About Doris

Doris Vanderhyde is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, a trained psychotherapist and a Certified EMDR therapist. She has a Masters of Social Work degree from New York University in clinical practice(graduated 1996). She also has had post graduate training in Family and Couples Therapy at The Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City in 2001; she completed EMDR Basic Training Levels I and II in 2011 and has been a Certified EMDR therapist from the EMDR International Association since January 2014; lastly, she has completed EFT(Emotionally Focused Therapy) externship in couples counseling in May of 2019.
Doris has participated in numerous clinical training's since receiving her degree and still continues to attend such training's on an ongoing basis as required by state law to stay licensed, maintain EMDR certification and keep up on effective and innovative treatment modalities in EMDR therapy, couples therapy, trauma therapy, etc..
Doris started her clinical career in New York City in 1996 and has maintained a private practice in Seattle since 2002. She has over 25 years of clinical experience and training  in such issues as: childhood abuse and trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, grief and loss, stress management, anxiety, depression, mind/body connection as it relates to emotional well being,  divorce and separation, relationship discord, sex and intimacy issues, self-esteem, body image, life transitions, and chronic medical illness.
As your therapist, Doris will provide an environment that is safe, compassionate, supportive and encouraging for exploring new ways of understanding yourself and your relationships.

In December of 2022, Doris completed her 200 hour training as a Certified Yoga Teacher and  completed a 50 hour training in Yin Yoga December of 2023.  She is currently in process of obtaining a certificate in Applied Polyvagal  Theory in Yoga as well. This additional training focuses on the connection between the nervous system and emotional regulation in order to enhance ones ability to understand and regulate their responses to stress and trauma. This approach not only fosters physical well-being but also supports mental and emotional resilience. Doris uses these skills in her practice as an additional resource to help clients explore the relationship with their body to find wisdom, insight and a sense of calm and safety. 
Additionally, Doris offers workshops and yoga class series that combine her clinical expertise with yoga practices, which creates a supportive environment for clients to explore and integrate these teachings into their lives. This interdisciplinary approach allows clients to benefit from both evidence-based therapeutic techniques and the ancient wisdom of yoga, providing a unique and comprehensive path to healing and personal growth.

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