Dominique Avery



Dominique Avery


Psychology Instruction
Saybrook University
Office Phone
(425) 633-8726

I received my Masters of Counseling and PhD in Counselor Education at Idaho State University in Meridian, Idaho. I have worked previously as a Teaching Assistant at Idaho State University, for faculty at Messiah College, and as Adjunct Faculty at Idaho State University.

I first became interested in the field of counseling when I started work with children and adolescents in outdoor therapeutic settings. My diverse background includes: starting a Forest Schools program with at-risk children in the woodlands of England, leading wilderness therapy groups in the deserts of Idaho, and caring for teens in an adolescent shelter home. Most recently, my clinical passion has been with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, LGBTQ youth and young adults, and refugee children and their families. I am EMDR trained and hold additional certification in traumatology.

My areas of scholarly interest include Q methodology and mixed methods, trauma competency in counselors, trauma recovery, and integrating neurobiology into the field of counseling and counselor education. My dissertation focused on counselor educators' perspectives on teaching trauma in counselor education. I am also fortunate to be the founding secretary of the Idaho division of ALGBTIC.

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Clinical Mental Health Treatment Through the Lifespan
Counseling Child/Adolescent Development and Treatment
Counselor Education Crisis and Trauma, Violence and Counselor Training
Experiential Learning
Mental Health Counselor Development
Diversity Multicultural Training
Marriage & Family Foster Care
Neuropsychology/Neuroscience Applied Neuroscience
PTSD/Trauma Complex Trauma
Education History
Degree Institution Year
BS Biology Linfield College, McMinnville, OR 2003
M. Coun. Idaho State University, Meridian, ID 2014
PhD Counselor Education and Counseling Idaho State University, Meridian, ID 2017
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Counseling Association
Member Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Member American Mental Health Counselors Association
Member Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling
Founding Secretary Idaho Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling
Member International Association of Trauma Professionals
Licensed Professional Counselor, Idaho
National Certified Counselor, US
EMDR Certified, USA