Founder and Director of OptimalLife Wellness Center in Bellevue, Washington since 2013. I am a marriage and family therapist specializing in trauma recovery, PTSD, and anxiety using a mind-body approach to healing and empowerment.
I have been in the field since 2005. I began in Community Mental Health, and have maintained a solo private practice for almost ten years. I work primarily with trauma, mood disorders and anxiety and especially with the LGBTQIA+ population.
I was born in Spain and moved to the states as a child. Have a B.A. from American University in D.C. and an M.S. in applied psych/mental health counseling from Lynn U. I am trilingual (Spanish, French and English.)
I am an EMDR-trained therapist who helps clients explore how their nervous system has adapted to stress and trauma over their life span. My background is in trauma-sensitive yoga. I am pursuing training in Internal Family Systems Therapy and EFIT.
I own a small group practice that is focused and specialized in trauma and attachment focused therapy. We work with children, teens, young adults, parents and families and work from a relational/experiential framework.
Ashley Waddell is a African-Centered Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Specialist practicing in Virginia. Ashley sees therapy as a catalyst for assisting youth and young adults in moving from of a state of imbalance to alignment.
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