Sensory Processing

Lara Symonds

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.

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Michelle Baumgardner

My education fundamentally focuses on improving the well-being of others. My credentials include a Masters degree in Natural Health, a Masters degree in Counseling, licensed by the state of Texas as a professional counselor (74185), 20 years of experience as a personal trainer certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) (owning and operating…

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Jennifer Degen

Jennifer Degen, MA is a lifetime practitioner of sustainable and thriving living. Her post traumatic growth mindset evolved in the second half of her career – driven by her own head injury and needing a more profound way to heal from loss and despair

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Desirée N. Robinson

My name is Desirée N. Robinson and I support people in healing emotional wounds around Sex, Intimacy, Faith & Trauma. I am also a Bariatric Specialist supporting the shift in mental wellness with the rapid – and unpredictable – changes in the body.

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Desiree N. Robinson

My name is Desirée N. Robinson and I support people in healing emotional wounds around Sex, Intimacy & Trauma. I am also a Bariatric Specialist supporting the shift in mental wellness with the rapid – and unpredictable – changes in the body.

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Kate Wester

My integrative approach combines deeply relational, trauma-informed, somatic, contemplative, and expressive practices to support the recovery of your innate resilience and wholeness, and to strengthen your capacity to manage difficulties.

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Gabrielle Kilgore

I believe that while no life is without some measure of pain or struggle; therapy can be a transformative, healing process which opens the door to a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and others.

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Emily Griffin

Mom of four sons and a daughter in a blended family. Childhood trauma survivor. I support proactive parents who want to break unhealthy family patterns, heal wounds, and find everyday joy.

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Peg Shippert

Sexual violence can turn everything upside down. You don’t have to figure this out alone. I have the training and experience to help. Using EMDR, mindfulness, animal-assisted counseling, and other evidence-based approaches, we can help you feel whole and empowered again.

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Andrea Dabney Boyd

I am about to launch my private practice focusing on working with teens and young adults. I have background in working with serious mental illness, and women and families affected by domestic violence, immigration and poverty.

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