Carl Golden, MS, MA, LMHC

Note About This Resume

The resume posted below does not present all of my professional experience. Instead, I have chosen to present experiences related to my current professional status as a psychotherapist, life coach and teacher.  Other areas of professional experience are listed under the "Accomplishments" tab.



Core Competencies:

  • Curricula Development
  • Class Management
  • Aptitude Assessment
  • Life Sciences
  • ESL
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Religion/Philosophy
Teaching Employment History:

Part-time College Instructor; 2010-2015
Everest College, Everett, WA
Comment:  I teach three classes: General Psychology, Introduction to Sociology and Environmental Science.

High School Science Teacher; 2003-2004
Southwestern Academy, Beaver Creek Campus, Rimrock, AZ
Comment: Developed and taught science curricula for Earth science, Biology, Physics, Southwestern Archeology, and Computer Science

Language Arts Instructor; 2000-2001
Casa de Corazon, Taos, NM
Comment: Taught language arts in a program for emotionally and/or mentally challenged adolescents, developed skill appropriate academic curriculum, and developed an outdoor “challenge” program.

Evening College Instructor; 1998-1999
Heald Colleges, Milpitas, CA
Comment:  Taught four courses for Heald College:  environmental science, economics, introductory business, and English

Middle School Science Teacher; 1998-1999
Almaden Country School, San Jose, CA
Comment:  I was responsible for teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grades sciences.

Environmental Educator, Gardener, and Carpenter; 1992-1993
Narrow Ridge, Washburn, TN
Comment: Environmental educator, teaching children, adolescents and adults seminal environmental principles through “hands on” classes; developed and implemented curriculum for both public and private education activities.

Environmental Educator; 1990-1991
Echo Hill Outdoor School, Kent County, MD
Comment: Echo Hill Outdoor School is a residential program dedicated to environmental and cultural education pertinent to Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  My duties as an environmental educator entailed the development and implementation of course curriculum for children and adolescents ranging from the fifth to the eighth grades.

Special Courses Tutor, 1985-1987
Blue Mountain School, Floyd, VA
Comment: Taught Greek and Roman mythology, social studies, math, and colonial history

Recreation Programmer | Physical Education Instructor; 1982-1986
Wilderness Outdoor Recreation Family Resort, Spotsylvania, VA
Comments: I assisted in the development of a large variety of indoor and outdoor recreation activities, ranging from competitive team sports to theme-based festival entertainments. I organized, taught and lead canoeing classes, swimming classes, hiking excursions and many other activities. I assisted in the organization of parades, musical concerts, and many other types of family-oriented entertainment. Also, I managed a weekly news letter.



Core Competencies: 

  • Individual, Couples, Family & Group Counseling
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Parenting & Communication Skills Building
  • Family Crisis Intervention
  • Intake Assessment

Professional Counseling Experience:

Independent Psychotherapist & Life Coach,  2008-Present
SoulCraft Counseling & Coaching Services, Seattle, WA
Comment: Private practice, providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups, as well as individual life coaching, parenting coaching and relationship coaching.

School Psychotherapist, 2013-2015
Everest College, Puget Sound region of Washington State
Comment: Providing mental health counseling, life coaching and general guidance for students attending the Tacoma, Renton & Everett campuses.

Family Therapist, June-October 2012
Southeast Youth & Family Services, Seattle, WA
Comment: Provided individual, family and group counseling, psychosocial assessments, diagnostic justifications, treatment plans, Case management, Maintained progress notes, client documentation and Community outreach

Mental Health Clinician Intern, 2008-2009
Compass Mental Health Clinic, Lynnwood, WA
Comment: Worked with chronically mentally ill adult population, co-led a men’s group, and developed and co-led a mindfulness-based stress reduction group

Family Preservation Therapist, 2008-2009
Family Preservation Services of Washington, Inc., Pierce & King Counties, WA
Comment: Established a private practice that provides family preservation counseling as well as individual counseling and coaching services

Educator/Therapy Aide, 1997-1998
Beech Hill Hospital, Dublin, NH
Comment: Worked with chemically addicted adolescents in a short-term residential facility. Responsibilities entailed tutoring adolescents in a variety of academic subjects at varying levels of competency.

Residential Counselor, 1987
River’s Bend Farm School, Stanley, VA
Comment: Supervised six residents in a rural behavioral modification program that served an overall population of fifty male adolescents.


Professional Affiliations: 

  • American Counseling Association
  • Seattle Jung Society
  • Washington Mental Health Counselor's Association
  • Seattle Counseling Association

  Academic Credentials:

  • MA: Counseling Psychology; The American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Seattle, WA; 2009
  • MS: Environmental Studies; Antioch New England University, Keene, NH; 1997
  • BA: Philosophy and Religion; Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; 1989
Professional Credentials:
  • Mental Health Counselor License (LH60580777), Washington State; 2015-Present
  • Mental Health Counselor Associate License (MC 60252884), Washington State; 2011-2015
  • Registered Counselor, Washington State; 2008-2010