In which my senses drop into the deep. ~ R. M. Rilke
Robin Barre Psychotherapy Services Serving Mukilteo, Everett, Whidbey Island, and the North Puget Sound 425-238-2765 robinbarre @whidbey.com
I am a licensed counseling associate. I have a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and Master's and Doctoral degrees 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. Through my consulting practice, I facilitate crisis and trauma work for groups who have experienced trauma in public venues, such as protest and police violence.
I have participated in many training workshops and conferences, including: *Sarri Gillman's Transforming Boundaries *Art With Heart *Dialectical Behavior Informed-Therapy *Family Policy Council *Adverse Childhood Experiences Study *Relational aggression *Trauma & Psyche *Suicide Assessment & Response *Sandplay Therapy *Trauma Release Exercise *Play Therapy *Self-Harming Behaviors Interventions and Treatment
I have presented at international conferences on Jungian Scholarly Studies, Youth At-Risk, Poetic Inquiry, and Art & Psyche.
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.