Welcome to Clearwater Counseling, LLC
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington and Hawaii. I offer video telehealth sessions to Washington clients and Hawaii clients and can see clients in person in West Maui. I specialize in psychotherapy for adolescents and adults struggling with stress and anxiety, depression, phobias, grief, panic attacks, OCD, and relationship issues. I also work with clients who are seeking to improve communication with others, gain a better understanding of themselves, and improve happiness and meaning in their lives. Some special populations I counsel are health care professionals seeking to work through secondary traumas and stressful work environments, clients and family members who have recently been impacted by a type 1 diabetes diagnosis, and those suffering from tinnitus & hyperacusis.
My therapeutic approach is based in mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. Clients benefit from counseling by sharing their experiences in a non-judgemental setting where they can learn tools for change. We often explore a client's past experiences and family of origin, as our pasts greatly influence who we are today and the expectations we have about relationships.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is known to be one of the most effective approaches to use with clients suffering from low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. It is based on the theory that our thoughts, rather than external events, generate our moods. In practicing thought-replacement techniques it is possible for clients who once felt like victims of life's events, to focus on the positive that may come from those events. In practicing mindfulness, we focus on the present, let go of the past, and learn not to dwell on the uncontrollable future. We focus on how our thoughts influence our happiness and realize that lasting happiness comes from within.
I invite you to explore my website further and to contact me with any questions you may have before scheduling your first appointment.
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