What is it that we all have in common? Perhaps it is the desire to be happy, to find meaning in life or to have connections with others. Maybe we are searching for a feeling of calmness; or to be less overwhelmed. We all have our own personal struggles. I believe that my calming presence and acceptance of others helps clients feel comfortable and at ease. Finding the right therapist is key to your personal growth and emotional wellbeing.
As we all know, this life is a challenging, exciting, but sometimes difficult journey. My goal is to assist you in navigating through those difficulties in a healthy, meaningful way. I work with individuals, families, and couples and look forward to helping you adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. Along with being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am also a Grief Counselor. I have worked with people of all ages for many years and strive to do what I can to make their world a good one.
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Offering compassionate, competent, non-judgmental, and friendly ADULT only counseling via HIPPA compliant VIDEO CONFERENCING (during quarantine and in person or video after). Deanne has over 25+ years experience working with adults & children in schools, on military installations and with victims of crime & trauma. Deanne has additional career experience in aviation & K9 SAR.
I can offer you and your spouse, partner or family, Therapy to Support your Life. I have been trained in many modalities and work with my clients in the way that best suites your personality and communication style. I have been a therapist for over three decades working with individuals and family groups to heal wounds, promote understanding, forgiveness and compassion. Strengthen your self Image, become your best self, express your highest potential and awaken your creativity. Live a happy, awakened and conscious LIFE. I can assist and support you in empowering and creating the present and future you desire.
I love serving my community in Anacortes and surrounding areas. I have a wide range of expertise. I offer counseling for individuals, couples and minors. I work with all ages, especially children and teens, and take state insurances. I have significant experience working with couples, especially in domestic violence situations and in family reunification. I am also a Guardian Ad Litem for Island county.
You will experience a reassuring and warm welcome, the moment you place your first call to inquire about my services.
My commitment is to listen deeply to your challenges and needs. Then, together, we decide on the best approach to help you use your strengths to develop new resources and strategies to create the life you want.
Serving as a minister and earning a PhD in Counseling Psychology equipped me to care for people in crises. Working with vulnerable children and their families or caregivers, also proved to be a valuable foundation for clinical care. In a medical academic setting, training residents in the use of spirituality and psychology as they cared for their patients, deepened my own understanding of just how complex clinical issues can become. This also increased my understanding of the level of stress healthcare providers and victims themselves experience during illness. This is especially relevant in the present COVID-19 environment.
Sometimes life is hard. You get stuck. You realize that this isn't the life you thought you'd be living. Unexpected life changing events happen. Old patterns or unresolved trauma may hold you back.. My strength is to help support you in an honest and direct way. I want to help you gain insight into the challenges you are facing and the life experiences that have brought you here. With that insight, we can work together to develop a plan for positive change, and give you the tools you need to live the life you want to be living.
The simple fact you are seeking help through therapy is tremendously hopeful. You are half way there! My approach in therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to identify what it is you need to create more resolution, meaning and happiness in your life. We will co-create a plan to achieve these broader goals through your daily living, how you relate with others and how you think. Therapy can be a powerful way to transform yourself (and your challenges) into living more fully, and with more in-depth understanding of who you truly are. Email is the best way to reach me.
As a licensed psychotherapist and coach specializing in loss and transition, I support people of all ages before, during and after serious loss by: Providing practical tools for coping with serious illness, death, divorce, retirement and other life transitions, allowing the pain of loss to serve as an opportunity for positive change. Facing loss can remind us of what we value most providing opportunity to consciously make choices that re- affirm these values in all aspects of our lives. Over time, this process of reaffirming and recreating our lives reveals the skills, gifts and talents we bring to the world.
NOTE: Accepting Breakthrough! group clients only at this time. It's with compassion, grace, and humor, that we will work with you to address challenges you feel are impacting your health, happiness, and relationships with others. It's our philosophy that whatever affects our emotional health (isolation, depression, anxiety) will affect our physical well-being (appetite, sleep, weight gain). Not too many people enjoy change and these past few years have been nothing but a roller coaster! I'd enjoy the opportunity to talk with you and understand how you're doing. How have you been affected by changes? Is BreakThrough! right for you?
