Whatever problem or situation brings you to therapy, you are so much more than your problems. I see my client as a whole person capable of healthy relationships, growth and achieving personal goals and dreams. Together we work on strengthening hope and trust, building deeper understanding of feelings/needs, reframing patterns of thought and belief that are no longer life-serving and developing and applying strong interpersonal and communication skills in your daily life. Holistic counseling meets you where you're at, with your problems, losses, emotions and perceived limitations, and helps you to move to new, higher levels of selfcare, personal success and healthy relationships. We address how you care for your body, respond to the world and nurture your inner/spiritual life.
In addition to ongoing therapy, I also offer two-to-three session "personal tune-ups", taking more of a coaching approach to issues such as decision making, couple's relationships, life transitions and spiritual discovery. These semi-structured sessions are geared to people who would like a brief "boost" for purposes of personal renewal and growth.
As well as working with children, teens, families and adults, I offer time limited groups around topics such as ADHD and Highly Sensitive Persons. As an experienced School Psychologist, I provide insight in accessing the best possible school-based services.
or Call Joan Broeckling at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12289
More Info About My Practice
I try to make therapy as accessible and affordable as possible. I am a preferred provider for several insurances: Premera, Lifewise of Washington, Aetna, MHN, First Choice and Community Health Plan of Washington. Other insurances may reimburse you based on nonpreferred provider provisions. Please check with your insurance company for benefit and coverage information. For private pay clients, I am willing to adjust fees based on income. "Personal tune-ups" may not be billable to insurance.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
One of the main things I love about being a therapist is having the privilege of witnessing the transformation that occurs when a client experiences the freedom that comes when he or she resolves an issue, releasing the underlying pain and emotional burden that he or she has been carrying. There is a deep joy that accompanies emotional healing, especially when it outpictures as positive behavioral changes and happier, more satisfying relationships.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to be a compassionate listener, a guide, a questioner, a coach, a clarifier and a collaborative partner to my client. The therapy process is a joint client-therapist venture focused on bringing greater peace of mind, effective functioning, happiness and life satisfaction to the client. My role is to facilitate that process, always remaining sensitive to the client's moment-to-moment needs regarding the directions we take and the pace at which we move. With children, although there may be an identified client (the child), I see my role as one of facilitating growth not just for the child but for the family system in which they live.