Pastoral Counselor Therapists in Seattle, WA
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"Relationships: Guiding individuals, couples and families who want to improve communication skills and develop healthier, more respectful relationships. Individuals: Helping people with the experience of divorce, loss, change of vocation, anger management, depression and anxiety."
"After 40 years in the service of others, I recognize that maintaining resilience and vitality are essential to continued professional and personal effectiveness. My counseling practice focuses on those who work in the caring professions - especially the fields of counseling, education, emergency services, healthcare [nurses, nurse-practitioners, physicians], ministry as well as police and fire rescue. Together, we explore the balance between other-care and self-care to prevent or treat 'burnout' or 'compassion fatigue' to preserve authenticity, integrity and vocational calling."
"Pastoral counseling / spiritual direction --especially for people whose encounters with traditional religious approaches have been disappointing or troubling. I offer a fresh, open, lively look at life, relationships, grief, worry, changes, responsibility, God, love, and the meaning of it all. Spiritual clarity, rather than "religion" within strike confines, is the path to health, hope, joy, and peace. As the song says, "Faith can move mountains... but only love can give set us free, and only love can give us peace.""
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"The Only Cure Is Strength. Our work together will focus on your needs. Psychoanalytic Therapy, integrated with other perspectives, is a powerful and effective way to help individuals and couples address life's most urgent issues. Together we can work through, overcome, or improve: Depression, stress and anxiety, Love and intimate relationships, Family conflict resolution, Sexuality and body image, Parent-child conflicts, Drug abuse and eating disorders, Balancing work and personal life, Managing emotions effectively, Strengthening the will/ego, Artistic and athletic creativity, and Creation of meaning. Every effort in therapy should be focused on achieving an aesthetic self-creation."
"I've been in medical practice since 1975, and became Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry in 1998. In addition to my profile below I treat people with concerns about panic, sleep, medical problems, cancer, life transitions, grief and loss. Beginning with a comprehensive assessment we will develop a clear understanding of your problem. Your treatment options may include medication, alternatives to prescription medication, mindfulness training, creative life style changes and therapy approaches. I can help you understand the origins of your suffering and move forward with a practical, integrated approach to enhance your healing, growth, relationships and quality of life."
"I am a deep believer in the process of change. I have seen and experienced the fruit of the work of change and healing that arises as one pursues the process of therapy. I believe that through the power of new relational experiences, both with ourselves and with another, we get to change how we are in the world and how our experiences impact us. I work well with clients from a variety of backgrounds and ages."
""There is no pain on earth that doesn't crave a benevolent witness." (Sue Monk Kidd). Often the search for therapy begins when there is no benevolent witness to our pain. Depression, grief, abuse, and trauma are very difficult loads to carry alone. I work collaboratively with my clients to foster a relationship where these stories can be shared and explored. Through the therapeutic relationship we co-create new ways of being, seeing, and experiencing self and others."
"I have been working in counseling and mental health for over 30 years. In my practice, I work with both couples and individuals. Currently, I mainly work with couples using Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I like to focus on specific changes that my clients want in their lives, build on skills and mitigate the impact of old emotional and behavioral habits that no longer serve life as it is now. It is important to look at all aspects of life: mental, emotional, behavioral and spiritual; quality of relationships, even diet and exercise, in building a positive, satisfying and fulfilling life."
"I work with children, young adults, and adults. My experience and clinical training is focused on providing treatment and assessment services from childhood throughout adulthood. I believe it is important to provide students and families with accurate results from assessments, which includes offering feedback that will assist them as they address both challenges and strengths at home and when advocating for resources in the community. I am an experienced therapist at addressing the psychological concerns of individuals presenting with a diverse range of emotional, medical, developmental, and neuropsychological difficulties. I look forward to hearing from you."
"The clients I work with best are open to collaboration and are willing to look inside themselves for their own answers. Specific issues people come to me for are: anxiety, difficulty sleeping, low motivation, and major life transitions. I also love working with teenagers and children on the autism spectrum."
"Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you want to make changes in your life but just can't seem to make them happen? Maybe you have no idea what is in your way. Maybe you have experienced some trauma or life experiences that have left you feeling stuck. I'd like to help you decrease the struggle. Whatever your situation, I'm confident we can work together on what is important to you. My approach is mindfulness based, which research has shown to be effective with a wide variety of issues like stress, anxiety and depression."
"I am accepting new patients. I enjoy working with families and individuals of all ages, and am happy to see patients for psychotherapy, medication management, consultation or evaluation. When dealing with children, I place a high emphasis on working with families. I keep a few spaces open every week for new patient evaluations and consultations and second-opinions. I specialize in mood, thought and personality disorders in adults, and the same as well as acting out and externalizing disorders and autism spectrum disorders in children."
"Tired of People Pleasing? Has being a "Nice Guy" put your relationship in jeopardy? I can help. I know the in's and out's of being a Nice Guy, from the false beliefs inside to the bad habits that actually end up undermining the relationships that you value so much."
"Knowing where to begin to deal with your personal struggles can be difficult. In a supportive and collaborative environment we will uncover the strengths you already possess to conquer life's challenges. I provide counseling to all kinds of people, with all kinds of struggles. I specialize in anxiety and depression, but I am particularly interested in where they come from. This can include difficult life transitions, family conflict, relationship issues, history of abuse and anger problems-to name a few. My goal is to give you some strategies to help you feel better immediately, while working on larger patterns in need of change."
"I believe Success in therapy is built on the strengths you have within. Whether you are a young child, a teen an adult or a family, I will work with you to find those strengths and use them to find the change you are looking for. I work with individuals and families on issues ranging from depression and anxiety, behavior problems, school problems, and family conflict. I work with families with children of all ages. Whether working individually or with a family, I approach clinical issues from a systemic point of view."
"Self-Love...Self-Compassion...an unwavering friendliness toward ourselves...and...a gentle attitude of openness and receptivity toward our immediate experience... The development of these capacities can be deeply transformative as one journeys through therapy and through life, and they are ever-present and integral aspects of what I work to offer as a therapist. I have read that the Dalai Lama sometimes says to himself, "everyone wants happiness, doesn't want suffering" and I love this phrase! I often repeat it to myself as a reminder of how much compassion we all need and how much we can offer."
"The essence of being human is that we are in the end prepared to be broken up by life- which is the inevitable process of fastening our love upon other human beings.---George Orwell--- As human beings, we are prone to hurt, betrayal, sadness, and loss. Therapy is a place to explore how your journey has impacted the person you are today. I believe we experience fulfillment through genuine connection... this is where healing and transformation occurs. I'm passionate about helping people move from a life of fear, unhappiness and anxiety to a life of authenticity and freedom."
"I view therapy as a relationship that client and therapist choose to enter into for the sake of treating specific issues as well as to engage the deeper issues of the client's life. I believe that people are best understood by looking at their interactions with others. In our process together, we will explore how past relationships have impacted your patterns of relating in the present. We will also seek greater awareness of what is occurring between the two of us during our therapy sessions."
"Therapy provides an opportunity to get to the root cause of whatever is getting in the way of your achieving satisfaction in your life. It is in that deeper place where lasting change is possible. I believe effective therapy is client directed and compassionate. It must also be done through the unfolding of a therapeutic relationship where safety, insight, vulnerability and playfulness are encouraged and supported. Through my years of experience treating mild to severe problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship, parenting and transitional issues, I have become good at helping to focus this process and achieve results."