In which my senses drop into the deep. ~ R. M. Rilke
Dr. Robin Barre, LMHC Psychotherapy Services Serving Mukilteo, Everett, Whidbey Island, and the North Puget Sound 425-238-2765 robinbarre @whidbey.com
I am a licensed mental health counselor, and I have a doctoral degree in Depth Psychology. My therapeutic experience for the last 13 years includes Compass Community Mental Health Clinic and therapeutic, social, and educational services for Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS) on Capitol Hill, Seattle. I served as an Island County School-Based Mental Health Counselor for 5 years, providing mental health services within the schools and crisis and grief support in the community. I am a trained Voice Dialogue Facilitator.
I have participated in many training workshops and conferences, including:
Sarri Gilman's Transforming Boundaries
Art With Heart
Dialectical Behavior Informed-Therapy
Family Policy Council
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
Relational Aggression in Schools
Trauma & Psyche
Suicide Assessment & Response
Suicide and Self-Harm
Self-Harming Behaviors Interventions and Treatment
Trauma Release Exercise
Neurophysiology of Trauma: Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training
Healing Children of High Conflict Families
High Conflict Co-parenting
I have presented at international conferences at the Jungian Scholarly Studies, Youth At-Risk, International Symposium of Poetic Inquiry, Art & Psyche, and the Cambridge Analytica Society.
Publications include: Education Week San Francisco Medical Magazine Whidbey Life Magazine Sea of Voices, Isle of Story Skaget Valley College's sqajet PoetsWest Journal Island Independent hipfish
I came to Whidbey Island 30+ years ago when my husband was stationed at the Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor. The geography, landscapes, and seascapes of this northwest island have informed my being in deep, embodied ways and continue to influence my work as a therapist. I consider this my home, in addition to Virginia, where I was born and raised. I retain many of my southern roots and sensibility and will forever be homesick for one place or another. Such is the poignancy of loving a place so much that the land gets into the bones.