Who is the Therapist
Welcome! Riverwalk Counseling is a private counseling office in Richland, WA that has been serving the local community since 2009.
If you have COVID-19 fatigue if you are stressed, annoyed with people around you if you have lost your enthusiasm, if you are angry or sad, these may be symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Anxiety or depression create distorted thinking and trigger negative behaviors. That's when you may find yourself withdrawing, complaining, arguing and trying to feel better by overeating, smoking, using alcohol or using other addictive behaviors.
Managing emotions when you are upset is difficult. It is hard to find positive perspective when you are hurting. Maybe your work supervisor is passive-aggressive and doesn't value you. It can feel unfair. You may start to ruminate or feel overwhelmed in the thought of going pack to work and looking for a new job may seem too hard. Psychotherapy can help you become organize your thoughts, become aware of your strengths, learn how to manage your emotions and get back to being in control of your life!
At Riverwalk Counseling, treatment is personalized, tailored to the needs of each individual. My job is to listen, ask directed questions, and help you clarify your goals and plan the steps to to accomplish them.
Scroll down to find out about the therapeutic modalities that have helped many of the Riverwalk Counseling clients.
We Use Evidence-Based Therapy
Each person thinks about life in their own way. You have your personal goals and the reasons why those goals are important to you. In therapy, I will ask you about your goals and we will refer to them often because we will be working on a plan to get you there. A treatment plan is like a "map". A therapeutic modality (like CBT, ACT, DBT you will read about in the next section) will provide a "set of tools" to help you "open the road", to look for "a new road" or to create "a new road" to get you to your goals. There are many therapeutic modalities but only a handful have been studied and proven to deliver reliable results.
To prove that any type of psychotherapy is effective, it needs to undergo rigorous scientific research. The criteria for determining evidence-based treatment rely on rigorous study and controlled clinical trials. Although therapy can be generally helpful, few modalities (also called methods or therapies) are backed by evidence for their long-lasting effectiveness.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy are all evidence-based therapies with several decades of research backing their effectiveness. They all require training and practice and I have used them with success for several years. In therapy, you may notice that we will use a combination of CBT, ACT, DBT to provide seamless personal treatment that works.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Emerged in the 60s and was founded by psychologist Aaron Beck. CBT is a type of psychotherapy that will help you focus on any disturbing thought patterns that have a negative effect on your emotions and teach you how to challenge and change them. When what you are thinking makes you feel stuck, or overwhelmed it is time to examine it, find any distorted thinking, and replace it with more realistic thoughts gaining clarity and feeling free and happy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 80s by Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington. DBT was initially developed to treat patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, but it has been proven valuable for treating eating disorders, depression, or anxiety. DBT is based on 4 skill modules: 1) Mindfulness; 2) Distress Tolerance; 3) Emotion Regulation; and 4) Interpersonal Effectiveness. Your therapist will use all of them at different times.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was developed in the 80s by psychologist Steven Hayes. Instead of eliminating difficult feelings, ACT aims to help the person stay present with their feelings realizing that they are not harmful but part of life experience. Acceptance breaks through old mental barriers and creates a sense of containment within the self.
When you learn to accept unpleasant feelings and not to overreact to them you will feel a lot more control over your life.
In-Network with Health Insurance
IN-NETWORK with all of the following Health Insurance carriers but
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United Behavioral Health
Providence Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross
OUT-OF-NETWORK with Kaiser Core, Medicare, Medicaid, and Apple State insurance. Please reach out if you have any questions. If you want more details on your out-of-network benefits contact our office and we will assist you.
PRIVATE PAY: If you want to cover the cost of your counseling sessions on your own,
a fee of 120 dollars will be charged for a regular 50-minute counseling session.
TELEhealth is covered by most health insurance plans (check your health insurance website or call them to make sure TELEhealth is covered by your plan). Click here if you have any insurance questions related to TELEhealth.
404 Bradley Blvd. #205
Richland, WA 99352
Monday - Friday 11:00 - 18:30
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:30 - 16:30
In-Network with Insurance
TELEhealth services available
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