Frank Aldridge

LMHC

About me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Amberton University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Communication with a minor in Sociology from the University of Arizona in Tucson. I enjoy working with individuals and families and have experience working with issues of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, emptiness, relationships, life transitions and others.


I began my counseling career 14 years ago as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Dallas Texas where I was a therapist and family counselor at Solutions Outpatient Services. After 3 years at SOS, I took a position at Enterhealth treatment facility in Van Alstyne, Texas as one of their first primary therapists. I left Enterhealth a year later to open a private practice In Dallas. In 2010 my wife and I moved to the majestic Pacific Northwest. Currently I live in Kirkland, WA and have an 8 year old son and a pug.


My approach is person centered and eclectic. I integrate and blend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Family Systems Theory and other philosophies and techniques. Please know that I have the greatest respect for your courage. Feelings can be overwhelming and disorienting. Intense emotions can be frightening and painful. Depression robs us of the moments in life that are truly worth savoring. It is my firm belief that all emotions have value and utility, containing large veins of information if we take the time to drill down a bit. The more we can embrace and utilize the full spectrum of our experience, from joy to pain, the greater our capacity for self actualization becomes. It is my hope that we can collaborate on a journey of discovery; one that fosters awareness, clarity, acceptance, and change.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Codependency , Control Issues , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

WA LMHC LH 60182355


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Frank Aldridge. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Dec 03, 2022 after therapy with frank for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Frank is very caring - I can tell he really listens to what I have to say - despite sometimes my long winded speech when venting - and is very good at actively listening and meeting my needs for feeling seen, heard, and understood, and to develop proactive constructive health solutions to challenges I am facing. Thank you very much Frank

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with frank for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

He is helpful and insightful to what I am going through mentally. A great listener.

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with frank for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Frank is patient, and provides support in a meaningful way. He helped me to understand my feelings and behavior in a way that has allowed me to love my life again.

Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with frank for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Appreciate his help and kindness

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with frank for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have only met with Frank once, but the session was good.

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with frank for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Frank is a very kind and compassionate person. I would recommend him quite highly.

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with frank for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

I am so glad that I have Frank to help me navigate through my stress and issues. He is very thoughtful and shares key insights that have helped me put into practice and make several changes to how I approach life. This is exactly what I needed.

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with frank for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

What can I say about Frank other that he has made a huge difference in my life in a short time.

Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with frank for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Frank is very understanding and gentle. He’s careful with his words and intelligently explains his ideas and reactions in a caring manner. He listens very well and is reassuring but honest.

Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with frank for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have only had a few sessions with Frank but he is extremely professional and has helped me understand myself better

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with frank for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Frank has been supportive, listens and understanding of my situation. He has provided successful options and solutions to my present issues. It has helped me find a way to get through my issue.

Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with frank for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

Frank and I are working through a difficult situation and I look forward to him listening when I am all alone trying to deal with a family matter I need help with.

Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with frank for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

I’ve really enjoyed my time with Frank so far. He is able to piece together my descriptions of my behavior to get at the function and start supporting me as I tackle my mindsets and beliefs about myself and others. I’m looking forward to continuing this journey of growth with him!

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with frank for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It was great to have conversations with Frank. He really understood and recommended me some great things like books, activities. Appreciates me when I tell him about the efforts I am making.

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