At Sequim Counseling, we help you reconnect with who you are and how you want to live. We are a group practice, where we have multiple therapists that provide mental health services for adults, children, teens, families, and couples. Our clinicians are trained in a variety of modalities that to match with your preferences and needs. We are passionate about healing our community and would love the opportunity to support you.
Parenting can be so tough. It can push us to our absolute limits. In our busy lives it can be tricky to manage the family’s activities, emotions, and needs. Often, people feel left out within their family, while others feel like they are putting in more than their fair share. Families come in all shapes and sizes, which can complicate matters even further.
That is where family therapy comes in. We can help you identify the main challenges (if you haven’t already!) and develop strategies to address them. We can help your family reconnect, develop communication skills, and create a space for everyone to feel heard. Counseling is a safe space for you to share what is in your heart and feel better together.
Growing up can be quite challenging. There are so many factors that influence a child’s life and it can be overwhelming to navigate everything. School stress, peer-pressure, bullying, divorce, and technology can all impact a child’s life. Managing emotions during these times can be even more daunting, particularly because many children have not mastered self-regulation or good communication skills yet. Many adults haven’t mastered these either! Child counseling can help them be on the right path.
We provide a safe environment so that children and teens can share their concerns, learn skills, develop insight, and grow into happier, healthier people. Child counseling is an opportunity for children to build self-confidence, deal with challenges in their lives, and develop social-emotional skills.
Are you weighed down by depression or overwhelmed with anxiety? Do your relationships cause unbearable pain? Are you lonely? Does it seem like you are on autopilot, not living the life you want? Or, do you feel bad and are not sure why? Going to therapy with the right therapist for you can help.
Experiencing these kinds of struggles can have a major impact on your life. As a result, you may not want to get out of bed, your relationships may suffer, and you may not enjoy your life. If you add these struggles on top of your many other responsibilities like working or raising a family, it can be overwhelming. It is normal to feel stressed, sad, angry, disappointed, and confused at times in your life. But, when these feelings are experienced for weeks or even months, then it may be time to find a therapist and turn your life around. We want to help you do that.
Relationships can be incredibly challenging. Perhaps you feel alone even when you are right next to your partner. Maybe you don’t trust your spouse. You might not feel like your partner understands, respects, or even listens to you. Your relationship might be filled with blaming, defensiveness, betrayal, and contempt. You may experience tremendous pain in your relationship and not have hope that things can get better. If you identified with any of these descriptions, you are not alone. Couples regularly struggle with these kinds of issues and get stuck in unhealthy patterns. Couples counseling and marriage counseling helps break these patterns to build trust, reconnect, and create more harmony. So, there may be hope for you too.
Depression sucks. Literally. It sucks the energy, motivation, and joy right out of you. A lot of the time you may feel a heaviness, which perhaps you have adapted to and now seems normal. Maybe you have a sense of dullness or flatness, like everything is a shade of gray as opposed to vibrant colors. Maybe other people have noticed that you have been down, not being yourself. Perhaps you have feelings of grief, rage, despair, and hopelessness that have become so intense that you have contemplated taking your own life. The darkness may seem unbearable at times. All of these are signs that you may be struggling with depression. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Many people battle with depression and many people are winning or have won that battle. Depression counseling can breath life back into you, revitalizing who you really are.
Having anxiety can be brutal. It can dominate your life. It can color your experience of everything to turn it from enjoyable to intolerable. Although anxiety shows up differently for different people, it manifests in one’s mind, emotions, and body. In your mind, your thoughts may seem like they are flying a million miles an hour and can not be controlled. And, it seems like attempts to quiet down your mind only makes it worse! These thoughts can prevent you from having the relationships you want, having fun, relaxing, sleeping soundly, and a myriad of other activities in your life. Anxiety counseling can reduce the power these thoughts have over you, opening up new possibilities for your life.