Dr. Lampson has a passion for helping each person she counsels to realize that changing one's mind really does change one's life. Psychotherapy is, by definition, about change, however, it is the relationship with the psychologist that facilitates this change. Because the relationship is so important, Dr. Lampson's approach is highly relational. She effectively combines gentle confrontation to facilitate growth with a level of empathy and caring that creates a safe place for working through challenging issues or feelings.
Dr. Lampson treats people with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, marital issues, or a history of trauma (abuse, bullying, traumatic loss). She employs individual, family, and/or couples therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), FBT (Family Based Treatment)or GMCT (Gottman Methods Couplrd Therapy) depending upon the needs of the person seeking help.
Dr. Lampson bases her approach to treatment on Christian principles which means that she treats all patients with respect, caring and compassion. She believes that all of us struggle and hurt and can benefit from the power of the therapy relationship to promote healing, wisdom, and emotional strength. She openly discusses issues of faith only with those who wish to include their faith journeys as part of the therapy process. Dr. Lampson works with people of all faiths.
Dr. Lampson received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Washington. She has been licensed in the state of Washington to practice psychology since July of 1987 (WA 00001186).
Dr. Lampson has maintained a successful private practice and she has treated many people with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder). She has completed the training in CBT-E, however, uses a variety of approaches when working with people with eating disorders including modified FBT (adolescents), CBT, family therapy, couples therapy, EFT, and insight oriented therapies.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Lampson is an author and nationally recognized speaker. Please visit her author webite, www.kimlampsonreiff.com to learn more about her books. She also enjoys her work as a full professor of graduate psychology and the Director of Clinical Training in the doctoral program at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. This is an amazing opportunity to help train the next generation of psychologists. Click here to watch a video of Dr. Lampson and some NU students practicing basic counseling skills
Dr. Lampson is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Washington State Psychological Association, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, the Academy of Eating Disorders, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.