407 E 2nd Ave Ste 250 Spokane WA 99202 | (509) 315-9776

Patty Sonneland

Patty Sonneland MACP, LMHC

Pronouns: She/Her

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Mental health Counselor
  • Pallative Care Certification¬†
  • EMDR Certification Track
  • Lifespan Integration Certification Track

Population Specialty

  • Adults

Treatment Specialty

  • Grief and Mourning Related to Death or Other Losses
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Life Transition

Specialty Training

  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Grief and Mourning Related to Death, Divorce or Other Life Losses
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Geriatric Mental Health Specialist (GMHS)

About Patty

Patty earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) from Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and a Bachelors degree in Education from Whitworth University. Patty went on to earn a Palliative Care Certification in 2011 from Graduate School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University in 2011. She is licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health counselor.

Patty has over 10 years of knowledge and experience working with adults from an integrated theoretical approach that strategically blends humanistic, person-centered and systemic foundational approaches with elements of both attachment and narrative theory. Patty has advanced training in Lifespan Integration Therapy, EMDR and DBT.

Patty's areas of specialty are:

  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD

A Message from Patty

Stepping into the counseling process takes courage. With that in mind, I want to create a welcoming, compassionate, safe space to not only explore together the current issue that is bringing you into therapy, but to also gently explore how unresolved, or disconnected, parts of your past story may be contributing to current day struggles, as well. Knowing the truth of our stories can set us free to live from our truest, most authentic self.

I have specialized training in addressing trauma you may have experienced: trauma(s) with a capital T or a lowercase t. I utilize both Lifespan Integration and EMDR therapies to help address how our physical bodies, minds and soul hold onto trauma, and how, with support, can be helped to release this trauma, thus enabling you to live life more fully.

I also have specialized interest in the grief process, whether it's grief over the loss of a loved one, or a non-death loss (divorce, moving, health losses, job losses). We live in a grief-avoidant culture, yet loss and transition are at the core of many of our life experiences. Together we will explore, and help to put words to, how unexpressed grief may be impacting your life. It is an honor and a privilege to be with you in this process.