Deana Enebo-Short, M.A. LMHC
Deana is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington (Counselor License # LH00010999). She has been in practice since 2002. She is a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor with the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). She is also a national Certified Counselor and member of the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA).
Deana has specific training in counseling victims or sexual abuse. She was a volunteer therapist at the Kitsap Sexual Assault Center from 2003-2005. She has further study in trauma counseling including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is trained also in Critical Incident Stress Management and Debriefing. She is a long-standing member of the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management's Critical Incident Stress Management team. She has also spent several years assisting Christian relief and development teams in East Africa. Since that time she has remained active in the preparation and training of individuals heading overseas for short and long-term ministry. She is available to provide assessment and debriefing services for international mission organizations.
Deana obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Seattle Pacific University. In 2002 she earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. She completed level one and two training in EMDR in 2005.
Deana’s treatment approach is eclectic, meaning a wide variety of treatment techniques and approaches are utilized dealing with beliefs, thoughts, feelings, values and behavior patterns and interpersonal dynamics. My practice philosophy is informed by the bio-psycho-social, cognitive behavioral and interpersonal theories, client centered, solution focused therapy, EMDR, Play therapy and sand tray. My underlying values as a person and as a therapist are Christian. The course of treatment for each client is dependent upon individual factors and may be discussed at any time.
Individual & Family Therapy
Play Therapy & Sand tray for children
Individual Psychological assessments
Missionary & Ministry Debriefings
Critical Incident Stress Defusings & Debriefing