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Stephen Somerville

Stephen Somerville

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Stephen is an intern therapist working towards his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Whitworth University. He obtained a B.A. in Psychology, summa cum laude from Arizona State University. He chose Psychology as a degree significant to understanding human behavior and as a backbone to becoming a well-informed therapist. His educational journey reflects his interest in helping others through dedication, compassion, and a growth mindset. He is a lifelong learner who strives to be a resource and support to help others achieve.

Stephen’s theoretical orientation aligns within elements of both humanistic/existential and cognitive behavioral theories. He believes that healthy relationships with others start, in part, by having a healthy relationship with oneself, especially through understanding our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Stephen is person-centered and is working towards completing training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level One), Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Lifespan Integration Therapy. At the heart of using evidence-based theories, Stephen also centers himself around the importance and acceptance of diversity, culture, and inclusion. He is passionate about working with couples and marriages while also advocating for individuals of all ages, genders, and spiritual or religious beliefs. He aims to come alongside others to help process past experiences, live in the moment, and gain tools to succeed in life. He is honored to provide a safe and supportive environment of acceptance with his clients.​

In Stephen’s free time, He enjoys traveling to new places or going to national parks, such as the Hoh Rainforest and Mt. Rainier. He loves trying new foods, and cooking with family while listening to music. You’ll occasionally find him playing Xbox or Nintendo to unwind. Overall, He tries to pursue life with mindful intention, and a sense of curiosity while planning his next adventure or new experience.

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