Nina Erichsen, LMFTA
Meet Nina Erichsen, LMFTA...
We are all seeking a life of happiness, love, satisfaction and hope for the future. But sometimes the demands and stresses of day to day life can leave us feeling less fulfilled and disconnected from the ones we love. Possibly, there are events that have occurred that have caused life to feel like it’s off the tracks.
Sometimes we all need to pause for a minute, re-evaluate, reassess and reconnect with purpose.
As a military spouse for 30 years, I discovered my passion for couples and families who were struggling with reconnecting and moving forward after hardships and multiple separations. Over and over, military families were able to reconnect with one another in their families and marriages after reaching out for support. Sometimes the very act of seeking support is the catalyst for making the change in improving relationships.
Philosophy & Therapeutic Approach
I work in collaboration with the client to discover the keys to finding a more meaningful connection with those around them in order to develop a more satisfying life, while identifying and incorporating the client’s strengths, resources and resiliency. Creating an environment that is compassionate, empathetic, safe and non-judgmental for each individual in the room is as important as the therapy itself. I love working with diverse cultures, ethnicities, religions and the LGBTQ+ communities, using people’s own experiences and understanding of their world to process individualized and meaningful change towards a more satisfying life.
The theories I draw from in therapy are: Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR and Emotion Focused Therapy - depending on the client’s hopes for outcome.
Experience, Education, and Training
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the State of Washington. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University, where I specialized in therapy with military families. I am also a pre-clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I have additional training in anxiety in children and adolescents, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, suicide and self-harming behavior and Emotionally Focused Therapy. In addition, I am a trained EMDR therapist working with clients to heal from traumatic events from their pasts and find peace in their present and future.
I’ve worked with children, teens, adults, couples and families in areas of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD and relational/attachment issues.
Children & Adolescents
Military Family Counseling