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I would like to welcome you to Riverwalk Counseling, a private office serving the local community since 2009. If you are experiencing emotional distress or if you wonder about having a psychological or psychiatric disorder, you may benefit from a psychological assessment and a plan for treatment.
Even if you just feel that there is something "off" in your life, a nagging feeling that something is wrong, loss of enthusiasm for life, frustration with everything, or a constant sense of doom, talking with a professional is easier than you think. When worry becomes a default way of life it can affect your work, your relationships, your health, your self-confidence. Schedule an appointment and make sure to check it out.
At Riverwalk counseling, treatment is personalized, tailored to reach the needs of each individual. My job is to listen, ask directed questions, and help steer clients towards accomplishing their goals. You can read a little more on the website about the different evidence-based therapeutic modalities that have helped many of my clients and they may help you.
Are you experiencing
Stress, Worry, Anxiety, PTSD, Panic
Depression, Relationship problems
Emotional Eating, OCD, Body Image issues
FEEL Better through personalized counseling
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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.
We are in-network with all of the following Health Insurance carriers but if you don't see
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United Behavioral Health
Providence Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
We are 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 75 dollars will be charged for a regular 50-minute counseling session.
TELEhealth is covered by insurance the same way as a regular in-person appointment. 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
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TELEhealth services available
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