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Mary "Jane" Poulson, LPC, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

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

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

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, 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, 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: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), 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

License information

OR LPC C6848

WA LMHC LH00005937


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary "Jane" Poulson. 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.

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 is a good listener who also has great suggestions for changing things to get to the results you want. She’s also very compassionate & really seems to understand what I’m saying. She’s also very prompt at responding to my journal entries as well as questions. I think she’s great!

Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Mary "Jane" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, 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

I’ve only just begun working with Jane, just two sessions, but I find her very supportive, compassionate, and yet objective. I love speaking with her.

Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Mary "Jane" for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coaching

I have had three sessions with Jane. She is a great listener. I have made great progress in a short time with her suggestions, guidance and material she has asked me to read. I am very happy with my progress.

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Mary "Jane" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Jane has been an incredible therapist and confidant after what was a very troubling and depression-laden period in my life. She was always kind, attentive and personable, and I valued her input, thoughtfulness and attitude when it came to my problems, both big and small. I would highly recommend her to those seeking virtual therapy that seems personal and "in-person" and I am grateful for the time I was able to meet with her!

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Mary "Jane" for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue