Anna Colwell 🟢
Lynnwood, Washington
Student Intern
I believe the pathway of therapy to be paved with deep, radical self-love. Yes, long walks in the sun and cups of tea are wonderful, but thorough self-love can be rough work. True self-love involves confronting the truths of oneself and shining light in the cracks of our brokenness. It means holding yourself accountable to your life. Self-love means doing what is best for yourself, even when, and especially when it is the hardest thing to do. By building compassion for oneself, we can expand the capacity for insight, growth, and love with both oneself and the world around us.

I practice an eclectic orientation of trauma-informed, relational, narrative, somatic, existential, cultural, and strengths-based practices. If that list sounds at all overwhelming, just know they all center around finding out what makes you you, how you got here, and how to live into who you are becoming. All of my orientations are first and foremost rooted in advocacy for my clients.

I believe that everything we are seeking is already alive within us and it is searching for ways to be seen, heard, and held. I see the work of therapy as creating space for clients to do their work of discovering what is within them while I have the honor of holding witness to their journey.

When I look at the world around me, I see a heartbreakingly consistent truth: that hurt people hurt people. From interpersonal conflict to institutionalized racism, brokenness is all around us. If we are to change the world, to be the change we wish to see, we need to be with those that are hurting. It can be difficult to admit our pain, to look our darkness straight in the face, but it is courageous and necessary work. With whatever pain you are living with, I stand strong in my conviction that the bad thing does not get to win. You are more than what has happened to you. You are allowed to live brilliantly.

This journey is yours. Your strength is yours. This work is yours. I am here to companion you through it and bear witness to your light. From my personal experiences to my professional and academic training, I am here to be present and to bring my personhood to our sessions in an attempt for us to figure out this crazy world together. This is hard work, but it is real work, and I believe this is how we change the world. I am on your side as you do this.

Always weaving mind and body, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Washington with a minor in dance. I am currently a graduate student at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology seeking a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology. I believe incorporation of the body to be pivotal in the process of healing and as a certified 200-hour yoga teacher, I incorporate trauma- informed yoga when it is suitable to the individual.

Whatever you decide, and whatever path is ahead of you, may you remember that you are worthy of respect and love, especially from yourself.

Contact us

Please fill out the form and we will contact you shortly