Colleen Semple   MEd, LMHC, CMHS

1715 C St
Bellingham, WA  98225
Phone 360-201-4217
Fax: 360-671-1842

Educational and Professional Background

Colleen Semple, M ED, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received her Bachelor's degree at Antioch, Seattle in 1992 with a focus on Psychology in Education. This emphasis is the foundation for her work with individuals in schools and communities, in conflict resolution, and drug/alcohol prevention services for youth. She completed her Master’s Degree in Education/ Counseling in 2001 at the University of Montana and worked as a school counselor in elementary, middle and alternative high school programs. Colleen has a broad range of experience counseling individuals and parents in community mental health centers and schools, teaching parenting classes, and working with high risk youth. Colleen has most recently worked as a child/family therapist at Catholic Community Services becoming a Child Mental Health Specialist while establishing her private practice in Bellingham. Colleen has done extensive training in children’s mental health disorders, Life Span Integration therapy (see www.lifespanintegration.com) and issues related to grief and loss. She continues to explore postgraduate training.

Areas of Special Interest

Colleen enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She specializes in childhood and adolescent behavioral disorders and works with adults providing Lifespan Integration therapy for trauma, grief/loss and personal transitions.

Personal Statement

I draw on a variety of approaches and techniques to meet the needs of each individual client. I have a collaborative, compassionate style combined with an active problem solving approach to support the goals of each individual. My priority is to create a safe place for clients to gain greater clarity and insight into their own lives, while promoting their use of mindfulness, problem solving and acceptance in their personal transitions and transformations.

Directions to Office
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Heading South on I-5 take Northwest Ave., Exit 257 and turn right onto Northwest. Stay on Northwest (which turns into Elm and then Dupont) until you get to the lettered streets. Take a left onto C St. We are the second driveway on the left. We are located in the yellow two-story house, 1715 C St.

Heading North on I-5, take Lakeway, Exit 253, stay right and head towards Lakeway. Turn right onto Lakeway. Get into left hand lane. Stay in that lane and merge onto Holly Street. Turn right onto Bay Street which immediately changes to Prospect. After you pass the downtown post office Prospect turns into Dupont. Take a right onto C St. We are the second driveway on the left. We are located in the yellow two-story house, 1715 C St.

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