Marnee Alfson, B.A..
Master of Arts in Counseling (Completion Summer 2018) – Western Seminary
Member of the American Counseling Association
I believe we gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience we choose to walk through. Trauma therapy is an important part in helping other people live their lives free of the pain they have experienced. I believe in Khalil Gibran’s words that, “out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” It takes vulnerability and courage to reclaim our lives and I have sincere respect for those who begin the journey of counseling. My hope is to help others walk through those wounds and enter into freedom.
It is an honor to work with individuals who have experienced sexual and/or domestic assault, natural disasters, displacement, war vets; who struggle with attachments, relationships, body image, life transitions, concentration, anxiety, low self-esteem, and mood management. Working alongside these individuals has helped me become skilled in domestic violence counseling, crisis intervention, treatment analysis and planning. I am passionate about helping others and the opportunity to work with individuals who are motivated to reclaim their lives. I value the therapeutic process of being non-judgmental, empathic, genuine and caring.
When I am not working, I am usually outside enjoying nature with my husband and whomever we can encourage to come along with us. We have been part of the Clark County community for almost 20 years and have raised our two remarkable adult children here. We are big fans of the Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Corban University in 2011 and I will be completing my Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon the summer of 2018. Additionally, my education includes rigorous training in story-informed trauma therapy. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and I am supervised by Dr. Bart Fowler, M.A., Psy.D., a licensed psychologist in Washington (PY60153263).
I am here and ready to walk through this journey of recovery with you. Please call me at (360) 891-2000 x119.