Couple Therapy
and individual therapy
in Seattle and Tacoma

Seattle Office near Lake Union

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

1607 Dexter Avenue North

Free Convenient Parking

Seattle Detailed Directions

 

Tacoma Office near Proctor District

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,

and Saturday mornings

35th & N. Cheyenne St

Ample Free Parking

Tacoma Detailed Directions

 

(206) 718-3664

(253) 256-5133

parke@parkeburgess.com



Click the appropriate button below to see what appointments are currently available. Please contact me by email or phone before scheduling a first appointment. I am unable to see new clients without some preliminary discussion. Thank you.

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The Therapeutic Conversation

A therapeutic conversation is different from a typical conversation you might have with a friend, family member, or colleague. Here are three important differences:

1. A therapeutic conversation is just for you. Though there are two of us talking, I am here for you and you are here for you. You don’t have to take care of me.

2. A therapeutic conversation goes slowly. In normal conversation we often run quickly through our stories and it’s important to tell the whole story. But here we slow it down and look inside. Getting to the end is not so important. We go for depth rather than breadth.

3. A therapeutic conversation circles back. In a typical conversation, each person is expected to add on to what the other has said. Here, instead, I spend more time simply reflecting back what you just said, or encouraging you to stay with something longer. I am always inviting you to explore more closely whether your words really fit your experience. We are looking for the best possible fit, to really nail it.

Why Is This Beneficial?

Research shows that the process of paying attention to our inner flow of experience is strongly correlated with positive outcomes in therapy. This is because:

1. When we give adequate time and space to what we are noticing inside, things shift. Something new happens spontaneously. We are tapping into our natural capacity to heal.

2. When these shifts occur we get a taste of well-being. It feels good. We gain direct access to our capacity to be happy.