Balanced | Living Therapy

WHO ARE WE?

Please call Balanced Living Therapy to speak with one of our admin specialists. They will place you with the appropriate therapists. We work with families who are going through transitions in their lives, such as elderly parents, change of life roles.

SPECIALTIES

Eating Disorders

Grief and Loss

Trauma/PTSD

Crisis/Safety Planning

Relationship Skills

Depression

Anxiety

Individual/Couples/Group

Self Esteem

Coping Skills

Faith-based Counseling

Anger Management

Chemical Dependency

Co-Dependency

Career Exploration

GIGI ISHAQ MS, LMHC, CDP

 

 

My name is Maggie (Gigi) Ishaq. I believe every person has core value as a human being and it is my role as a therapist to work together with you to access what you need to heal.  Seeking therapy can be a very difficult and personal decision. It is extremely important to me that my clients feel safe, cared for, and validated.  Effective therapy is all about understanding. I bring not only my experience and strengths as a therapist, but also a lifetime of personal and professional experience in many different realms.

 

I feel that it is very important that you find the right fit!  I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to begin your healing process.  Life is a journey and I am grateful to have the opportunity to come along beside you.  I am committed to helping you pursue health and happiness.  Together we will find forgiveness and overcome shame and guilt.  I honor your individualism and belief system and I hope to help you achieve balance and a renewed sense of peace in your life.

 

My Approach to Therapy

 

I utilize Experiential theory including Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and individuals, role plays from Virginia Satir, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques, Bowen theory. Another technique I utilize is called Client Centered Therapy from a Supportive Therapy Model.

There will be times when the therapy becomes difficult and you may feel like giving up. This is often the point where you will put forth great effort and great growth and change will occur.  I am committed to seeing this process through with you in every way that I am able to offer support.  I believe that each person that comes through my door is capable of great things and making changes.

 

Specialties:

Eating Disorders

Grief and Loss

Past Trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Marriage Therapy

Career exploration and life skills building

Individual Therapy

Faith-Based study as requested

Attachment Disorders

 

Education and Training:

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling from Seattle Pacific University. Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies/Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. Associate of Technical Arts Degree in Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Counseling; Edmonds Community College. The University of Washington, Behavioral Research Therapy Clinic; Chemical Dependency Counseling. Supportive Therapy Model for Teens Research at the BRTC and Children’s Hospital.

 

Licensure and Registration:

Licensed Mental Health Counselor-State of Washington

Certified Chemical Dependency Professional State of Washington

Marriage and Family Therapist

 

KAREN BROWN MA, LMHC, MHP

 

My name is Karen Brown and I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist. I have worked in the fields of mental health, social work, and education since 1986. I have been privileged to work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds. I consider it an honor to listen to people’s stories and help them find wholeness and freedom. I will meet you where you are in your circumstances and walk with you through them. Therapy is only effective within the boundaries of a relationship based on trust and I create a safe and supportive environment for individuals to share their struggles. I believe a key component of healing and growth is to be able to say whatever is on one’s mind without the fear of judgment and to know that what is shared will be accepted in an atmosphere of compassion and dignity.

 

My Approach to Therapy

 

I use an eclectic approach and customize therapy to the needs of the individual. Often I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic theory and the arts. I enjoy helping others discover their personal creativity and use this to tap into a healing resource located within each individual. I often work as a team member with the individual’s medical professional, school counselor, dietician and other health care workers. I enjoy working with people of all ages, and currently work with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults.

 

Specialties:

Anger Management

Anxiety

Codependency

Control Issues

Depression

Eating Disorders

Grief and Loss

Relationship and Communication Issues

Self Esteem

Trauma

 

Education and Training:

I began my career as an undergraduate intern at the Family Violence Project with the Seattle Law Department and graduated from the University of Washington; School of Social Work. Early on I specialized working with children and their families and have experience as a professional and a volunteer at Ryther Child Center, Childhaven and was a guardian ad litem for Snohomish County. I have received additional training in Asperger’s Syndrome and worked with peer groups to facilitate academic and social success. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on multicultural issues and spirituality. More recently I have worked as a mental health counselor at a woman’s nonprofit agency and several years at a partial hospitalization facility which treated individuals with moderate to severe psychiatric illnesses.

 

Licensure and Registration:

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Mental Health Professional (MHP) from the Washington State Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.

 

April Greninger MS, LMFT

 

Hello, my name is April Greninger, MS, LMFT and thank you for considering me to help you towards your goals of health and happiness! In my experience, I have found that people need both validation for their experiences and efforts as well as guidance and options.  Together, you and I will work to develop applicable skills of emotional management, essentially what feelings mean and how to work with them, self-esteem development and communication skills, and coping skills.

 

My Approach to Therapy

 

I receive your unique situation and concerns with gentle curiosity and a compassionate heart.  Together we can release unhealthy habits that may have been protecting you, but are no longer effective methods of protection.  We can replace these with innate abilities and suppressed strengths that have been with you all along.  With increased self-awareness and understanding, we may realize your potential for health and happiness. We will examine concepts such as Trust of yourself and others; Guilt, a terrible but purposeful emotion and Forgiveness and what that truly entails. In addition, we will work on Self-Care: proactively making decisions to care for yourself, including self-discipline and acceptance of life and what it presents you with. I am confident that one, if not several of these, may be major components in your struggles and I look forward to working with you to create an individualized plan for success.

 

My Specialties:

Depression

Eating Disorders

Anxiety

PTSD

Addictions

Life management and coping skills

 

Education and Training:

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA.

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies; Psychology Minor, from Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

 

Licensure and Registration:

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

 

SAMANTHA GOODMAN

LMHC, MAC, MHP

 

My name is Samantha Goodman and I am a licensed mental health therapist who specializes in treating trauma and abuse. A strong therapeutic relationship is based on trust, respect and reciprocity and I welcome your authentic self. I believe that all individuals posses an innate ability to heal and to grow and consider it a great honor to journey alongside them as they do. I offer hope, warmth, compassion and a safe space to explore ones inner struggles free from judgment.

 

My scope of practice is holistic and client centered. I utilize a wide range of therapeutic techniques so that I may tailor services to the unique needs of each individual. This includes; cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, play therapy, sand tray, expressive art therapy and psycho-dynamic approaches. I value diversity and enjoy working with all ages.

 

My Specialties:

Depression

PTSD

Trauma

Chemical dependency/substance abuse

Relationship skills

Teens Issues

Grief and Loss

Bio Feedback

EMDR

 

Education and Training:

Masters of Arts Professional Counseling Treatment of Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation from Ottawa University

Bachelor of Arts Psychology from Ottawa University

 

Licensure and Registration:

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) Washington State

Masters Addiction Counselor MAC  Washington State Washington State

Mental Health Professional (MHP) Washington State Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Certified Trauma Professional-International Association of Trauma Professionals

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

FrontDesk@BalancedLivingTherapy.com

1 (425) 977 4988

1 (425) 977 4989

7500 212th Street SW

Suite 205 Edmonds, WA 98026

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