Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

I have been a counselor since 1980. I have been a program director, supervisor and consultant to several treatment programs. I use an eclectic approach to counseling utilizing a variety of methods including Rogerian Client Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Gestalt Therapy.  My main focus is to utilize Experiential Therapy.  I owned and operated an experiential team building business in Texas for 15 years.  This experience taught me the importance of using experience as a therapeutic change agent.  I believe it is experience that forms us and experience that transforms us.  I will attempt to help the client create experience in their life that will provide healing.  Because of this approach, I try to give the client a structure and framework to work within.  I also am a strong believer in teaching methods to create change.  I often conceptualize assignments for the client to try in their life and report back upon to assess what the effect was.  I try to meet the client’s therapeutic needs based upon where they are in their healing process.I provide individual, couple, family and group counseling.  I lead domestic violence groups, aggression control classes, ADHD classes, and codependency workshops.   I work with people going through transitions, divorce, depression and anxiety, and most general counseling issues.  I have worked with addictions throughout my 31 years as a counselor. I was the director of two Drug and Alcohol agencies in Texas; however I am not certified as an addiction counselor in Washington State.

Robert Johnson

ME.d LMHC

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

I believe that the counseling relationship is a powerful and healing connection. Everyone has the capacity within themselves to grow, develop, and integrate healing into their daily lives. My intention is to use this relationship to create a safe and trusting space to explore client goals. I draw from a person-centered, existential, and gestalt theoretical orientation. I enjoy exploring purpose, meaning, cognitive distortions, and quite simply being present within the client’s worldview. I also focus on highlighting client’s strengths, resilience, and developing healthy coping tools. Everyone comes from a unique background which shapes the way they interact with their environment. My overall goal is to empower, connect, support, and create long-lasting wellness. Finally, I appreciate the power of nature, mindfulness, and spirituality in the healing process.

Julie Archer

LMHCA

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the State of Washington, and a Registered Therapist Intern in Oregon. I am passionate about helping clients find their strength, feel empowered and confident, and discover meaning and purpose in their lives. Therapy with me is client centered, comes from a holistic perspective, and is a nonjudgmental and collaborative space. My therapeutic approach is integrative: I work in session to help you address emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and interpersonal relationships, and I use mindfulness and other tools that many people have found help them cope with challenging life circumstances. I provide therapy for individuals, families, and couples, and have worked with clients bringing a wide range of issues to therapy, including anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, grief, family conflict, life transitions, stress, behavioral addictions, and most general counseling issues. If you are feeling bothered with any of these issues, or any other challenge in life, let’s talk about it.

Courtney Greif

LMHCA