As a psychotherapist and partner with Heritage Counseling Associates, I see clients in Edmonds, Kirkland and Snohomish WA. My undergraduate degree is from Bethel College in St Paul, MN and my graduate work was at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. I have been in practice for 35 years, I've served as Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Puget Sound Christian College, I've published 4 books and I love what I do every day. For more details you can visit my website - rogerhillerstrom.com.
My professional experience, academic emphasis, and personal passion is working with children and families yet my background and interests are diverse. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Children and Families from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, and have worked in my private practice for the past eight years. My research examines the parental stress experienced by parents raising children diagnosed with Autism, and supporting families affected by autism is a primary focus and passion for me.
Whether you are struggling to connect in your primary partnership or family, or coming in as an individual with challenges, I address the problems in an empathetic and compassionate manner that will bring relief, but then go deeper to the heart of the matter so that you may find the freedom you are yearning for. I provide a safe container for you to explore what has made it so difficult, feel the support you are needing, and to experience the way you would like it to be.
Are you struggling to find balance in your life and want support and guidance? Would you like to express thoughts and emotions to a non-biased supporter and advocate? I provide warmth, empathy, compassion and heart-centered focus. I have 14 years of clinical experience, and recently worked in New Zealand learning skills in family counseling, parenting groups and on a Child and Adolescent Mental Health crisis team. I enjoy seeing clients experiencing transitions and changes such as loss, retirement, marriage, pregnancy, graduation, career, moving, empty nest, trauma, health, finances, religious/spiritual beliefs and relationships.
I provide psychotherapy and counseling services to adults, adolescents, and couples. In the framework of authentic therapeutic dialogue and connection, I honor the strengths and uniqueness of each client in the context of their life experience, and work to support them in creating the change they seek. My approach is client centered and flexible to best meet the needs of each client and their particular situation while being largely informed by an integration of Gestalt and mindfulness, as well as humanistic and attachment perspectives.
What is the goal of life? It is to be happy and to build a life worth living. We become happy when we are able to develop true, authentic life, self-connected with others, and undefeated by our circumstances. When we work hard to reach our goals, we feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. In turn, this spurs a stronger desire and commitment to continue to make progress and deepen our personal mission in life. I believe the purpose of counseling is to support and encourage this lifelong journey.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist living and working in the Edmonds, WA area. I graduated with my Master of Science in Marriage and Family therapy in 2016 from Friends University in Wichita, KS. I currently work at Snohomish Psychology Associates, PLLC in Edmonds, WA, serving adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I tailor evidence-based treatment to each client and the specific needs of that client. Collaboratively with the client, we work towards goals that the client would like to achieve in their life.
You are ready to dive deep and explore the inner workings of your life in order to understand, heal, and thrive. You'll find my services particularly effective if you are going through transition (career/livelihood, relational, geographical, physical, gender, financial, and so on), wanting to explore traumatic experiences, seeking support for learning or acquired physical disabilities, you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, and parts of your life that feel out of control. You might also be seeking support through use of nature and mindfulness-based or somatic therapy modalities, dream exploration, and spirituality.
What is your biggest challenge that, if overcome, would completely change your life? If it was simply a matter of knowing the answer to this question, everyone would be living exactly the life they desired. In reality, "knowing" is only half of the journey. Working together, we will co-create a partnership to explore your opportunities and challenges, making space in your life for the future that you desire. I believe that everyone can and should be living the life of their dreams, because, after all, this is not a dress rehearsal!
Welcome. I offer you an opportunity to feel safe and supported, to get centered and refreshed. I have a wide range of experience and am well trained in treating mood disorders, relationship concerns and trauma.
**Accepting referrals for evaluations only*** I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in therapy for adolescents and adults as well as evaluations for learning and attention problems. I work with a variety of people who present with depression, anxiety, anger, relationship problems, as well as academic or learning difficulties. My focus in therapy is to help people understand, process, and regulate their emotions in effective and healthy ways. I see it as a collaborative process where we work together to find relief and new ways of being.
Currently not taking new clients. I enjoy people and getting to know their stories. Many clients come into my office wanting to be seen, known, and helped for the issues they come into therapy with. With a willing desire to change, our therapy can serve as a space of healing and growth both internally and interpersonally with others. Within that pursuit, I believe it is my job to facilitating the process through compassion, wisdom, and consistent care.
Therapy is meant to create positive change in your perceptions and feelings about yourself and your life. The therapeutic relationship requires trust, openness and commitment to change. As a therapist, I provide a safe and confidential environment where you can explore the thoughts, feelings, and associated behaviors that have created the difficult circumstances from which you seek relief. I am trained as a Certified Sex Addiction (CSAT) as well as a Certified Multi-Addictions Therapist (CMAT) under the study of Patrick Carnes.
Couples or individuals struggling with conflict, stress, or overwhelming circumstances will find a safe place here to sort their thoughts and feelings about the issues while learning to repair and create deeper connections with loved ones. As a systems therapist, I understand the challenges of life transitions and help strengthen couple relationships and family cohesion and resilience through various life challenges. For clients struggling with past family of origin issues, we work to heal difficult memories. I help clients grow from brokenness, trauma, grief and loss to find healing, hope, peace and a new direction.
I work primarily with adults, adolescents, and teens. My specialty is individuals and families affected by mood disorders (bipolar & depression) and associated trauma. I work also with individuals and their family affected by schizophrenia, trauma, anxiety, sexual abuse & assault, dissociative disorders, psychosis, and autism (ASD). Counseling with individuals is collaborative. Your identified issues and goals inform our treatment plan. In therapy we will look at your relationships since the complexity and intensity of many of our challenges are revealed and rooted in relationship.
Have you or your loved ones experience trauma, loss, or unmet needs? Are you overwhelmed with the challenges of your personal or family life? Are you feeling defeated and hopeless about your relationship with your child or spouse? Are your messages to yourself negative and self defeating? Is your communication with family members strained and ineffective? If you are experiencing these struggles personally or with your family members, understanding and nurturing are necessary for your own healing and growth. With awareness and support you can have peace in your heart and joy in your relationships.
Life's stressors can be overwhelming. Therapy shows us new ways of being and engaging through practicing adaptive skills and mindfulness. I help my clients uncover connections between past experiences that shape their current ways of coping. This leads to the ability to recognize inner strengths, identify and embrace discomfort, and cultivate self-compassion to find peace and true connection. With empathetic listening in a safe environment, I strive to be my client’s ally. I use cognitive and somatic modalities to connect mind and body and tailor my approach to your needs, even using humor when appropriate!
Find us at: www.BluestonePS.com.
At Bluestone you have access to a group of independent, private practitioners who offer a wide variety of services so you can get the type of help you need in one location.
Each of us has many years of experience and advanced training within our specialty areas so you know you or your loved one are working with someone who is highly skilled and can help facilitate reaching your goals.
My therapeutic approach is psychodynamic and relational, which means I'm interested in helping you safely explore the ways in which your personal history, from early childhood onward, may still be influencing your emotions, coping patterns and relationships. I'll help you tend to your feelings and memories so that you'll come to know yourself better and develop the capacity for compassionate self-care. Throughout our time together, I'll pay special attention to our therapeutic connection, as I believe our relationship can serve as a rich resource for your authentic recovery and well-being.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Edmonds 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 Edmonds 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.
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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 Edmonds 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.