What to Expect

What To Expect


Person Centered Therapy

You are in charge of your therapy. You will work with our therapist to decide how therapy will proceed and what activities you try at home. Each therapy session will start by asking you what you want to work on that day. Our therapist will never force you to talk about or try things you do not feel comfortable with.



Strengths Based Solutions

We do not think of you as broken or malfunctioning. Everyone is a combination of strengths and weaknesses. As we focus on areas of your life you would like to improve, we will balance it out by identifying and utilizing the strengths and skills you already possess.



Collaborative Counseling

We are the expert on therapy and you are the expert on yourself. Throughout the therapy process, we will collaborate together to determine the best path forward. This approach creates a treatment experience tailored to your specific needs, goals, and personality.


Sessions are typically 55 minutes and take place in our Ballard office

Longer sessions are available for couples and families

Phone and video sessions are available for Washington State residents

Common Tools Used


CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy discusses how to use the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior



Mindfulness

Learn how to “unhook” from spiraling emotions by staying in the present moment and increasing self-awareness



Holistic Wellness

Understand mental health as a part of a greater wellness plan that includes physical, social, and personal development. 



DBT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy teaches specific skills for managing unwanted thoughts and behaviors.


Peace is always beautiful.

Walt Whitman
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