Randie Clark received her MA in Psychology from Antioch University Seattle in 2002. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with the State of Washington, with 13 years’ experience working in partnership with adults and couples, as well as facilitating traumatic loss grief support groups.
Randie provides counseling for young adults, adults and couples.
It is my belief that each individual holds the key to achieving her/his life goals and needs. Therapy is a process of exploration and discovery motivated by a person’s desire to develop a more balanced, satisfying and enriching life experience. My role as therapist is to join with you in a mutually respectful partnership and to provide a safe space for you to reflect upon how you really experience, see and make sense of the world.
Losses, traumas, challenges, transitions, and life circumstances can bring emotional and psychological pain and leave one feeling stuck and helpless. Your experience is unique; only you can know what it’s like to be you in the world. In our conversations we will explore what assumptions and obstacles may be blocking your way towards a sense of choice and confidence in your ability to resolve life conflicts and live life more fully. Equally important in our explorations is identifying the strengths and central values that give meaning to your experience and enable your ability to approach your life with confidence, creativity and curiosity. It is a great privilege to witness, guide and support a person in therapeutic work. I feel deeply blessed to be able to say, every day, “I love my job!”
My theoretical perspective to psychotherapy is rooted in existential phenomenology and my approach is fundamentally Client Centered-Solution Focused. A variety of theoretical techniques are integrated into my therapeutic approach, including those that come from the CBT, Gestalt therapy, Psychosynthesis, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and psychodynamic orientations.
When working with couples our first goal is to establish a confidential, supportive environment in which issues may be addressed through respectful, truthful and effective communication. Pre-commitment counseling focuses on effective communication skills, identifying strengths as well as expectations and establishing healthy boundaries and ground rules to guide the relationship into a satisfying future.
EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:
Randie has served as an on-call mental health crisis and trauma intervention specialist as well as facilitated workshops for first responders, individuals and community organizations in mental health crisis intervention, traumatic loss & grief, and emotional first aide crisis response. Randie also co-authored the book When Your Child Dies; Tools for Mending Parents’ Broken Hearts published in 2012.
Numerous workshops and specialized training in:
- Trauma Intervention
- Traumatic/Complicated loss and grief
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Crisis Intervention-Emotional First Aid
- Psychiatric Emergencies
- Working With Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Existential Psychotherapy
2002 MA in Psychology, Antioch University, Seattle, WA
1999 BA in Psychology, Antioch University, Trauma Specialty, Seattle, WA