Hi, welcome to the BetterHelp community. I want to commend you for the courage it took to take the first steps in seeking support at this time. My name is Tyler Cole and I am a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in the states of California, Colorado, and Washington. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor and bring with me 7+ years of experience working in a wide variety of settings. I have experience providing counseling across a spectrum of diverse individual and family needs in community clinics, schools, residential care, and private practice. Throughout my experience I have had the opportunity to support individuals and families in working toward and meeting their goals in a wide array of considerations including: managing depression and anxiety, overcoming situational stress, finding opportune work-life balance, enhancing and improving communication and relationship fulfillment, and fostering overall improved inter and intrapersonal wellbeing. Additionally, I have advanced training and experience in addressing concerns related to trauma and abuse, parenting and family concerns, and attachment dynamics.
I am a firm believer in the research that indicates that the counseling experience will only be as helpful as the strength of the therapeutic alliance. As such, I take pride in working to create an accepting, non-judgmental, supportive, and safe space in which we can work together. It is my goal to fully understand your story, values, goals, and relationships that are of the most importance to you in order assist you in reaching your goals. Most often, individuals and families tend to know, intuitively, what they want and need and then tend to move in that direction when barriers can be navigated around. My role is to compassionately assist in navigating any potential areas where things are feeling stuck and unhelpful. Some of my approaches to our shared work include the use of techniques derived from Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR. However, each of these evidence-based interventions are grounded in a firm commitment to a client-centered and strengths-based approach that highlights the individual and family as the expert on your life and needs.
Reaching out for support is not always an easy or clear decision to make. Again, I commend you for taking this step. Whether I have the opportunity to work with you or not, I wish you all the best in your endeavors to improve your overall wellbeing.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC 0013943
CA LPCC 7822
WA LMHC LH61145767
Tyler is an extremely effective and compassionate counselor. He listens intently and offers ample opportunity to reflect in thoughtful ways. Tyler validates my experience and has allowed me to see issues in my life in a more balanced way.
Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Tyler for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Tyler, is extremely patient, compassionate, and empathetic. His professionalism and knowledge was very welcomed, comforting and instilled a great deal of confidence in my ability to speak with him honestly. I feel very lucky that I was able to find someone how was such a good fit for me. Though, am sure most, if not all of Tylers clients feel the same way. I can not thank Tyler enough for all of his help!
Written on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Tyler for 10 months on issues concerning addictions, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Tyler is a wonderful therapist, he's non-judgmental and very adept at helping you pinpoint where certain feelings are coming from. He never makes you feel exposed and gives you a safe space share your feelings.
Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Tyler for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching
He is the best. He is a really good listener. He understands my situation very well.
Written on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Tyler for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
Tyler is incredibly helpful, insightful, and professional. I haven't felt judged and I always feel heard. Tyler really helps me understand what is going on instead of just patching the issues. I highly recommend Tyler as a counselor.
Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Tyler for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Tyler is compassionate, supportive, and insightful. I am glad to know him and am looking forward to continuing our partnership.
Written on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Tyler for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes