Shuree Waggoner, M.Ed, LMHC
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Washington, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Seattle University with a focus on Education. I completed my internship at a local Jr. High School and upon completion, became a Certified Educational Staff Associate.
I’ve worked as a Contract Therapist, Advocate, and Group Facilitator at various social service agencies including DSHS, YWCA and Eastside Domestic Violence Program. In addition to my private practice, I’ve worked with individuals and families at a Hospital Behavioral Health Organization. I have over 10 years of professional experience working specifically with women and teen girls.
I also bring many personal experiences, which I think enhance my practice. My own life journey has led me down many challenging paths. I know the pain of childhood trauma and how that can affect your life for years. I have experienced a tragic event and understand the sorrow of losing loved one’s. I can relate to the pain of divorce and lost love. My health has been jeopardized by chronic illness and at times my faith seriously questioned. I’ve chosen bad jobs and wrong relationships. I believe my background helps me better understand your pain, and my knowledge as a Therapist can help equip you with the tools to move forward.
I’m not exactly the soft spoken “how does that make you feel” kind of therapist. I’ve been where a lot of my clients are or have been and while I’m certainly empathetic and have great respect for my client’s challenges, I expect them to take responsibility and make choices. Although life has happened to you, you are not a victim! I will hold your hand and walk with you through the pain – I will also gently push you when you need it. Clients often report appreciating my direct challenging style.