Caroline Bradbury, LICSW, CLS
Child, Individual and Family Therapist; Somatic Experiencing Therapist
Caroline has been in the counseling field for over 15 years. She is both a child life specialist and a licensed clinical social worker. She completed her child life training at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and has a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Washington.
She has worked at Harborview Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center in the Pediatric ICU, Pediatric Surgery, Neonatal ICU, and Emergency departments. Caroline’s post-graduate training also includes: Somatic Experiencing, yoga therapy, attachment and relationship trauma, expressive arts therapy, childhood anxiety, childhood trauma, and several in-depth parenting courses through Hand in Hand Parenting and the Neufeld Institute.
Caroline is in her second year of training with Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and plans to become a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in 2017. She offers a unique and integrative approach to healing trauma and recovering from overwhelming experiences by combining this innovative somatic, or body based, approach with traditional cognitive behavioral talk therapy.
When working with families and children, Caroline focuses on the nature of the relationship between the child and the parent or caregiver. She offers tools to heal or strengthen that relationship which facilitates healthy emotional development. These tools include forms of play, movement and communication that help children recover from confusing or scary experiences. At the same time parents are guided to develop more effective parenting techniques and given the emotional support required throughout the transition to successful care of their children.
Caroline lives in Seattle with her husband, 10 year old step-daughter, 6 year old daughter, and one year old son. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her friends and family.