Bethany FoelberMACP, LMHCA
Phone: (704) 981-1670
Office Location: 614 W McGraw St Suite 204, Seattle WA 98119
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA, MC60946374) in the state of Washington, and graduated with my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
I completed my counseling clinical internship at Navos Mental Health Agency in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. There, I worked with children ages 0-5 and their caregiver(s), utilizing an attachment based, trauma informed, and culturally aware therapeutic approach. I have worked both locally and internationally with sex trafficking survivors and individuals who have encountered sexual abuse and trauma.
Much of our current suffering hold roots in our past, and can be difficult to approach alone. Understanding where you come from and the systems and relationships that have shaped you is important. Significantly, our interactions with caretakers and families form our understanding about love, trust and safety. This deeply informs how I work as a therapist.
My primary therapeutic approach is relational psychodynamic. This means that the therapeutic relationship that forms between us will serve as our guiding force. My technique integrates narrative, attachment and trauma forward modalities. I take a somatic approach, meaning that I believe we must incorporate mind, body and emotions in the healing process. I believe that the mind and body are not separate, but both carry our stories and experiences.
When working together, I will pay attention to your narratives, and how relationships have shaped, harmed and healed you. We will bring focus to where you may feel stuck and at dis-ease in your life. By tending to and exploring the parts of who you are, there can be a meeting of one’s shadows, a deepening of self- awareness, and a creation of new experiences.
Areas of focus:
- Stress and anxiety
- Grief and loss
- Family of origin issues
- Sexual abuse/trauma
- Relationship difficulties