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--Niche Specialty© Index--

A
  Abortion: (Post-Abortion Counseling)
  Abuse (verbal or psychological)

  ADD / ADHD
  Addictions of all kinds

  Adolescents and teenagers
  Adult Children or Survivors
 
Alcoholism
  Alzheimers, Memory Loss

  Analysis -- Jungian
  Anger, Resentment, Hostility
  Anxiety, Worry and Stress Management Counseling
  Art Therapy
  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  Autism
B
  Bereavement, Grief & Loss
  Biofeedback
  Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transsexual or Questioning--BGLTQ Counseling
  Body-Oriented Psychotherapy
  Buddhist Contemplative Psychotherapy

  C

  Cancer Patients, Survivors or Care Givers
  Career, Work or Money Issues
  Changes in Life (upsetting or disturbing transitions)
  Chemical Dependency
  Children and Adolescents
  Christian Counselors
  Chronic Pain or illness
  Coaching
  Codependent or Codependency
  Co-Existing Disorders (dual-diagnosis, MICA)
  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy--CBT Counseling
  Communication
  Counselors who are fluent in American Sign Language
  Counselors who are fluent in a foreign language
  Couple or Marriage Counselor / Counseling

  D

  Death of Loved One due to:  illness / accident, murder or suicide
  Dementia and memory loss
  Depression
  Disability Counseling, Counselor, Therapy
  Divorce
  Domestic Violence
  Dream Interpretation
  Dual Disorders (Chemical Addiction and Mental Health Issues)
E
  Eating Disorders
  EMDR--certified counselors & therapists
  Emotional Trauma

  F

  Family Counseling
  Feeling "stuck"
  Foreign Language Counselors --those fluent in a language other than English
 
Forensic Assessment or Evaluation
G
  Gambling addiction or problem gambling (see Addictions)
  Gays, Lesbians Bisexuals & Transsexuals--GLBT Counseling
  Grief, Loss & Bereavement
  Group Therapy
  Grudges & Resentments

H

  Health Problems
  Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis

I

  Infertility / pregnancy problems
J
  Jungian Analyst
  Jungian Psychotherapist

L

  Learning Disabilities--ADHD, etc.
  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual or Questioning--LGBT Counseling
  Life Changes (upsetting or disturbing transitions)

  M

  Marriage Counseling
  Memory Loss
  Men's Issues
  Mental Health (chronic disorders)
  Mental Health Evaluations (often court-ordered)
  MICA -- Mentally ill chemical abusers
  Military Service Personnel, Spouses and Families  (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard.)
  Mindfullness Counseling and Psychotherapy
  Money Issues
  Motherless Daughters / Motherless Child
 
  Naturopathic Medicine or Naturopathy
  Neurofeedback
P
  Parenting Problems & Skills
  Personality Disorders
  Psychiatric Evaluation (Psych Eval / Evaluations)
  Psychological Evaluation (Psych Eval)
  Pregnancy - high risk or loss / miscarriage
  Premarital Counseling & Marriage Preparation
R
  "Recovery" Counseling
  Relationship Problems
S
  Self Destructive Behavior
  Self Esteem Issues
  Sex, Sexuality or Sexual Intimacy Issues  (also sexual abuse or sex addiction)
  SoulCollage Oriented Psychotherapy (art therapy)
  Spirituality - Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy
  Stress Management Counseling
  Stress/Trauma Extreme¬óCounseling for First Responders and Veterans
  Substance Abuse

T

  Transitions (life changes)
 
Transsexual, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian or Questioning--TBGLQ Counseling
  Trauma --emotional or physical

 W

  Weekend Hours / Sat. and Sun.
  Weight Management Counseling
  Women's Issues
  Work Issues
  Other Mental Health Issues
 

 


Abortion: Post-abortion Counselor - Counseling
(Counseling after or following an abortion)

Abortion: (Post-Abortion Counseling). Having an abortion is an event that marks one's life. For many women, this is an event that triggers a myriad of emotions and thoughts, and yet it is so rarely shared with others on a personal level. These experiences can greatly impact the way we live, how we interact with those around us. I believe that deep healing, transformative insight and new freedom can come through the process of therapy following an abortion. -- female counselor, in Greenlake area of Seattle, WA

Abuse, Verbal, physical, emotional or psychological, counseling / counselor

Abuse (verbal or psychological). Counseling for healing from Emotionally Abusive Relationships with parents, partners, spouses or peers. No matter what it is called - verbal abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, mental abuse, or bullying - it is stressful and hard on  self-esteem. Emotionally abusive adults may have a personality disorder: NPD, BPD, OCPD, ASPD, or PPD. --female counselor, Queen Anne Hill in Seattle.

