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Carolyn N. Roll, PhD

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ”

— T.S. Eliot

Treatment Philosophy

Dr Roll believes no single model of human emotion and behavior can fully explain every problem faced by every person. She draws from many schools of psychology, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, biopsychosocial, and Jungian.

Clients have significant input into their treatment, as Dr Roll sees the therapy relationship as collaborative. Therapy is most successful when clients are active participants.

Dr Roll views psychotherapy as a route to insight and personal growth. In the therapy process, she works to help clients let go of recurring fears, pain, and suffering, and thereby live their lives more fully in each present moment.

Before jointly forming Seattle Psychologists with Dr Mills, Dr Roll was in private practice in Redmond. Prior to private practice, Dr Roll’s professional experience included work in a mental health center, a university psychological services center, a day-treatment center, a psychiatric hospital, and a medical center. Her previous research focused on post-traumatic stress.