I specialize in working with children displaying significant behaviors, teens experiencing mood struggles, and parents navigating childhood mental health. I offer ongoing individual and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, safety planning, as well as trauma, play, art, and animal therapy.
Are you a new parent? Struggling with the transition? Feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Feeling down or like your expectations don't match what is right in front of you? Have you struggled with infertility? Planning to begin a family hasn't looked like you imagined and it is creating strain on your relationship and your emotions are BIG? Have you had a miscarriage or stillbirth and no one knows how to talk with you about it? Or really hears you when you say you're hurting and scared to try again? Then you have come to the right place. Find support, compassion and healing. Find yourself again and the encouragement to look to the future
Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage or relationship, or a significant life transition that has you wondering how life will ever feel normal again? Grief shows up in many ways in life, and it looks different for everyone. But one thing is always true: grief changes us. Maybe you’re in survival mode: fighting just to stay above water in the day to day. Or perhaps you feel like you don’t recognize yourself: more angry, less motivated, or experiencing emotions that feel completely foreign. Your grief may be so overwhelming that you don’t even know what you feel.
I provide a safe space for my clients to be heard, understood, and supported. I believe counseling is a process in which I work with them to reflect on, develop, and shape their unique story. Everyone has intrinsic strengths, and I love helping clients identify and utilize their personal strengths to heal and grow. My goal is to create a space that allows for personal exploration, genuine healing, and skill development to help them become healthy and confident in their identity and path forward.
We all can be vulnerable to the twists, turns, and pressures that life presents to us. I provide a safe, respectful, and comfortable space for you to learn how to better cope with life has brought you. I believe that you bring strengths, and resources with you that can help you to reach your goals in therapy and my approaches are matched to you as a unique individual. I have over 20 years experience working in a variety of areas such as treating trauma and abuse, dissociative disorders, parenting, divorce/separation, anxiety, and mood disorders.
It is my hope that clients gain from counseling specific tools they can apply to their lives to feel better equipped in dealing effectively with their life circumstances. I tailor my counseling to the needs of the client, using various therapeutic techniques to provide clients skills such as communication, emotion management, coping, parenting, etc. I incorporate an educational component, presenting information to enhance knowledge regarding various issues that clients face. I often include homework to make use of the time between sessions. When desired by the client, I approach their circumstances from a biblical perspective.
Maureen Turner, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the diagnostic evaluation of children. Dr. Turner earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stanford University. She then completed her doctoral work at Pepperdine University and her post-doctoral training at the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington Medical Center. She is experienced in assessing a wide range of children from birth through adolescence and especially enjoys providing assessments for young children, including infants, toddlers and pre-school aged kids.
I help people struggling in their intimate family relationships. I help folks to move from feeling isolated and alone to finding the deep satisfaction of being known by the ones they love. If you feel trapped in a life that lacks connection to others, I can help you create relationships you want for yourself.
Navigating unexpected situations or traumas, dealing with anxiety/depression can overwhelm our sense of being present in the moment and we may feel trapped inside our feelings. Sometimes difficulties have been present since childhood, left unattended or pushed down repeatedly over the years. Some clients come to counseling seeking ways to deal with a specific trauma, domestic violence, grief, loss, anger, or other distressing emotions, leaving someone feeling isolated, stuck, and without resources. Taking the next step, asking for help inside of counseling, brings you closer to the destination of recovery.
If you are struggling with your mental health, I want you to know you are not alone and it can get better. Reaching out for help isn't always easy, but it will be worth it. Video therapy sessions with me are a safe, supportive and non-judgmental experience. My goal is to help you understand yourself and your situation and to provide you with practical tools to help you manage life in a healthier way.
Life can be hard; therapy can help you remove roadblocks & work toward a happier you. Many people have answers to their challenges within them but are blocked by overwhelm & self-doubt. For many, our childhood wasn't perfect. Examining that foundation, deciding what parts of it you want to continue carrying, and what parts you want to let go of can help you toward a calmer and happier life. If you're feeling stressed out or stuck, let's find out what's at the root of those emotions so you can get to a happier & healthier life.
My goal in counseling is to help my patients go from where they are to where they want to be. I provide a nurturing, emotionally safe environment for people experiencing life transitions, grief and loss. My patients learn to: 1) understand and better manage anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationships, sleep problems, and disturbing thoughts; 2) identify innate gifts, talents, strengths; 3) develop and work toward achievable goals.
I am currently offering both Telehealth and in-person sessions. I work specifically with clients who have a desire to learn more about themselves, and to increase their experience of vulnerability. While employing a holistic mind, body and spirit perspective, my approach validates each client as having the answers and abilities within themselves to become the best person they can be.
Life is hard. Sometimes we have deep wounds that have been shoved down or covered up for years. It may be a significant traumatic event, adverse childhood experiences of abuse and neglect or painful moments in adulthood. These events may shape the way we see ourselves, others and the world around us. Whatever the wounds, when you find they are impacting your life in the here and now it is necessary to clean the wounds in order to allow the body and brain to heal.
My style of therapy is warm, accepting, and compassionate. After having trained extensively and been witness to countless stories of transformation, I can say with certainty that healing is absolutely possible. This is an invitation to break free from painful experiences, beliefs and thought patterns that keep you from living the life you want, and leave you feeling hopeless or weary. I am guided by the belief that what you need to heal is already within you. Together, we will discover your internal source of strength and wisdom.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. At Lotus Holistic Wellness, LLC we are dedicated to helping clients reach their therapy needs and goals, and we take a holistic and contextual approach to get clients to resolve their needs. I assess presenting issues in a holistic and contextual manner and maintain a strength-based practice. I use a solution-focused approach to help clients identify strengths and break down barriers. I work collaboratively with my clients in order to reach their desired potential for well-being and other mental health concerns. I tailored my therapeutic approach in order to best fit my client’s needs.
You are welcome here. Alder Wellness & Counseling, PLLC is named for the alder tree, a tree native to the Pacific Northwest known for its strength and balance, bridging and grounding. Often, our sense of well-being relies on finding balance in our lives. Emotional health is closely linked with physical and spiritual health. Sometimes, our well-being is thrown out of balance because of traumatic events, whether recent or from long ago. My goal is to help you find balance in your life in an individualized and holistic way.
It takes courage to share your story. I am grateful for those who come and allow me to walk alongside them in their healing journey. I believe that anyone attending counseling is an expert on their own life, and I am committed to collaborating with you to learn how to help you best reach your goals. My approach to counseling is interactive, holistic, attachment-based and relational. Our work together includes exploring and processing experiences, identifying your strengths, building coping strategies and achieving new levels of personal growth. I have experience working with adults, teens, and families.
I use a mind/body/spirit existential and heart-centered approach to therapy and use other behavioral and cognitive methods as needed. I encourage you to discuss and express emotions and experiences in a safe environment while helping you gain insight, define goals, and plan and execute appropriate actions to lead a healthier and more productive life.
What’s your story? Is it a tragic tale of grief and loss? Or is your story a fast paced, anxiety ridden adventure repeatedly landing you in a pit of despair? I understand how difficult it can be to get control of the story of your life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor, or Child Psychologists in Gig Harbor.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor 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.