ABOUT MYRNA DUNLOP
I am passionate about my work. It has developed from 20
years of clinical experience and many years of post-graduate
training. My experience developed from a diverse background
initially working for community and governmental social
This experience includes Eastside Domestic Violence Program, King County
Protection Order Program, Department of Children and Family Services, The Listening Mothers' Program and Secure
In 1997, I became one of the founders of a psychotherapy home visiting program for high-risk mothers and their infants called Secure Beginnings. This program grew out of collaboration with The Department of Children and Family Services, The University of Washington, School of Public Health and Northwest Family Development (COR).
I began my private practice in 1994 providing individual therapy across the
adult lifespan. My practice includes both men and women who may experience a
wide range of emotional and life crisis difficulties. These difficulties
could include depression, anxiety, addiction, work stress, relational
struggles, as well as histories of child and adult trauma.
Through my experience and training, my thinking has been influenced by how our earliest relationships help form a major cornerstone to who we are as adults.
With these thoughts in mind how do you discover a safe place to talk about your unique needs? As I see it, therapy is
process of mutual understanding and problem solving. Psychotherapy creates the opportunity to understand and extend
our emotional awareness. The process explores, the thoughts, feelings and behaviors, which maintain painful and often
destructive patterns of interpersonal relating.
Through compassionate understanding and a solid listening experience,
therapy unfolds over time to bring a better understanding of the unique needs of each individual.
Areas Of My Experience:
- Domestic Violence
- Life crises:
divorce, loss, becoming a new parent, career changes, midlife
- Living with Bipolar Disorder
- Men's issues
- Parenting Difficulties
- Post-partum mood disorders
- Relationship issues
- Workplace stress and Bullying
Modality: Individual and Couples
Therapeutic Approach: Supportive, interactive, insight
orientation, psychodynamic, attachment issues, cognitive
Please call (425) 451-2116
Master of Social Work, University of Washington; Washington
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; Certificate Program
Alcohol/Bellevue Community College; Certificate of Clinical Theory
and Practice, University of Washington School of Social Work;
Child Therapy and Theory Technique Certificate, Child Therapy
Association; Certificate in Parent/Infant Psychotherapy, (COR)
Northwest Family Development Program; Trained with the Listening
Mother's Program, Family Services; Member of the educational
committee for The Washington State Society for Clinical Social
Society; Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor
Certificate from the
American College of Certified Forensics
Professional Journal and Newsletter
Huebner CE, Dunlop M L, Case, A. Containing Violence: A Case Study Illustration of Bion's Container-Contained Model As Applied to Mother-Infant Intervention. Clinical Social Work Journal, Vol. 32, Issue 2, Summer 2004.
Dunlop, M, Case A, Huebner, CE. High Risk Perinatal and Neonatal Therapy in Transgenerational Cruelty and Abuse. NAPSFORUM ( The National Association of Perinatal Social Workers) Volume 20, Number 2.
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