Psychotherapy and Mediation Services
John Burgess

John E. Burgess, J.D., M.S., LMFTA, LMHCA

John has studied under Dr. Bevan-Lee since 2016 during his graduate work in a double accredited program for marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling. John is dedicated to compassionately helping people navigate life transitions and conflicts. John focuses on relationships, trauma, addiction, PTSD, and Codependency. As an attorney, John worked to understand the clients' position, navigate their legal choices, and advocate for their rights. Prior to becoming an attorney, John had several occupations, including working for 10 years in the tech industry, volunteering with the Peace Corps in Cote d’Ivoire (RPCV 91-94), airline management, commercial fishing, and enlisting in the US Marine Corps (Honorable discharge 1988). Through these various professional experiences, John’s discipline and rigor has played an integral part in his commitment to completing the task at hand. John has been married since 1991 and has two adult sons. He considers the Northwest his home, even though travels and jobs have taken him to various parts of the United States and the world.

John has trained with the Trauma Resource Institute and is informed by the Trauma Resource Model. TRI is world renowned for their work with trauma victims around the world in situations like earthquakes, war, and mass shootings. Informed by TRM, John has a deep understanding of trauma, which helps clients understand, identify, and reduce their trauma and consequent reactions. Besides the TRM approach, John is also informed by several different models, including Attachment-based, Compassion Focused, Emotionally Focused, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT). John is an old student of Vipassana at the Northwest Vipassana Center. John consults with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, and provides a trauma-informed resource to law enforcement when working with victims of crime.

The therapeutic goal is to help you navigate your trauma and improve your relationships. The learned dynamics of interactions can change and create new ways to enjoy life and relationships. Sometimes, we develop addictive responses to cope with the unresolved trauma. Through compassion and insight, the addiction can be addressed and managed. Through knowing your story and the specific issues you face, progress can be made for positive changes and understanding how to accept and diminish difficult emotions and the subsequent responses.

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Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee, she/her, MS, BA

Jenny is graduating in September from Pratt Institute, on her way to earning an LMHC-A as a creative arts therapist. Jenny wrote her thesis on how art therapy can help in the treatment of female identifying sex and love addicts. Jenny is passionate about research in love addiction and codependency, specifically in the areas of attachment theory, neuroscience, and how creativity can aid in healing deep-seated childhood wounds. Jenny values the importance of creating a safe therapeutic space for self-expression.

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Donna Bevan-Lee

Donna J. Bevan-Lee, Ph.D., M.S.W., LIC SW

is a respected pioneer in the treatment of addictions, codependency, and trauma, with more than 35 years experience as a psychotherapist and clinical social worker. Dr. Bevan-Lee’s innovative treatment model offers a combination of individual and group therapy, EMDR, and intensive workshops to help clients reclaim their lives and relationships. In particular, her trauma-based, shame-free treatment for sexual addiction has produced consistently high rates of recovery. Dr. Bevan-Lee is a frequent presenter at conferences and universities on domestic violence, addictions, and the long-term impact of child abuse. She is a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and a Consultant to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

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