Joseph Popelka MS NCC LMHC, Counseling in Bellingham, Washington, 98225

Joseph Popelka MS NCC LMHC

Joseph Popelka MS NCC LMHC
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Joseph Popelka MS NCC LMHC

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - LH60327164
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 41962
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
Office 1
1155 N State St
(Herald Building)
Bellingham, Washington 98225
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: 135.00 per 75 minute session, Free 30 minute consultation

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I love working with couples. I know that when you first met your partner there were moments where everything clicked- there is nothing like that feeling. Unfortunately, as time goes on we often get stuck in negative cycles where we continually feel like we miss our partner. Just like there is nothing like the feeling of really clicking with the one you love, there is nothing quite as painful as feeling disconnected. I work with couples to identify where they are stuck and then change those stuck places to allow for more connection. Having a safe, secure and stable relationship is something that I believe we are all capable of and I look forward to working with you and your partner to help you build a relationship that you want to come home to.
In order to do this, I utilize emotionally focused couple's counseling. This evidence-based model gives me a clear roadmap to understanding where you are in your relationship and how to get where you want to be (More connection!).

Email or Call Joseph Popelka MS NCC LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 41962

More Info About My Practice

I offer evening and weekend morning appointments. Standard couple's therapy sessions run 75 minutes.

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

I specialize in couple's therapy. Whether you and your partner are seeking pre-marital counseling or are struggling to overcome significant relationship traumas I believe that I have the skills to help you make sense of what is going on in your relationship. Once we make sense of it we will take the steps together to strengthen your bond with your lover. I see couple's overcoming infidelity, struggling to adapt to significant medical concerns, and suffering from the loss of a significant family member. I firmly believe that we are best able to cope with the difficulties that life throws at us when we have a safe, secure and reliable relationship with our partners.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Couple's therapy has traditionally been a difficult field with, honestly, pretty horrible outcomes. This is largely because we really have only had a model for what love is and why it is important for the last 20 years or so. The field of adult attachment and loves provides us with a clear understanding of why we fight, and how to re-connect with your partner. Often couple's in therapy drop out for a few different reasons. Sometimes it is because they feel that the couple's therapist is siding with their partner, other times they sense that the therapist is overwhelmed by the intensity of their relationship and sometimes the therapist just seems to get it wrong (over and over again).

One of the things that I love about the Adult Attachment research and emotionally focused couple's counseling is that it can clearly explain what is happening in our relationships and identifies the negative cycle as the problem, this allows couples to stop blaming each other and start taking steps towards one another.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Method

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