Dr. Connie Zollner


Director of Operations

Meet Dr. Connie Zollner

Connie, the Co-Founder and Director of Operations at the Bellevue Trauma Recovery Center (BTRC), earned her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University and is currently licensed in Colorado (LPC) and Washington (LMHC). Connie has extensive experience working with diverse populations, including children, teens, and adults and is dedicated to advocating and supporting neurodiverse individuals, particularly in underserved communities. Connie has supported clients in a variety of settings, including pediatric behavioral healthcare, intensive in-patient programs, university counseling centers, and in private practice. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work, especially in the areas of neuro-affirming care and with neurodiverse populations, including autism and AD/HD. Her unique specialities include betrayal trauma, navigating neurodiverse relationships, and sex addiction/compulsive sexual behaviors.

Connie takes a holistic and affirming approach to treatment, always considering the unique needs of each individual. She supports partners affected by betrayal trauma and infidelity, with a special interest in the intersection of neurodiversity and relationship health. Her expertise lies in guiding individuals through challenges, such as infidelity, problematic pornography use, or compulsive behaviors while also considering sensory needs, social needs, regulation skills, and communication styles.

As a trauma-informed therapist, Connie recognizes the profound impact of trauma on the brain and body. She is a level four trained therapist in Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT), which she uses to help clients integrate trauma rapidly, fostering resilience and aiding in the recovery process. As an APSATS certified clinical partner specialist candidate and a Certified Sex Addiction therapist candidate, Connie has extensive training and experience in the treatment of problematic sexual behaviors/sex addiction, and acknowledges the range of distressing and disruptive experiences that these behaviors can have in the lives of her clients. 

Connie has also undergone rigorous training in therapeutic techniques and comprehensive psychological assessments for adolescents and adults. Her training has included integrating neuro-inclusive interventions and assessments into her sessions, autism evaluations, and assessment reports. By utilizing evidence-based practices, Connie is able to develop treatment plans and evaluations that are tailored to each client’s unique circumstances, fostering change and deep understanding.

In her role as Director of Operations at the BTRC, Connie is driven to create a nurturing environment that promotes health and healing. She is deeply committed to establishing dynamic organizational strategies and policies that meet the evolving needs of clients and clinicians. Her responsibilities encompass overseeing business procedures, coordinating daily operations, providing administrative supervision, and fostering an inclusive atmosphere. Beyond her administrative role, Connie is one of the primary therapists for the Resilience Through Betrayal intensive programs in Bellevue, WA.


Education & Credentials:

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) 

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State (LMHC) 

Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado State (LPC)

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-C)

APSATS Certified Clinical Partner Specialist Candidate (CCPS-C)

Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT): Levels 1-4

Certified ETT Complex Trauma Therapist 

ETT Certified Somatic Psychotherapist

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