Becky Aaland, LMFT
Welcome! Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and I am so glad you have made your way here. I believe that each of us have the strength we need inside of us to find solutions to the problems and difficulties we face in life. I would like to work with you to find the resources and supports you need. You don’t have to do this alone.
Here is a little information about me and how I can support you:
I have worked for over 20 years with individuals who were experiencing difficulties in their life related to poverty, lack of resources, traumatic experiences including violence, abuse and homelessness. I have worked with families, couples and individuals, and I have worked with children of all ages. In my life before I became a licensed mental health professional I worked as an advocate for people who were living in a low income community in an inner city with limited resources, with families who came to this country as refugees, with women and their children who needed a time to heal after leaving abusive relationships, and I have worked with men, women and children who were feeling lost and alone and needed someone to believe in them. I believe that my own personal challenges have led me to a place where I can support others on their journey to feeling better.
As a result of this work I went back to school in 2013 to earn a master’s degree in couple’s and family therapy. This degree offered a focus on how we are all part of different systems and how everything around us effects the way that we see ourselves and the world. I have been working with people as a mental health therapist since 2015.
My approach to therapy is to work collaboratively with you to give voice to things that are causing you pain, and to then work together to find ways that will help you feel better. In my practice I use different interventions depending on what works best including solution focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral and experiential therapy. I believe the most important factor in making change is the ability for you to trust the person you are working with.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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