No one must continue to suffer, but sometimes it seems we have no choice. My job is to help you reduce your suffering, so you can move forward with hope to enjoy and expand your life. With healing support, you can answer the questions “How can I feel better?” How can I have more successful relationships?” "What is right for me in the world?" "How do I find it?"

Most relational, behavioral, emotional and sometimes even physical disorders arise from a well of anxiety within. I help you identify past and present stressors and metabolize the anxiety that results from them. This allows you to recover inner composure and your ability to relate successfully. An improvement in physical health is often a result. Another way of saying this is: all physical disorders have a mental component. I help you integrate body and mind, so you become healthier in surprising ways.

My methods are interpersonal and relational. They focus on non-psychopharmaceutical interventions, because I am a licensed mental health counselor, not a prescriber. Psychiatric providers at Shifa Health provide prescriptive services when needed.

Specialties 

 

  • Anxiety and panic regulation

  • Emotional confusion

  • Relational difficulties

  • Anger management/disengaging from verbal attack

  • Life transition management

  • Substance abuse and codependency recovery

  • Insomnia

  • Self-esteem improvement

  • Depression and unhappiness

  • Complex traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) 

  • General health coaching 

  • Chronic pain and fatigue

  • Obesity and diabetes support

  • Support and response to receiving life-changing medical diagnosis


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Therapeutic schools and healing modalities that inform my integrated practice: 
 

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (Daniel Siegel)

  • Sit4Health™ (Morgan Randall)

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

  • Object-relations psychology (Margaret Mahler)

  • Diamond Approach to psycho-spiritual integration (A.H. Almaas)

  • Bach Flower Remedies (Edward Bach)

  • Enneagram of personality types (Don Rizo, A.H. Almaas)

  • Bowen family therapy (Murray Bowen)

  • Brief strategic therapy (Milton Erickson, Jay Haley)

  • Buddhist psychology (Jack Kornfield)

  • Dream interpretation (Carl Jung, A.H. Almaas)

  • Experiential therapy (Carl Whitaker)

  • Homeopathy (Samuel Hahnemann)

  • Integral spirituality (Ken Wilber)

  • Possibility Therapy (Bill O’Hanlon)

  • Self Poetry Therapy (Morgan Randall)

  • Silence and Song voice and breath work (Susan Osborne)

  • Bibliotherapy

  • Solution-focused brief therapy (Steve deShazer/Insoo Kim Berg)

  • Structural family therapy (Salvador Minuchin)

  • BeingNBalance Approach to Wellbeing (Raymond Allred)

  • Twelve-Step approach to recovery

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 


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For more information about the above modalities, please see:

http://www.bodymindcounseling.com/methods 



Experience and education related to counseling: 

 

  • Master’s Level Psycho-therapist, Shifa Health Clinic, Mount Vernon WA, August 2013 to present

  • Independent practice as mental health counselor, life coach and therapeutic consultant, Eastsound and Mount Vernon, June 2004 to present

  • Clinician II, Compass Health, Friday Harbor and Eastsound, April 2007 to May 2010

  • Masters in Applied Behavioral Science, Bastyr University/Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS), June 2006

  • Mental Health Counseling Internship, Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic, Bellingham, WA, September 2005 to June 2006

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1976 


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Since 2005, Morgan has been a member in good standing of: 

The American Mental Health Counselors Association and

The Washington Mental Health Counselors Association