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Mission Statement

To increase autonomy,  self-determination, and freedom  through EMDR


I am a National Certified Counselor

National Certified Counselor (NCC) is the premier counseling board certification. Earning board certification demonstrates to your colleagues and the public that you have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling.

Those standards include demonstrating a mastery of counseling knowledge and skills by completing a graduate degree from a regionally accredited or Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) counseling program, passing a rigorous national examination, the documentation of work experience and supervision requirements, and subscribing to the highest ethical and practice standards.

Robert John Townley, LMHC, SUDP, EAC


I am a master’s level Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington. LMHC #60567948. I am also a Substance Use Dependency Professional (SUDP) in th e State of Washington. SUDP #60442336. I regularly consult with professional  therapists for my continued supervision for this practice.​

I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. I also have taken an additional two years Post-Bachelor’s work through Eastern Washington University’s Addiction Studies at the Spokane Riverside Extension.

I have been supervised by a licensed clinician for 3600 hours, passed the National Board of Certified Counselors examination, and completed a master’s degree and approved internship post-graduation. 

What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and used to resolve many issues and challenges. It is an empirically supported treatment for acute and chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. EMDR therapy has helped countless people of all ages to resolve psychological distress.

I am an EMDRIA approved:

Certified Therapist in EMDR


Approved Consultant

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