Tressa Ernst LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2012.
MSW, University of Chicago: Evidence Based Practice Program, 2010.
BA in Psychology, Trinity Western University: Human Services Program, 2006
Tressa has worked with children, adolescents, and their families at an inpatient psychiatry unit, as well as with adults with co-occurring substance use issues and mental illness on a community mental health outreach team, and on an integrated primary care team providing group and individual counseling.
Individual and group counseling
Tressa is trained in EMDR including attachment-focused EMDR for complex PTSD and often utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy in her work with clients as well. With these interventions, she aims to approach counseling with each client in a holistic way, blending approaches as needed to best serve each person. She views counseling as a collaborative process and welcomes feedback from clients in their work together to build a trusting therapeutic relationship to support healing, growth, and reaching clients' specific goals. Time and time again she has been impressed by the resilience of individuals and finds joy in calling attention to the strengths of each person she serves.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Tressa has a deep appreciation for wilderness spaces and enjoys spending time in the many gorgeous wilderness areas of the region with her family and friends.
15-17, 18-64, 65+
Depression, Grief/Death, PTSD, Stress Management, Substance use issues, DBT, EMDR, Abuse, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Trauma, Religious/Spiritual Issues, Medical conditions, Domestic Violence, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Christian Counseling, ADHD