Jorie Wehrell

(MA, LMFT, CMHS)

About Me

I began my work in the social service field more than a decade ago, working in a wide range of therapeutic settings before laying my roots as a marriage and family therapist. From therapeutic group homes and the juvenile justice system to community mental health and private practice, I have spent years working with individuals and families in a multitude of roles.

I believe individuals, families and couples have the ability to support each other, meet each other's needs, and solve their own problems. However, sometimes circumstances arise which make this difficult. At other times, people either lose objectivity with old problems or try to solve new problems in old ways. This is when professional assistance can make a difference. I believe that we all have our own experiencing of the world around us and that these experiences shape our narrative of ourselves, our relationships with others, and how these pieces fit together in our lives. I help clients understand these narratives and past patterns of behavior, and work to find new coping skills and solutions and provide support along the way.

My therapeutic approach is collaborative, client centered, and active. I believe the relationship between myself and a client sets the tone for therapy and is key to helping the client on a path to wellness and reaching their established goals. I believe in holding space for clients that feels safe and comfortable for sharing and collaboration in helping my clients reach their goals. When working with clients I generally use a combination of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help clients form concrete goals with a time-limited approach. Additionally, I find a psychodynamic approach to working with clients to be helpful in meeting goals presented in our work together.

I have worked as a therapist or counselor for more than ten years, have a BA in Psychology, a MA in Child, Couple, Family Therapy, and a MBA in Healthcare Management. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Washington, as well as child mental health specialist and maternal mental health specialist.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family
  • Parenting
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 11

Licensing

LMFT #LF60231144 (Expires: 2018-05-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Apr 24, 2018 after counseling with Jorie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and parenting

Jorie has been very helpful and has been a great support at a time when I was getting stressed and worked up and couldn’t really find solutions by myself. I am confident that with the tools she has given me I will manage to deal with the issues a little better... one at a time! :)

Written by D.O. on Feb 14, 2018 after counseling with Jorie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Jorie is a fantastic counselor who quickly understood what my main issues are and has offered me tips on how to overcome them. She is a good listener who takes the time to write well-thought out replies and is incredibly encouraging! I always look forward to getting a message from her, as they light up some of my darker days.

Written by J.A. on Feb 10, 2018 after counseling with Jorie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Jorie is excellent at what she does and creates a welcoming atmosphere in our conversations. She is extremely helpful with working to move forward from issues I may be facing. I would highly recommend her to anyone In need of her help!

Written by L.I. on Feb 09, 2018 after counseling with Jorie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Jorie is amazing! Jorie is very insightful and has really helped me think through some hard things. I couldn't recommend her more highly!

Written by M.O. on Feb 08, 2018 after counseling with Jorie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jorie has been great in probably the worst time in my life. I don't know what else to say other than that to have someone to chat with that actually listens can help a lot no matter what the problem is. Beyond that she is knowledgeable about what I am going through.

Written by M.A. on Feb 01, 2018 after counseling with Jorie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, and career

The best therapist I’ve ever had. I’m a psychologist myself and it is quite hard to find someone who would actually listen and work with you respectfully. Jorie is a fantastic professional: kind, attentive, proactive, and rational. You feel heard and cared after with her.

Written by R.A. on Jan 12, 2018 after counseling with Jorie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, anger, and career

I have struggled for years and counseling was not helpful in the past. A bit skeptical (okay a lot skeptical) I signed up and was matched with Jorie. The time we have been chatting has been intense but extremely helpful. The conversations are deep and get to the heart of the issue and have allowed for understanding of things never imagined. This has allowed me to see many things and feel settled and my heart is finally getting the healing it needs and the support I deserve. Thank you.

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Jorie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Jorie is AMAZING, WONDERFUL, KNOWLEDGEABLE! I am beyond thankful for her. She has saved me from a very low and dark place.

Written by L.A. on Dec 26, 2017 after counseling with Jorie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, and career

I've been working with Jorie for almost a month and I already feel like she has helped me to accomplish so much. I appreciate her communication style and her very thoughtful input regarding the situations we talk about. I can tell she genuinely cares about helping me. Jorie always responds quickly and thoroughly. She offers really great insight and thought provoking questions, which has allowed me to start seeing progress within myself. I trust Jorie's experience and knowledge whole-heartedly and I really looking forward to continue working with her.

Written by C.L. on Nov 29, 2017 after counseling with Jorie for 2 weeks on issues concerning family, grief, eating, self esteem, and anger

Jorie is an extremely well articulated and empathetic counselor. She understands the main points of your situation and is capable of motivating you to gain clarity while taking realistic steps to ameliorate your feelings around the situation your are going through in a timely manner. I adore writing to her and have already spoken about her services and this awesome website to some friends. Thank you for your fantastic support, I am sure I will get to a turning point of my issue.

Written by T.R. on Nov 29, 2017 after counseling with Jorie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Jorie is thoughtful, respectful and kind. Her expertise shows clearly and working with her has been a great experience.