Therapy for:

Adult Individuals

Because the quality of your life is only as strong as the relationships you nurture, starting with the one you have with yourself. 

Trauma-informed, Evidence-based Therapy for Adult Individuals.

Now accepting new clients for both in-person and telehealth sessions.

We are glad you are here.

Making the decision to seek therapy isn’t always easy, but finding the right therapist should be.

That’s why we’ve intentionally grown our group practice to include a variety of highly trained professionals who use evidence-based, trauma-informed therapies to help you reach your goals. 

Step 1

Reaching out

When you reach out to Inside Passage Relationship Counseling you will receive a prompt response from our scheduling and intake coordinator, Chris (he/him).

Chris will gather information from you about your desired counseling service, your scheduling availability, and desired treatment format (telehealth or in-person) and work with you to schedule an initial session with your therapist of choice.

Step 2

Initial Sessions

We believe that therapy is most successful when the match between therapist and client is an optimal fit. We will schedule you for an initial session with a therapist that we believe will be a good fit for you, and the initial session is a way of meeting with your therapist to see if you feel comfortable with him/her, and whether your therapist’s skills and style will be the most successful approach to help you meet your goals. If your therapist and you believe working together will be a good fit, then Chris will work with you to schedule ongoing therapy sessions on a weekly or every other week basis. If working together is not the right fit, we can work with you to find a better match with another therapist at Inside Passage or outside of our practice.

Step 3

Ongoing Treatment

Our therapists are trained in highly effective treatment methods to help clients meet their goals. The length of treatment depends on your needs and can range from short-term (a few sessions) to longer-term (multiple months). Your therapist will work with you to tailor your treatment to your unique situation and goals. The majority of our clients are highly satisfied with the care they receive at Inside Passage and a high number of clients describe their therapy experience as “very helpful” or “life-changing.”

Trauma Therapy

Has A Traumatic Experience Altered Your Way Of Life?

Have you experienced or witnessed something so painful or intense that it’s influencing how you live? Do you have a difficult time being present in the moment or feeling safe—even in ordinary situations—because you’re always watching and preparing for the worst?

Perhaps you’re a health professional, first responder, or lawyer, and the pain and suffering you encounter daily is slowly starting to wear through your armor.

Or maybe you are a teen or young adult who endured trauma as a child, and you want to make sure that experience doesn’t continue to follow you.

Trauma Can Affect Your Life On Many Levels.

Some days, you may struggle with a sense of low self-worth and sadness that leaves you withdrawn and emotionally depleted. Other days, you likely throw yourself into work, academics, exercise, or other distractions with laser-focused intensity.

At home, the negative self-talk, reactivity, and all-or-nothing thinking are likely causing tension and distance in your relationships. And most of the time, you probably feel like you’re not really connected to your authentic self anymore.

Fortunately, our kind and compassionate trauma therapists at Inside Passage Counseling understand what you’re going through, and we want to help. With our support, it is possible to heal the source of your pain and recover from trauma in ways that make you feel stronger, more joyful, and safer in this world.

Some days, you may struggle with a sense of low self-worth and sadness that leaves you withdrawn and emotionally depleted. Other days, you likely throw yourself into work, academics, exercise, or other distractions with laser-focused intensity.

At home, the negative self-talk, reactivity, and all-or-nothing thinking are likely causing tension and distance in your relationships. And most of the time, you probably feel like you’re not really connected to your authentic self anymore.

Fortunately, our kind and compassionate trauma therapists at Inside Passage Counseling understand what you’re going through, and we want to help. With our support, it is possible to heal the source of your pain and recover from trauma in ways that make you feel stronger, more joyful, and safer in this world.

Regrettably, Trauma Is Not An Uncommon Experience.

Everyone, at some point, encounters adversity in their lives. However, sometimes, that adversity is so great or intense that it locks a person into a perpetual state of fight or flight. And though some types of trauma are well-recognized, more subtle, insidious forms can often get overlooked.

For instance, bullying, child neglect, harassment, humiliation, and divorce can all challenge a person’s ability to cope and function. In many ways, these seemingly “smaller” traumas can be just as painful and life-altering as exposure to violence or abuse. 

