Mental Health For You E Allyson J Henry

Allyson J Henry

City: Seattle, WA
State: Washington
Tel: 206-539-1916
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Langyages:

English

Office Address:

Therapy Specialties: 

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Modality:

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth
  • Payments Accepted:

    My Approach to Helping

    My clinical approach is driven by my belief that people have the right to be themselves and lead fulfilling lives according to their values and culture. People know best what works for them and have the innate power to discover solutions for themselves. I also possess a strong faith in the ability and resiliency of people to make the necessary changes to flourish in their lives.

    Since therapy involves a major commitment of self, time, money, and energy, individuals should be very thoughtful about the therapist they select. I encourage people to make sure they feel comfortable with me and my approach in order to begin therapy. Throughout our time together, I will elicit feedback on how the therapeutic process is working for you.

    Therapy starts with an examination and evaluation of the presenting concern. I then work with clients to establish their personal goals.
    Therapeutic change occurs by helping people express and own their painful emotions and experiences within the safety of a therapeutic relationship. A safe therapeutic relationship also provides a non-judgmental environment where people are safe to express their deepest thoughts and emotions. I help people better understand their feelings, thoughts, interpersonal patterns, values as well as the past familial roots of their current difficulties. In addition, I actively seek out the fundamental strengths in each individual. I also address the impact of internalized oppression on our daily lives. As an African American woman, I understand the harm societys preconceived ideas can have on the individual spirit. I strive to ensure all therapy is culturally appropriate. I believe these factors help people move beyond their current challenges and experience hope, healing and growth. The ultimate goal of therapy is to remove the barriers which are preventing you from living your best life.

    My style is to take an emphatic, active, honest, non-judgmental, and direct approach. I am here to help people flourish, take action on the things which are important for you, move in a direction that is valuable and worthy, identify values and experience a powerful sense of strength and vitality.

    More Info About My Practice

    My practice is located in Capitol Hill with access to bus service. My building is also handicap friendly. I currently accept insurance. Please call me to see if your insurance company is included. My fees range from $125/hr to $165/hr but in some cases I am willing to adjust fees based on income. Your last signed income tax will be required for income verification.

    Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With

    I worked in corporate America for the first 30 years of my adult life. I understand the stress associated with working more than 40 hours per week and the havoc such a schedule can have on one’s personal life and relationships.

    Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

    Research shows that the client-therapist relationship plays a significant role in helping people heal. If a therapist cannot provide a safe and trusting environment, then the client will not be able to disclose painful trauma, emotions and actions. This disclosure is an important first step toward healing.

    Client Focus (Age)

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders
  • Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Services Fee

    Billing and Insurance:I am an in-network provider for:

    • AllState
    • Premera Blue Cross
    • Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP)
    • Tricare
    • United Health Care

    Fees: $150/session for single; $175 per session for couples and families

    Sliding Scale Available  InfoClinicians who offer sliding scale payment structures may offer lower or reduced fees based on an individual’s ability to pay. Please contact this clinician for more details regarding their fees or sliding scale policy.

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