About Jamie

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I love being blanketed by evergreens, and feel at home near the water and in the woods.

My own growth has been propelled by my seventeen year relationship, commitment to personal and professional development, and by increasingly confronting my own limitations and short-comings from a place of determination and self-respect. I am also a mother, find pregnancy and birth monumental, primal experiences and am drawn to sexuality as being a portal to core aspects of oneself. I have owned my own businesses, as a birth doula, a photographer, and as a painter. All of these passions underscore my same desire: to notice barriers to depth, capacity and intimacy and call courage forth.

CREDENTIALS, EDUCATION, & EXPERIENCE

CREDENTIALS & EDUCATION

  • AASECT CERTIFIED SEX THERAPIST (post-graduate supervised work with couples and individuals who identify across the gender spectrum; work focused on couples and individuals who presented with sexual dysfunctions, infidelity, emotional infidelity, low or no sexual desire, sexual desire discrepancy, sexual fear, performance-based sexuality, sex minimized to penis-in-vagina penetration)

  • PRIOR TO LICENSURE SUPERVISED BY:

  • CIIP (Certified Integrated Intimacy Practitioner) through the Northwest Institute On Intimacy.

  • LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State #LH60878464)

  • MA, COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

  • BA, PSYCHOLOGY, Magna Cum Laude University of Washington

EXPERIENCE: 

  • 2018, Board Member for Northwest Institute On Intimacy (advancing sexual health knowledge in the community)

  • 2017: Presented to undergraduate and graduate students on sexual health and working with couples and individuals therapeutically around sexual issues at: Antioch University, University of Washington, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

  • 2016, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, Seattle Intimacy & Sex Therapy, aka Jamie Abenroth Therapy

  • 2016, SMALL GROUP FACILITATOR for therapists, Northwest Institute On Intimacy

  • 2015-2016, CLINICAL INTERN, Seattle Counseling Service which serves the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and ally) community. My clients identified across the gender spectrum and sexual orientation spectrum.

TRAINING SESSIONS:

  • 2018:

    • CRUCIBLE NEUROBIOLOGICAL THERAPY, Training I (6 day intensive): Dr. David Schnarch

    • CRUCIBLE NEUROBIOLOGICAL THERAPY, Training II (6 day intensive): Dr. David Schnarch

    • AASECT ANNUAL CONFERENCE (5 day training with various topics presented: alternative sexualities, holistic sexuality, couples desire discrepancy, how embodiment changes the brain, current research on girls and consent in the United States)

    • EMBODIMENT & DESIRE (And how they change the brain) (5 day intensive), Dr. Stella Resnick

  • 2016:

  • 2015:

    • ADVANCED CLINICAL SEXOLOGY (5 day intensive); Dr. Tina Shermer-Sellers

    • PRACTICUM I (5 day intensive); The Crucible Approach by Dr. David Schnarch and Dr. Ruth Morehouse

    • PRACTICUM II (5 day intensive); The Crucible Approach by Dr. David Schnarch and Dr. Ruth Morehouse

    • EXTRA-RELATIONAL AFFAIRS (4 day intensive); Dr. David Schnarch and Dr. Ruth Morehouse

    • WOMEN'S INTEGRATIVE SEX THERAPY (3 day intensive); Dr. Gina Ogden

    • EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE IN WORKING WITH PERSONALITY DISORDERS (2 day training), Dr. Avedis Panajian

    • PASSIONATE MARRIAGE RETREAT (4 day intensive); Dr. David Schnarch and Dr. Ruth Morehouse

  • 2014:

    • WOMEN'S SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION CONFERENCE (3 day intensive); Dr. Ruth Morehouse

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists)

  • NWIOI (Northwest Institute On Intimacy)