Silvia Behrend, D. Min, M.Div, APA

Silvia Behrend, D. Min, M.Div, APA

Professions: Coaching, Counseling, Pastoral Counseling
License Status: Other (see below)
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 01782
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1107 West Bay Dr
Olympia, Washington 98501 - United States
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We don't consciously choose to be in crisis, repeat unhealthy patterns of behavior or thought, be depressed, unhappy or disconnected from our authentic self. Instead of choice, we live out patterns set into motion from family of origin, cultural or religious experiences that impede our ability to choose a life in line with our destiny or potential.

When unconscious or unaware of how patterns repeat themselves, we will behave, think and feel in ways that hurt ourselves and those around us. Recognizing, accepting and working with deep unconscious patterns allows us to change the way we navigate the world and opens up new possibilities for health and healing.

Patterns are universal in nature, can be both healthy and unhealthy as well as provide the blueprint for how to live a life in harmony with oneself, others and one's own destiny. They reveal how humanity has traversed the experience of being human from birth to death. The mandates of each stage of life are encoded in sacred stories, myths, fairy tales, dreams and images.

Whether dealing with trauma experienced in the past or in the present, changes in life circumstances, or transitions from one stage or life to another, the possibility for moving through life with more grace, freedom and ease is available to each person. Change and choice can occur with awareness, insight, action and the perseverance to stay with the task at hand.

My work is to help you discern the patterns which hold you back, find ways to interrupt their hold on your life and help you align to a more positive and life enhancing pattern. I do so by holding a judgement free environment, using a variety of therapeutic approaches, and listening closely to what your stories, dreams and images reveal about where you are now and what your future might look like.

As a Certified Pattern Analyst, I look for the archetypal in the temporal, that is, how each life unfolds according to the universal patterns of humanity and how they express in each individual?s life. As a minister, I am drawn to the soul's desire for wholeness and health. As an educator, I share the knowledge available in the wisdom traditions for personal growth.

Email or Call Silvia Behrend, D. Min, M.Div, APA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01782

More Info About My Practice

I do not bill insurance companies. Sessions are fifty minutes long. I will work with you (and your spouse if you come in for couples counseling together), but to maintain the security of your therapy, I will not take referrals from you for your friends or other family members. The therapeutic time and space is dedicated to you.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am specifically attuned to the patterns that get set in early childhood that determine our view of ourselves and the world. When patterns remain unrecognized, we repeat them unconsciously and are unable to live out our authentic self. These patterns are not personal, they are universal. A child who grows up in a home without a father will develop a certain way of experiencing themselves and the world. A child with a mother who is too loving or too intrusive will also set into motion a pattern of belief in their son and daughter about who they can be in the world. In most cases, it is the child's need to adapt to the world in order to survive that creates difficulties in the adult world. My work with you is to identify the patterns in your life and help you recognize what drives your beliefs and behaviors. The next step is to interrupt those patterns and align to a more healthy pattern. No one lets go of the past, the best we can do is to recognize and accept it, then work to change our habitual responses. To do so requires consciousness and the ability to choose, we are not doomed to repeat the past, nor are we fated to always be the black sheep, the sin-eater, the responsible or irresponsible one in the family. My role is to listen to the stories, dreams and images you bring, identify the pattern and develop ways to change.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Adult, women's issues, life transitions and mentoring, death and dying, archetypal pattern analysis, GLBTQ issues

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Types of Therapy

  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Other - Not Listed Here

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