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Abortion: (Post-Abortion Counseling)
(verbal or psychological)
ADD / ADHD
Addictions of all kinds
Adolescents and teenagers
Adult Children or Survivors
Alzheimers, Memory Loss
Analysis -- Jungian
Anger, Resentment, Hostility
Anxiety, Worry and Stress Management Counseling
Bereavement, Grief & Loss
Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian,
Transsexual or Questioning--BGLTQ Counseling
Cancer Patients, Survivors or Care Givers
Career, Work or Money Issues
Changes in Life
(upsetting or disturbing transitions)
Children and Adolescents
Chronic Pain or illness
Codependent or Codependency
Disorders (dual-diagnosis, MICA)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy--CBT
Counselors who are fluent
in American Sign Language
Counselors who are fluent
in a foreign language
Couple or Marriage Counselor / Counseling
Death of Loved One due
accident, murder or suicide
Dementia and memory loss
Disability Counseling, Counselor, Therapy
(Chemical Addiction and Mental Health Issues)
EMDR--certified counselors & therapists
Foreign Language Counselors --those fluent in a language other than English
Assessment or Evaluation
addiction or problem gambling (see Addictions)
Bisexuals & Transsexuals--GLBT Counseling
Grief, Loss & Bereavement
Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis
Infertility / pregnancy problems
Learning Disabilities--ADHD, etc.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transsexual or Questioning--LGBT Counseling
or disturbing transitions)
Mental Health (chronic disorders)
Mental Health Evaluations
MICA -- Mentally
ill chemical abusers
Military Service Personnel, Spouses and
(Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard.)
Mindfullness Counseling and Psychotherapy
Motherless Daughters / Motherless Child
Naturopathic Medicine or
Problems & Skills
(Psych Eval / Evaluations)
high risk or
loss / miscarriage
Premarital Counseling & Marriage Preparation
Self Destructive Behavior
Self Esteem Issues
Sex, Sexuality or Sexual Intimacy Issues
(also sexual abuse or sex addiction)
Oriented Psychotherapy (art therapy)
Spirituality - Spiritually
Stress Management Counseling
Stress/Trauma Extreme¬óCounseling for First Responders and Veterans
Transitions (life changes)
Transsexual, Bisexual, Gay,
Lesbian or Questioning--TBGLQ Counseling
Trauma --emotional or
| Weekend Hours / Sat. and Sun.
Weight Management Counseling
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,
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
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.
Addiction, Addicts, Alcohol & Drugs
Abuse, Chemical Dependency, Substance Abuse Counselor or Counseling --alcoholism
of all kinds
Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Agency
--(cognitive behavioral, non-12-step) Alcohol and Drug Outpatient Treatment Facility, Bellevue, Washington
--male counselor, 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.
Couples counseling, especially those in recovery from sexual addiction, chemical dependancy or gambling. --male counselor, Edmonds, Washington.
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.
Focused on providing quality
outpatient chemical dependency treatment and related family services in the
Greater Seattle area.--therapists, Kirkland, Washington.
Addictions of all kinds --female counselor, Bellevue, Washington.
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
and other sexual issues or
(MICA or dual disorders), or the Group Therapy page for therapy
groups that might meet your needs.
(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) ADD and other behavior or
learning problems or learning disabilities
Counselor or Counseling
ADD/ADHD in children, adolescents and adults --male counselor, Enumclaw, Washington
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 learning disabilities, ADHD, Aspergers and other concerns and I help couples and families improve relationships and communication. --female counselor, North Bend, Washington
children and adolescent or
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 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.
Youth and young adult counseling services related to: anxiety, depression, challenging behaviors, family adjustments, school stressors, leaving home and defining your identity, and other general life adjustments. --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. Working with teens who needs support and guidance navigating the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood. --female counselor in Redmond, 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.
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."
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.
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 have completed extra training in the area of domestic violence and anger management. I work primarily with women who have anger issues and/or who have been involved with angry and hostile partners or parents. --female counselor, Northgate area of Seattle, Washington.
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,
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,
Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. Teaching clients to understand, manage and reduce worrisome thoughts and anxiety. --female counselor,
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.
Helping clients manage and relieve anxiety and stress --female counselor, Madison Valley east of Capitol Hill in Seattle.
Learn to use mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy to address symptoms of anxiety and worry. --female counselor, Capitol Hill area in Seattle.
Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. Women dealing with anxiety--overwhelmed, burdened with commitments, tired of trying to be perfect. --female counselor, Shoreline, Washington.
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.
If the pain or discomfort of living with anxiety is interfering with your life or sense or well-being, I can help. I provide counseling and evidence-based psychotherapy in Seattle and Shoreline, to people with anxiety and anxiety-related issues, such as OCD, PTSD, stress, generalized anxiety, eating disorders, adult survivors of childhood abuse, adult children of alcoholics (ACoA), perfectionism or other anxiety-related issues. --female counselor, Shoreline, 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 --female counselor, Shelton, 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, Overwhelmed: 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.
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. Do you have sleepless nights, lack energy, feel unable to manage simple tasks or even make decisions? It can be difficult to find anyone that understands what you are going through and you may feel isolated and alone. People that are experiencing these feelings tend to feel completely out of control. This is a common response. Fortunately, there are ways to take control and not feel so hopeless. I can teach you the tools you will need to take your life back by managing your stress and relieving your anxiety. Don't let stress or worry rule your life another day. Schedule an appointment now! --female counselor, in Gig Harbor, Washington.
Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling --female counselor, in Tacoma, Washington.
Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. Excessive anxiety can impair just about every aspect of our lives. Therapy can be a beneficial tool for managing anxiety, worry, and stress. How we think directly impacts how we feel, therefore the goal of therapy is to understand negative internal dialogue, and confront and change distorted patterns of thought. --female counselor, in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.
Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. --female counselor, in Eastlake area of Seattle, Washington.
low self esteem and check for
therapy groups which might help.
Art Therapy, including Soul Collage, a form of art therapy
-- female counselor in Renton, Washington.
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 am a mental health counselor who is also fully trained in art therapy which has been shown to have great sucess and impact on trauma, anxiety and depression among other mental health issues. You do not have to be an artist to engage art therapy, only a curiosity and a willingness to explore and express. -- female counselor in West area of Seattle, Washington.
Art Therapy. I am a registered Art Therapist and received my Master's Degree in Psychology AND Art Therapy. Many of my clients are terrified when first offered art materials during a session. Many people are worried that their art making will not be aesthetically pleasing. Many fear using materials they have never used before. It is completely normal to feel nervous...most of us stopped making art when we were very young, thus our artwork will often reflect the age at which we ceased creating art in our lives. Here are some thoughts on what Art Therapy IS and IS NOT...and don't worry! If you don't want to make art in a session, you don't have to! ART THERAPY IS: ....a way to get images out of your head and on to paper (or other mediums) which might allow you to better process troubling emotions, point to aspects of your thoughts, and open new methods of how to communicate about things that are difficult to talk about. ...RELAXING! Believe it or not, making art may stimulate areas in your brain that increase the feelings of relaxation. Art therapy is NOT only for children. Art Therapy helps children and adults alike to express things that might be difficult to talk about, whether you have the words to do so or not. Many people are afraid that the finished product in an art therapy session will be judged. In fact, it is the PROCESS of creating the art piece that is so important. Most of my clients have had NO formal art training. Stick Figures are WELCOME! -- female counselor in Burien, Washington.
Art Therapy. I have a Masters degree in Art Therapy: As an Art Therapist, I am trained to recognize the nonverbal symbols and metaphors that are communicated within artistic images which might be difficult to express in words or may be emerging from outside my client's conscious awareness. No artistic skill is required to engage in this kind of therapy as it is not about what the art product looks like, it is about achieving insight, resolving conflicts, solving problems, and formulating new perceptions through the creative process. As a client working with me, you have a choice whether or not you would like to use art to enhance your experience in each therapy session. -- 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.
Counselor, Counseling, Treatment, Support
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.
The body holds the stress of the mind, and the mind holds the stress of the body- so healing must begin with attention to the mind and body connection. As a mental health therapist and yoga teacher and practitioner, I strongly believe in the power to heal the mind and body through body awarness, therapeutic movement as well as more traditional talk therapy techniques. --female counselor in Mountlake Terrace area of Seattle, WA.
Body-oriented psychotherapy utilizing Core Energetics and bioenergetics, and neuro-biology. I also do EMDR and utilize many other techniques as nessesary. --female counselor, Northgate 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. Yoga Therapy and Thai Yoga bodywork. --female counselor, Downtown 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. For individuals, couples, and groups --male counselor, downtown Seattle, Washington.
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