How I Work

Just as our physical bodies move toward healing, I believe that our minds and spirits also move toward health after being wounded. Because "one size" does not fit all, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-oriented therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR).

I believe that counseling is a collaborative effort. If we agree to work together, we will spend the first few sessions identifying, assessing, and clarifying your areas of concern, and developing treatment goals. These goals may be clarified and changed at any time during our work together. If I believe that your issues are outside my range of experience, I will work with you to find the appropriate referral.

The counseling relationship is one that models what relationships are like in life, so it is important that we discuss any concerns you have during our time together. Sometimes clients want to avoid conflict or are concerned about taking care of my feelings. Even though it may not be easy, I have found that when clients tell me how they feel, it often leads to unexpected insights and forward movement in your therapy. It is also important to say good-bye when our time together ends, so we can review your progress and strategize about next steps for you.

"People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive..."
-Joseph Campbell

Kathleen Albin, MA, LMHC, FT 425/299-7753