Mental Health Counseling in Bellevue, Washington

Couple getting mental health counseling in Bellevue, WA

Individual Therapy

Psychotherapy, mental health counseling, and individual counseling are  terms used to describe when an individual is in therapy alone.  Individual counseling occurs when a person is fully informed of the  therapist approach, education and policies, is offered a plan for  counseling and then agrees to enter therapy. Like other forms of  therapy, the decision to see a therapist typically occurs when an issue  has become disruptive and uncomfortable enough that professional and  therapeutic input would be valuable in developing a resolution.

Deeper Solutions For Your Difficulties

Our approach to therapy is one of unconditional positive regard for  the person seeking help. We strive to be objective and nonjudgmental to  encourage self disclosure and create an atmosphere where self  examination can occur that encourages curiosity and natural exploration.  Analyzing and discussing a person’s ideas and feedback brings clarity  to ambiguous or unclear ideas. Helping a person reflect on their own  reactions and thoughts enables better understanding of a problem and  what needs to change. Understanding the role of early family influences  plays a significant role for many people in uncovering the reasons  behind beliefs and behaviors. When a belief is brought to the conscious  level, an opportunity emerges to decide if it is still useful or  relevant.

Create A Plan For Change

A major stumbling block for people is that they don’t always know  what they want or why they believe in certain things. Helping a person  clarify their beliefs and perceptions enables people to untangle  problems and develop a clear focus, which leads to wellness. The value  of therapist feedback is empowering because it gives a person a way to  identify his or her own ideas and develop a plan to change. We avoid  confrontation and heavy-handed influence in order for the person  receiving help to feel what they want for themselves and not adjust to  or follow the therapist’s imperative.

Pursuing Your Goals In Therapy

If you are dealing with issues such as mental health symptoms,  relationship problems or addiction then relief is important. It is  nearly impossible to experience long term success beyond quick relief  without addressing important changes in habits. We approach the change  process by being reflective about things you have tried while offering  new ideas that could bring about a fundamental shift in focus and  intention. Mindfulness, positive affirmations, increasing self control,  strengthening one’s desire to change, developing a plan for the future  and feeling understood by the therapist increases willingness to try new  things. When a person becomes willing to change they move on to  trusting and receiving health and wellness in their lives. 

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