Rebecca Waterston

MA, LMHC

The welcome mat is out for you....New Directions Counseling is a safe place to explore yourself and build a life that works for you.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kirkland, WA

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I have worked with a number of clients who came in frightened by trauma, anxiety and panic attacks. It is such a pleasure to watch them conquer those negative experiences and feel whole again. We can then move into dealing with everyday stresses, addiction, interpersonal difficulties or relationships. "It is a miracle"... has been said by more than one client, others expressed "I can't believe how far I've come," Most say they're pleased with how quickly we 'tuned in' to just what they needed.

My Background and Approach

The approach I take truly depends upon my client. Some deal with anxiety, neglect, or emotional abuse or worse from childhood. This is complex trauma, and I use Lifespan Integration therapy (L.I.) and Hypnotherapy to help clients clear this trauma in a gentle and non-invasive way that truly works. This frees us to begin to recognize behavior patterns that no longer serve us well so we can make day-to-day life more calm and fulfilling. Some feel overwhelmed, stressed by work, misunderstood by loved ones, or have difficulty coping with life or a particular issue or person. We all choose emotional coping strategies...but some are more effective than others. I am gentle with this exploration and together we find new ways to deal with life's ups and downs. Addiction recovery usually involves many of these same issues, along with the challenges of staying sober. We can work together on mental health issues right along with building a happy, joyous and free sobriety.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I bring a warm, non-judgmental acceptance to each of my clients. I am told that my clients have a feeling of trust upon meeting me - and I strive to always live up to that trust. I work with persons of any faith or no faith, but a client can request Christian counseling, if they wish me to include that part of my experience. I am respectful of all walks of life, beliefs, creeds and colors. I am well-versed in issues facing women (of all ages) in our society and believe women are equals in all ways. I want to see women fully love themselves and feel unafraid to face the world. I facilitate a couple of Addiction Treatment groups and enjoy working with those in recovery, an area I identify with strongly. I have a depth of life experience, having worked in different fields. I find that helpful to me in better understanding my client. But that experience has also brought an deep understanding of some of the pain and the work it takes to build a new and joyous life.

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 185/session

Info

4255319648 Email Rebecca
11417 124th Ave NE
Suite 202
Kirkland, WA 98033

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