My name is Lindsey, I am a compassionate and enthusiastic licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Bellevue, WA
Supervised by Erin Manhardt, LMHC
I utilize CBT interventions to help client's understand their behaviors and create strategies for the changes they are hoping to see. This may include coping skills training, behavioral activation, mindfulness, or other interventions. While I utilize behavioral strategies, I also empower the client to determine how they want to use their session.
To help clients to better understand their internal worlds and the landscapes of their emotional states, I often utilize internal family systems. I believe this gives clients the opportunity to develop compassion for all parts of them selves, past and present experiences, and better understand how to serve their needs.
I have years of experience working with clients from various backgrounds in addiction therapy, including use of substances, video gaming and media consumption, and pornography use. My approach is judgement free and compassionate. I believe in creating a supportive environment where clients can explore the root causes of their addictive patterns.
I utilize concepts from ACT to help clients develop a better understand of their values and sense of self. Values help us to understand who we are, what is important to us, where we want to go in life, and ultimately how to move towards those goals.