Summer Krause MA, LPC, CADCIII
Summer received a Master's degree in Counseling with a specialization in Children & Adolescents from Western Seminary (2005). Her Bachelor’s degree is in Christian Education with minors in Youth Ministry and Business from Seattle Pacific University (1999, magna cum laude). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III. She completed the Trauma Informed Care graduate certificate program at Portland State University (2014) and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Summer has experience working with adolescents in residential and outpatient treatment due to involvement with juvenile justice. She has served a wide variety of clients of all ages at WPCS since she started in 2008. In addition to Summer’s work at WPCS, she is a trainer and consultant with Treatment Innovations, putting on trainings related to Seeking Safety and trauma-informed care across the country. She is currently in the process of co-developing an adolescent version of Seeking Safety.
Offers individual and group counseling to adolescents and adults. She facilitates adult and adolescent evidence-based Seeking Safety groups for those impacted by trauma/PTSD and/or substance abuse/unsafe behaviors, which focuses on safe coping skills for managing trauma symptoms. This is a present-focused group and does not involve “telling the story” of what happened.
Summer is first and foremost a “professional listener” and uses a trauma-informed lens for understanding “what happened to you” rather than “what is wrong with you.” Theoretically she is primarily person-centered, using motivational interviewing/enhancement and cognitive-behavioral techniques. Seeking Safety may be utilized in individual counseling as well. Coming from a perspective that is both strength-based and holistic, Summer works collaboratively with clients to explore their emotions, thought patterns, choices, options, motivations, strengths, values, resources and abilities, with a practical emphasis on what is and is not working for them.
Summer is active in the community with a heart for the outcasts of society. She has extensive volunteer involvement through her church, homeless outreaches, people living with HIV/AIDS, prison/detention ministries, Dougy Center for Grieving Children and has done service work in other countries, including Cameroon. She is married to her best friend and enjoys her life as a mom of two awesome kids.
12-14, 15-17, 18-64, 65+
Abuse, Grief/Death, Postpartum Depression , PTSD, Women’s Issues, Addictions, Christian Counseling, Alcohol Use Issues, Depression, Stress Management, Substance use issues, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Trauma, Religious/Spiritual Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy