Paley Burlin

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Are you addicted to pornography? Look no further. I was addicted to porn for 15 years. I healed through therapy. You can too.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA
Supervised by William Stoner, LMHC (LH60133420)

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  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

As a member of the first generation to have access to free internet porn before even hitting puberty, I know firsthand how much porn can take over a person's life. It can ruin our romantic relationships and sap the joy and purpose from our lives. It often leaves us feeling weak, anxious and depressed. Pathetic, even. And it will continue to control us until we learn what is driving the addiction. For pretty much everyone, this is some kind of trauma.

My Background and Approach

The remedy for any kind of addiction is connection. If you find yourself addicted to porn, there is something blocking you from fully connecting with yourself. Over time, as we learn to face the pain of our past, feel our bodies, and learn the skills of connecting with all parts of ourselves, the need for addiction disappears. My style of therapy is a balance of warmth and playfulness vs direct challenge. There is never any judgment, and all thoughts/feelings are welcome. Depending on where you are in your healing process, there may be a fair bit of “psycho-education”, meaning I’m going to teach you things about how your emotions and your nervous system influence your behavior. Therapy can be fun, but it's also hard work. I often give homework assignments between sessions. Your progress is mostly determined by how much effort you put in. My orientation combines attachment theory, internal family systems/parts work, somatic/mindfulness practices, and expressive arts techniques.

Why I Became a Therapist

I believe we all deserve to be given the skills and resources necessary to live fulfilling lives, free of unnecessary suffering. We live in a culture that still doesn't value mental health nearly enough - if suicide rates are any indication. Too many of us keep our emotional pain hidden from others, and we suffer all sorts of consequences as a result, including to our physical health. When we hold onto chronic stress, our immune systems suffer. My passion is to be a part of the cause to change the story of mental health in this country. May we all have the support we need to live lives that we are proud of. May we all receive the healing we need to live with our hearts open.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $60 - 140/session

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