A Wellness Approach to Your Emotional Health

Eileen Dey Wurst is a WA state-licensed mental health counselor in private practice in Seattle, WA for over 15 years. She founded and directs The Reiki Training Program, the only state-licensed vocational school of Reiki. She has developed the embodiment technique of Insight Reiki™ which permits clients either in person or online to access feelings surrounding trauma, confusion, and pain that are held within their body. She has her B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University and an M.A. in Counseling from Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ. She is currently in her second year of the Ph.D. program in somatic psychology through CIIS. She recently presented at the 15th international conference on eHealth.  She has been featured in The Guardian and on KUOW, the NPR station for Seattle. Eileen published Touching the World Through Reiki, numerous articles in print and online, as well as guided meditations and instructional videos.

View her credentials page for more information on her background.

Eileen’s counseling and social work background includes employment in the areas of addictions, eating disorders, sexual abuse and trauma, grief and loss, geriatrics, and career counseling and transition.  She has worked extensively with both adults and seniors during her career.

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Her personal style is one of being a compassionate witness and guide for couples and individuals in need of assistance and healing from such issues as:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Attachment and adjustment issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Maintaining Sobriety of Chemical Dependency
  • Career and Relationship Dissatisfaction

Eileen’s personal philosophy reinforces the idea that  “human beings, through their own consciousness, create their own values and determine a meaning to their life”.  She supports each client as they go through the rigors of defining and finding clarity for their life’s meaning and purpose.   As a guide, she provides perspective and insight for each challenge, in order to facilitate solution-oriented problem-solving.


She founded and directs The Reiki Training Program, previously the only state-licensed vocational school of Reiki and combines this modality within the context of the counseling session if a client so desires.  She has developed the service of Insight Reiki™ It encourages an individual to get in touch with the feelings surrounding trauma, confusion, pain that are held within their body. Balance is initiated through Reiki, which serves as the foundation of the practice. As one gets in touch with these feelings emotions are released which brings additional insight and clarity to the situation at hand.  She also incorporates elements from somatics, mindfulness and ecopsychology

Eileen has limited availability.   If you are interested in scheduling a session please email her here.

Please see Fees & Scheduling page for additional info on appointments and fee schedules.

For more information please email eileenwurst@gmail.com or call 206.947.7687.