Katelyn Bessette, LPC,CADCIII

Katelyn Bessette, LPC,CADCIII (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I believe in the fulfillment of our desires and a person's capacity to change. I think the process of self discovery is endless and amazing

Client Status

accepting clients

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At a Glance

Me

Rate: $75-$125

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2011

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

My pull is to work with people who are exploring their relationships and sexuality, whether monogamous or non-monogamous. I am kink friendly and sex positive. I have experience working with depression, anxiety and substance use disorders, although these are not my current primary focus. I think that the mind-body connection is essential, both in expressing desire and maintain lifelong health. I am open to provide supervision to LPC interns as well.

My Approach to Helping

People show up to therapy in various stages of change, and the only way to facilitate that is through meeting client's where they are at. The importance of mind-body connection is so often forgotten, and my passion is awakening this essential element of life to help people reconnect with themselves and their community. I believe sensuality and exploration of desire is essential to the full expression of who we are as human beings. I received my Master's of Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADCIII). I am also formally trained in DBT. In 2013, I completed my 200 hr. training as a registered yoga teacher. I've spent the last 10 years working directly with clients as well as providing supervision to LPC interns. I am also accepting LPC interns for supervision

Why I Became a Therapist

I began this journey wanting to provide sex therapy and start a sexuality resource center. My path diverged from this into addictions, where I have seen all the same challenges and questions arise in terms of our physical and emotional wellbeing. I have seen how sexual trauma shows up in many different areas of life, how negative coping skills can destroy our hopes and how people have endless capacity to heal. I am excited to rejoin the path to provide therapy to those seeking a deeper understanding of their relationships, their sexuality and their desires. This may include addressing past trauma, relationship difficulties and negative sense self. Whatever it is that is creating barriers for you, I am ready to start that journey with you!

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Holistic External link

    Our connection within ourselves as well as the greater connection to the universe is the source of so much joy in life. I believe in treating a person as a whole being living in a whole universe. Mental health is connected to physical health, emotional health and spiritual health. By integrating therapeutic yoga postures with talk therapy, we can begin to heal the whole person.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Awareness in the present moment is key for movement toward change. Mindfulness has been the single most important concept I have learned and given to others throughout my time as a therapist and a yoga instructor.

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