As humans, we are biologically wired for relationships, and when our relationships hurt, we hurt. In my work with individuals and couples, we come to understand that what is happening now is best understood in the larger context of "how we got here." Making sense of life long patterns and how they influence current relationships quickly calms anxieties and pain and opens a space for feeling and thinking in the present, where creative problem solving can help heal old wounds and breathe new life into current relationships.
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.
I am not accepting new clients at this time, please reach out if you would like to get on my waitlist. My passion is helping my clients find unity and wholeness in their lives. I believe the best way to facilitate this journey is by prioritizing collaboration and client attunement. Simply put, my clients bring their life expertise, I bring my educational expertise, we both bring our human experience, and together we co-create the connection that is the foundation for healing in the therapeutic relationship. I am proud to say that I have made it my life's work to be a therapist.
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.
For over 20 years, I've worked with individuals and couples struggling with relationship problems, challenging life transitions like mid-life crises, job stress, grief and loss, and living authentically. I also specialize in depression, anxiety, stress and chronic health issues. You're not alone in your struggle once we begin to work together. I listen deeply to really understand you as we work to transform your issues. I offer sessions in my Edmonds office, by phone, or by video conference.
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.
I believe that a solid, collaborative relationship between client and therapist makes a powerful difference. As a team, we will find the parts of your history that hinder you, and the strengths that you may not know. With this understanding, I can help you write a new chapter in a far better story.
Clients tell me that they feel genuine care and understanding from me, plus insight that creates meaning from the past and hope for the future.
Everyone has a unique reason for initiating therapy. Your reasons are worthy of being seen and heard. I have experience working with people who struggle with anxiety, relationship issues, grief, spiritual concerns, and post-traumatic stress.
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.
“Distanced.” “Not working.” “No Connection.” These are a few of the statements I hear when couples and individuals come in for therapy. I only work with clients who really want to change this and are open to learning new ways of interacting in their relationships.
Asking for help and finding the support you need is a courageous act and I applaud you for beginning, or returning to, a healing path. Having been in the mental health field for over 30 years, I am certain there is a path of healing for those who want to change their lives. I'd be honored to walk that path with you.
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 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.
Are you in a relationship or going through a break up that is causing stress to your life? Do you want to know once and for all if this relationship is worth investing in? you might even feel on edge or irritable. It’s crazy how lonely you can feel in a relationship. You might find yourself lying awake at night and dwelling. Sometimes we can think to ourselves, how the heck did I get here! Are you ready to set personal goals around life and relationships? I get that life can get really exhausting and you want someone to finally get you. You want and need support to gain the confidence you deserve to thrive.
The journey towards mental and emotional wellness can be difficult, especially for those who have experienced trauma or painful life transitions. Each personal has an individual relationship to their experiences, feelings, thoughts, and perceptions of their past, present, and future. Each person who enters my office must be regarded as a wholly unique individual who deserves an individualized approach to whatever concerns have put them on the therapeutic path necessitating the use of adult integrative psychotherapy consisting of many approaches.
I AM ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I want to welcome you and thank you for considering me to be part of your change process in this phase of your journey. Life is full of peaks and valleys and each obstacle along the way is an opportunity for growth. I take an eclectic approach to therapy understanding that it’s not “one size fits all”. As we connect with each other I will learn what is most empowering for you. I have 26+ years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples and families in a multitude of settings.
People look at you and think you have it all put together, but inside you are falling apart. Feeling like food or your appearance is the only thing you can control in your life is frightening, especially when you start feeling like you're not even really in control of that. The loneliness that can come with that is devastating. You're anxious, uncomfortable, lonely, and miserable. You're feeling out of control with food: bingeing, purging, restricting, counting, weighing.... It's maddening. You're ashamed and afraid of what anyone might think if they found out. You put on the mask and pretend you're fine.
Trust is vital. I am here to listen, offer support, instill hope, and give practical and effective tools to address your goals. Forming a trusting relationship with a counselor can offer assurance. With a history of working with people of all ages in community mental health, I became a Child Specialist, and worked with children, teens and families. I have extensive experience addressing depression and anxiety, I provide tools that can give you greater sense of power and success. I use humor and specific skills to build confidence in parenting, trust in relationships, intimacy between couples, behavioral issues of children.
Life stressors and challenges affect people of all ages, including children, adolescents and adults. While some may prefer to face them alone, receiving support from an outside perspective is at times the biggest gift you can give yourself and the people you love the most. Together, we can explore ways to ease the challenges and promote a healthy relationship that you can have with yourself and others. Youth also face many challenges that we as adults might not fully understand or know how to manage; together we can work on supporting their struggles and develop resiliency.
Are you a Christian woman who feels like she's too much but not enough? I specialize in therapy with women of faith struggling with anxiety, depression and life transitions. Whether you need practical tools to help with anxiety/depression or extra support during a difficult season, I offer a unique blend of clinical and pastoral care and would be honored to work with you.
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.
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 Edmonds, or Child Psychologists in Edmonds.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Edmonds 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 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.