Rene Laventure (she/her)

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Accepting Clients

I believe change happens when we fully accept all of who we are, our strengths as well as our vulnerabilities. That is the work of therapy.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Bellingham, WA

About My Clients

WE all learned limiting beliefs in childhood which helped us survive childhood but no longer serve us as adults. We also carry unresolved emotions from past events, like fear, anxiety, anger and shame which keep us stuck in hurtful patterns. Therapy is the process of challenging these core beliefs, healing unresolved emotions and replacing patterns that no longer serve us. This allows us to live a more authentic life, experience more intimacy in relationships and experience more confidence.

My Background and Approach

I offer 20+ years of experience in a variety of professional settings: college counseling centers, military bases in US and Germany , a community mental health center and of course private practice. I have found that people enter therapy for a variety of reasons. Their common ground , however, is pain. Pain that they want their lives to be more alive, their relationships more intimate and their goals and dreams not so difficult to accomplish. I have found various helpful tools in my work. My primary focus is client centered therapy and I have found great value in the use of mindfulness, emotional freedom technique( a gentle mind-body approach) and exploring childhood experiences and how they impact our adult lives. I also believe in the healing power of curiosity, laughter and time spent in nature. But therapy is first and foremost about you and your hopes for change.It is my role to create a safe and compassionate space for those changes to take place.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I approach therapy believing in the basic goodness of people. Healing may not be so much about "getting better", as about letting go of everything that holds us back from living our most authentic, fulfilling life. Releasing emotional pain from past trauma, challenging our limiting beliefs about ourselves and the world, and letting go of our unrelenting critical thoughts allows our own innate wisdom and goodness to naturally emerge.The process of therapy can be like peeling an onion. As concerns are explored and healed, the next deeper issue is allowed to surface to be healed, in a natural and organic process. I strongly believe that healing and change takes place in the relationship between client and therapist. When a client feels safe, deeply heard and accepted for who they are, then they can take the necessary risks to explore those parts of themselves they want to keep hidden and allow themselves to be seen and grow into their wholeness.I love being part of this ongoing process.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 46 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 180/session


360 441-5724 Email Rene
1106 Harris Ave.,
Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225

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