Tim Whetzel

(LMFT, MA)

About Me

Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process.

To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the culmination of years of existential angst, an accumulation of guilt, anxiety, loss, among a myriad of other experiences which have inflicted pain and suffering, (in this experiment we call life). My experience in working with clients exploration of their unique symptoms, be it depression, anxiety, etc., is to not rush headlong into an immediate remedy of the symptoms, rather the exploration of how these symptoms may be trying to inform the client of new ways of approaching life, i.e. am I living life on my terms, am I following my voice?

Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees were in psychology. My advanced degree and continued studies have an emphasis in depth psychology. I admire, and study the theories of Analytical Psychology, (Jungian). I have a background in religious studies, in addition to psychology, and with the convergence of these two languages, have been able to incorporate meaning in my own life, beyond that of organized religious traditions.

I enjoy working with clients in whatever therapeutic modality is most appropriate, meaning in some cases, brief therapy is warranted, or behavioral modification, or longer term depth work, because every client is unique, and my goal is to approach every client on this basis. Additionally, I have had the life experience of living in both rural and urban settings, being engaged with diverse populations, religions and customs, which add to my ability to relate to clients from an array of backgrounds.

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” Carl Jung

I look forward to a therapeutic relationship that will assist both of us in continued growth.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #12 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LMFT #43376 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with Tim for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Tim is by far the best person I have talked with. He understands and helps me

Written by Z.A. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling with Tim for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I look forward to speaking with him every time.

Written by P.A. on Oct 19, 2020 after counseling with Tim for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I cannot stress enough how much I appreciate Tim. He has helped guide me through the most traumatic time of my life. Every session gives me something new to chew on or some sort of new peace of mind. I often recommend Better Help when folks ask me about therapy. Tim, thank you.

Written by C.H. on Sep 30, 2020 after counseling with Tim for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was heard and that meant everything.

Written by J... on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Tim for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tim has been a great help as I round the bend toward my 60s. He’s astute, discerning, insightful, empathetic and encouraging. He’s nonjudgmental and eager to delve into intimate topics in trying to help me make sense of them. His counsel lightens my emotional load – in each session I find moments of laughter and walk away with much to contemplate. I’ve made some major course corrections for the better due to our conversations.