Elaine J. Webster, MA, LMHC
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Coubselor|
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My goal is to help you as my client to trust yourself and your emotional process more deeply as a path toward healing. I am focused on what works best for you as we come to understand what you need from therapy and what may be in the way of living your life to the fullest.
The therapeutic relationship is unique in that it allows you a safe place to explore thoughts and emotions without judgment.
Over the past 20 plus years, I have completed hundreds of hours of post graduate training in therapy techniques, theory and ethics. I have thousands of hours of professional experience working with a wide range of client issues from chronic mental illness to mild depression and anxiety as a therapist and a clinical supervisor.
I have come to understand empathy and the desire to listen deeply to others as a gift, a vocation and a privilege.
Most importantly, I have learned a great deal about what truly helps people from many wise and courageous clients who have allowed me to provide guidance and support on their personal healing journey. I encourage you to direct your sessions and allow me to act as an experienced guide to assist in identifying what is needed to help you reach your goals.
For couples, I am a support to both partners. I do not take sides. I encourage kindness and honesty and learning to communicate with each other in ways that promote connection and deeper understanding. Negative emotions are viewed as guideposts identifying things that get in the way of intimacy and meeting each other's deepest needs. We identify the negative cycle together and learn new ways of self-expression and fulfillment in relationship. Often this involves one or both partners seeking individual therapy. If that is the case I am able to provide a list of skilled therapists for referral.
I am available to discuss your needs by phone and have flexible scheduling for my clients.
Email or Call Elaine J. Webster, MA, LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13795
More Info About My Practice
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington.
( #: LH00006691)
I am a paneled provider for Premera and First Choice.
I completed my Masters degree in Psychology from Seattle University in
1990 and received my Bachelors
degree in Psychology from the University
of Washington in 1983.
I am an enthusiastic supporter of new parents during their transiiton to parenthood. I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and I am a Certified Gottman Educator for the Bringing Baby Home Workshop for couples.
I provide seasoned parenting consultations and I am a Reflective Parenting facilitator.
I have a child specialist designation from the state of Washington.
In addition to my paid work as a therapist, I volunteer as a clinical supervisor in a low fee psychotherapy clinic in Seattle.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Being a psychotherapist is a central part of who I am as a person. I am deeply interested in people and in finding meaning and purpose in life. Learning how to help others with integrating difficult life experiences and making sense of their life story is not only important to me but vital to living my life with purpose. I have seen many clients lives change for the better and there is nothing more rewarding than that. Beyond this is how helping parents makes a difference generationally. I cannot think of anything more exciting for me to do with my life.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Parents of young children, post-partum mood disorders, couples counseling, parent education, trauma survivors including sexual abuse, issues of divorce and family adjustment, mid-life re-evaluation. Advanced training in Emtion Focused Couples Therapy. Certified Gottman Educator.
Reflective Parenting Facilitator.
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