I am your scout, here to help you navigate passages you may have overlooked and currents you strongly avoided
The brain is the most diverse terrain one can explore; doing it alone can take you to frightening peaks and thrust you into rolling seas of hopelessness.. I will walk beside you at your pace and tread in deep waters, empowering you towards progress at each stage. And one day you will journey back into the life you were meant to live.
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
I'm Chericka Ashmann
LICSW, MHP, CMHS, CCTP, EMDR CIT from Bellingham, WA
I am an openly autistic provider and a practicing survivor of PTSD who has been a consumer of EMDR for several years now. It is my sincere desire to educate as many people as possible about trauma and how it impacts the brain, and specifically individuals in the helping professions.
Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Member of EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Member of International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
WAC Approved Clinical Supervisor: State of Washington
Areas of expertise & special interest
Health Care Professionals
Chronic Pain/ Surgery/Recovery
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Early Childhood Abuse/Neglect
Professional - EQ in the work place
Anxiety and Phobias
Industrial - Organizational Psychology
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