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Deborah Runke Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington
Deborah Runke , LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Online only

Accepting new clients

About me

I am an experienced marriage and family therapist who is dedicated to helping adult individuals and couples cope with relationship or attachment disruptions, highly distressing, stressful, or traumatic events, and the lingering effects of grief.

This is not my first career, but it is definitely the most rewarding.

My past career was as an information technology director in a multi-national Fortune 1000 company. It was there that I discovered how fulfilling it was to work with adults who were struggling with life’s difficulties. And yet, it was evident that many, perhaps even most, of their challenges resulted from problems outside work. So, after two and half decades, I switched careers to pursue other ways to help more fully.

I am drawn to working with adults who are dealing with the hard things of life. Anxiety or stress. Broken relationships. Loss and grief. Old attachment wounds. Or the lingering and pervasive effects of trauma.

I am an east coast transplant, having moved here with my late husband a decade ago. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring the Pacific Northwest (especially with a camera), reading, and – of course – a good cup of coffee.



Fees and insurance

Specialties and clinical interests

Therapy types

Available to see clients in

  • Washington

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Couples


  • English

Website and social media