Barbara Turner, PhD

Always bear in mind that the real journey, the inner one, cannot be captured in words.

-Ken Russell


My Background

I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, a small school specializing in depth psychology. My doctorial research focused on experiences of mental and emotional fragmentation following experiences of trauma and explored the process of healing from such experiences in adulthood. I used mythology, psychoanalytic theory, and archetypal theory as the lenses through which to consider this material.

I am a Certified Counselor in the State of Washington, and I am working towards licensure as a Clinical Psychologist. I practice under the supervision of a senior clinician while I accrue the supervised hours needed to sit for the Clinical Psychology licensing exam.

I am a member of several local and national professional organizations including:

  • American Psychological Association, Division 39, Psychoanalysis
  • Washington Psychological Association
  • Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study
  • International Association for the Study of Dreams
  • Seattle Counselors Association

I bring 25 years of experience in human services, counseling, and the arts to my practice of psychotherapy. If you have further questions about my background, orientation, or training that will help you in your search for a therapist, please call or email.



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