Unfortunately, we live in a world bloated with stressors that can trigger and perpetuate trauma. We’re faced with a 24-hour news feed overflowing with disheartening politics, violence, social unrest, and messages of hate. Personal rights are being assaulted, and there seems to be greater and greater disconnection between people.

Individuals from vulnerable populations, such as the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, feel unsafe simply embracing who they are. And many first responders and police officers find themselves overwhelmed by the stress and trauma that saturate their careers. Were that not enough, the Covid-19 pandemic was profoundly traumatic for everyone, including healthcare professionals, teachers, and kids/teens.

That means a lot of folks are still feeling isolated, unsafe, and uncertain of the future. Sadly, our society doesn’t know how to talk about and honor people’s pain, so reaching out for help feels like a sign of weakness.

That’s why, at Inside Passage Counseling, we’ll offer you a compassionate space in which to explore your trauma and share your story without judgment. Trauma may be a powerful adversary, but our counselors can hold your pain while you heal and gain the tools, insight, and strength needed to move forward on your own. Using evidence-based treatments for trauma that can help you rewire your brain and your nervous system, you can find true healing and relief.

Anxiety Therapy

Are Anxiety And Self-Doubt Preventing You From Being Your Best?

Do you constantly worry or feel on edge as if you’re always preparing for some sort of worst-case scenario to play out? Are you burdened by a general sense of discomfort or unease that permeates everything you enjoy or want to do? Is the stress of work or the expectations you place on yourself to succeed pushing you to the brink of burnout? 

Perhaps you’re a college student or young adult who is overwhelmed by the pressure to excel academically, choose the right career, and create a life that aligns with what you want. Or maybe you’re a parent who is struggling to manage the stress of raising a child, providing for the family, and being a supportive partner. 

Anxiety Can Manifest In Unique, Often Unseen Ways.

From perfectionist behavior and people-pleasing to social phobias and panic attacks, symptoms of anxiety can impact every area of a person’s life regardless of age. But fear and worry do not have to define you or hold you back. 

Working with an anxiety therapist who understands what you are going through can help you navigate complex decisions, reduce stress, and improve your sense of trust in yourself.  

Anxiety Is A Growing Health Concern Worldwide

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global prevalence of anxiety (and depression) rose 25 percent in the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. And given anxiety was already the most widely reported mental health challenge in the world, this increase suggests that a staggering number of people are dealing with anxiety at any given time. 

Social anxiety is a huge part of that as many employees, college students, and teens transition to a new normal. And relationships of all kinds have taken a hit as parents and couples face a future where everything is uncertain. 

However, anxiety has also become more common simply because of the multitude of stressors people face today. Social injustice, racial inequality, wars, financial insecurity, and discrimination toward the LQBTQ+ community are but a few factors that cause and contribute to fear and worry. 

That’s particularly true for young adults who have to navigate that toxic landscape while also trying to maintain academics and figure out what’s next in life. So there’s a lot of added stress that negatively influences how young people see themselves and what they’re capable of. 

Even older adults can find themselves blindsided by the prospects of parenting, re-partnering, changing family structures, and new health issues—all of which can fuel anxiety. 

Fortunately, there is a way to heal and discover a life where fear and uncertainty don’t hold you back. Whether you’re having trouble managing stress, coping with anxiety symptoms, or making a difficult life transition, our team of highly trained therapists can help you find the strength and confidence to thrive.

Depression Therapy

Is A Persistent Sense Of Sadness Or Emptiness Overshadowing Your Life?

Do you find yourself constantly battling unexplained feelings of guilt, helplessness, or worthlessness? Has the spark that once fueled your ambition been extinguished by a numbness that prevents you from experiencing joy or even sadness? 

Are you unsatisfied in your career or relationship and looking for someone who can help you discover what you really need in order to be happy while still living according to your values?

Perhaps the loss of a loved one or pregnancy is causing overwhelming grief and pain that you don’t know how to process on your own. Or maybe you’re the parent of a teen or young adult who struggles with loneliness, self-doubt, or low self-worth, and you want to make sure it doesn’t develop into depression.

Overcoming Depression Is Rarely Easy, And, Sometimes, It Requires A Little Help.

Whether you’re navigating grief and loss, managing painful emotions, or simply feeling stuck, our expertly trained depression therapists at Inside Passage Counseling want to help. With our support, you can heal the wounds that are holding you back and learn how to move through this life with greater self-compassion, joy, and confidence.

Millions Of People Struggle With Depression Every Day

Even before the Covid pandemic, depression was the primary cause of disability worldwide, affecting over 280 million people. That number has only been increasing. In fact, since the start of the pandemic, the World Health Organization has seen a 25 percent spike in both depression and anxiety—two health issues that go hand-in-hand

However, many additional factors can cause or contribute to depression, including personal history, medical issues, genetics, and family background, among others. Oftentimes, depression is a reflection of adverse experiences, such as losing a loved one, navigating difficult life transitions, or being exposed to trauma. 

Even this world we live in—with its overwhelming political landscape, unhealthy expectations for success, and its endless pursuit of perfection—feeds this notion that people aren’t good enough just as they are. And social media only reinforces that idea, acting in many cases as a platform that directs hate toward some of our most vulnerable populations. 

As a result, many individuals struggle to feel hopeful and find their place in this world—and that’s where we can help. Our depression therapists are specially trained in evidence-based tools that have been proven to help people transform how they think about life, act toward others, and feel about themselves.

If you’re having trouble seeing the innate goodness and wonder within yourself, depression therapy with Inside Passage Counseling can help you find greater meaning, joy, and connection in your life.

We successfully help our clients with:

  • Low Self-esteem

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Mood Disorders

  • Grief

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Internal Conflict

  • Life Transitions

  • Sexuality

  • Self-identity

  • Relationship Issues

  • Boundaries

  • Self-empowerment

Our Therapy Methods

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Have you ever experienced something like this:

“A part of me” would really like to get really angry at my boss, while “another part of me” just wants to hide in the corner and avoid confrontation? Or perhaps, “a part of me” is a purist health nut while “another part of me” loves binge watching Netflix, eating Ben and Jerry’s, and drinking beer?

Modern neuroscience confirms that we all experience this multiplicity of mind.

The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) is a transformative and evidence-based model of psychotherapy developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz in the 1980s. It is a collaborative, non-pathologizing therapy that helps clients, specifically adult individuals, to understand the different parts of their personalities, develop a respectful, compassionate relationship with their different parts, and heal and unburden traumatized parts that are stuck in the past.

IFS has received notoriety for its effectiveness as a mindfulness-based trauma therapy. Lauded by world renowned trauma experts such as Daniel Siegel, MD and Bessel van der Kolk, MD, IFS has “changed the way that therapy is practiced.”

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Have you ever experienced something like this:

“A part of me” would really like to get really angry at my boss, while “another part of me” just wants to hide in the corner and avoid confrontation? Or perhaps, “a part of me” is a purist health nut while “another part of me” loves binge watching Netflix, eating Ben and Jerry’s, and drinking beer?

Modern neuroscience confirms that we all experience this multiplicity of mind.

The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) is a transformative and evidence-based model of psychotherapy developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz in the 1980s. It is a collaborative, non-pathologizing therapy that helps clients to understand the different parts of their personalities, develop a respectful, compassionate relationship with their different parts, and heal and unburden traumatized parts that are stuck in the past.

IFS has received notoriety for its effectiveness as a mindfulness-based trauma therapy. Lauded by world renowned trauma experts such as Daniel Siegel, MD and Bessel van der Kolk, MD, IFS has “changed the way that therapy is practiced.”

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.

EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many adult individuals, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.

EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other
psychotherapies.

Brainspotting

Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D.

Brainspotting is effective for a wide variety of emotional and somatic conditions. Brainspotting is particularly effective with trauma-based situations, helping to identify and heal underlying trauma that contributes to anxiety, depression and other behavioral conditions. It can also be used with performance and creativity enhancement. Brainspotting gives the therapist access to both brain and body processes. Its goal is to bypass the conscious, neocortical thinking to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain.

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Brainspotting

Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D.

Brainspotting is effective for a wide variety of emotional and somatic conditions. Brainspotting is particularly effective with trauma-based situations, helping to identify and heal underlying trauma that contributes to anxiety, depression and other behavioral conditions. It can also be used with performance and creativity enhancement. Brainspotting gives the therapist access to both brain and body processes. Its goal is to bypass the conscious, neocortical thinking to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help adult individuals who suffer from repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of this work lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often characterize mood disorders while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to them. 

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who suffer from repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of this work lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often characterize mood disorders while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to them.

Acceptance And Commitment Therapy for adult individuals

ACT was is an empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies along with commitment and behavior-change strategies to increase psychological flexibility.

Developed by Dr. Steven Hayes, the objective of ACT is not elimination of difficult feelings rather, it is to be present with what life brings and to “move toward valued behavior”.  Acceptance and commitment therapy invites people to open up to unpleasant feelings, learn not to overreact to them, and not avoid situations where they are invoked. Its therapeutic effect aims to be a positive spiral where a greater understanding of one’s emotions leads to a better understanding of the truth. In ACT, “truth” is measured through the concept of “workability”, or what works to take another step toward what matters (e.g. values, meaning).

Acceptance And Commitment Therapy

ACT was is an empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies along with commitment and behavior-change strategies to increase psychological flexibility.

Developed by Dr. Steven Hayes, the objective of ACT is not elimination of difficult feelings rather, it is to be present with what life brings and to “move toward valued behavior”.  Acceptance and commitment therapy invites people to open up to unpleasant feelings, learn not to overreact to them, and not avoid situations where they are invoked. Its therapeutic effect aims to be a positive spiral where a greater understanding of one’s emotions leads to a better understanding of the truth. In ACT, “truth” is measured through the concept of “workability”, or what works to take another step toward what matters (e.g. values, meaning).

What to expect

We’ll start by building a supportive working relationship so that you can feel safe to open up and explore your inner and outer world. Your therapist will give you suggestions for what to focus on in order to help you reach your goals, but you are ultimately in the driver’s seat in determining where we go in our sessions.

Getting Started
Often the most important step you will ever take is the first one. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the assistance you need. Here is a step-by-step process to guide you knowing what to expect.

Step 1

Reaching out

When you reach out to Inside Passage Relationship Counseling you will receive a prompt response from our scheduling and intake coordinator, Chris (he/him).

Chris will gather information from you about your desired counseling service, your scheduling availability, and desired treatment format (telehealth or in-person) and work with you to schedule an initial session with your therapist of choice.

Step 2

Initial Sessions

We believe that therapy is most successful when the match between therapist and client is an optimal fit. We will schedule you for an initial session with a therapist that we believe will be a good fit for you, and the initial session is a way of meeting with your therapist to see if you feel comfortable with him/her, and whether your therapist’s skills and style will be the most successful approach to help you meet your goals. If your therapist and you believe working together will be a good fit, then Chris will work with you to schedule ongoing therapy sessions on a weekly or every other week basis. If working together is not the right fit, we can work with you to find a better match with another therapist at Inside Passage or outside of our practice.

Step 3

Ongoing Treatment

Our therapists are trained in highly effective treatment methods to help clients meet their goals. The length of treatment depends on your needs and can range from short-term (a few sessions) to longer-term (multiple months). Your therapist will work with you to tailor your treatment to your unique situation and goals. The majority of our clients are highly satisfied with the care they receive at Inside Passage and a high number of clients describe their therapy experience as “very helpful” or “life-changing.”

Rates and Insurance

The fees for 50-minute sessions range from $150-$225, depending on the service type and therapist. We are not contracted with health insurance companies and do not bill health insurance directly. However, most of our services are eligible for reimbursement from health insurance companies, and we offer insurance receipts after every session.

Investing in yourself, in your children, or in your relationship is a gift that keeps on giving.

If you are ready to improve your emotional well-being and quality of life, contact Inside Passage Counseling today.