GROWTH-ORIENTED HEALING

 I use an interwoven approach to counseling, tailoring my work to the individual needs, goals, and challenges of each client.  I primarily draw from Intersectional Feminist ideas and Humanistic Therapy (meaning we are all human and doing the best with what we have) in my work with clients.  I also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidence-based approach that helps clients make observable and powerful behavior changes in their lives. 

 

COUNSELING FOR TEENS

Guidance & Inspiration

High school and young adulthood are times of incredible change, ranging from excitement and inspiration to feeling paralyzed by uncertainty.  Counseling can help us find an anchor in a world of seemingly unending pressures and expectations.  My teen clients see me while preparing for college, work, or gap years.  We work together to manage depression, anxiety, and stress with friends, family, and school.  In therapy sessions, we work on self care for general life overwhelm.  Sometimes all we need is a non-judgemental space to talk about what is happening each week.  Counseling can be a place to vent, to develop new skills, and to ask big questions such as "who am I and who do I want to be?" and "what is my favorite kind of pizza, really?"

COUNSELING FOR ADULTS OF ALL GENDERS

Embrace Life’s Challenges

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. I work with my adult clients to understand their challenges, increase flexibility and openness to new possibilities, work toward acceptance, and identify the power of choice we have when faced with life's uncertainties.  As we work together, we can expand our feeling of being stuck and find space to discover new possibilities for how we want to live our lives. 

Whatever you’re struggling with, my hope is to support you in finding a way through. Contact me to find out more.

THE VALUES I BRING TO COUNSELING:
 

- Intersectional feminism: identity and context have huge impact on our mental health (including our identities as client and therapist). 

    We may have become stuck in ways that reflect our life experience of needing to survive or stay safe.


-Collaboration: we are fellow travelers. Clients are the expert in their life journeys, while I serve as witness and guide.  


-The body holds sacred wisdom for healing.  We can work with our nervous systems to support our mental health, and vice versa. 


-We are all growth oriented.


-We heal in relationship with one another. No human was built to get through life alone.

-Health At Every Size
® (HAES) - all bodies are intelligent, good, valid, and worthy.

 

*I donate a percentage of my business income every month to organizations and projects who support and empower people of color, immigrants, and/or LGBTQIA+ folks.  Organizations I have financially supported in the past include Northwest Immigrants Rights Project,  Nalgona Positivity Pride,   Planned Parenthood,   

Northwest Community Bail FundTherapy for Black Girls, and  Living in This Queer Body (LIQTB).*


 

 

1417 NW 54th Street, Suite #433, Seattle, WA 98107 
Phone: (206) 485-4855  
brookeusreycounseling@gmail.com