Tobi Ricca

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Tobi Ricca, MSW, LICSW, BCETS, BCECR, FAAETS. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington and have been practicing for over 20 years. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work, in Philadelphia. I have maintained a commitment to ongoing education and now use Eidetic Imagery, EMDR, Energy Psychology, and Creative Arts in my practice and am trained in Critical Incident Stress Management as well.

I provide individual and group psychotherapy to adult survivors of incest and childhood sexual trauma, workshops and trainings on these issues for other providers in the community, and have spoken on local radio about long-term effects of abuse. I have provided process-oriented psychotherapy groups for survivors of childhood sexual abuse with both excellent and sustained outcomes. In addition, I have provided psychoeducational groups open to the public interested in learning more about trauma.

I have found Imagery (including rescripting) to be very productive in the treatment of trauma, use it in my own practice extensively, and have provided trainings for colleagues on the use of imagery in their own practices. I also greatly enjoy mentoring and training newly-graduated clinicians who are just stepping into their persona as a therapist by assisting them in developing ethical clinical practices and in providing effective assessment and treatment to trauma survivors.

As the mental health professional in an emergency room for many years, I developed expertise and comfort with addressing the daily crises. Through my work with hundreds of patients traumatized in car accidents, house fires, suicide attempts, gunshot wounds; with decompensated, chronically mentally ill individuals; and with trauma survivors in the recurrently acute grip of PTSD and complex PTSD, I have developed a practice of what I call constructive presence. By this, I mean the ability to be present with an individual, i.e., hearing their story with compassion and love while simultaneously helping them ground themselves and develop a plan to accomplish what needs to be done in order to continue on. Essentially, a tending of spirit and body, of heart and mind—it is through promoting this synergy that we foster recovery.



Contact Information

Ms. Tobi Ricca
Everett and Seattle, WA

Telephone: 206-518-1332

Profession: Psychotherapy; Clinical Social Work; Crisis Intervention

Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response