Heather Cummings, LMHCA

​​Sometimes we have deep wounds that have been covered for years. It may be significant traumatic events, adverse childhood experiences of abuse or neglect, or painful moments in adulthood. What we live through shapes the way we see ourselves, others, and the world. Whatever the wounds, when we find they are impacting our life in the here and now it is necessary to clean them in order to allow the body and brain to heal. This can be difficult and scary. I am passionate about meeting clients in their pain and walking alongside them with non-judgmental compassion as we work toward a more positive future. I admire the strength of my clients, who are willing to revisit and clean out difficult life experiences.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate who uses a client-centered, trauma-informed approach. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), Immanuel Approach (IA), Splanka, (a biblically-based mind-body protocol for processing trauma) and am Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed. I am passionate about working with First-responders and veterans. Due to the scarcity of Splankna practitioners in WA, priority will be given to potential clients seeking this treatment modality. I generally work with clients seventeen years and older, however, Splankna is the only modality where I am willing to work with children. It is important to note that Splankna must be in-person, and sessions with young children require parental support and attendance.

Personally, I am a wife and mother of four. I volunteer with a local teen support group. I enjoy board games and spending time with my immediate and extended family. I also love camping, making delicious soup, excelling at escape rooms, and attending musical theater. When I’m avoiding housework, you will find me curling up on the sofa with a cup of coffee, a good book, and one of our many animals.

You are ready for change!

Call or text me at (253) 468-7899 or complete the contact form below, and we will schedule your free 20-minute phone consultation.