Dr. Erin McKee Psy.D., M.A., is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, trauma expert, Certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and military veteran. Dr. McKee’s areas of expertise include attachment disorders, traumatic stress and PTSD, veteran trauma, life transitions, relationships, Buddhist psychology, ADHD, healthcare worker work/life balance, anxiety disorders and secondary depression, and LGBTQ+ young adults.
Dr. McKee is highly skilled, with over a decade of providing compassionate, insight-oriented individual and group psychotherapy. She has coordinated several PTSD recovery groups, focusing on patients who have a history of childhood trauma or are adult survivors of violent events.
Her US Navy service background includes serving as Interim Director of PTSD Pathways Program for combat veterans, supervising and mentoring psychiatry residents, social work Ph.D. interns and psychology postdoctoral fellows. While serving in Afghanistan supporting the US Marine expeditionary force, Dr. McKee performed individual psychotherapy in the Concussion Restoration and Combat Stress Clinics and ran a Care for the Caregiver group for providers.
On the U.S.S. Nimitz air craft carrier, Dr. McKee served 5000 active-duty sailors and marines as the ship's only active duty clinical psychologist, increasing access to behavioral health services by 40 percent. Dr. McKee served as a key member of the Carrier Strike Group 11 Admiral's Counsel on Suicide and Sexual Assault Prevention, while also developing and leading a support group for transgender sailors and their partners.
Since separating from the US Navy, Dr. McKee has worked at a primary care clinic and engaged in individual and group therapies including one focused on women's recovery from trauma and one for transgender young adults; she also acts as a consultant for terra.do, an online climate school, to help students deal with climate change uncertainty through mindfulness lectures.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect
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Years of Experience: 12 years
The Everett Clinic, clinical psychologist, 2016 - 2022
US Navy, clinical psychologist, 2011 - 2016
Alliant International University, Psy.D., 2009
University of Kansas, M.A. in cultural anthropology, 2001
University of Montana, BA in humanities, 1994
Washington: PY 60612361