Your Journey to Healing Starts Here.

Individual counseling and EMDR therapy for people of all ages in Spokane, Washington.

Who is Shawna?

Shawna graduated from Gonzaga University with her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has spent the majority of her professional career working with children and their families and has expanded her area of knowledge to include working with adults. Her passion for seeing people improve and live a healthier life drives her every day.

Shawna uses techniques from various approaches to create an individualized treatment for everyone: 

  • Person Centered Therapy

  • Attachment 

  • CBT

  • EMDR 

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

  • DBT

  • Art and Play Therapy

Shawna Has Experience in Helping With:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • ADHD
  • Relationship issues
  • Work stressors
  • Life issues
  • Defiance issues
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Counseling Services We Offer in spokane, WA

Shawna Has Specialized Training In:

EMDR Therapy in Spokane, WA by Shawna Hedquist


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR is a trauma informed approach that has been shown to help reduce distress caused by traumatic events. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to help the individual process their emotions on a deeper level. Bilateral stimulation is side-to side eye movements. Through the use of eye movements, the brain will reorganize the memories and reduce the associated stress. This allows for more positive feelings to be able to rise to the surface of one’s mind.

CBT Therapy Counseling in Spokane, WA by Shawna Hedquist | Spokane EMDR Counseling


Cognitive Behavioral therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy addresses how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected to one another. The evidenced based techniques are used to help challenge negative thought patterns that are reducing life satisfaction and creating barriers to reaching desired goals. Some of the techniques included in this theory is the use of exposure therapy to help reduce feelings of anxiety. This can be especially helpful with helping to manage social anxiety and phobias.

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Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

TF-CBT is used with children and adolescents to help them process through traumatic events that have occurred in their life. This techniques includes the creation of a trauma narrative where the youth can address negative thoughts and feelings related to the trauma. THis is an evidenced based approach that has been found to help reduce symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Pricing and Insurance

We accept the following insurances and are working to accept more in the future. Please contact us for the most updated information. We also have excellent cash-pay rates available.

  • Amerigroup
  • Asuris
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coordinated Care
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Optum
  • Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Providence Health Plan (Optum)
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care (Optum)
Spokane EMDR Counseling Office

Start Your Journey.

Make the first step towards healing today. Contact us via call or text to schedule your appointment.

Note: We currently have a waitlist. At this time, the expected wait time is 2-3 months. Please contact us to be added.


Call or Text: 509-850-0662
Hours of contact:
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evenings available by appointment.

Our Office

Jefferson Professional Building
400 S. Jefferson St., Suite 114
Spokane, WA 99204