About the Therapist

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Laura Ahn, MA, LMHC

Calling is the intersection between your passion and the world’s need. I spent several years working at corporations and non-profits, studying and traveling internationally and domestically, before I discovered my calling in counseling. It is truly an honor to walk with clients from all cultural and faith backgrounds on their life journeys.

For Christian clients, I also offer optional prayer and Biblical support based on Regent College seminary classes I’ve taken and my own personal faith. For people of color and those who speak multiple languages, I know ethnic minority culture and elementary Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), elementary Spanish and elementary Korean. All counseling is in English, which I am fluent in and is my 1st language.

For all clients, I meet each person where they are and work with them to explore who they are and who they want to become. We are all in the process of becoming someone or something as we move through time in the minute by minute, hour by hour moments that pass. If you are feeling alone, anxious or misunderstood in your own life, I would be honored to join you in your journey.

Education
UC Berkeley, BA International Area Studies, 2002
Northwest University, MA Counseling Psychology, 2011

Continuing Education
– Regent College Audit Courses
– Law & Ethics of Multicultural Competency
– Multicultural Counseling
– Undoing Institutional Racism
– Identifying and Analyzing the Manifestations of Racism
– Preparation for International Adoption
– Helping Adopted Children Cope with Grief and Loss
– Is it an Adoption Thing?
– Brothers & Sisters in Adoption
– Sensory Integration & Self-Regulation
– Tired of Timeouts
– Circle of Security Parenting
– Play Therapy: A Window into a Child’s World
– Developing the Caregiver / Infant Relationship
– HIV/AIDS: Epidemic Update for WA
– HIPAA Legal / Ethical Training
– Client-Centered HIPAA & Tech in Mental Health
– Mental Health First Aid USA
– Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management
– Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
– Reflective Network Therapy
– Food, Mood, Cognition
– Spirituality & Ethics
– Working with Identity Stories: Narrative Therapy
– Treating Chemically Dependent Women
– Clinical Supervision
– Prepare/Enrich Facilitator Training
– Partial Level 1 Gottman Couples Therapy

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