Mental attitudes and emotions are important elements in overall health and should be considered when treating illness and disease. Bastyr counselors focus on the connections between emotional, spiritual and physical health. They offer support for those dealing with work-related stress, relationship issues, life transitions and health problems, particularly chronic health problems.
Dr. Clay, chair of the Bastyr University Department of Counseling and Health Psychology, has significant experience as a licensed psychologist, teacher and university leader. She is a clinical supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Dr. Farmer is a clinical supervisor for counseling at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and is the director of clinical training for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology program.
Fiona O'Farrell supervises counseling students in Team Care with a goal to provide support during challenges while working together in partnership to dismantle negative beliefs, activate inner strengths and find fulfillment in one's identity.
Dr. Shen-Miller is a core faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Health Psychology.
Dr. Smith's clinical interests include psychosynthesis, spiritual psychologies, anxiety, depression, meditation, career counseling and life-purpose work.