Colleen Bowersock,Counselor, M.A., CMHCA

Colleen Bowersock,Counselor, M.A., CMHCA

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor - LH 61234886
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Cost per Session: $110.00
Couples: $120.00
Free Initial Consultation


University Place , Washington 98466

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My Approach to Helping

Congratulations. You have taken the first step in finding a counselor. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, obsessive thinking, trauma, panic attacks, destructive habits, or relationship concerns. Any one of these personal issues creates unnecessary suffering. Perhaps you are unsure of what is causing your distress, but you want something different. I am eager to help you increase your understanding and improve your situation. We will explore what has brought you to therapy and what it is that you are looking to change in your life to enable you to create the life that you want.

For you to make changes, you need acceptance and empathy. I will create a space where you feel seen, heard, validated, and understood as you deepen your insights about what you want. Feeling respected and valued provides the basis for personal change.

Besides drawing upon your personal strengths, I use cognitive behavioral therapy and family of origin interventions to address your issues as they restrict your ability to enjoy your life. I also have additional training in body-psychotherapy (a form of mindfulness) which is effective for deep-seated anxiety and depression.

Every person is unique, and I adapt my approach to meet your needs. I enjoy working with adults, who are struggling, of all ages and from all backgrounds. My depth of experience and personal growth underpin my work as a counselor in helping you to reach your goals.

The next step is for you to reach out to a counselor who can assist you in identifying what it is that you want and how to go about making that change. If you like what I have said, I would like to be that counselor. I offer a phone session at no cost to you, so you can decide whether I am the right fit counselor. I look forward to hearing from you.

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

I am skilled at supporting people in changing their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can get your needs met. For instance, if you are struggling with unhealthy thinking, I will help you to rethink those negative thoughts so that you feel better and have a more realistic outlook. I am skilled at helping people identify what it is that they are feeling and how it is that they block their feelings through defenses. For example, if you struggle from panic or anxiety attacks, underneath that panic are unexpressed emotions such as sadness or anger. As you begin to identify and feel your emotions, more often than not your panic attacks will cease.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

The question that I like to ask is: When you are done counseling, what will be different in your life? By answering this straightforward question, you and I both get a sense of what it is that you want to be different. Answering this question may help you to know yourself better or solidify how you are interested in growing through therapy.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Doubt
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

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