Bethany HendricksonMA, LMHC
Life is complex and can feel overwhelming and lonely at times. When we encounter obstacles, either within ourselves or outside of our control, it may be helpful to have a safe space to unload and work through issues with another person. Therapy, or counseling, is the process of unraveling, sorting through, and shedding light on our internal thoughts and emotions. This process creates internal space and room for personal change and development.
I work with people from a relational, psychodynamic, and person-centered approach. This means that I believe that you are the absolute best expert on yourself. My role in therapy is to listen and respond to where you are, who you are, and what you are bringing to each session. Whether you are looking for help with depression or anxiety, sexuality, cultural identity, family issues, or spirituality, I believe that relationships are a powerful tool for exploration, healing, and growth. Together we will explore how your body, mind, and spirit interact and influence how you think and feel.
I have particular training and experience in areas of trauma and abuse, anxiety, and PTSD. I work with adult women and men, as well as adolescents. I welcome questions, and would love to meet with you for a free 15 minute consultation so that you can get a feel for whether I would be a good therapeutic fit for you.
I graduated with my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2012, after completing a clinical internship working with adolescents, and families. For the past 3 years I have worked at Sound Mental Health with adult individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system and probation. My work there has focused on issues of trauma, mood disorders, and issues of addiction. I am currently an affiliate of Northwest Family Life where I counsel individuals dealing with general issues, as well as domestic violence and trauma.
In my personal life I am a singer and musician, certified yoga instructor, and cycling enthusiast. I believe in holistic health, and in practicing what I preach by developing a mindful, balanced lifestyle.
- Depression and Mood Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Personal development
- Relationship issues
- Racial and Cultural identity
- Issues of Addiction
- Trauma Recovery and issues of Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Washington State Department of Health #LH60511822
- Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, 2012
- Bachelor of Arts, Music, Western Washington University, 2007
- Member, American Counseling Association