I love listening to people's stories. I have been a therapist for almost 20 years and am drawn to the thoughts, feelings and experiences that become our personal journey. I work with children, teens and adults. I am married and have 4 children. You can trust that I understand the excruciating joy of navigating life with many different personalities. I have worked as a therapist in homes and offices, taught parent trainings in groups and to individuals, consulted with teachers and families in local school districts, and worked at a local hospital.
There are many roads that can lead to change. I work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds that are ready to make changes in their lives. I believe we are not defined by our circumstances, but by our ability to deal with challenges, learn from them, and continue to live our authentic lives. My goal for clients I work with is to help them recognize their own natural strengths and abilities on their path to healing, transformation, and growth.
I believe that every human being has uniqueness and potential to lead a satisfying life. I have continually sought personal growth and professional training to strengthen my capacity as a therapist. People experience results and growth in working with me, learn to cope with depression, resolve anxieties, improve intimate relationships, increase capacity for self control, develop effective parenting and better understanding of their children, overcome trauma like divorce or abuse, achieve better school performance, social skills, and find peace in their hearts.
Pride Counseling NW provides therapy for couples, individuals, and families of ALL kinds. If you're feeling powerless in the face of your problems, unhappy in your relationships, and "stuck" in your life, we'd like to help. Let's talk about what you're good at. Let's talk about what you want. Let's talk about how to get there.
I specialize in working with people who are in intense emotional distress, including people who feel like their lives are almost unlivable. Many of my clients are navigating the worst moments of their lives or challenges that feel impossible. I help my clients find ways through to the other side. I often work with clients experiencing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, uncontrollable anger, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders, self-harm, or suicidality. I also have expertise in religious trauma, deconstruction, and integration. I am skilled with men's issues, including men who may not view themselves as “therapy” people.
**I am unable to take new clients at this time** I believe in the inner capacity of all humans to grow and heal in mind, body, and spirit from trauma or challenges faced in life. Due to our interconnected nature, this healing capacity is deepened and broadened through the assistance and support of others. I seek to hold a safe space through the therapeutic relationship to allow for the development of greater understanding and appreciation of self. Through this process, people begin to make meaningful changes and courageously act in ways that reflect their values and wholeness.
My name is Nicole (she/her) and I work as a Mental Health Counselor in Washington state. I work to hold space for others in their development of mental wellness. My method of treatment pulls from various evidence-based practices to help adults impacted by anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, and trauma.
I am here to listen, offer support, help you find hope, and give practical and effective tools to address what is bringing you stress and discomfort. Forming a trusting relationship with a counselor can offer assurance. With a history of working with people in a wide variety of situations, my current focus is on life transitions. No matter where you are in life, change can be difficult and hard to comprehend. Let's work together to find purpose, joy, and peace.
We all need compassionate connection to grow and heal, and that is especially important in therapy. I provide a connection that is warm, yet intellectual, making sure to challenge your mind and heart for growth, support, and ultimately deeper relationships. I'm a good match for recovering perfectionists, women with ADHD, anxiety concerns, depression, and those wanting support around chronic health conditions.
Are you tired of searching for a POC Therapist? Are you looking for a counselor who understands and appreciates your culture? Try Safe Therapeutic Support Services LLC! If a safe place to learn and grow is what you are looking for, please call. We can set up a free 15-minute consultation.
**I AM UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME** There are times when life can become overwhelming. Depression, anxiety, grief, loss, relationship problems, job related stress and other difficulties can cause one to feel alone and unhappy. It is during these challenging times that therapy can be a positive means of support, insight, and help in finding new ways of dealing with current and/or long-standing struggles and experiences.
Hello. My name is Aidan. For the past 5 years I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of mental health environments, including hospital, residential and community mental health settings. This experience has equipped me to work with clients with a range of concerns including; depression, anxiety, grief/bereavement and life transitions. I received my Master’s Degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University. Prior to graduate school, I received a BA in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University.
Accepting New Clients. I am licensed social worker with 11 years of experience, and I am ready to support you in creating the healthy life that you deserve. My experience includes working with people who are experiencing a variety of concerns, from those who have survived complex trauma to those that need support in managing the stressors of day to day life. Through individualized person-centered care I will work with you to create a supportive relationship that will allow us to face the problems you are experiencing and find a pathway to healing.
Therapy is about progress, not perfection. We will work together to identify how different areas of your life impact one another and where additional support could be helpful. You are the expert on what works for you, even if it doesn’t seem clear right now. It takes practice to learn to be vulnerable and to find the words to describe our inner lives. All emotions have meaning, and together we can figure out what they’re trying to tell you
Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA) working in Western Washington. I work with children and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues. Struggling in any one of these areas can leave you feeling stuck, hopeless, helpless, and frustrated. I am an empathetic therapist who focuses on the client's needs. I will help guide you through these difficult emotions while helping to identify the root cause. I do not want to only help you alleviate the symptoms you experience but help you to deal with the underlying issue(s) at hand.
Red Dahlia Art Therapy cultivates emotional stability with individuals navigating life issues. Creative problem solving with a therapist that offers unconditional positive regard is key to maximizing your strengths and igniting your passion and resilience. Connect to your creativity and explore your journey. Nurture your center where your healing and growth thrive. The red dahlia is a symbol of strength and healing. With art therapy your unique life vision becomes clear.
I work with people to help them through hard times. I do all I can to make my clients feel understood, and then we work together to develop and implement techniques to improve their lives. This may mean making it though a change in life, or working to build back to health that has been lost. I try to address every part of my client's life and work to bring them into a fuller expression of themself.
I work as a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Idaho State Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT), and a Washington State Approved Supervisor who specializes in treating all types individuals and couples who struggle with relational issues, anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. I welcome people from all spiritual and non spiritual backgrounds to join me in discovering tools for positive change and growth.
Are you feeling a little “off” lately? Down, anxious or unsure what comes next in life—especially after the last year or so? Perhaps relationships aren’t working out or problematic patterns you want to quit just keep popping up. Maybe you find yourself struggling with old wounds that need care and attention. Or it could be you just don’t feel like yourself and you’re not sure why.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Central, Tacoma 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 Central, Tacoma 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 Central, Tacoma, or Child Psychologists in Central, Tacoma.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Central, Tacoma 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 Central, Tacoma 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.