Julene Pommert MACP, LMHC, Counseling in Seattle, Washington, 98125

Julene Pommert

MACP, LMHC

Julene Pommert

MACP, LMHC

Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Counseling psychology - LH 60834612
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Premera Blue Cross
Fees: Sliding scale $70 to $100 for in-session discount, depending upon circumstances. $150 for all others.

Offices

12360 Lake City Way NE
Suite 420
Seattle, Washington 98125

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My Approach to Helping

Humans are born within a community. We are known in relationships, through experiencing life not just as an "I," but also as "we." I approach others with the understanding that our impressions of life and world are based upon what we experience with others, and sometimes those experiences are obviously beneficial, and sometimes they are painful and less obviously beneficial.

I passionately believe that dissociation is a result of traumatic experiences and is not, in itself, a disorder. However, it is true that dissociation can become a coping skill that no longer serves the purpose for which it came into being. And the learned dissociative behavior can be changed, and, in fact, can become a superpower.

I became a therapist later in life, after finishing my doctorate in intercultural communication and conflict and mentoring people at my church. I found that I was drawn to work with people with trauma, because of healing in my own trauma background, and studied EMDR while still an intern working with Native clients. Now, I enjoy working with my clients to overcome various barriers toward fulfilling, meaningful relationships with themselves and others.

I am currently studying in order to develop practice with autistic adolescents and adults, who face challenges similar to those who have experienced significant traumas.

More Info About My Practice

In sessions, I work with clients through art media, "zord" fighting (think Star Wars lightsabers), role play, Gestalt two-chair, somatic interventions, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Open Focus brain work (neurofeedback), and talk with attention to details in patterns of speech and behavior. Often, I work with breathing and grounding before doing any other work, and then, throughout therapy attend to my clients' body, emotion, and thought connections.

I regularly receive counseling, consult with colleagues, and am mentored by someone experienced in working with dissociative clients for more than 30 years.

I strongly believe in self-care, and some of my caring practices include painting watercolors--usually scenery, baking bread (my family especially likes whole wheat cinnamon craisin bread!), walking, regular exercise, sleeping in whenever possible, writing poetry and fiction, spending time with family, and singing while washing dishes by hand.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have a special interest in Native American historical trauma, as well as in other ethnicities' historical traumas.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I usually do end up talking with clients about their childhoods, and issues of safety and trust.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Special populations whom I see are Native American and mixed peoples, People of Color, and people on the Autism spectrum

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Incest
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Shame
  • Somatization

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Psychodynamic
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