Vermeda Fred

Licensed marriage and family therapist

Vermeda Fred

Licensed marriage and family therapist

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) - LMF60078860
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Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

1715 C Street
Bellingham, Washington 98225

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My Approach to Helping

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist initially trained in family systems therapy, with additional training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Eating Disorders Therapy. I am also a certified mediator. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults, although I also treat middle-aged adults. If you have wondered how to find the right therapist for you, I provide a free 15-minute consultation where we will discuss a few short questions that might help you make the best choice. As you are now reading this message, you are already doing the most important step in beginning psychotherapy, and that is doing your search and research, committing to receiving the best treatment and compassionate support you need! You are also wanting change, and change is not easy nor immediate. We will identify the changes you want to make, and we will make a plan that makes sense to us both. It is so important to have a map to know how to get to where you want to go!

Your sessions in my practice will be led with compassion, respect, understanding and ongoing evaluation that the therapy process is working for you. There might be homework for you, in between sessions, to help you think and act a bit differently, when you are interested and in full agreement. It will be a safe arena for you to try on new behaviors and ways of thinking! I also provide training in mindfulness and self-hypnotherapy, to lower anxiety, and to expand awareness of your thoughts and how they are affecting your emotions and actions. Your therapy process will be more than talking on a regular basis; it will be medically-necessary, in-depth psychotherapy with measurable progress and results. I look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to begin!

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children age 10 and older; adolescents; young adults; adults in middle-age (up to 59).

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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