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My name is Thea Shire and I am an EMDR and DBT trained therapist with Northwest DBT Seattle whose passion is healing both "capital T" Traumas, as well as deep-rooted developmental traumas. In my private practice, T. Shire Counseling, I work with individuals (of all ages), couples, families, and groups. I am strongly influenced by Bowlby's Attachment theory, family systems theory, behavior analysis, somatic awareness, art therapy, and play therapy (for all ages). I am also a queer counselor, and a counselor of the queer! I believe in building lasting bonds with my clients and sharing in their journeys of self-discovery and healing.
My previous work was as a Registered Behavioral Technician counseling kiddos, young adults, and parents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities doing Applied Behavioral Analysis in office, home, and school settings. I interned as a child and family therapist at NAVOS in West Seattle. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a studio art minor from Seattle University and my Master’s degree in Psychology with counseling specialization from Seattle’s LIOS program.
If you are looking to get through your pain and find peace and playfulness in your life again, I may be a good fit for you. Feel free to call/text/email me to set up a FREE 30 minute consultation! I love getting to know people in both short-term and long-term relationships. I believe it is in caring for our relationships with ourselves and others that we can learn to heal our attachment wounds and build strong, secure, lasting bonds with other, all the while feeling heard, seen, and loved.
I look forward to getting to know you!
"Therapist is amazing. Leads with heart, knows herself, speaks kind truth. Brave and strong. I feel better when I’m in her presence!" - Michelle Meany, MA, LMHCA
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