BHNW Team

BHNW Team

Marlaina Anderson, LHMC

Mental Health Counselor & Neurotherapist

Poulsbo Office

I am a clinician with a passion for life and helping others live theirs to the fullest. I believe that change occurs in relationship. My work with clients is collaborative and strengths-based. We work together to establish goals and a plan to accomplish them. We identify what is going well for you and what you would like to see improve. We work hard, and we celebrate success.

I have experience and specialization in addressing problems related to trauma. When working with people who are struggling with wounds from the past – whether the past is last week or thirty years ago – my approach is respectful, focused, and I am confident that we can work together to make healing happen. I believe that recovery from traumatic events requires paying attention to the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. As we work together, we will focus on each of those areas of your life to achieve recovery. I will use the skills I have developed in many areas, including assessment, treatment planning, compassionate listening, and creative problem solving to give you the care you deserve.

I am a graduate of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College. Prior to that, I served in the U.S. Air Force as a cryptolinguist. I have received specialized training in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss and marriage/relationship problems. I am also a Washington state approved clinical supervisor and a state certified Child Mental Health Specialist. Currently, I am in training to receive my Neurofeedback Certification through Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.