Linda Carroll, MS
I bring a gentle, direct, and respectful style to my work. The theoretical orientation I use is known as psychodynamics, one of the most commonly used types of psychotherapy. We often repeat painful and unproductive patterns of thinking, feeling and acting, without understanding why.
Psychodynamic therapy helps you become aware of the inner forces that cause these repeated patterns, so that you can make conscious and lasting changes. I respect the need for adequate diagnosis, especially when there is a strong component of anxiety and depression involved. I work closely with psychiatrist and physicians when it is necessary. At the same time, my approach is to encourage each client to find answers within themselves. I see life's struggles and difficult passages as opportunities to deepen one's self-understanding and to find new paths for self-discovery.
I have been working in the field since 1980 and have facilitated couples groups and women's groups for more than 25 years. I became a member of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) in 1984 and have complied with the stringent training and education requirements and Code of Ethics established by the AAMFT.
In addition to being a licensed therapist, I have developed a variety of skills to assist you in making desired changes. I am certified in Transpersonal Psychology and Imago Therapy. I was trained as a Master teacher by the PAIRS Foundation. I have studied many modalities of psychological and spiritual work, including Voice Dialogue, The Diamond Heart Work of A. Almaas, and Holotropic Breathwork. I am certified in the Hot Monogamy program, which helps couples create (or re-create) the PASSION that makes relationships thrive.
I am also a writer. Doubleday published my memoir, Her Mother's Daughter, in 2006. Conari Press published Remember Who You Are: Seven Stages on a Woman's Journey of Spirit in 2008. New World Library published my latest book, Love Cycles, in 2014.
I am covered by many insurances and PPOs.
SpecialtiesRelationships of all kinds: Couples, Marriage, Divorce, Spiritual Exploration, Midlife Issues, Self-Esteem Struggles, Group Therapy, Voice Dialogue, and Self-Exploration.
Tim Barraud, DVM
Tim is a native New Zealander, an artist, a veterinarian, a mountain hiker and a gardener. He manages his delightful coastal property and loves all things to do with the ocean, boating, crabbing, swimming and painting. He has been a teacher and coach in relationships for more than 20 years. He was a joint founder of The Couples Course and Northwest Seminars with his wife, Linda Carroll.
He was certified as a Master PAIRS Teacher and has completed the clinical training at The Imago Institute and has a degree from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Menlo Park, CA.
Tim is deeply involved in men's work, has been a participant in and facilitating men's groups for 30 years, is deeply involved in the Mankind Project and provides personal coaching for couples and individuals.
Ann Ladd, Ph.D., LCSW
Director and Founder of The Connecting Place
Ann Ladd, Ph.D., LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) has worked with hundreds of couples and singles in workshops and private practice across the United States.
Her teaching style is dynamic, clear, practical, personal and full of good humor. The core of her expertise is working with couples in crisis.
Visit Ann Ladd's website HERE.
Deborah Lyman, LCSW
Deborah Lyman, LCSW, provides counseling for couples, individuals and families, helping to enhance life through effective therapies. Deb's office is in Newport, Oregon.
Along with being a regular staff member at many NWSeminars events, she provides the following services: relationship workshops and individual, couples and family counseling.
Her treatment specialization includes:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Panic Attacks and Phobia
- Sexual and Relationship Problems
- Medical and Health Concerns
- Grief and Loss
- Work and Career Issues
- Imago Relationship Therapy for Couples
- Workshops for Couples
Visit Deborah's website HERE.
Issues we can work with include:
- Relationship problems
- Healing past trauma
- Family of origin issues
- Issues of adoption