enthusiast, I have found solace and healing in the rhythm of the seasons, my footfalls, and my breath. Moving my body freely in nature is a sweet treasure I never take for granted! 

I received my M.A. in Psychology, Counseling Specialization from the LIOS (Leadership Institute of Seattle) program at Saybrook University in May, 2018.  I earned my B.A. in International Relations from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR in 1992. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, I am supervised by Carol Pendleton, MA, LMFT, LMHC, CMHS.

 

 

Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese practice of repairing broken pottery with liquid gold.

As an art form, it accentuates and beautifies cracks and broken parts. The piece is seen as more beautiful than before for having been broken.

I honor the imperfect journey that led you here.