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 multiple states, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider. 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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, 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, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
DC LPC PRC14925
VA LPC 0701012974
WA LMHC LH60474417
MD LCPC LC7393
Farah is SUCH an easy person to talk to. She is soothing, sensitive, and consistently asks “How are you feeling *right now*?” which always helps me feel centered and focused on the work we’re doing. She has unlocked a way for me to understand why I’m feeling the way that I do about everything.
Written on Oct 08, 2023 after therapy with Farah for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Farah is so sweet and has a very calm voice that immediately soothes me and leads me to believe I am with someone who cares and wants to help me. She has always been very patient and understanding of my wants and issues that I meet her with. Even now fully being able to relate on a personal level to my background as a person I know she will always put my best interest forward and help me in the best way for me to be helped.
Written on Jul 14, 2023 after therapy with Farah for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, parenting issues, and career difficulties
I’m not sure what anyone needs but I needed an unbiased voice and honesty. Farrah Westbrook has been that and much more, I am grateful she is here, present to assist me.
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Farah for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I know we haven't known each other for long. But so far I feel really comfortable and feel all the exercises she sends me has really helped me move forward with my anxiety and depression!
Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Farah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Attentive and responds to comments on my mind before I even speak them!!!
Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Farah for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues
Farah is amazing! She creates a safe and comfortable environment for me to share my feelings. Farah gives great advice and guidance.
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Farah for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd