With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual, couple, 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.
I specialize in helping a wide variety of people to recover from Anxiety Disorders and Depression, so they can return to living the life they want, and deserve. Many who suffer from anxiety and depression are highly intelligent and creative, but their struggles with excessive anxiety and/or depression keep them from expressing their creativity in the ways that matter to them. With help to overcome the anxious and depressive symptoms, they can be free to show up in the world in the ways that are meaningful to them.
I also specialize in working with adult men to overcome the deep wounds that unhealthy parenting and society can inflict. Men have a particular way of both suppressing and expressing their wounded selves, and so often are not living the lives that they truly desire. I love helping men to process and overcome the difficulty of their parenting, since I believe it helps not just the individual men, but future generations as well. This can be very difficult work to do, but with good care and support, you can work through your childhood and live your life to the fullest.
Licensed in the State of Washington (MC# 60535769) as a Mental Health Counselor Associate, I specialize in therapy for couples, families, 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 Kirkland, Washington, on Juanita Bay, Lake Washington.
The focus areas of my practice are:
Recovery from Narcissistic abuse
Adult children of Narcissistic parents
Therapy with Teens
Trauma Recovery and PTSD
Individual Counseling with a psychodynamic focus
Jungian Archetypal therapy
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