My name is Eric Levine. I’m a licensed Counselor based in Washington State having worked 12 years in the field of counseling after earning my Masters specializing in Counseling Psychology at UCLA.
My mission is to see the world through your eyes, to pose questions to help clarify how you see that world, and to always be in your corner whatever you decide. What I will do consistently is listen intently without judgment, show sincere empathy, look for and validate strengths, do collaborative problem solving, and even share some humor along the way. I find that these practices help good solutions rise to the top.
I work with people dealing with problems in the workplace, including how to stay in their present job with its difficulties, make a decision to leave and how to prepare for it, or even explore a different career and/or educational path--with all the emotions those things can evoke. These issues can increase feelings of isolation for the individual and can also effect relationships. Many of those with problems that seemed overwhelming began by talking about them and when ready took small steps that in themselves brightened their outlook on the future and eventually led to improved outcomes.
Like many counselors my preference is to work with people in person. But since remote counseling has come to the fore (even more so after the pandemic hit) I find the next best mode is talking on the phone which brings with it a sense of "presence," along with inflection, emphasis, feeling tones, humor, and most importantly the ability to immediately clear up any misunderstandings with the sensitivity of the spoken word. In that regard I’ve been told I have a very calm and pleasant voice that I owe to my father, a newscaster whose warm emotionality came right through the radio, even more so to those of us around him.
After a fairly long career in more organizational education and counseling programs, I seek to return through this venue to a similar position I held in a university setting where I was able to work individually with students, staff, and administrators, young and old. The shared openness involved was something I could never take for granted, the life stories amazing in themselves.
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC LH 60781242
Compassion, knowledge, insight are three character traits and skills he offers. He helps to reduce anxiety by offering therapeutic suggestions and circles back in conversations to find out what tools are working and what tools are not working to gain my better health journey.
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Eric has always been honest and respectful when speaking with me had has been a joy to work with. He is also not afraid to tell you when he is not the right person for you.
Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Eric for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Eric has been very helpful & respectful. Will continue to use him.
Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd