Practicum Leader Trainer
Gina Waggoner, MAC, LMHC
Practicum Consultant, Adjunct Faculty, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
Gina graduated with a BA in Psychology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and earned her Masters of Arts degree in Counseling in 2001 from Western Seminary Seattle, now known as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. Since 2001, Gina has served The Seattle School community through the following positions of employment and committees:
- Practicum Consultant
- Practicum Director
- Practicum Leader (and PL Trainer)
- Co-Teacher for “Evil, Abuse and Spiritual Warfare” with Dan Allender & Paul Steinke
- Intercultural Credibility Resource Team
- Admissions Review Committee
- Student Development Committee
- Practicum Facilitator
- Teaching Assistant
Gina has collaborated and co-taught with Dr. Dan Allender for Abuse Helpers and Effective Trauma Care Conferences, and has worked as a contracted therapist for Dan’s Recovery Weeks.
A Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Supervisor, Gina has a private practice where she works with individuals and couples and supervises therapists. Areas of special focus and training are sexual abuse issues, complex trauma, ritual abuse, and dissociative disorders. She is trained in EMDR, Lifespan Integration and CIMBS. She is a member of ISST-D (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation) and CAPS (Christian Association for Psychological Studies).
Gina is the director and co-owner (with her husband, Byron) of 3rd Street Therapies where she holds her private practice and heads a community of mental health therapists, massage therapists and other services committed to healing such as art, movement, yoga and healing prayer.
During their 36 years of marriage, ministry in the local church has been an important part of daily life as Byron is a Pastor of Student Ministries and Missions. Gina supports and is a committed member of the Worship Team.
Singing, playing guitar, ballet, cooking, nature, spending time with her four grown children (plus spouses) and Byron are among her favorite things. “Fridays with the G-rents” is the highlight as they spend their Fridays with 3, soon to be 4, grandbabies. The best!