Professional Counselor Associate
MA, Professional Counselor Associate (OR), LMHCA (WA)
Supervisor: Julianna Vermeys, MA, LCP, RYT
Offering warm, supportive therapy for mothers and individuals struggling with anxiety and other maternal mental health related challenges.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2016
I work alongside women that often feel worn out, tired, and as if they don't measure up to other mothers. Many of them find themselves struggling and wondering if they have what it takes to be a "good" mom. Together, we find their confidence, work through the challenges of being a mother, help find natural support systems and self-care practices to get them back to the peaceful place that they would like to be. I am here to support them along the way. www.belleametherapyllc.com.
'Whatever your story, you no longer need to be alone with it. This is what will allow your healing to begin.'~ Carl Rogers. Rogers believed that the therapeutic relationship was at the forefront of the healing process. As a Person-Centered therapist, I am here to support you, so that you can feel comfortable and safe while I walk alongside you on this journey to growth and healing.
Holistic care is two fold. As a provider I offer mental health services by utilizing natural modalities of talk therapy and various tools tailored to meet the needs of each individual client. Secondly, I examine your life holistically by taking a look at each area, identifying strengths and places that may need additional support, whether it be emotional, social or spiritual.
Mindfulness-based practices can help to slow the mind & create a sense of calm while tuning into the self. It can be a great form of self-care to give us a moment of peace in times of distress & a break from anxious thoughts that clutter the mind and keep us from where we want to be. Together, we will explore how anxiety shows up in your life and find mindfulness based practices that work for you.
Life after baby can be an unexpected experience filled with feelings and challenges you may not have anticipated. For some mothers, being surrounded by others who may not understand their struggle, can further lead them to feel isolated and increase feelings of despair. I am here to let you know that you are not alone, and with the right help, you can get through this challenging time. Reach out today.
Throughout life, we face many losses that can make it difficult to function. Whether someone is facing the loss of a child, a loved one, a relationship or even a job or home, I help individuals work through grief that leaves them feeling helpless, lost or perhaps paralyzed with sadness. I work alongside you, to help you get to a place where you feel like yourself again. Specializing in perinatal loss.
Anxiety can be a paralyzing feeling, riddled with symptoms of nausea, rapid heart beat, shallow breathing, racing thoughts, and/or excessive worry or fears. I work with individuals suffering from a variety of anxiety related issues including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and fears related to social places and encounters.
As a mother of three, I can identify how important is to to receive extra support during such a transitional time. As a practitioner, I focus my work to support women throughout each stage of motherhood from preconception and beyond. I continue to refine my skills as a provider by continuing to obtain training in areas of Maternal Mental Health, Pregnancy Support, Birth Trauma, Adoptions & Perinatal Loss.
My women-centered practice focuses on assisting women through all life stages including family planning, pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, infertility and self-identity.
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