Family Therapy in Lacey, WA

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Laura M Akhavan, MA, CDP, LMHC, LLC
Counselor, MA, CDP, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adults, in individual, couples or family work.
We have the inner wisdom needed to reach our highest potential. I work with the whole person, body, mind, spirit, in the context of individual experience, family , and community. Clients may withdraw or use substances as a response to trauma, experiencing addiction, depression or anxiety, as a coping mechanism. Clients are the experts of their own experience, and I facilitate the process of change to meet their needs more effectively. Through collaborative work with varied theoretical approaches, I meet clients where they are, develop goals and work through the process of small steps to make changes that shift the outcomes.
(360) 347-2578
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Lacey, WA 98516
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Simply Thrive Psychotherapy
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Simply Thrive Psychotherapy, PLLC has a variety of clinicians (psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and psychiatrist ARNP) who provide high-quality mental health treatment in a warm, comforting environment. Our clinicians are able to provide therapeutic services aimed at addressing most mental health issues including anxiety/depression, PTSD/Trauma, OCD, relationship issues, identity development, personality and/or mood disorders, as well as suicidal and self-harming behaviors. In addition, each clinician has their own specialties that we can offer our clients.
(360) 878-9526
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Deonna D Lor
Counselor, MA, LMHC-A
Verified
Verified
Adults, family , or community, we all go through tough times. Sometimes the hardest thing is to ask for help. Let me help you navigate the challenges of your life. Together we’ll find new ways for you, and your family to handle the issues you’re dealing with now, making you that much stronger to handle whatever comes in the years ahead of you.
(360) 226-5796
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Sarah Beth Schmidt
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Clients that I typically see are facing the routine problems of life. Stress, marital/ family issues, anxiety and problems related to school, work, and everyday living. I work frequently with 1st responders/military. They may have experienced challenges that are unique due to abuse or trauma. In therapy we learn that we have the tools within us to gain perspective and hope, that we can take good care of ourselves and those in our care. Ultimately, the end goal is that we get to a place where therapy may no longer be needed other than an occasional check in.
(360) 585-0219
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Lacey, WA 98513
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SilverMoon Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Verified
I am Sandra McLeod, a fully licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist which means I treat all ages and specialize in treating children, adolescents, and teens. Is your child or another member of your family showing signs of stress, anxiety, depression? Have you or they experienced trauma? Or possibly there are sensory or learning challenges present that may interfere with a healthy, balanced life? I may be able to help.
(360) 230-5702
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Astrid Robertson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MBA, EEM-CP
Verified
Verified
I am forever inspired by the resilience, innate wisdom, and healing capacity of the individuals, couples, and families with whom I work. My role in the therapy process is to facilitate the achievement of target objectives and to foster insight and skills to improve the experience of living now and into the future. With an educational background in marriage and family therapy , and specialty training in Sex Therapy, Sexuality Education, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (attachment theory), Emotion Freedom Technique, and Eden Energy Medicine, I work across cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and energetic dimensions to achieve solid, long-term results.
(360) 200-1103
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Solasta Inclusive Therapy, PLLC (Melony Burns)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Attachment breaks. Trauma. Depression. Anxiety. Well done on the first step in a journey toward wellness. The most important aspect of therapy is finding a person who makes you feel safe and heard. Developmental trauma (experiences as we grow, including our family of origin) shapes how we see the world, sometimes unsafe and challenging to navigate. Our attachments are the foundations in which we trust or find conflict. Developmental trauma may manifest in the body as anxiety, stress, distress, relationship difficulties, depression and more. There is healing to be found here, to be understood and nourished.
(360) 952-7416
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Penelope (Lynn) Peace at Last Therapy Pavlinovic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I approach counseling as a collaborative alliance between client and therapist. I aim to assist clients in better understanding themselves in the context of their family histories and current relationships. Moreover, it is important to address the contribution of ones' cultural background, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, experiences of oppression, family history, socioeconomic status, and professional culture (e.g.: tech sector and social media). Once this has been achieved, I help clients make substantive changes and work to remove negative patterns.
(360) 392-5732
Lacey, WA 98503
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Laura Fore
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified
Verified
Welcome! My name is Laura Fore. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling with a License as a Mental Health Counselor. I provide individual and family /couple counseling services at a private practice in Lacey, Washington. Please contact me and we can discuss how counseling can be the support you need to overcome challenges and attain your goals. Telemedicine not for you? I’m available for in-person services.
(360) 529-4015
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Real Heal, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
We all experience challenges throughout our lives. My person-centered approach gives you the opportunity to discuss what is meaningful to you. I support adults who wish to build confidence, renew self-esteem, and develop the practical skills and resources necessary to heal from the pain of traumatic and adverse life experiences. My fourteen years of experience supporting people who are challenged by health issues, family issues, and grief and loss has given me a wealth of diverse knowledge. I help people find relief and heal from anxiety, depression, phobias and negative core beliefs.
