Hello and welcome. My name is Mary "Jane" Poulson and I go by "Jane". Thank you for reviewing my profile. I know how difficult it can be to reach out for help and even more challenging to find a therapist who feels comfortable enough to trust and share our problems, conflicts, or emotional pain with. I am here to provide support, assist you with processing and offer tools to help you manage and possibly resolve some of life's challenges. I have more than 25 years of post-graduate experience in the behavioral health field working with adolescents and adults specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma while being compassionate and respectful. I am a graduate of Gonzaga University with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and I completed my undergraduate program in Psychology at the University of Oregon. I have been a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (#LH00005937) since 2001, a Children’s Mental Health Specialist since 2000 and a National Certified Counselor (#43150) since 1995. My therapy style is down to earth and interactive providing counseling as a facilitator and educator. My approaches include, but are not limited to, Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and teaching mindfulness skills to decrease and manage symptoms while providing a supportive, safe therapeutic environment. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual. I am also experienced working with grief and loss, post-partum depression, other mood disorders, LGBTQ focus, attention problems, chronic pain, communication and relationship problems, job stress or other life issues. It takes courage to ask for help, so if you think I could be a good match please reach out and we'll work together to improve the quality of your life. I look forward to meeting you. Be well. Jane Poulson, MA, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OR LPC C6848
WA LMHC LH00005937
She is a great asset in creating a life I want and need. I'm still working on myself but she is there, helping me along. I really lucked out in finding her!
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Mary "Jane" for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
She’s amazing! If I go off topic to avoid an issue she has a few ways of bringing me back to the issue at hand. That way she can help me get through the process of understanding both the issue as well as how to stop avoiding issues instead of discussing them. I’ve learned a lot from her.
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Mary "Jane" for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
I love working with Jane. She is very caring and helpful in my healing journey.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Mary "Jane" for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Jane has been an extraordinary help to me in managing life and work stresses suggesting proven tools. She listens, is compassionate, and doesn’t judge. I couldn’t recommend Jane and her skills enough!
Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Mary "Jane" for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I really enjoy working with Jane. She is a very good listener, is very kind and offers great advice. I look forward to our sessions.
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Mary "Jane" for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Jane was great. I have improved significantly with her advice and discussions and materials she shared with me.
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Mary "Jane" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and addictions