"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I change."

--Carl Rogers

Individual and Couple Therapy
in Tacoma and Seattle

Tacoma Office near Proctor District

35th & N. Cheyenne St

Ample Free Parking

Tacoma Detailed Directions

 

Seattle Office on Greenlake

Greenlake Wellness Group

7900 East Green Lake Drive North, Suite 202

Free Convenient Parking

Greenlake Office Detailed Directions

 

(253) 240-0625

parke@parkeburgess.com



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Individual Therapy

I find myself drawn to work in depth with individuals struggling with a wide spectrum of issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, adjustment to events or life transitions, relationship issues, and problems at work.

I practice according to a focusing-oriented, person-centered approach, best known through the writings of American psychologist Carl Rogers. Like Rogers, I believe that healing will surely occur if I am able to be deeply genuine with you, offering you unconditional acceptance and a high degree of empathy. Also like Rogers, I believe that we each possess within us a spontaneous capacity to become more at home in our own skin, given the right kind of support from a therapist. And as we become increasingly at home within ourselves, the troubles that brought us into therapy begin to recede. I endeavor to provide my clients with precisely that kind of support.

To read more about what this kind of therapy is like, see my remarks on the therapeutic conversation.

I am especially drawn to work with the range of issues related to shame, guilt, and low self-esteem. I have written and presented extensively on the topic, including trainings to professionals on the subject across the state.

I also have a special interest in working with those who find themselves deeply troubled by the current state of the world, including concerns about ecological decline and social injustices of all kinds. Worries about our world can lead to a range of psychological symptoms, including hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety, and depression. If you feel afflicted in this way and would like to speak with a therapist who has a strong resonance with these concerns, I may be able to be especially helpful.