Ann MacLean, MA, LMHC, EMDR
There are many different reasons that we come to therapy, but a common thread is that we come
to therapy looking for help with something we haven’t been able to shift on our own. It may be a
new development or something very old, we may not even know what it is. We’ve reached a
point where we are ready to change but don’t know how. I really enjoy helping people explore
how to move through life’s challenges into a life worth living, how to turn our challenges into
strengths, and how to find some peace and ease and enjoyment in our life.
I have a Master’s Degree from Antioch University Seattle where I studied Mental Health
Counseling and Embodied Creative Arts Therapy. I have a prior 2-year degree and certification
in chemical dependency and addiction counseling. I am trained and certified at EMDR and
specialize in treating trauma. I also have a wide scope of life experience prior to my training in
counseling that informs my therapy practice.
I am a trauma and addiction specialist but I work with people in many situations.
Empathic listening/Human connection
Visualization and healing imagery
Neuroscience informed interventions
Creative arts techniques
Exploration of values and beliefs
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDR
Negative self image
Trauma, grief and loss
Behavioral, emotional, and chemical addictions
Attachment injuries suffered as a child
Trauma and resistance trapped in the body