Trapper Lukaart, LMHC
Teaching Staff, Externship Supervisor
Trapper Lukaart graduated from the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in 2006. Trapper has trained under and worked alongside Dr. Allender at numerous workshops and certificate programs, and is a licensed mental health counselor who has been in private practice since 2007. He joined The Allender Center team as Teaching Staff in 2010 and has facilitated at many workshops for people seeking training and personal transformation. As a psychotherapist and as a group leader and teacher at The Allender Center, Trapper practices from the perspective that the brain, body, and spirit are intimately interwoven. He is deeply committed to the art of engaging the beauty and brokenness within our stories, in service of a more free and full participation in the wild, ongoing narrative of God’s interaction with creation. A specialty that Trapper brings to The Allender Center is the work of identifying and engaging areas of subtle abuse and trauma that are perceived as less severe, and therefore get overlooked as significant, orienting narratives in people’s lives. His background working as a clinician within inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, along with current work as a practitioner and trainer, have led to areas of study that center around neurobiology–particularly as it intersects with the theological framework of healing and wholeness.