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Mrs. Heather Lynn Hanson Grudzinski LPC, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 306 S Wells Avenue, Renton, WA 98057
Clinical Interests: depression, relationship issues, perfectionism ... (Read more)
Ms. Truus Helena Jansen LMFT, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 5414 S Orcas Street, Seattle, WA 98118
Clinical Interests: depression, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), positive psychotherapy (PPT) ... (Read more)
Lama Alameddine PSY
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Address: 400 S 43rd Street, Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 425-656-5566
Bridgitte Mathiasen BS, MSCC, LMHC
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Social Work, Family Therapy
Address: 4445 S Talbot Road, Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 425-690-3414
Patricia J. Stern
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 3915 S Talbot Road, Renton, WA 98055
Ms. Wendy Ann Naiman LMFT
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 707 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
Clinical Interests: religious/spiritual issues, anxiety, premarital counseling ... (Read more)
Debra Ann Thomas LMFTA
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 6000 Southcenter Boulevard, Tukwila, WA 98188
Mrs. Stephanie K. Haroldsen LICSW, MSW
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy, Social Work
Address: 220 S 3rd Place, Renton, WA 98057
Clinical Interests: depression, perfectionism, sandplay therapy ... (Read more)
Mr. Jerald Henry Stockman M.S., LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 6511 SE 150th Place, Bellevue, WA 98006
Gregory Lee Arnold
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 10001 S 17th Place, Boulevard Park, WA 98168
Clinical Interests: autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders), Somatic Experiencing, expressive arts therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Janine Jones PHD
Specializes in Child Psychology, Family Therapy
Address: 5224 S Wilson Avenue, Seattle, WA 98118
Ms. Jaime Dawson LMHC
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy, Art Therapy
Address: 58 S Logan Avenue, Renton, WA 98057
Clinical Interests: mindfulness, group therapy services, emotional abuse ... (Read more)
Kelley Molinari
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 4300 S Talbot Road, Renton, WA 98055
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, group therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Alexandra L. Mehling LMHC
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 3438 S 148th Street, Tukwila, WA 98168
Ms. Jenaya Lee Van Horn-Dobberstein LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 15455 S 65th Avenue, Tukwila, WA 98188
Ms. Carol Lynn Kelley LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 258 SW 43rd Street, Renton, WA 98057
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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is commonly referred to as talk therapy or simply therapy. Trained therapists help and guide patients as they talk through issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make healthy changes.

The use of therapy is extremely common, with millions of people going through therapy each year in the United States alone. It can be useful for patients who want to learn coping skills when they are facing difficult issues or need to heal from past trauma. Therapy can also be a support tool when patients are facing stressful periods in their life. Essentially, therapy is helpful any time life events require more mental or emotional resources than a patient currently has. Change is a major theme of therapy, offering a supportive environment for patients to make changes to their life or themselves so that past problems stop recurring in the future.

There are several different types of psychotherapy, with the most common being cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. This type of therapy focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a form of CBT that encourages acceptance and validation as well as change. Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships and communication as a pathway to feeling better. Psychoanalysis, an older form of therapy invented by Sigmund Freud, teaches that all problems stem from the unconscious. Although many people see therapists by themselves, not all psychotherapy is one-on-one. For example, in family therapy, the therapist treats a family as a unit. Patients can also participate in group therapy, where they meet as a group to work on issues.

Psychotherapy is a safe, powerful healing tool that can help patients lead happier and healthier lives. However, therapy is a joint effort between the patient and the therapist. Both need to work together in order for therapy to be effective.
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