Adult Individual Therapy

Individual counseling is useful for addressing a variety of concerns – from general life stress, to recovery from traumatic events, to specific mental health conditions.

Our providers are trained in a Family Systems approach to treatment.
Your presenting concern is viewed through a framework that includes understanding how multiple layers of influence, such as biological, psychological, spiritual, and familial-generational, co-create and maintain your concerns.

Common Concerns We Can Help Address:

Anger management
Attachment issues
Behavioral concerns
Gender and sexuality (see Pride Program)
Grief and/or loss
Life transitions
Perinatal Wellness (see Bloom)
Relationship issues
Stress management
And More…

Additional Training/Therapeutic Approaches:

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

CBT + (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus)

TF–CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) (see DBT)

EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)

FFT (Functional Family Therapy)

Motivational Interviewing

Certified Brain Health Coach

Certified Eating Psychology Coach

Maternal Mental Health Specialist

Infertility Specialist

At least one provider in our office has received additional training in these areas.
For information about who offers each, see Our Providers.

We now offer Online Therapy for Washington State.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective method for improving mental health and quality of life for concerns ranging from generalized anxiety to depression to eating disorders and more serious concerns.

Unlike other forms of therapy, CBT focuses on the “right now,” rather than deep-diving into the cause of the problem. It helps clients to recognize their own unproductive thoughts and behaviors in the moment and provides methods to change them.

CBT allows for self-reflection and self-correction.

Core Principles

Psychological problems are, at least in part, due to:

  1. Unhelpful ways of thinking
  2. Unhelpful learned behaviors

Core Goals

  • Decrease and manage symptoms of presenting concern
  • Decrease and replace unhelpful ways of thinking
  • Decrease and replace unhelpful behaviors
  • Develop effective coping methods
  • Resolve relationship conflicts
  • Cope with grief/loss
  • And more…

Common Strategies

  • Learn to recognize perception distortions, and reevaluate in the context of reality
  • Understand behaviors and motivations of others
  • Develop confidence in self
  • Adapt problem-solving skills to difficult situations
  • Face fears
  • Utilize role playing to prepare for upcoming situations
  • Use techniques to calm mind and body

CBT has been supported in both psychological research and clinical practice, and has been found to be as or more helpful than comparable techniques and medications.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus (CBT+)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus (CBT+) is an integration of multiple therapeutic techniques, specifically:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

All of these therapies are evidence-based and emphasize approaching problems from different perspectives.

CBT+ allows for a broader view of the presenting concern, and incorporates real-world problems into the framework. For example, CBT+ integrates concerns such as poverty, racism, and marginalization into the approach to treatment.

CBT+ also adds a stronger emphasis to relationships and dives further into the history of the client.


Eating Psychology

Eating Psychology Coaching is an exciting and cutting edge approach developed by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

It effectively addresses concerns including:
Weight concerns
Binge eating
Emotional eating
Body image challenges
Various nutrition related health concerns

Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationships, family, intimacy, life stress, and so much more.

According to the Institute for the Psychology of Eating – In America:

  • Nearly 70% of adults are classified as overweight or obese
  • ~90% of women are unhappy with their appearance
  • 81% of 10 year old girls experience a fear of being fat
  • 97% of women confess they have at least one “I hate my body moment” each day
  • ~75% of all diseases could be prevented with better nutrition
  • ~108 million individuals are on a diet
  • 99% of those who diet gain back the weight they lose within a year
  • Within a decade, 67% of the population is projected to have some form of diabetes


Eating Psychology coaches are able to support you with both strategies and nutrition principles.

The strategies provided are doable, sustainable, and nourishing and, most importantly, yield results.

For eating psychology articles, look here.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Please see our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) page here.


Please see our Bloom – Perinatal and Family Planning Therapy page here.


Please see our Pride Program page here.

Meet our Providers

Our staff is trained to provide a broad range of therapies such as couples therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy for children, teens and adults.

our providers
call: 253.460.7248
fax: 253.564.4409
3560 Bridgeport Way W
Suite 2-C
University Place, WA 98466