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About Rik Muroya, LMHC

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"Thank You! I feel so much better now." This comment expressed hope fulfilled by clients who receive my counseling services. With humility, I am very grateful for having the gift of helping another person. I have a passion for working with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing some type of distress in their daily life. Oftentimes, this distress or disturbance is connected to an earlier life experience. Finding a psychotherapist who is warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental, skilled, knowledgable and experienced can be a challenge. It is my belief that you will find those qualities in me.

I offer therapy to help individuals recover from trauma and crisis. In order to provide therapy to resolve and heal trauma, as well as disturbances from emotional and mental wounds, I became certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also received training in Attachment and Object Relations Theory.

With Chi Counseling Services, you will discover how EMDR therapy will offer freedom and healing from unwanted guilt and shame. When needed, I can offer treatment with Energy Psychology so that your energy system is attuned to your thoughts. Let me help decrease depressed/anxious moods from attachment wounds and injuries.

I have counseled clients for over 25 years, and I never tire of the joy of watching people regain their inner strength, self-confidence, and sense of well-being. I counsel children, teens, adults, families, couples, and groups, treating a variety of challenges – from job stress to major life crisis, from relationship conflicts to mood/anxiety issues. I specialize in treating traumas – something that has upset your emotional, mental, or other balance. To do this, I use a very effective therapy called EMDR, which can create rapid relief without all the ‘talking about it’ that some people wish to avoid. My basic treatment philosophy is based on Attachment and Object Relations Theory; we are human beings who need healthy relationship with both our ‘self’ and with others, and addressing past wounds can free you up to have a much richer now.

Portrait of Rik Muroya, Therapist

  • Years in Practice: 25+Years
  • School: Whitworth University
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License # State: LH00004966 Washington
  • NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor)
  • Approved EMDRIA Consultant
  • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • CMHS (Child Mental Health) Specialist of Washington

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