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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMFT #LF60231144 (Expires: 2019-05-31)
So far, I'm getting value out of my relationship with Jorie. I'm not the greatest at being really honest in either my words or in my past dealings with counselors but I think due to the fact that I'm only communicating via emails it may be easier for me to stay honest and in the moment. Thank you for your help, Jorie!
Jorie is AMAZING!!! She is so easy to talk to. And always has great suggestions to try. I am beyond blessed to have her as a ear to listen during my tough times. Which have been alot and she has been there from the beginning.
I have only been working with Jorie for a short while but I feel like she really listens and does her best to support what I am working through. She has shared books, worksheets, advice, and been honest when she is not the person to talk to about a topic like child support advice. She is easy to talk to and has kind words when I just need reassurance that its normal for this process to take some time.
Jorie has been such a life changer for me. She genuinely cares and has the best advice. I like that she always has different tools for me to try when approaching the things we are working on. I would recommend her to anyone and I am very grateful for her expertise and how much of a positive impact she has made in my life.
Josie helps bring a different perspective to the way I see my struggles. Her insight adds a gentle nudge of strength to keep aiming for the better. Jorie has turned many of my ‘stuck’ moments into learning or growth opportunities not just in the present feeling but in life overall.
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Jorie Wehrell is really good at helping you open up and talk about the things that are bothering you, and they do so in a way that leaves you feeling safe instead of vulnerable. 10/10 would reccommend.
Jorie is a wonderful therapist! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. She’s understanding, kind and I’ve never felt any judgement from her. She has very insightful and thoughtful responses. She’s helped me grow tremendously and is so supportive. If you get her as your therapist consider yourself lucky! I know I do!! Thank you for your time Jorie!
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! :)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Jorie is thoughtful, respectful and kind. Her expertise shows clearly and working with her has been a great experience.