Abuse (verbal or psychological). I specialize in working with clients who have suffered from abuse of all kinds, especially in the areas of emotionally violent relationships (both current and past). We will explore some of the troubling elements of this covert-yet-powerful form of abuse and trauma. --male counselor, Queen Anne area of Seattle, Washington.

See also: Women's IssuesRelationships.

Addiction, Addicts, Alcohol & Drugs Abuse, Chemical Dependency, Substance Abuse Counselor or Counseling --alcoholism and addictions of all kinds

Addictions of all kinds. Private and Personal Addiction Counseling | Alternatives/ Additions to Mundane & Confrontive "Drug Rehabilitation" Programs. Relapse Prevention | Far Beyond Rehab! I offer specialized mental and behavioral health services for individuals, couples, and families whom are frightened about problems of addiction or dangerous patterns of substance abuse. Consultation includes family intervention strategies to relieve the misery associated with such conditions as depression, bipolar illness (manic depression), eating disorders and schizophrenia. I work with apprehensive individuals to conduct confidential mental health evaluations and discuss options for change. As a Family Intervention Specialist, I prepare friends and loved ones to take a caring stand for safety, mental health, and wellness -- effective help is a phone call away! --male counselor in the Wallingford area of Seattle, WA.

You can learn to recognize, understand and prevent the moment of relapse--counselor active in addiction recovery since 1978, author of the book, "White Knuckles and Wishful Thinking." --male counselor, Bellevue, WA.

I have a great deal of drug and alcohol counseling experience. I work with diverse populations, including heterosexual, polyamorous, LGBT, and members of Seattle's growing sex-positive community. --male counselor, Ravenna area of Seattle, Washington.

Addictions of all kinds --female counselor, Bellevue, Washington.

Addictions of all kinds. Counseling adult children of addicts (ACOA) or individuals in relationship with an addict of some kind. --female counselor, Fremont area of Seattle, Washington

Addictions of all kinds. Offering over 20 years experience in addictions providing individual, couples and group counseling. Help for recovery, ACOA issues & codependency. --female counselor, Lake Union area of Seattle, Washington

Addictions of all kinds. My specialties included eating disorders counseling, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, addictive behavior counseling, thought disorder counseling, and obsession counseling.  I also enjoy couples counseling, marriage counseling, relationship counseling, working with teens, and family counseling, including those with blended family issues. --female counselor, Puyallup, Washington

Addictions of all kinds. I'm a Master Addiction Therapist and Department of Transportation Qualified Substance Abuse Professional. I have 13 years experience working within the Addiction & Mental Health population and 5 years of Dual Diagnosis experience. This includes clients on DOC supervision, municipal probation and Child Protective Service involved. I'm a State Certified Substance Abuse treatment Agency. --female counselor, Tacoma, Washington

Addictions of all kinds. Heidi Kinsella has worked with many individuals who have suffered from the effects of addiction, including chemical dependency, sex addiction, and those who have been affected by a loved one's addiction. --female counselor, Bellevue, Washington

Also see:  Sex addiction and other sexual issues  or  Co-existing Disorders (MICA or dual disorders), or the Group Therapy page for therapy groups that might meet your needs.

 

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) ADD and other behavior or learning problems or learning disabilities Counselor or Counseling

I especially enjoy working with kids 12 and under who may be experiencing issues with focus or learning disorders in school. --female counselor, Issaquah, Washington

Learning Disabilities--ADHD, etc. . I specialize in helping teens, adults and families cope with anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, ADHD, Aspergers and other concerns and I help couples and families improve relationships and communication. --female counselor, North Bend, Washington

Also see: children and adolescent or adolescent category

Adolescent / teen behavior, mental health and psychology Counseling or Counselor for the adolescent boy or girl

Adolescent therapy, especially for teens who are under achieving due to trauma, depression, and family conflict --male therapist, Bellevue & Seattle, WA.

Adolescent counseling for “at-Risk” or struggling teenager and or their families --male counselor, Bellevue, Washington.

Art Therapy. Art therapy is very useful in working with adolescents, who are at a developmental stage in which introspection and self defenses are high. Adolescents often express themselves and explore their identities creatively, and are therefore very open to using the creative process of art therapy as a form of self expression. --female counselor, downtown Seattle, Washington.

I serve as a Youth & Family Therapist at Kent Youth and Family Services in addition to my private practice for the past 4 years. I have enjoyed helping families through the life transitions, identity development, sex and dating, anxiety and depression issues that can weigh heavily on the teen and family. I am here to help. --female counselor, Greenlake area of Seattle, Washington.

Concerned about your teenager(s)? Research suggest that family counseling is the fastest way to ensure quick results. I work to support you and your teenager to bring about change for success in school and in relationships. --female counselor in Vancouver, Washington.

I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults in particular. Why this specific focus? We seem to be living in an age of an ever expanding length of time for the period of "adolescence". Kids are reaching puberty and entering adolescence earlier than ever and they seem to be staying there, sometimes stuck there, longer. They live in a world rich with media information, electronic devices and they are exposed to adult material and adult issues at earlier and earlier ages. They need an increasing amount of schooling and preparation for adult life and entry level adult jobs are scarce and often low paying, with the result that they remain dependent on family longer. It is an extremely difficult time with many challenges for them and for their families. --female counselor in Lynnwood, Washington.

I provide counseling for children (10 years and over), adolescents, young adults entering the workforce, young college bound adults, college age adults, families with adolescents and educators. --male counselor in Greenlake area of Seattle, Washington.

Adolescents and teenagers. Adult & Teen counseling services related to: anxiety, depression, family adjustments, school stress, leaving home and defining your identity. Gay, Lesbian, transgender, gender nonconforming children, poly relationships. --male counselor in Downtown area of Seattle, Washington.

As a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS), I have experience working with youth and families in crisis and/or providing therapeutic services. I enjoy working with youth-related issues, parenting, family conflict, and marital/relationship issues. --male counselor on Capitol Hill area of Seattle, WA.

Helping adolescents feel accepted and understood. As an adolescent you might deal with anxiety, depression, isolation, being overwhelmed. I might also work with your parents or your family if that helps you to thrive and become a happier person. --female counselor in Eastlake area of Seattle, Washington.

Adolescents and teenagers. I have a passion working with teen girls and their families. --female counselor in Redmond, Washington.

Adolescents and teenagers. I focus much of my counseling with teen girls and young women. My work centers around helping them sort through the common perils of adolescence or navigate through a difficult situation with academics, friends/drama/bullying or parental divorce. If you are a parent, my role as your teen's counselor is to heal wounds that have lead to their current behavior and to cultivate a foundation of healthy decision making in the teen for the future. --female counselor in Issaquah, Washington.

Adolescents and teenagers. I am a Children's Mental Health Specialist. I have worked with adolescents and children in the public school setting and have taught "Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents" at Bastyr University. I specialize in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety for children, teens and adults. --female counselor in the south area of Seattle, Washington.

Adolescents and teenagers. Athletes. --female counselor in West area of Seattle, Washington.

Adolescents and teenagers. I get adolescents. I've worked with adolescents and young adults for 20 years in a variety of settings, such as foster homes, psychiatric hospitals, medical hospitals, residential treatment programs, special education schools, and home. I think they are a very misunderstood population, and are striving for their independence and safety in a way that makes sense to them at the moment. I work with adolescents and their families to bridge the gap, create open communication, and support healthy boundaries. --female counselor Redmond, Washington.

Adolescents and teenagers. I work with women and adolescent girls in the following areas: Depression, Anxiety, Self Acceptance, Self Injury, Body Image, School Issues, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Trauma, and Issues Related to Pregnancy. To learn more details please refer to my website. I draw from a variety of clinical theories that are strength and evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy MBCT). --female counselor Capital Hill area of Seattle, Washington.

Adolescents and teenagers. I think working with teenagers demands a degree of fluidity and flexibility very particular to teenagers. One of the things you need to do with adolescents is really enter into their world, because it is so profoundly different, both cognitively and emotionally, than the world of children or adults.-- female counselor in Lynnwood, Washington.

See also: (1). children and adolescents, (2). adolescent self-destructive behavior, (3). divorce  (4.) history of childhood sexual abuse, or (5). psychiatric evaluations (psych evals) of adolescents.