We are truly living in troubled times, globally and personally. Many of us find ourselves fluctuating between feelings of anxiety and/or depression. At 67 years old, I’ve spent nearly half my life – 35 years – as a Marriage and Family Therapist/Psychotherapist. Adding Hypnotherapy to my practice has been a game changer, and that, along with friends, colleagues, and many clients, I’ve learned ways of managing my thinking and thereby managing my emotions. This is what I do in my private practice and I can help you to do the same.
In over 25 years of working with individuals and couples, I have developed a very successful growth process. It begins by my understanding the problems that brought you into therapy, and then, together, developing treatment goals that take into account those problems, your strengths and fears, and that considers the progress you have already made. Then we engage as appropriate, always staying focused on you and your goals. I enjoy and am trained in both short-term specific problem therapy and also in-depth psychodynamic therapy. I look forward to meeting with you.
As a practicing Licensed Mental Health counselor for the past 25 years, I fundamentally believe in an individual's innate capacity to heal, grow and thrive. My practice is strengths-based and focuses on assisting people in recognizing and maximizing their skills and abilities. I am privileged to assist clients in achieving their full potential and capacity to lead creative and fulfilling lives.
Understanding and dealing with the effects of your own or someone else's substance use is hard. It helps if you work with some one who has the professional and personal experience to address the issues associated with alcohol or other drug, gambling or codependency struggles. If you think you may have a problem, need a substance use disorder or codependency assessment, have completed treatment and need recovery support I can help. Feelings of isolation, anxiety, sadness, anger, excessive worry or fear related to your own, a family member or friends compulsion with alcohol, drugs or gambling, are common and treatable. There is hope!
Life can be challenging. Whether it's loss, change, death of a loved one or uncertainty of life's direction, we all hit roadblocks and obstacles. During those times it's important to be heard. I am here to listen and to inspire hope. I believe in my clients' abilities to change. I nurture their inner strength until they can believe in themselves. Change is powerful. It can be transformational, scary and exciting. When I worked in Palliative Care with patients who were at the end stage of their lives, I was witness to the power of being present. In the quiet presence of acceptance, a deep healing can occur. PLEASE EMAIL FOR CONSULT
At Hope Clinic Behavioral Health, my approach is based on a person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapy philosophy of care as I work with people in need of help and support. Together we outline approaches that best match your needs and goals. I strive to use my experience, and honest and open style of communication to act as a positive support to help you establish and fulfill therapeutic and life goals, providing psychotherapy in accordance with an evidence-based practice recovery model.
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) that specializes in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Services can take place at our office, in your home, or at your child's school or daycare. I develop an individualized treatment plan for each person I serve in order to help them reach their full potential. Some of the skills ABA is highly effective in teaching include functional communication, strategies to reduce challenging behavior, social skills, activities of daily living, gross and fine motor skills, and cognitive skills/academics.
Working with people facing numerous challenges has shown me incredible resiliency and an amazing capacity for growth found within every human spirit. Together we will seek to discover these potentials within you. It is my belief that our nature as social beings brings an abundance of life nourishing solutions. I offer 20+ years of professional and volunteer experience successfully helping people achieve their individual and relationship goals. Please feel free to inquire about my services through a free initial 20 minute phone consultation at: 360-708-1087.
Choosing to explore therapy can elicit a number of emotional responses. For some, this is an important step in recognizing an issue and deciding to move toward resolve. Others may experience a lack of clarity in regards to what exactly needs to change and uncertainty about entering therapy. No matter where you are in your healing, I offer a safe and personal therapeutic process to fit your specific needs. My goal is to work toward your desired outcome by offering a collaborative and supportive exploration of your concerns while utilizing an integrative style of therapeutic modalities that are all firmly established through research.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Anacortes 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 Anacortes 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 Anacortes, or Child Psychologists in Anacortes.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Anacortes 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 Anacortes 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.