Becky CampbellMA, LMHCA
To make an appointment, call (206) 588-5868
Offering in-person counseling in northwest Seattle
Offering online counseling for people within WA state
I’ve known from personal experience the absolute necessity of stopping and reconsidering what has or has not been working in life. I’ve also experienced renewal and regeneration I could not have imagined was possible in my mind, emotions, body, and soul. All of these parts of my story are what led to my becoming a counselor.
Before becoming a therapist, I worked in jobs as varied as draftsman, editor, barista, computer specialist (back in the ‘80’s so I definitely don’t claim to be tech-savvy today!), teacher, project manager, staff coordinator, and business owner. But my work as a therapist facilitates a long-time love of connecting more deeply with others and embracing how the beauty of our differences can collaboratively combine toward a better experience together.
Previous to my current therapeutic work in private practice affiliated with Northwest Family Life, I’ve walked alongside others as a therapist at Lahai Health in King and Snohomish Counties. I’ve also volunteered as a crisis counselor for a broad range of callers in distress and at an emergency shelter for survivors seeking respite from the commercial sex trade. Each precious person and experience I’ve encountered has invaluably contributed to who I am as a therapist today.
I approach counseling as a collaborative endeavor. You are the expert of your own life. At the same time, my training prepares me to facilitate a journey together with you through which we can explore many facets of your life that influence your reasons for seeking counseling. Because you are unique from any other person, facilitating this journey calls for a personalized approach.
I believe that when we are truly seen and valued in the uniqueness of who we are within our many life contexts, we can heal from the inside. Then we can best see and value others as well. In our work together, we will look for the parts of you that have been unwelcome, or even lost, and notice which parts of you have been working overtime. We will consider how these dynamics have impacted your experience of yourself and your relationships with others.
We will also pay attention to the wisdom of our bodies and minds. We will notice the messages your body might be trying to communicate to you— how patterns or incongruences manifest in your internal and relational rhythms, where generative movement ceases, and where fluidity halts or gets hijacked. We’ll honor what your unconscious motivations are seeking to say about the past, present, and future by listening together to this wise part of you that so humanly seeks to find meaning in your experiences and relationships. This might involve noticing patterns of speech or non-verbal communication. It might involve making connections to past relationships and events or exploring the significance of a dream. Tending to these interactions of body and mind, we will utilize our relationship to create new pathways of experience that, as interpersonal neurobiology research confirms, can actually change what you feel in your body and in your mind.
▪ Emotional & Psychological Abuse
▪ Disenfranchised Grief & Loss
Some people’s experiences can feel particularly lonely and lack a sense of validation by self or others because they are eclipsed by similar but more visible and recognizable issues. Whether or not an abusive relationship involves physical marks viewed by others, the non-material marks, often unseen by people around you, impact profoundly. Likewise, whether or not a loss involves an actual death of a family member or dear friend, it can turn your world upside down. Just a few examples of disenfranchised loss involve an estranged relationship, a sickness or disability, a relocation, or the death of an ex-spouse. Your particular experience matters to me, and I would be honored to walk with you through the challenging and nuanced experiences of your life.
Other Issues of Focus
- Complex PTSD
- Domestic Violence
- Life Transitions
- Narcissistic Personality
- Personal Growth
- Relationship Issues
- Systemic Oppression
Training and Credentials
- State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (#MC61288483)
- Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes (93 hours), as well as a number of other shorter somatic- or narrative trainings for treating trauma
- M.A. in Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
- B.A. in Spanish Linguistics at University of California, Irvine
- American Counseling Association
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
- Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Studies
- The Association for Creativity in Counseling
When I’m not working, I love getting together with my adult kids or with friends. My Southern California upbringing predisposes me to seek out sun every chance I get while staying active by going for walks, biking, and other outdoor activities. And, when I’m not outside, a couple things I love most are to dance and to play piano.
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