Karlie Markendorf, LMHC, ATR-BC. 2007. oil on canvas

My work as a healer is based on my experience as a therapist in addition to my own healing path over the past 30 years.  Since completing a Master's Degree in Expressive Therapy at the University of Louisville (2000) and subsequent certification in yoga instruction (2001), I have practiced art therapy and yoga therapy in psychiatric and community settings with adolescents, adults, and elders.  I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a board certified, registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC).  Areas of specialization include adolescence and young adulthood, trauma work, somatic issues, women's health, sexuality, and clinical supervision.  I love working with clients from divergent backgrounds. 


In addition to private practice, fifteen years of experience at in-patient psychiatric settings (Navos Inpatiet Services in Seattle and Central State Hosptial in Louisville, KY) have offered a rich foundation in working with people impacted by various forms of trauma.  Trauma-related training includes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and certification in trauma-sensitive yoga instruction from the Trauma Center in Boston, MA.  I am continually inspired by new research in the areas of neuropsychology and trauma metabolism. 


In 2014, I completed a sixteen month professional seminar program in Jungian Studies sponsored by the C.G. Jung Institute of Seattle (formerly the North Pacific Institute for Analytical Psychology) and am currently a member of the Jungian Psychotherapists Association of Seattle (JPA) and the NW Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study (NWAPS). 


Both yoga and the creative process (painting and singing) have provided space for centering and a means for continual growth and renewal in my life.  In addition to the work of Carl Jung, which is at the heart of my practice, I have been influenced by great philosophers, yoga teachers, and psychologists including Winnicot, Maslow, Marion Woodman, Naomi Patterson, Shannon McCall, Gail Malizia, Father Joe Periera, Judith Harris, Robert Johnson, Judith Capili, Joseph Rutte, and Bessel van der Kolk.  To these teachers and their inspirations, and to clients who have let me learn with them, I am immensely grateful.

Karlie Markendorf, LMHC, ATR-BC