MS, LMHC, SUDPT, EMDR II, CSAT-C
Karen Cooper has a masters degree in marriage and family therapy from Seattle Pacific University. She is a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with people who have been affected by sex addiction, substance use disorders, trauma (including combat trauma, medical trauma, first responder trauma) and co-occurring mental health issues like depression and anxiety. She is certified as an EMDR Level II clinician. She has additional training in Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention and other mindfulness practices. She is a registered Substance Use Disorder Professional in the state of Washington as well as a Washington State approved clinical supervisor. She has worked in the field for over twenty years to include private sex addiction practice, treatment centers, inpatient psychiatry and emergency rooms, and outpatient substance use disorder treatment.
Karen has been fully trained and certified as a sex addiction therapist through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals in 2015. She has worked with thought leaders in the field of sex addiction such as Rob Weiss, Phd, LCSW, CSAT-S. Karen enjoys working with addicts utilizing the trauma focused task based model in the CSAT training. She has facilitated men’s sex addiction recovery groups, and worked with shared clients with Heidi Kinsella in a private sex addiction practice. Karen is currently undergoing CSAT recertification.
Karen has been in recovery since 2012 and understands the sometimes complex road in recovery for those individuals who experience substance use disorders, sex and love addiction, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders like PTSD. She believes the path of wellness involves addressing all of the issues that get in the way of a wholly lived life with quality sobriety. Sometimes there is past trauma that has not been dealt with, and becomes a trigger for use of substances or sexually compulsive behaviors. Other times, individuals have undertreated mood and anxiety disorders that can also trigger these destructive behaviors. Whether you are new to recovery, or you have been sober for awhile and need some help with sexual compulsivity, that is causing damage to you, your mental and emotional health, and your relationships, Karen is here to walk along side of you on your road of recovery.
MA, Certified Counselor, CPC
Thom is experienced and trained in serving others through their struggles with their personal life, developmental growth, and relationships. Through his experiences and endurance Thom has become a counselor and coach who provides useful and practical knowledge and know how to his clients. He has a heart for helping others and has made that his profession.
Thom has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor degree in Applied Behavioral Science. Thom is also certified in Lifespan Integration therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples therapy. He is certified in Emotional Intelligence Assessment and is a Certified Professional Coach. The credentials listed above, and numerous additional training and certifications, support and influence Thom’s approach to counseling and coaching and maximizes the benefits he provides to you.
In addition to his education and training Thom brings to you a valuable amount of life experience. Those experiences include; a private counseling practice and a personal life and business coaching practice. They include independent small business ownership, corporate trainer and sales professional and tenured college shop instructor. Additional experiences are 25+ years of substances abuse recovery, 12-step AA, Alanon and Coda participation and sponsorship, adult reformatory recovery program assistant and adolescent rehabilitation internship service worker. Thom is now a grandparent after many years of single parenting. .
Thom’s mission is to provide you a safe environment in which you can grow, come to know yourself more deeply, and find a way to improve your life and quality of living. Thom’s counseling and coaching moves clients to a purposeful future giving them the capacity to reorient their lives in the direction of meaning congruent with their values.
Thom continues to grow his therapeutic education and experience by attending professional trainings, workshops and seminars and is involved in a peer consultation group with other colleagues. Thom is also currently writing the book “Powered by Soulutions”, a story of emotional growth, personal development, and recovery.
M.A., ACC ICF, ACSTH EQ Coach MA
Sheri is a certified coach and practitioner with many years of experience supporting clients through personal, career, and leadership development as they journey in life. Her approach to coaching is encouragement and guidance to help her clients generate possibilities, focus on their strengths, and build from the wisdom that is within. Sheri is passionate about supporting people as they expectedly or unexpectedly face transitions or hardships in their life.
As a Development Coach, Sheri supports clients who desire to grow and learn and be their best self. Some areas include: to grow and gain awareness personally, to foster a career change, to grow in their current field, or to develop insights and action into their leadership style and presence.
As a Partner Coach, Sheri creates a warm healing space for partners who have experienced betrayal trauma or trauma from problematic sexual behaviors.
Post-acute crisis, Sheri is the bridge to help guide and encourage your healing, personal growth, and restoration. Through her coaching process you will receive encouragement, support, tools, and resources to heal your betrayed heart, to set and maintain your wellbeing, to regain your confidence, and to generate possibilities and optimism about you and your future.
In her coaching practice, Sheri uses a variety of theories and tools to support her clients. As a certified EQ coach, she understands that emotional Intelligence (EQ) is at the heart of development and healing. By increasing EQ, one becomes more aware, more intentional, and more purposeful and therefore, has improved relationships, improved health, improved effectiveness in what they choose to do and how they choose to be, and improved quality of life.
Coaching is an equal partnership between coach and client. This partnership supports the client in making a desired change to utilize their strengths and capabilities more fully, and ultimately, support their healing and growth.
• Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation
• ACSTH Certified EQ Coach, Six Seconds
• Certified EQ Assessor and Practitioner, Six Seconds
• Masters in Organization Systems Renewal, Seattle University
• Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Eastern Washington University
Darren is experienced and licensed in working in chemical dependency with expert knowledge on the disease of addiction and brings 17 +years of recovery experience along with his professional experience. Helping clients and their families navigate through chemical dependency. He has several years of working with adolescents, young adults, adults and people from all life situations. He has a passion for helping people navigate positive life changes and removing blocks to growth. Darren has been working in chemical dependency for 8 years and was clinical director/supervisor at 2 Co-occurring facilities helping build from the ground up, has volunteered with missions and recovery cafes for years to help the homeless population and has added EFT level 1 and 2 to his skill set to help clients change stress level which allows the body to function and move post the blocks caused by anxiety.
“I’m grateful to use my 17 years experience as a person in recovery, experience in the jail and prison system and homelessness as a means to help others navigate the fears, blocks and loneliness that keeps us in the dark. My own recovery with substance use and trauma has brought me here. I absolutely love what I do shoulder to shoulder with my clients. I have so much compassion for the journey people take by having enough courage just to show up. ” LGBTQIA+ ally.
LMHCA, CDPT, CSAT-C
Rebecca has years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families affected by addiction. She is a licensed, masters-level therapist for mental health and chemical dependency in Washington. She is a certified sex addiction therapist candidate (CSAT-C) through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). She has extensive experience working with people suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, and abuse.
Rebecca has been in recovery for over 15 years and understands firsthand the pathway to long-term recovery. Her clinical training and personal experience make her uniquely qualified to help people struggling with the effects of sex addiction and substance abuse. Trained in both sex addiction and trauma therapy, she has the understanding to help addicts and their betrayed partners move through trauma and betrayal.
Rebecca uses a variety of therapeutic interventions, such as:
• Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REPT) which are helpful for social anxiety and depression
• Hypnotherapy, which helps change destructive patterns, reduce or eliminate unwanted behavioral and thought habits, and recover from trauma
Rebecca is certified in Lifespan Integration® therapy, a neuro-brain level modality developed to clear single-incident or long-term trauma.
Rebecca offers Christian-based therapy at a client’s request.
LMHC, SUDP, CSAT, CPTT, CMAT
Heidi is a masters-level licensed mental health therapist who specializes in working with people who have been affected by sex addiction, infidelity, pornography, and substance abuse. She holds a National Certification as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and as a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT) from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and is a licensed Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) for the state of Washington. She is licensed in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Heidi is a Meadows-trained therapist and completed Post-Induction Training (PIT) and Attachment Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) training through the Parnell Institute to address trauma. She has also completed Level 1 clinical training of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy through the Gottman Institute. Heidi is an approved Clinical Supervisor for the State of Washington.
Heidi has been in recovery since 1989 and has a passion for helping others to heal from addictive behaviors. Whether you want to stop a behavior that is destroying you and your loved ones, or whether you have been in recovery for a while and want to get outside help, she would love to work with you to help you achieve long-term sobriety and serenity.
During her career, Heidi has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, including Gentle Path at The Meadows in Arizona. She received extensive training from the leaders in sex addiction therapy, including Dr. Patrick Carnes. She also had the pleasure of working with Dr. Claudia Black, an innovative clinician whose work involves examining the impact of substance use and sex addiction on the family. While at Gentle Path, Heidi worked as both primary and family therapist. She also led lectures on many topics related to sex addiction and family dynamics. She has also provided outpatient services for two different agencies in Bellevue, Washington. Currently, she is on staff as an adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington University teaching in their Addictions Studies program.
Heidi believes in creating a safe place for clients to become vulnerable and self-aware so that change can occur. She works collaboratively with clients to ensure they take an active role in their therapy. Her orientation to the practice of psychotherapy is integrative where she uses a wide variety of techniques to help clients reach their goals.
Lisa has been enjoying the gifts of recovery since 2010. She finds tremendous fulfilment in being able to use her administrative talents to give back. To a community which has given her so much.
During her 20+ years as an administrative professional, Lisa has held positions non-profit healthcare and the tech industry. She is active in the partner community ensuring their voices are heard and they have the resources necessary to find healing. Lisa holds a special place in her heart for anyone on the recovery journey, addict, partner, family, and friends.
Lisa lives by this principle- “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
Our therapists, counselors and coaches are licensed, certified and experienced in helping individuals and couple’s dealing with serious trauma and emotional challenges including:
Our offices are located in Seattle, Kirkland and Tacoma and we provide services throughout Washington State including King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County. Due to Covid-19 we are currently providing our counseling and coaching services online through a secure private connection. We have licensed therapists and counselors in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii so we are experienced at providing quality, effective counceling, therapy and coaching solutions via remote video conferencing for individual, group and couple counseling and coaching.
At Fourth Dimension Counseling and Coaching we provide a variety of counseling and coaching options including individual and group therapy and counseling for both men and women as well as couples counseling and coaching services.
Fourth Dimension Counseling and Coaching has offices in Seattle, Kirkland and Tacoma. We provide remote video conferencing counseling, therapy and coaching throughout Washington State, Alaska and Hawaii.
We provide counseling and coaching services to clients throughout Western Washington including Puget Sound including Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell, Sammamish, Issaquah, Renton, Maple Valley, Kent, Tacoma, Olympia, Gig Harbor and Covington.