My Experience, Education and Training
"The development of the spirit of capitalism is best understood as part of the development of rationalism as a whole, and could be deduced from the fundamental position of rationalism on the basic problems of life." - Max Weber
Accounting for Small Businesses and Non-profitsAs
a certified public accountant in good standing for over twenty years, I
have helped nearly one hundred companies and their owners in many
different industries. While maintaining financial systems, I learned
about the world of small business. I listened to owners talk about their
dilemmas and decisions, and I observed ways that people work together
in business. In many ways, becoming a therapist is a formalization and a
natural extension of this calm, confidential and interested position.
Psychotherapy Private Practice
In 2003, I graduated from Seattle University's graduate program in existential phenomenological psychology. In community mental health agencies and private practice, I have helped men and women with depression, anxiety and life transitions. I am licensed as a mental health counselor.
Social Science Research
During graduate school I participated in two, year-long research projects studying the human experience of despair using a qualitative approach. Along with fellow researchers, I presented papers at the International Human Science Research Conferences in Victoria and Vancouver Canada, Stockholm, Sweden and Bournemouth, England. I continue to write and research in various areas of interest.
Degrees and CertificationsMA, Psychology; Seattle University
BA, Business Administration; Seattle University
Washington State CPA License # 11156, issued October 1986
Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor #LH00010376, issued June 2006
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst training, January 2008
Chan-Brown, K., Douglass, A., Halling, S., Keller, J., and McNabb, M., (in Press). What is Money? A qualitative study of money as experienced. The Humanistic Psychologist
McNabb, M. (2015). The aftermath of murder. In Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship; Krycka, Kunz & Sayre, eds. Duquesne University Press.
Halling, S., McNabb, M.,
Rowe, J.O. (2006). Existential-Phenomenological Psychotherapy in the
Trenches: A collaborative approach to serving the underserved. Journal
of Phenomenological Psychology, 37(2), 171-196.
Beck, B., Halling, S., McNabb, M., Miller, D., Rowe, J.O., & Schulz,
J. (2003). On Navigating Despair: Reports from psychotherapists.
Journal of Religion and Health, 44(2), 187-205.
Halling, S., McNabb, M., Miller, D., Rowe, J.O., & Schulz, J.
(2003). Facing up to Hopelessness: A dialogal phenomenological study.
Journal of Religion and Health, 42(4), 339-354.
Selected Contributing Interviews
5 steps to overcome financial trauma (2012) http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/5-steps-overcome-financial-trauma-1267.php
Tough housing market amplifies buyer's remorse (2011) http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2014112615_realremorse27.html
Caring for elderly parents' finances (2010) http://www.bankrate.com/finance/retirement/caring-for-elderly-parents-finances-2.aspx
Helping aging parents dig out of debt (2009) http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/helping-aging-parents-credit-card-debt-1278.phpInterviews