ian o'calloghan

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2284 N. Nugent Rd Lummi Island, WA 98262 US

About Me

I live on Lummi Island, part of the San Juan Islands in North Puget Sound. I have been fortunate in life, having a Father and Mother (they were young adults in Depression/WW2) that care and love me and my older brother. I wish to pay this good fortune forward. I have learned that relationships are the most important experience/memory I have. Creating positive relationships is key to a fulfilling life. How we see our-selves colors how we see the world around us. Past experiences do not need to define who we are. My goal is to improve every client's quality of life.

Qualifications

Experience

I have been Counseling Veterans and family members since 2006. I started with working with a small group of Vietnam Veterans known as the Bellingham Forward which I did until 2014 when the group disbanded. I have since worked with Veternan through American Legion Post 7 where I do both individual and group sessions. I assist Veterans and family members understand VA paperwork and assist with that as appropriate. I utilize a variety of counseling techniques ranging from cognitive, mindfullness, EMDR and when appropriate exposure.

Education

I have Bachelors Degree in Marine Ecology from Western Washington University 1978; Maters of Adult Education from WWU 1987; Masters of Counseling from City U of Seattle 2006

Specialties

  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Grief Counseling