Meet Our Team

 

 

Amy started her career as a middle school teacher. She loved teaching young adolescents as they navigated one of the most confusing times of their lives. She realized very early on that her students could not be successful academically when their emotional lives were suffering. Students regularly hung out in her classroom before and after school and during breaks to talk to her about the difficulties in their lives. It became clear to her that children are affected—for better or for worse—by their parents’ relationships. Children raised in a home where parents love and respect each other usually do well. Children who are exposed to conflict and chaos suffer.

 

After taking a few years off to focus on her own family, Amy returned to school to earn a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her experience as a middle school teacher, working with children and families, led her to work hard to acquire the skills to provide excellent relationship therapy. After graduation Amy continued training and has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. This approach focuses on marriage relationships and parent/child relationships. Trust, security and unconditional love are the focus of EFT therapy.

 

Amy and her family are recent transplants to the Pacific Northwest. Her family followed their dreams to live in beautiful Bellingham and are enjoying getting to know their new home. They are learning to hike and enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer here in the PNW.

 

Amy's education:

 

Amy attended Fresno Pacific University for her education

  •     Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies; 1992

  •     Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: 1993

  •     Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy: 2009

 

Licensing:

  •     Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California: MFC78334

  •     Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington: LF60694734

 

 

Call or email me for a free phone consultation. Let’s talk and decide if I am a good fit for your therapy needs. If I’m not the right fit for you, I would love to help you find someone who is.

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Amy Prieb, LMFT
Executive Director

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Keri Wallace, LMHC
Senior Clinician
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Keri began her professional career working with children and adolescents in long-term residential care. This work led Keri to pursue a master’s degree in mental health counseling at Antioch University.

 

After obtaining her master's degree, Keri worked in a number of settings including community mental health, private practice and child welfare. In addition to working as a therapist, Keri also worked with crime victims at the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and as a guardian ad litem for Whatcom county.

 

 

From the very beginning of Keri’s career, in every situation, Keri developed a reputation for being fearless, having finely tuned intuition and creativity in helping clients through complicated challenges. Throughout her career, Keri has enthusiastically agreed to take on cases others were reluctant about. Her skills and empathetic approach proved to be invaluable to families in difficult situations.

 

Over the course of Keri’s career, trauma has been a central focus. Children, individuals and families experiencing trauma have found Keri to be an instrumental part of the healing and relationship restoration process.

 

Restoring Connections Counseling Center is incredibly fortunate to have Keri on staff. Her vast experience working with individuals, families and couples makes her particularly adept at working through relationship difficulties of all kinds. 

Keri is competent and comfortable working with diverse people of all backgrounds, including members of the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Keri's education:

 

  •     Associate’s degree, Western WA University 1993

  •     Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Liberal Arts, Antioch University, Seattle 2000

  •     Masters of Art in Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University, Seattle 2002

 

Licensing:

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  •     Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington:  LH00009576

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Joshua is the Practice Manager for RCCC and handles billing.  If you have any questions about anything related to therapists or services, please contact him. Joshua will answer your questions or connect you with the appropriate therapist. 

Joshua Prieb
Practice Manager