Nina Erichsen, LMFTA
Meet Nina Erichsen, LMFTA...
We are all seeking a life of happiness, love, satisfaction and hope for the future. But sometimes the demands and stresses of day to day life can leave us feeling empty and disconnected from the ones we love. Possibly there are events that have occurred that have caused life to feel like it’s off the tracks.
Sometimes we all need to pause for a minute, re-evaluate, reassess and reconnect with purpose.
As a military spouse for almost 30 years, I discovered my passion for couples and families who were struggling with re-connecting and moving forward after hardships and multiple separations. Over and over, military families were able to get their families and marriages back on the track after reaching out for help. Sometimes the very act of seeking help is the catalyst for making the change to get moving forward again.
Philosophy & Therapeutic Approach
I work in collaboration with the client to discover the keys to finding a more meaningful connection with those around them in order to develop a more satisfying life, while identifying and incorporating the client’s strengths, resources and resiliency. Creating an environment that is compassionate, empathetic and non-judgmental for each individual in the room is as important as the therapy itself. I believe passionately that every person is important, worthwhile and deserving of our compassion and understanding. I love working with diverse cultures, ethnicities, religions and LGBTQ, using people’s own experiences and understanding of their world to process individualized and meaningful change towards a more satisfying life.
My theories I draw from in therapy are Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Emotional Focus Therapy depending on the client’s needs.
Experience, Education, and Training
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the State of Washington. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University, where I specialized in therapy with military families. I am also a pre-clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I have additional training in anxiety in children and adolescents, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, suicide and self-harming behavior and Emotionally Focused Therapy for difficult couples.
I volunteered as a therapeutic riding instructor for disabled children and adults while living in England, and also worked as a riding instructor for children and adults in Virginia. I was also a cub scout leader for two years in Texas. I volunteered as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor for children of foreign military members stationed in Missouri.
Children & Adolescents
Military Family Counseling