(360) 284-1667
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Dolynda Allen
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is quite common to experience difficulties throughout life. When these difficulties arise an individual may seek the assistance of a counselor or therapist in order to better understand and deal with the issues. Deciding to seek counseling is the first step in change and is often one of the hardest decisions to make. I work with clients who are trying to cope with anxiety, depression, early childhood trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, and family integration problems. I am someone who is interested in listening to your concerns and in helping you develop a better understanding of these issues.
(360) 215-5065
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Apryl Carlington
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP, CMHP
Verified
Verified
To list a few; school based triage, family support of DCYF involvement, adoption/guardian support, family reunification and preservation, crisis and law enforcement, LGBTQ support, depression/anxiety and other concerns of personal, emotional and behavioral health.
The therapeutic relationship should empower the individual to regain ownership of their life, shifting negative self-talk and other impacts of trauma; allowing for holistic healing and growth. It is my hope to actively walk alongside my client as they work to create their peace; ultimately gaining an improvement in positive self-awareness and optimism, with a side of lasting security and emotional health.
(360) 625-6911
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Lacey, WA 98513
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Norman Edward Dobson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LMHC, CDP, CPP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Thank you for your interest. I am a retired (2001) combat veteran with twenty years of military service. My credentials/licenses are in Marriage & Family Therapy , Mental Health Counseling, and Chemical Dependency. My therapeutic approach is based on cognitive behavior research which has found a strong correlation between thoughts and behaviors. Additionally, I use the Narrative Therapy approach to understand emotions rooted in the client's life experiences that shape their strengths, fears, beliefs, values, and reactions to different types of stress.
(360) 810-5599
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Lacey, WA 98516
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April Christine Slocum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTA, MAOL, CMHS, MHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ask about Social Service resources that may be available to you and your family .
Online & Phone Special Now $58 - Book an Appointment Today. To help in this global time of crisis, I am available extended hours. $10 Discount for Religious Leaders, Military / Veterans & First Responders. Are you suffering from a loss, depression, stress, anxiety, or relationship issues? Together we can work to overcome these issues comfortably and effectively. I am very worldly and have much experience with religions and cultures. Faith based treatment plans are available upon request. Additionally, I am a certified Child and Adolescent Specialist, Couples LMFTA
(360) 526-8409
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Next Level Counseling, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am Lisa Brawn, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist , trained Play Therapist, and am currently pursuing a Geek Therapy certification. I am a Gamer & Geek friendly, LGBTQ+ friendly, Sex-Positive therapist. My focus is on helping my clients navigate their lives and relationships. I treat older children/teens, adults of all ages, families, couples, & co-parents. Much of my work has focused on anxiety, depression, trauma & post trauma, relationship and family issues, parenting skills, school difficulties, teen/adult ADHD, life transition difficulties, behavioral issues, and self-acceptance.
(360) 226-8864
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Jessica Morris
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I help clients gain insight into their past and transform adversity into empowerment. By building an awareness of our social, societal, economic, family , spiritual, biological, and emotional factors, we often develop new, more helpful perspectives into the present and future. Are you a perfectionist who feels like an imposter? Are you numbing/avoiding your emotions with substances or vices? Do you struggle with the constant feeling that you are not good enough? Have you ever acted impulsively and then regretted your behaviors? These issues are often caused by unhelpful influences and emotional baggage that I can help you unpack.
(360) 515-3226
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Lacey, WA 98503
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James Faust & Associates PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Hello. My name is James Faust and I provide affordable and effective counseling to individuals, couples, and families. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I serve the South Sound community providing mental health, family , and relationship counseling to a diverse mix of individuals, couples, and families.
(360) 553-0263
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Marilyn Yearian
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a child & adolescent therapist. Often children are reacting to difficult life circumstances and need help processing their feelings. These problems can cause additional stress on the family and damage relationships. I work to help the child & family through the difficult time and repair relationships. I love helping children work through emotional problems and guiding them to develop better coping skills.
(360) 525-9015
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Lacey, WA 98503
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Northwest Therapy Group PLLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Our extensive experience in mental health and marriage/ family counseling enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, and psychological care. Our spectrum of care ranges from casual self exploration to more persistent mental health needs. We provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples to support your treatment goals and healing.
(360) 200-7691
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Lacey, WA 98516
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Mark D Graham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified
Verified
You might ask, “why talk with a therapist about these things?” Well for some of us we believe we do not want to be a burden to our family or friends.
Maybe you have an unexplained fear or sadness and you do not know why? Maybe you do know why, but that hasn’t helped you. Maybe you feel stressed and overwhelmed in your relationship(s) (wife, husband, partner, son, daughter, friend, or coworker). Maybe someone you loved has broken it off with you. Maybe someone dear to you has died. Maybe someone has hurt you. I know I have had such experiences. They are part of life. What you, I, or anyone else must do is to be able to live with it in spite of our hardships. This is where I come in. You do not have to go through hardship alone. We were never meant to.
(360) 226-8947
Lacey, WA 98516
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.