Thank you for taking the time out to view my profile. Finding the right therapist to meet your individual needs is a very important step and I am hopeful that I will be able to assist you. I find great passion in assisting my clients in meeting and surpassing their full potential.
After I obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology, I continued my education and received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed in 3 states, I am a National Certified Counselor and a certified supervisor for therapists that are in the process of receiving their licensure. I have experience with working with individuals of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, and genders.
Although I use multiple counseling techniques (Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution Focused, etc) in order to meet my client's individual needs, my work with clients is primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy perspective. I believe that the connections between rationality and emotion as well as mind and body are essential in accomplishing behavioral change through logical thinking. Becoming more aware of damaging automatic thoughts and acquiring the ability to revise cognitions impacts one’s behaviors and ultimately may lead to positive change. In addition, I hold a great appreciation for the unconscious and the power it has over one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The intimate process of making the unconscious conscious is a fundamental step toward growth, development, and change. Being able to recognize how unresolved conflicts from the past influence the present and manifests in unhealthy cyclical patterns gives one the power and confidence to take control.
It is my belief that therapy is an intense, engaging, rewarding, and collaborative process. One of the main purposes of therapy is for one to gain a deeper understanding of self by exploring personal experiences, perspectives, and expectations. Regardless of the presenting issue, I provide my clients with a high level of respect, honesty, and genuineness. After successful completion of therapy, it is my hope that my clients will be able to incorporate what will be presented throughout therapy sessions into multiple life circumstances.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career
LCPC #LC7393 (Expires: 2020-01-31)
LMHC #LH60474417 (Expires: 2018-05-31)
LPC #PRC14925 (Expires: 2018-12-31)
Farah has been a terrific anchor during a rocky and lonely time in my life. It helps immensely to know I have someone in my corner, who doesn't just do the basic validating I need, but also challenges me to try new approaches to the same old problems. Her wisdom is what makes her a true gem of a counselor. Nearly every session, she has a new perspective or idea that I hadn't thought about before (and I think about everything a lot!). I'd highly recommend working with her.
Farrah Westbrook is intuitive, wise and a generous listener with constructive questions for me to regain my best self.
I have found this is the most beneficial counseling! She is very understanding she listens well - doesn't give too much advice where not needed, just more self-motivation and self-confidence. I'm very thankful!
Farah is completely non-judgmental, and has helped me discover some things about myself I didn't know. She's encouraging, and helps me achieve goals.