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.
I use:

  • Empathic listening/Human connection

  • Psychoeducation

  • Mindfulness techniques

  • Somatic interventions

  • Narrative therapy

  • Visualization and healing imagery

  • Buddhist psychology

  • Neuroscience informed interventions

  • Creative arts techniques

  • Motivational interviewing

  • Exploration of values and beliefs

  • Trauma therapies

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDR

To address:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • 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