First, let's acknowledge and celebrate your initiative towards a healthier emotional and mental state. Welcome! Taking this first step can be difficult and scary, so it's an accomplishment worth recognizing. As a clinical therapist, I offer a calm, supportive, and modern approach to counseling. My focus is to help you work through all the overthinking and doubt; identify strengths while improving self-love; recognize unhelpful thinking patterns; and learn ways to cope and heal. I am passionate in helping clients take steps toward making positive and long-lasting changes in their life.
Hello, brave soul. The hard part is over. You're here, admitting you could benefit from therapy, and that's incredibly admirable. We all struggle from time to time but the most resilient seek guidance from others. Everyone deserves a life they feel is truly theirs--liberated from the symptoms that hold us back. If you agree then we share this passion. My only goal is to help you find the bravery to discover your true resilience.
Marriage & Family Therapist, DBH, LIMHP, LMFT, MAC
Dr. Christine Salvatore, LIMHP, LMHP, LMFT, MAC earned a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. Ms. Salvatore has over 19 years of experience in both mental health and substance abuse facilities.
I feel privileged to enter into relationships based on trust, understanding and a desire to identify problems and work toward that which will resolve them. Mental health is just one aspect of the whole person - contingent on caring for body, soul and spirit. You are not a mental health disorder, but another human being who can benefit from the support, encouragement and counsel of another who is committed to that end - helping you. I have no preference for gender, age, etc. and enjoy working with people ready to consider new directions, different perspectives,change toward positive/productive communication, relationships, lifestyle.
My favorite thing about being a Mental Health Counselor is that I get a front row seat to witness the life change and healing that can take place, in the therapeutic environment. Seeking counseling is a brave step and I enjoy coming alongside my clients and to help them find the tools in order to empower themselves toward their desired growth. My approach is supportive, compassionate and collaborative. Building trust is imperative to yielding results in therapy! My clients often say that they know that they can trust me; this is the foundation to a great therapeutic relationship.
Many of us did not grow up knowing that it was important - and okay - to take care of our mental health. We heard talking about going to the doctor when you are sick, but nothing about seeking counseling - therapy - when our thoughts, feelings, or behaviors aren't well. But seeing a therapist is just as important and normal as visiting your doctor. Our minds and bodies are one, endlessly affecting one another both positively and negatively. If we are unwell physically, then our mental health can suffer AND vise versa.
Independent Mental Health Practitioner, LIMHP, LPC, MA
Hello! I have many years of experience working as a mental health therapist with a diverse client population. My passion is found in working with adolescents, their families/parents, adults, and couples.
I love providing mental health care to families, children, adolescents, men and women of all ages alike. I have great interest and extensive practical experience in working with patients of mental health disorders. As a passionate advocate for women’s health, I experience in conducting psycho-educational group sessions and pregnancy centered group sessions.
As a recent graduate in marriage & family therapy I try to provide the best options for my clients to help them face the struggles that impede their life. We work on goals that they feel they want to accomplish during our time together. We collaborate together in order to reach the best successful scenario that we can for each client. Change is inevitable. We all go through changes. How a client changes is completely up to them with the influence of a good therapist by their side.
I have had the privilege to work with individuals and families to overcome challenges from depression, anxiety, trauma and losses such like those experienced from sexual abuse or other events for more than 25 years. I believe in individually tailored treatment and interventions that are suited to meet your specific situation. I have extensive training background with trauma treatment interventions such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and the Good Lives Model.
I am here to help! We all face situations or challenges from time to time that we might not be quite sure how to handle. I am here to partner with you and help you through those times, or even act as a sounding board if you just need to talk! My counseling approach builds on a simple foundation – getting to know you. No two people are the same, and no two situations are exactly the same. I truly enjoy getting to know people, what your strengths are, what your challenges are, and what your goals are. We can work together to establish a treatment to achieve them, and maybe even have some fun along the way!
Are you frequently finding yourself overwhelmed? Are you struggling to adjust after significant events? Do you find that you are reacting differently than as you would like to in situations? When you reflect on the support you have been given was it found to be less than helpful for you? Are you feeling lost in finding the right support and often leaving drained? If any of this resonates, I am the therapist for you. As your therapist we navigate in creating resiliencies and transforming your skills for living well. I demonstrate to parents and caregivers how to support their children through play, communicating, & personal music.
I invite clients to explore their problems by working to create a safe, accepting environment. Believing that a problem holds the key to its solution, I try to help clients hear what they are saying and pay attention to the way they see things. Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and relationship problems often echo patterns or concerns we have carried for years. I encourage clients to say what they think and feel so they can accept where they are, see the possibility of change, and take the risk of acting different.
I specialize working with children 12 and under. I am also a Certified Geriatric Counselor. I have spent many years working with trauma and crisis children using cognitive as well as play therapy skills. I am a Registered Play Therapist. I worked in Residential Treatment for three years and also worked for three years as the Social Services Coordinator for a nursing home.However I do work with adults as well. I do a parent training group to help parents have better relationshps with their children and help parents of Reactive Attachment Children to have more success with bonding and behaviors.
I have approximately twenty years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families dealing with issues pertaining to depression and anxiety disorders, past trauma, stress and anger management, family and relationship difficulties, behavioral problems, positive decision making, and grief/loss. As the wife of a retired Air Force veteran, I have a comprehensive understanding of the issues and difficulties facing service members and their families. I also have extensive experience with developing and facilitating various groups, to include leading groups in the public school setting and working as an Intensive Outpatient Therapist.
Life has many transitions. Whatever challenge, struggle or conflict you are facing, I can help. Therapy can be transforming and significantly improve your quality of life however, making the first appointment can be intimidating; please do not let that stop you from becoming the BEST YOU!
Brooke has seen children, teen, and adults that have experienced a wide variety of mental health struggles, and has experience working in the social service field. As a trauma informed therapist, she is able to integrate key strategies into your treatment, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, Family Systems and EMDR. This approach assures your needs are met, and you have the tools to be successful. Every story matters..... We are all worthy of telling our stories, and having them heard. We all need to be seen and honored in the same way that we all need to breathe. -Brene Brown
Are you looking for new ways to approach old problems? Do you want to live a more balanced life, but ineffective habits, feelings, fears, or difficult relationships are overwhelming you? Your life CAN be different. My goal is to provide a safe, caring, respectful, and compassionate environment to help you uncover the roots of emotional pain, and unlock pathways for new tools for joyous, resilient, and meaningful living. I have worked with individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and continue to gain a wealth of knowledge from my clients themselves.
As a military veteran and active duty family member I recognize the unique stresses brought about by service to our country. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety and a wide variety of mental health issues. I am trained in DBT, CBT and EMDR. You can find me in the Great Western Bank building in Bellevue on the corner of Galvin Rd and Harvel, just east of Hwy 75 if you use the Cornhusker Rd exit. Enter the building at the North entrance (the one closest to Galvin Rd).
My counseling and psychotherapy practice has grown from the roots of a 34- year career in public education. My experiences include 24 years in the classroom as a Spanish teacher (K-12), and a decade working as a high school Counselor. I have counseled diverse populations and cultures, and have extensive knowledge and practice in working with students who receive special education services. I have worked with families in crisis due to death, deployment and adverse circumstances. In addition, I have personal insight into the unique demands of military families as the mother of both an active duty soldier and a combat veteran.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bellevue are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bellevue then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bellevue, or Child Psychologists in Bellevue.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bellevue psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bellevue specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.