I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) licensed in Washington State with over 8 years of experience working in both private practice, community mental health, and corrections. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, domestic violence, substance use, guilt and shame, co-dependency, personality disorders, and women's issues.
I find that I connect well with women clients ranging in age from 19 - 50. I have helped women from all walks of life find their power and clarity about their purpose, passion, and values. I worked with professional women, housewives, single women, and young women enrolled in college. This group was not one that I pursued intentionally in my clinical work but I realized very early on that I am uniquely experienced to empathize and support women from several walks of life!
My counseling style is direct, warm and interactive. I am gifted at identifying the strengths of my clients and believe that promoting the strengths has a profound positive impact on their emotional growth and a strengthening of self-worth. I approach clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
I do not believe in wasting my client's time. I am goal directed and solution focused. I will be open and direct about my clinical impressions in an effort to help you reach your goals and feel empowered to personal change and growth. In the process of open, honest and direct communication, it is common for my client's to find their power, purpose, and strength. It is a wonderful process to witness transformation!
I utilize cognitive-behavioral, family system's theory, humanistic, positive psychology, mindfulness, and existential approaches to therapy. I am trained and certified to offer trauma therapy, substance use treatment, and family therapy, just to name a few. I am well versed on best practice approaches to the specific disorders I specializing in treating. I approach treatment planning individually keeping in mind the respective needs of my clients and feel all areas of therapy are most effective when approached as a collaborative process.
If you are ready to begin working to be your best self and to embark on your journey of self-exploration, I am ready to be your guide in the process! I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC LH 61015543
I've had 3 sessions and Lenita has been a breakthrough therapist for me so far. She does amazing work with me.
Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with LENITA for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I accidentlay anserwed a few strongly disagree that I meant to click strongly agree. Lenita is the best therapist I have ever had by a long shot. She is absolutely incredible. I am so thankful for her.
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with LENITA for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Amazing at understanding me and my needs. The best help I have ever gotten.
Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with LENITA for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Lenita is a very understanding and helpful therapist. I enjoy our session and feel that I am getting something out of them where I have not gotten anything out of therapy sessions in the past with other therapists.
Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with LENITA for 6 months on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Lenita is down to earth, kind, caring and pulls no punches. She is knowledgeable about her craft and understanding of relationship dynamics. Plus she is just an awesome person!
Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with LENITA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Lenita, is a very compassionate and understanding person. She cares about about who you are which makes it very easy to talk to her. I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of therapy.
Written on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with LENITA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd