Weekly Individual Therapy

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

Weekly Individual Therapy in Bellingham, Washington.

Do you ever feel:

  • Stuck, conflicted, or unable to move forward?
  • Like you keep making the same mistakes over and over again in your relationships?
  • That sometimes you are your own worst enemy?
A blue couch for individual therapy

Hi, I’m Heather Varnau, LMHC.

In my weekly individual therapy we’ll dig deep into the heart of the habits that keep you from living a happier, healthier life. 

Are you ready to make peace with yourself?

Free yourself from habits that keep you feeling stuck.

Many behaviors and emotional/mental patterns begin as an adaptive way to survive. 

In my weekly individual therapy I’ll ask you how your current habits are serving you.  

Before you jump to answer, “They’re not serving me,” I’ll guide you in gaining clarity about the parts of you that are involved in these patterns. 

What needs are you trying to fulfill? 

Together we will work to find freedom from these debilitating patterns and grow new ways for you to relate both to yourself and the world around you. 

I regularly treat:

Relationship Problems
couple with marital problems needing counseling services

When you are in the midst of intimate relationship problems, I generally recommend beginning with Couples Therapy. However,  Individual Therapy is recommendable in the following cases:

  • Your partner is not ready or willing to attend couples therapy.
  • Your relationship recently ended and you want help in the process of grieving/recovery.
  • You are experiencing abuse in your intimate relationship and you need a safe place to get help.
Trauma
childhood trauma

Whether it’s recent or past trauma, healing from it is essential. When we don’t, we carry it into each new experience we have.

Utilizing Internal Family Systems Therapy, I’ll help you: 

  • Make peace with what’s happened
  • Acknowledge emotions and unmet needs.
  • Make sense of negative patterns so you can finally feel good about yourself and your life. 
Family of Origin

Do you wonder how your family experiences shaped some of your core beliefs and behaviors? More importantly, would you like to be free to choose who you are and how you behave now?

I can help you respect where you’ve come from and create a strong internal relationship with yourself. 

What to expect

In individual therapy, I foster a safe, non-judgmental, relationship with you that supports your growth so you can take emotional risks and face the challenges that are required for lasting change. 

In order to do this, I draw from Mindfulness Psychology, Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and attachment-focused psychotherapy.

individual therapy client gratitude.

Client Gratitude

"I think about it all the time but it is certainly worth letting you know that my time of growth with you was such a gift. Thank you so much for your caring heart and expertise in my place of need."
"When I first met Heather, I was in crisis mode, and she immediately helped me through the most difficult time in my life. I feel comfortable telling her anything. I have gained the wisdom to not only love myself again but have the confidence to love someone else without reservation. Heather saved my life, gave me hope, and a purpose again.”
“Heather creates a safe, non-judgmental environment to talk openly about things I would never otherwise share. I look forward to our meetings because they have helped me work through difficult emotions and relate differently to my family and coworkers.”
Pricing and Fees

Investing in yourself is a gift that keeps on giving. 

Improve your emotional well-being and the quality of your life TODAY.

$150 per hour

Insurance: While I’m not currently contracted with insurance companies and don’t bill insurance directly, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement from your insurance company for a portion of my fee. I can help you with this.