About Me

Healing Practice

As a nurse practitioner and social worker, I’ve had several decades of collaborating with people from around the globe during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Traditional psychotherapy and medications were often not enough, so I went to the best teachers I could find and got certified in using Qigong, cross-cultural music / sound, and other energy work modalities for healing. My ideal client is someone who fiercely wants to heal and and will bring the same passion to their healing work that I will. I bring the same dedication to your healing work that I would bring to a family member.

Certifications

  • Nurse Practitioner in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • EMDRIA Approved Consultant for EMDR
  • Diplomate, Comprehensive Energy Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Music And Healing Practitioner
  • Ling Gui Master Teacher
  • Post-graduate certificate in family therapy, Montlake Institute, Seattle, WA
  • Qualified Therapeutic Touch Teacher

Licenses

  • Washington State ARNP with Prescriptive Authority #AP30002439
  • Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor #LH00006554
  • Washington State Registered Nurse #RN00078037

Education

Master of Social Work, Family therapy specialty, St. Louis University, 1988.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, St. Louis University, 1981.

Work Experience

Besides a flourishing private practice, I have worked for several decades in community mental health centers, hospitals, housing projects, youth agencies, and as a consultant to several public health programs. I’ve implemented two mental health programs serving people with severe mental health challenges and served as an adjunct faculty member at Antioch University. Across the United States and in Canada I have presented workshops to healthcare professionals and the general public on mental health issues, qi gong, living well with chronic illness, various energy modalities, and using music /sound for self-care.

Publications

  • Wilmering, K. (2005). In Winstad, Ordinary Miracles in Nursing.
  • Wilmering, K. (2000). Therapeutic use of music with multi-problem and chemically dependent clients. Open Ear Journal 2000 (1), 144-8.
  • Wilmering, K. (2002). MS and Therapeutic Touch. Cooperative Connection, 23 (5), 3.
  • Wilmering, K. (1992). Crisis and opportunity: working with mentally ill parents. NAPSW Forum, 12, (1), 1+.

Honors

Who's Who in America, 2003
Sigma Theta Tau (nursing national honor society)
Psi Chi (Psychology national honor society)
Alpha Sigma Nu (national fraternity for scholarship and service)
National Dean's List

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