Frank Aldridge, LMHC
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.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Codependency, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Internal Family Systems
WA LMHC LH 60182355
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He helps and understands what I'm going through.
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with frank for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
I have been meeting with Frank for a few weeks now. I wasn't sure how I was going to like the online mode, but I love it. Frank is easy to talk to, I dont feel judged and I really am feeling more grounded. Something great is a book recommendation Frank gave me. That can go either way, but I felt understood and heard. I read the book and feel like I was given a little gift of knowledge. Thank you Frank. I am excited to see what I can achieve with your guidance.
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with frank for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management
Very down to earth and easy to talk with. Good sense of humor and a very good listener.
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with frank for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Very helpful and met my needs!
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with frank for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Frank was a really great listener. I enjoyed every minute with him.
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with frank for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
I really appreciate his support snd compassion
Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with frank for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd