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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
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.
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. --female counselor, Spokane, Washington
Addictions of all kinds. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals affected by digital addiction (also known as internet addiction)- keep in mind that this may not always be the addict themselves, but perhaps a parent or partner. Whether the addiction is to online gaming, pornography, social media or surfing, I am here to help. Through attending trainings, reading literature, and volunteering at a facility that exclusively treats internet and gaming addiction, I have worked hard to gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively support those who are impacted by the overuse of technology. --female counselor, Renton, Washington
Addictions of all kinds. We are an outpatient substance abuse treatment agency which also specializes in treating mental health disorders. --male counselor, Queen Anne area of Seattle, Washington
Addictions of all kinds. I specialize in working with adults in various stages of addiction or recovery, survivors of domestic violence and/or childhood abuse, and individuals with symptoms of anxiety or depression. I often work with individuals wanting to improve their self esteem and functioning within relationships, as well as those seeking an increase in their experience of spiritual connection according to their preference and definition.--male counselor, Green Lake area of Seattle, 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
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
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.
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.
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 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 the Wallingford area in Seattle, Washington
Adolescents and teenagers. Athletes. --female counselor in West area of Seattle, 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 have worked therapeutically with adolescents for over 10 years, much of it within a school setting. I see teenagers who struggle with a wide range of issues: academics, peers, parents, siblings, and/or social situations, who are vulnerable to self-harming behaviors such as cutting or substance abuse, who have experienced trauma, are depressed or anxious. When I work with adolescents, I also work with the parents and families, as they are an integral part of the therapy. -- female counselor in Everett, Washington.
Adolescents and teenagers. I've worked very effectively with teenage boys / adolescent males helping them with issues ranging from social skill and vocational interest development to depression, addictions, and aggression.-- male counselor in Belltown 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.
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. -- These are often fueled by fears ... often by the pain of repeated frustrations or unfair treatment. Surprisingly, anger isn't necessarily the problem. Instead it might be what we do to regain control of our lives: abusing or controlling others, depression, denial, avoiding conflicts. These problems tend to get worse over time. If you can't break these cycles, it's a good time to find someone who can help. Anger mismanaged can wreck lives, but skillfully managed, it can improve lives. You can have hope again. You can live courageously. Email me (that's best) or call me to see when we can get started. --male counselor, Puyallup, 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, 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.
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. 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. I have worked with an extensive spectrum of issues including ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Adoption, Divorce, Obsessive Compulsive behaviors, Oppositional and defiant youth, Abuse, and Academic underachievement. In addition to my training and experience, I work with adult patients as well as youth. I have over ten years of experience working with youth, young adults and families. I have worked extensively with parents to understand and strengthen their relationship and communication with their children as well as with families experiencing attachment difficulties.--female counselor, in the downtown area or Wallingford area of Seattle, Washington.
Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. --female counselor, East side of Bellevue, Washington.
Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Management Counseling. Perfectionism, Anxiety, Stress, Worry, Overwhelm: I CAN HELP. --female counselor, in Downtown 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
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.
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 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.
Art Therapy. I am a trained art therapist with experience using individualized directives with children, adults, couples, and families. Many of us have had experiences or feelings that were difficult to describe or communicate with words. The use of Art Therapy in combination with traditional individual, couple, and family approaches can further enrich the therapy process; thus, quickly bringing new perceptions, expanded self-expression, and useful conversations. Doing something different often helps break up old unhelpful patterns that burden individuals, intimate partners, and families. -- female counselor in Tacoma, Washington.
Art Therapy. I implement creative interventions into every session. This is relaxing and can be fun, but also helps work through difficulties in a new way. No art experience or expertise required. Please check my website for more details. -- female counselor in Fremontl area of Seattle, Washington.
Art Therapy. I am a SoulCollage® Facilitator, and offer Expressive Arts Therapy. -- female counselor in Renton, Washington.
Art Therapy. I have a Bachelors in Visual Arts with a Minor in Art Therapy. I was a professional artist for several years. I enjoy facilitating this method of healing, with many clients, but particularly effective for those recovering from Trauma. -- female counselor in West area of Seattle, Washington.
Art Therapy. female counselor in Queen Anne area of Seattle, Washington.
Counselor, Counseling, Treatment, Support
Counseling or Counselor
Body-Oriented Psychotherapy. Body-oriented psychotherapy utilizing Core Energetics and Soma, interpersonal neurobiology and many other techniques as necessary. I also Directer of Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy, a training program for therapists. --female counselor, Lake City 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. With almost 30 years experience as a therapist, I've learned that " the talking cure" doesn't help most people create the kind of changes they are looking for. What does promote growth and unwind trauma is the ability to listen to your body's wisdom. My clients learn to pause and listen to "what hurts" in a way that includes the crucial step of including how their experience is held in their body. This research based, body-centered and mindfulness practice is called Focusing. It is easily learned and empowers clients to find lasting change from within. When combined with therapy it is called Focusing-Oriented therapy. I am a Focusing-Oriented therapist and certifying coordinator through the Focusing Institute. I do this work with individuals, couples and families. I also offer a training program to healing professionals who want to incorporate Focusing in their practice. --male counselor, West 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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