I am a licensed mental health counselor, in the State of Washington for over 20 years. I am trained in multiple modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivation interviewing, client-centered therapy, rational-emotive therapy and hypnotherapy. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, couple's counseling, family therapy. I specialize in working with multicultural individuals and blended families. I am a minority mental health specialist for African Americans. I have experience working with military individuals.
My style of interaction emphasizes the importance of unconditional positive regard. I promote a client's growth, healing and self-actualization. I treat all clients with dignity and respect, recognizing that therapy is a unique experience for each client. I tailor my approach to the client's strengths and their desire for specific behavioral change.
Counseling is a special journey for each person. It takes courage and motivation to seek help, working with someone you have never met before. I encourage the client to openly discuss their concerns/reflection throughout the counseling process, so that his/her journey is a good experience. I recognize that it is an honor to help clients explore change in their live, at their pace.
I look forward to helping you help yourself.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC LH00006859
Edwin is a wonderful and thoughtful therapist. I recommend him highly without reservation.
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Edwin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
While Edwin and I are new to each other and I am new to this whole experience, I just a short amount of time, I feel confident in his instruction and look forward to building a relationship with him.
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Edwin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management
Hes a great therapist very knowledgeable
Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with Edwin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Edwin is very special soul. His level of understanding and openness has made divulging even the darkest corners of my life, easy. He offers support and feedback, but only with patient consent. I am so blessed to have found him, it’s changed my life.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Edwin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Edwin Wea has a calm voice and he gives wonderful help
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Edwin for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
Edwin was instrumental in listening to me, asking me the important questions, and guiding me in my latest journey & life situation. He always asks if I am open to feedback when I may be fired up in talking about what issues I have at the moment, and has a very kind and gentle voice. I highly recommend having him as your therapist.
Written on Jul 24, 2023 after therapy with Edwin for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes