Erik Bohlin, M.A., LMHC
should we go to counseling?
People go to counseling when they
are stuck. They can't seem to make the changes they want on their own.
I want counseling to be effective and to help people get the changes in the
shortest time possible. When relationships are beginning to be more
destructive than nurturing. Looking for patterns is the key. All of us
have problems and most of the time, we can solve them. When we are sad,
anxious, and stressed it may be part of living. But sometimes issues of
depression, anxiety, stress and anger can become habitual and we get stuck
doing the same thing. Addiction can range from alcoholism to sexual
addiction to gambling to money issues codependency and drug addiction.
Marital patterns of lacking of communication and distancing can even result
in the dysfunction of verbal and physical abuse. Professional addiction
counseling can help people break those patterns and enter a process of
recovery towards greater health.
Style of Counseling
Using a wellness or positive approach is really
different than looking at things from a disease model. There are to
look through the lens of dysfunction or looking at what causes depression,
anxiety or addiction. But, it is really useful to help people get free
by looking at what works. We ask "what is it that you really want?"
"What would it be like not to struggle with depression or anxiety or
addiction?" To answer the question your physiology changes. You
begin to focus on what you want rather than what you don't want. It is
a huge shift to move from talking about panic attacks to talking about a
life where you don't struggle. I have been counseling with people for
over 30 years and find that this really works and getting people freer fast
and staying free. I have studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming,
Cognitive Behavioral Psychology and. Systems Theory. When you focus on
the solution or the outcome this will increase. If you focus on the
problem, the problem increases. I believe in God and believe that He
is the source of all healing. I am not pushy with my faith in anyway,
but find that people I work with often are looking for something beyond them
that will help the overcome addictions: alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual
addiction, compulsive gambling, spending, overeating and codependency.
Costs and Insurance
The fee for a 1 hour counseling appointment is $140. Insurance typically
covers if you have Blue Cross, Blue Shield and First Choice. I am a preferred provider with
these insurances. If you have another insurance they may
cover me at an "out of network" rate. Marital Therapy is
$140. Hours that I offer counseling are Monday through Friday 9am to
Location and Hours - Note we are in a new location
Erik Bohlin, M.A - New
9623 32nd ST SE, Suite A-110
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Phone: 425-334-8916 Fax: 425-368-3738
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-6pm
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