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When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.
- Carl Rogers -
Meet regularly with a therapist one on one. The duration of treatment and frequency of sessions is determined by the therapist and individual and can vary based on each individual's specific needs.
Our process for working with couples involves meeting with couples together, as well as individually initially and then as needed. Our goal is to provide a safe container for processing difficult thoughts and emotions in a nurturing and supportive manner. By caring for the couple relationship along with each individual, we aim to reach everyone's goals.
Some common areas we focus on in couple's therapy include improving communication and connection, resolving conflict, processing and healing pain, trauma, betrayal, attachment wounds, navigating recovery as a couple, and processing the adjustment to new life circumstances.
Having a therapist present enables a more efficient process for moving through difficult content that can otherwise feel stuck or repetitive.
Our work with couples is informed by attachment theory, Family Systems Theory, the Gottman method, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as depth psychology.
Our services include supportive group counseling services based upon the needs of the community.
Group therapy can be a very potent and effective modality due to the creation of a parallel microcosm of relational patterns that happen outside of the group with the addition of mutual understanding, compassion, safety, empathy and curiosity shared inside the group.
Please inquire about our current offerings/available groups for women, men, adoptees, trauma, and recovery.
Our culture has largely failed to support promoting healthy, dynamic men who are allowed to feel, process and express emotions. It is not uncommon that men are not permitted and often shamed by our culture and families of origin for being emotional humans. What this means is that as children, boys are not taught how to feel, process and express all of their invaluable feelings. This contributes to a lack of wholeness that impairs and degrades relationships that men have with themselves and others.
A generative men’s group provides a safe container for processing the experiences, loss, disconnection and grief that has resulted from this systemic failing and promotes support, emotional expression, learning from and with other men, connection and community. As a facilitator, I intend for our group to be process oriented, relational, and adaptive to meet member’s changing needs over time.
Andrew and Ashley are both able to provide substance use disorder assessments for adults and adolescents with the purpose of determining any appropriate treatment or support recommendations.
Our assessments use the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria dimensions and the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM) to determine appropriate recommendations.
We are happy to see people for substance use disorder treatment when the level of care is aligned with the frequency and availability of services we provide and are also able to refer our for any higher level of care needs than what we provide.
Please reach out to us to discuss this process further.
Please note, as we are not a Washington State Certified Substance Use Disorder Agency, we do not provide court-ordered or the type of comprehensive custody/parenting plan assessments or services.
In combination, we have over 20 years working in the substance use disorder and mental health field. We enjoy forming relationships and community with other practicing therapists and providers and often receive inquires for professional consultation. We are happy to provide support to colleagues who may be attempting to best serve their clients experiencing difficulty with substance use disorders in exploring and discussing available resources and support.
When appropriate, we are also able to provide complementary support to clients with existing mental health therapists and able to coordinate care to minimize disruption of established therapeutic relationships.
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