Dr. Lampson began her professional career working in student development at Seattle Pacific University. Her enjoyment of counseling students led her to pursue a doctorate in counseling psychology. Although her undergraduate and masters degrees were in higher education, she left academia when she finished her doctorate and went into private practice. For over twenty years, she worked with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma due to childhood abuse, and dissociative disorders. Dr. Lampson also loves to write, is the co-author with her husband of Eating Disorders: Nutrition Therapy in the Recovery Process, and has written numerous other publications on her own. During this time, Dr. Lampson kept one toe in higher education, teaching occasional classes at SPU, Bellevue College, and Seattle University.
It seems that Dr. Lampson’s life has now come full circle with the opportunity to be an administrator and member of the faculty in graduate psychology at Northwest University. She continues to maintain a part-time private practice that complements her work at NU.