West Breedlove

M.A.
Accepting Clients

Hi! My name is West Breedlove. I am a trauma-informed therapist practicing in the beautiful city of Chattanooga, TN.

Counselor in Chattanooga, TN
Supervised by Steve McIlvaine, M.A., LMFT #129, LPC-MHSP #560

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Do you feel alone and unknown while the rest of the world seems to have it all together? Does shame feel like your constant companion because of some unwanted sexual behavior? Perhaps you're in an abusive relationship and feel there's no way out. Or you have intrusive thoughts and can’t help but compulsively react to make them go away for a few minutes. If any of these describes you, then let's connect. I want to hear you. Together we can make meaning of your pain and find a way forward.

My Background and Approach

I have special training in three distinct areas: Trauma counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and OCD. My heart is drawn to people struggling in any of these areas, and sometimes they overlap. In my experience, most of the negative stuff happening inside of us is a result of attachment ruptures. We thought we could predict the reliability of someone in our world, but they let us down. Not only that, we may have even failed ourselves in ways we never thought possible. My work is to help you heal and repair those attachment ruptures, and get you back to a place of safety and trust. As an OCD specialist, I help you get in the places you keep avoiding and stay there until the anxiety decreases (called exposure & response prevention (ERP), which is the treatment of choice). My OCD clients have successfully faced a lot of painful and scary thoughts -- “what-if” thoughts about their sexual attractions, pedophilia, God, hell, hurting someone, and reality-based fears.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a Christian, I see you as one made in the image of God. I see this world, with all of its sin, spin, pain, and suffering as the stage of God's story. But, friend, I will not slap a spiritual bandaid on your suffering. I am not going to tell you to "Take two verses and call me in the morning." My convictions about God, Jesus, Scripture, and the Church are vital sources of joy for me. However, they can be a trigger for others. I get that. Spiritual trauma is a true form of suffering. Religious abuse is unacceptable. I work for you. I will not impose on you my spiritual values. I acknowledge your dignity and will give you the judgment-free respect you deserve.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Rate: $100/session

Info

4239309030 Email West
3069 S. Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37408

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