I am a clinical social worker and mental health professional based in Washington State whose experience in the field started around 13 years ago. I began my work in the field working with domestic violence, sexual trauma and bullying victims and survivors. I have also worked extensively with a wide range of concerns that have included anxiety, depression, self esteem struggles, relationship issues, career struggles, LGBTQIA issues including family and self acceptance issues, life coaching and generally worked with folks who are struggling with many of life's different transitions.
My therapy style is individualized, empowerment based and client center. I believe that the connectivity and alliance built between the therapist and client are paramount to ensuring the client gets the most possible out of their therapy experience. I believe everyone is deserving of kindness, respect, sensitivity, compassion, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, gestalt, psychodynamic, narrative and rational-emotive therapy. I will ensure that our work together and treatment plan is designed to meet your unique and specific needs.
Taking this step to reach out and start therapy is brave and important, I'm very excited to be part of this journey with you and to help you through this current transition in your life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LICSW LW 61096339
Colby is a great listener and he makes you feel heard. He has given me the tools to move forward with my life and with my family.
Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Colby for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, parenting issues, and anger management
Colby is a very compassionate therapist.
In a short time period, he has helped me gain momentum on my healing process in critical ways.
I’m very grateful that I was matched with such an ethical, talented therapist.
It’s clear that he is passionate about his work.
I am so glad that I made the choice to try BetterHelp. I would recommend this service and I would absolutely recommend Colby Rezayat as a talk-therapist.
I could trust that anyone I recommend Colby to would receive professional, ethical, kind and compassionate psychotherapy.
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Colby for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and adhd