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arilda surridge wellness counseling inc

Director

Arilda Surridge, M.A., LMFT

Congratulations on taking your brave first step towards self-work and healing! I’m a Certified EMDRIA EMDR Therapist, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and Gottman Level 3 trained Therapist, specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, and couples counseling. I’m also a Gottman Leader in “7 Principles for Making a Marriage Work,” bringing expertise in treating affairs and trauma within relationships. My therapeutic approach combines EMDR with advanced protocols like ASSYST, PRECI, IGTP, and Gottman Couples Therapy, along with CBT and Mindfulness. I am also trained in other specialized protocols such as Sandra Paulsen’s Early Trauma Protocol and “Looking through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation.” I offer flexible treatment options, including traditional weekly individual sessions and EMDR Intensives or Couples Counseling Marathons/Intensives, tailored to your unique needs, whether you’ve experienced recent trauma or ongoing stress. Licensed in the state of WA, I provide services through telehealth/online therapy and in-person sessions on Bainbridge Island. Additionally, I am an approved clinical supervisor and a CE Course Developer and Trainer.  I’m committed to supporting professional growth.

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edward surridge wellness counseling inc

Co-Director

Edward Surridge, M.A., LMFT

I welcome you to heal and grow from individual and/or relational stress in a professional, emphatic and validating therapeutic environment. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of  Wellness Center Inc. with 9 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am English-Spanish bilingual. My relational therapy specialty is in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples and Families, which focuses on improving the emotional connection between people. I completed the EFT Externship at the Vancouver Couple and Family Institute in British Columbia, Canada and the Core Skills Training at Alliant University San Diego. My individual therapy specialty is in EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment, that focuses on Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. I am licensed in the state of CA and WA, and able to offer telehealth/online therapy for those seeking therapy and live/reside in these two states.

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Therapist

Rachelle Lim, MA, LMFTA

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and hold a Master’s degree in Counseling specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University. As an immigrant, I faced various life changes, societal and social pressures which affected my mental health; therefore, I have first hand experience dealing with life transitions, cultural identity issues, and navigating trauma. Additionally, I have worked with immigrant families navigating cultural adjustments, parenting, and strengthening family bonds. I am bilingual in English and Tagalog, and can conduct therapy services in both languages. I am also passionate in advocating for accessible high quality mental health care especially in Asian American communities in order to combat mental health stigma. Outside of my therapist role, I love being in nature (walking, hiking, kayaking), practicing yoga, mindfulness meditation, cuddling with my dogs, trying new cuisines, and traveling to new places.

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Linda Timme wellnesscounseling inc
Linda Timme wellnesscounseling inc

Retreat Partner

Linda Timme, DSW, LCSW, LCSW-C

Dr. Linda Timme is a bilingual and bicultural licensed clinical certified social worker. She holds a Doctor of Social Work degree and additional Human Services Management certification. She is the founder of EMDR therapy, Wellness & Consulting, a private practice that serves English and Spanish clients in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Her credentials have been certified by the National Board of Social Work. Dr. Timme is a highly qualified Doctor of Social Work from Millersville University. She completed her Master’s in Social Work program at Temple University.
Dr. Timme has focused her career on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She is an EMDRIA-certified and approved consultant. Dr. Timme also has a Certified Human Services Management Certificate and LENS Neurofeedback.Dr. Timme employs traditional and holistic practices in her therapeutic interventions. She incorporates sound meditation therapy to mitigate emotional and mental symptoms. This helps to calm the mind and body, facilitating relaxation and enhancing spiritual well-being. Dr. Timme utilizes a range of instruments, such as Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, crystal singing bowls, and small bells in various wellness contexts.She has extensive experience assisting individuals who participate in trauma retreats.She is deeply passionate about scholarly inquiry, teaching, and leadership activities. Dr. Timme was born in Peru and has a license in Psychology from Peru. Dr. Timme incorporates the concepts of diversity, inclusion, social and economic justice, social change in her practice and other topics. She has leadership experience, serves in various multinational settings, and is a worldwide educator after traveling to South America, North America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and other countries.

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Retreat Partner

Jorge Torres-Sáenz, PsyD

Wellness Counseling Inc is excited to have Jorge Torres-Sáenz, Psy.D as a partner for a few of the retreats we offer!  Jorge Torres-Sáenz, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical and community family psychologist in both the state of Oregon and the state of Washington, where he lives.  He has worked in public mental health agencies as well as private practice during his 45 years in the mental health field.  The settings have been in outpatient, inpatient, public and private hospitals, and research with all ages of individuals.  He is currently in private practice.  As an approved supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy he also has done consultations, mentoring and supervision of psychotherapists.  As a Motivational Interviewing trainer and certified as an Incredible Years Parent Group leader in addition to training in hypnosis by the Milton Erikson Institute he enjoys using these skills to assist parents in their journeys with children.  

Dr. Torres-Sáenz was first trained in EMDR in Mexico in 2002.  As a member of the EMDRIA membership committee for four years, he served as the chair for the Public Practice & Diversity Subcommittee and has also been a member of the Public Practice and Diversity SIG.  He then went and became member of the board of directors for four years.  He is currently certified as a therapist and is a consultant and trainer by EMDRIA.  He has brought five HAP trainings to the agency where he last worked.  He believes he is part of what will be a bright future for EMDR as an unparalleled type of psychotherapy intervention.

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