Debbie Runke, MS-Candidate

Debbie is an intern who is completing studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University.  She believes a fulfilled and rewarding life is one lived in healthy relationship with others, especially your partner and your family.  There are times, however, when your attachments can be seriously stressed by a relational injury, loss of a loved one, disease, or some other factor.  Whether working with individuals, couples, or families, she draws on systems thinking and curiosity to help you identify resilience and strengths you already possess.  She uses your experiential approaches to help you explore opportunities to gain hope, to heal and to grow in a compassionate and understanding therapeutic alliance. Debbie recently completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and actively uses this method in her work. 

An east coast transplant, Debbie enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the Pacific Northwest (especially with a camera), using genealogy tools to tell the stories of people who lived before, and a good cup of coffee.