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About Me

Aloha! My name is Danielle Parsons. I am licensed in the State of Washington as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated from Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry from the Couples and Family Therapy program in 2016. 

 

I am part-Hawaiian, born and raised in the beautiful town of Kailua, O'ahu, Hawai'i. My roots are multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, accepting of all. I have lived in Washington State for over 20 years. I love it here! I am a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend. My life experiences have taught me much and I am always open to learning more. 

 

I began my  journey as a therapist later in life, after my children had grown and moved out of the home. While I loved what I was doing at the time, I chose to pursue a deeper calling, a vocation to serve others. Becoming a mental health therapist, seeing people grow and change in healthy ways, and being of service to the community has been deeply fulfilling and a wonderful journey for me. 

EDUCATION

MA, Couples and Family Therapy, Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry

BS, Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific University

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling/National Council on Problem Gambling

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) International Association (EMDRIA) 

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)

Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

 

RECENT TRAININGS

Discernment Counseling

Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy

The Integrated Trauma Therapist

IFS Immersion

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State (#LF60897934).

I chose the name Aloha Compassionate Counseling for my business because I value the Spirit of Aloha and what I strive to be in my life with others and myself. Compassion and the Spirit of Aloha are being present with someone, to hear their story and how they may be suffering and in pain. It is one of the greatest gifts we can offer to one another; presence and acknowledgement of the other. I am grateful for the opportunity to do this very important work. 

A=Akahai, meaning kindness, expressed with tenderness

L=Lokahi, meaning unity, expressed with harmony 

O='Olu'olu, meaning agreeable, expressed with pleasantness

H=Ha'aHa'a, meaning humility, expressed with modesty

A=Ahonui, meaning patience, expressed perseverance

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Some of the challenges that I can help and support you through:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Relational Trauma

  • Women's Issues 

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