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Charlotte is a writer, survivor, and therapist.
After fleeing California due to domestic violence, Charlotte traveled and moved around to avoid being tracked. Writing became her primary healing source as she could take a journal with her everywhere. On her journey to heal her own heart, she discovered what felt like her calling – supporting other survivors on their journey.
With over a decade of direct service work spanning from the education field to domestic violence shelter management, her expertise is working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Charlotte went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Psychological Trauma from Antioch University Los Angeles.
Charlotte Jarvis is fully trained in EMDR and working towards certification. In practice, she utilizes EMDR, Queer Narrative Therapy and Somatic Experiencing. Holding a strong belief that through the process of challenging one’s internal narrative, and developing the right tools to cope, quality mental health services can be a key to personal liberation.
Op-Ed for The Stranger detailing pay discrepancies for the already exhausted domestic violence (DV) and other direct services workers in the Seattle area.
Article written for Real Change Newspaper highlighting the experience of struggling dv advocates working in the field serving other survivors.
Writers Colony Awardee
Accepted into week long writers residency at Rockvale Writers Colony, in College Grove, TN.
Awarded a merit based scholarship to attend The Voices and Faces Project award-winning storytelling workshop. The program is created to bring the names, faces, and testimonies of survivors of gender-based violence to the attention of the public.
Awarded a scholarship to attend Survivor Wealth Summit, a two-day Summit to explore the concept of survivor wealth and develop a deeper understanding of financial trauma and healing, hosted by FreeFrom.
Jewish Family Services
Blog for Domestic Violence awareness month for Jewish Family Services in Seattle, WA.
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