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BayView Counseling and Consulting


Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

(206) 551-9373

BayView Counseling and Consulting
17791 Fjord DR NE
Suite #114
Poulsbo, WA

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BayView Counseling and Consulting
17791 Fjord DR NE
Suite #114
Poulsbo, WA
(206) 551-9373

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(206) 551-9373

BayView Counseling and Consulting


Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Marcia Harms has over thirty years of experience counseling children and adults, individuals, couples, families, and groups. She offers expertise in depression, anxiety, grief, stress, women's issues, sexual abuse, physical abuse, autism, ADHD, Aspergers, life transitions and traumas--separation, divorce, injuries or death. Marcia has experience helping with parenting problems and family conflict. She is certified as a Child Mental Health Specialist, a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist a Designated Mental Health Specialist and Developmental Disability Mental Health Specialist for children. Marcia uses a variety of modalities, depending on need of client(s). She is trained and certified in TFCBT, family systems, couples therapy, hypnotherapy, guided imagery, EMDR, and solution-focused therapy. She has run a Sexual Assault group for the past seven years and specializes in sexual abuse counseling. She works full-time as a Supervising Mental Health Specialist, managing the Child and Family Division of West End Outreach Services coupled with additional responsibilities as a DMHP. Her staff also work as Family Preservation Specialist for DCFS in Clallam county, specializing in Parents as Teachers and running groups for Aspergers, parents of teenagers and younger children. Recent specialties include TFCBT, Motivational Interviewing and Co-occurring disorders. Marcia has also worked with the Native American Community for the past seven years.

Established long history working with sexually abused individuals, women's issues and parents in those respective support groups. Trained in family systems in graduate school utilizing an innovative video taped sessions of families and utilize feedback information to each family member as to changes needed to improve the family system. Her recent focus in her work is Neuroscience and the AAI. She is extensively invested in attachment issues throughout the life span. Worked on her doctorate in research on attachment at Children's Hospital Psychiatric Clinic. She also has a long history in the study of development and attachment early on as an Activity Therapist in her undergraduate degree, working at Anna State Mental Institution in Anna, Illinois and also in her doctorate level studies. In Music Therapy studies at Depaul Univ. she interned with autistic children and the opposite end of spectrum, working with seniors at nursing homes. Sexual Assault and Parenting groups has been her specialty throughout the WA area for the past 20 years. Her other major training and work has been with ADHD and Aspergers in the agencies she has worked throughout the WA area.

It is my hope that clients can be empowered to make decisions regarding where they are in the process and have a say in what works best for them to improve their mental health. Over the years, we miss the diagnostician who is well versed in many avenues to healing and believe that it is this knowledge that provides the client the wisdom to make headway establishing his own path to self actualization. A few modes of counseling that have surfaced over the years has been motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, EFT, EMDR, hypnotherapy, DBT and mindfulness. In summary these are some major trainings that Ms. Harms finds extremely beneficial tools to empowering clients coupled with knowledge regarding family systems, development and attachment issues.

Call or email BayView Counseling and Consulting for your free, initial face-to-face or phone consultation now - (206) 551-9373.

Treatment approaches used:

Treatment orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Rogerian

Professional Memberships:

  • American Counseling Association
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

Client Focus:

Age Specialty:

  • Toddlers/Preschool (0-6 yrs.)
  • Children (6-10 yrs.)
  • Adults
  • Elderly (65+)

Religious Orientation:

  • Christian

Ethnicity Focus:

  • Hispanic and Latino
  • Native American

Niche Specialty:

  • Trauma & PTSD

Education Supporting Specialty:

15 years with sexual assault groups in state, train in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Also Addressed in My Practice:

  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Changes
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Womens Issues

My Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 30+ Years
School: Northeastern Illinois University
Year Graduated: 1988
License No. and State: LH00004010 WA

Additional Credentials:
  • Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS)
  • Supervising Mental Health Specialist, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist


Sliding Scale: Yes
Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: Yes
Free Telephone Consulation: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check
Insurance Plans Accepted:
Aetna, Regence BlueShield