Brief Targeted Therapy
on Orcas Island
Michael Elder, MFT
Certified Trauma Specialist


My specialty is brief targeted psychotherapy.

Targeted therapy begins with target identification. This is done by answering one of two questions.

  1. Is there an event or memory from your past, even if vague or fragmentary, that continues to affect your life in non-productive ways?

  2. What do you do (including say or think) in your life that you would like to do more of or less of?

If you have an answer to either of these questions, we can develop a treatment plan that includes assessing and consolidating your strengths, exploring the target memory or behavior, and then addressing the target in ways that create the desired change.