Adult Children of Alcoholics or Addicts (ACOA) and Survivors Counselor or Counseling:

Being an adult survivor of child abuse or alcoholic or dysfunctional family refers to someone who endured the pain of child abuse, neglect or family chaos and survived it. "Unfortunately, the survival tactics used to cope with the abuse can later get in the way of productive and satisfying adult lives."
[Screening Quiz]

Adult-Child / Survivors of Dysfunctional Families. Adult survivors of child abuse, neglect or molestation who now seek help for adult problems. --female counselor, Seattle - Capitol Hill area, Washington.

Leigh Shambo, MSW, LMHC is widely recognized for her work using Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy for trauma recovery, depression/anxiety and other disorders. Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy involves guided interactions with live horses, who are exceedingly responsive to changes in human emotional states and will readily bond with people as they explore feelings to become more congruent, intentional and self-aware. --female counselor, Chehalis, Washington.

See also: sexual abuse / sexual issues or Alcoholism or Addictions Recovery

Alcoholic and alcoholism recovery

See: Addiction alcoholism and chemical dependency, above.

Anger Counselor or Counseling

Anger, Resentment, Hostility. I bring a nonjudgmental and straightforward approach to anger management. Anger is a very complex emotion that cannot reduced by simple cookie cutter approaches. I have worked with hundreds of people with anger management issues and everybody requires different ways to manage their anger. --male counselor, Ballard area of Seattle, Washington.

See also: Feeling Stuck, Children & Adolescents, Men's Issues, Women's Issues

Anxiety, Worry, Panic and Stress Management Counseling

Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. Adults who are anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem or relationship problems and are motivated to work on the problem.--female counselor, Pierce County, Tacoma, WA.

Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. Teaching clients to understand, manage and reduce worrisome thoughts and anxiety. --female counselor, Kirkland, Washington.

Art Therapy is very helpful in addressing anxiety. --female counselor, downtown Seattle, Washington.

Anxiety about relationships and intimacy--fear of losing oneself and the opposite, being too separate and not knowing how to set boundaries --female counselor, downtown Seattle, Washington.

Learn to use mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy to address symptoms of anxiety and worry. --female counselor, Capitol Hill area in Seattle.

Research shows that people often seek help from family physicians for symptoms of anxiety or depression. My office is based in a family medicine clinic and consequently I see many clients whose lives are negatively effected by anxiety or worry. I work collaboratively with clients, and their physician when appropriate, to reduce or resolve the problems related to anxiety. I use a combination of talk therapy, anxiety reduction techniques and bibliotherapy. --female counselor, Ballard area of Seattle, Washington.

A special interest of mine is anxiety and stress management, especially in relation to work stress. For example, my practice has given me special insight into high-tech stress. I have over 20 years of experience in working with software professionals and their families. --female counselor, Bellevue, Washington.

In addition to having a general practice, I have a specialty in the treatment of anxiety disorders - social anxiety, panic attacks, performance anxiety, test anxiety, stress, and phobias. --female counselor, Bellevue, Washington.

Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. I provide a calm, quiet setting where you can learn simple techniques to relieve stress, along with creative ways of thinking about and moving through worries or situations that have you feeling stuck. --female counselor, Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem. --female counselor, in Greenlake area of Seattle, Washington.

Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. Anxiety can be an endless loop that feeds itself. Let's help you get out of the loop by decreasing the anxiety and being able to tolerate it better so you can make different choices. You don't have to be ruled by the negative thoughts or the uncomfortable sensations anymore. With some work and patience, you can trade worry for ease. --female counselor, in Madison Park area of Seattle, Washington.

Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. Perfectionism, Anxiety, Stress, Worry, Overwhelm: I CAN HELP. --female counselor, in Madison Park area of Seattle, Washington.

Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. Anxiety and depression (in their many forms) often interweave themselves into your life and feel like barriers to the life you truly want to lead. While they seem to offer no choices, these challenges may actually be signals that something in your life needs attention. Learning to understand and interpret these signals is the beginning of positive change. My job as a therapist is to use the skills I have to help you discover and make choices that are in line with your values and well-being. --female counselor, in Edmonds, Washington.

Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. I work with adults of all ages on a variety of issues including, but not limited to, relationship problems, divorce recovery, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, life cycle issues, coping with chronic pain and illness. --female counselor, in Bothell, Washington.

Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. If you're consumed with worry, you're not alone! Anxiety and stress are rampant issues in our culture, and can impact a variety of life factors: sleep, career, marriage/partnership, schooling, parenting, health, etc. I work with clients to learn how to better manage their stress so that they can move forward with the big and little details of life. --female counselor, in Vancouver, Washington.

Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling --female counselor, in Tacoma, Washington.

Also see: cognitive behavioral therapy, depression,  or  low self esteem and check for therapy groups which might help.

Art Therapy, including Soul Collage, a form of art therapy

Art making, creative self-expression and play are all natural forms of human communication and language. Art Therapy invites the client to use this "language" to express and heal from their emotional burdens. Art gives "voice" to more of the client's experience than just their words alone. Materials available: a large range of fine art & craft supplies, play therapy supplies, full sand tray, figurines, puppets, stuffed animals, games and music. -- female counselor in Edmonds, Washington.

Art Therapy. I believe in using art and expressive therapy as a way to achieve integration of trauma, stress, sadness, and other uncomfortable emotions into everyday life. Familiarity with and understanding of these emotions eliminates the fear associated with them, allowing for mastery over anxiety, depression, and past pain. I am a writer and painter myself, and will use whatever artistic modality you prefer to engage you in therapy, insuring that the process is both enjoyable and enlightening. -- male counselor in South Lake Union area of Seattle, Washington.

Art Therapy. I am trained as an Art Therapist and provide both art therapy and talk therapy services. Art therapy is great for people who have found that talk therapy is not working and those who are hoping to try a new approach to processing thoughts, feelings, and life events. -- female counselor in Wallingford area of Seattle, Washington.

Art Therapy. I am trained as a talk therapist and an art therapist and provide both in my sessions. I use art therapy as a tool to unblock creativity, make meaning, and release emotions. The creative process can be in and of itself soothing and calming. The image or form that you create becomes a projection of your present experience, providing you with a way to communicate beyond words. It can be a powerful addition in therapy, where no experience with art is necessary or required. -- female counselor in West area of Seattle, Washington.

Art Therapy. I am a Registered Art Therapist (ATR). Art therapy helps to cultivate self-expression, create coping skills, manage stress, and strengthen sense of self. A variety of materials may be used to gain insight into underlying thoughts and feelings that might be difficult to put into words but can be expressed through art making. -- female counselor in downtown area of Seattle, Washington.


Autism Counselor, Counseling, Treatment, Support


 

Body-Oriented Psychotherapy, Counseling or Counselor

Body-Oriented Psychotherapy. Body-oriented psychotherapy utilizing Core Energetics and core soma, and neurobiology. I also do EMDR and utilize many other techniques as necessary. --female counselor, Northeast area in Seattle, WA.

Body-Oriented Psychotherapy. By combining psychotherapy and integrating the body-mind connection, clients gain deeper insight from the subconscious of the body that brings about change on all levels. Clients gain deeper awareness and insight for successful behavior change in more ease, grace, and in half the time then talk therapy alone. --female counselor, Ravenna area in Seattle, WA.

Body-Oriented Psychotherapy. I have developed the technique of Insight Reiki, based on Process-oriented psychology, which combines both energy work and mindful counseling into the context of the session. This technique is appropriate for dealing with chronic issues to provide deeper body awareness and the potential for greater insight and resolution. --female counselor, Ravenna area in Seattle, WA.

Buddhist Contemplative Psychotherapy --Therapist
Contemplative psychotherapy is a blend of classical psychology and Buddhist psychology. It does not require an interest in Buddhism or meditation. There is a basic belief that the individual is inherently good. There is an emphasis on present moment experiences rather than relying on past experiences alone. It is a "here and now" therapy that cultivates mindfulness and awareness. Clients develop mental skills that they can continue to use long after therapy is completed.

Buddhist Contemplative Psychotherapy. Buddhist Existential Psychotherapy. --female counselor, downtown Seattle, Washington.

Buddhist Contemplative Psychotherapy. As a contemplative psychotherapist, I offer a supportive, non-judgmental approach to counseling that is rooted in the meditative practice of mindfulness-­awareness meditation. --female counselor, downtown Seattle, Washington.

Buddhist Contemplative Psychotherapy. For individuals, couples, and groups --male counselor, downtown Seattle, Washington.

 

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