With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual, couple, child, and family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. I truly love my work! Helping people better understand themselves, their relationships, and their lives has been my calling for as long as I can remember. I consider it a privilege to serve others from a place of deep care, vitality, and loving humor. I am dedicated to actively holding space for each client's self-discovery and healing. My therapeutic approach is to provide nurturing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal and relational life challenges. I integrate many complementary methodologies and techniques in order to offer a highly personalized approach, tailored to each client.
Licensed in the State of Washington (MC# 60535769) as a Mental Health Counselor Associate, I specialize in therapy for couples, families, children, and individuals. I have a Master of Arts in Psychology, with a specialization in Counseling, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Systems, both from LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University. My private practice is in Kenmore, Washington, on the North end of Lake Washington.
The focus areas of my practice are:
Play Therapy with Children ages 3-12
Sand Tray Therapy
Therapy with Teens
Trauma Recovery and PTSD
Individual Counseling with a psychodynamic focus
Additional Training and Certifications:
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Level 1
Cognitive Processing Therapy for Military Veterans, Medical University of South Carolina
The Nurtured Heart Approach®- Transforming the Difficult Child
American Counseling Association (ACA) Member #6424330
Tammy Westergaard ReachesBothell WA