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You are unique, and your treatment should be too. I offer individual counseling focused on your unique goals, symptoms, and needs. Offering reduced rates for those impacted by COVID-19, $120/session.
I utilize HIPAA compliant video counseling to continue to provide therapy to my clients from the comfort of their own home. Offering reduced rates for those impacted by COVID-19, $120/session.
A Psychodynamic Approach
Have you suffered through anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts or other mental illness symptoms? Have you tried self-help books, dealing with it on your own, or trying to push through but still find yourself back where you started? You are not alone and there is a reason why it can be so hard to “snap” yourself out of whatever it is that is keeping you down.
Most of the time feeling better requires the outside perspective of a trained clinician to look more closely at why you feel the way you do, why you perceive the world through your particular lens of anxiety, depression, guilt, shame or however your particular symptoms show up. Through sharing that lens with a trained professional and working collaboratively we can begin to identify why this particular lens has taken over and how to get you back to a place where your feelings and perceptions don’t end in the doom and gloom of your particular symptoms.
About Patrick Rettig
I believe whatever it is you may be going through there is hope for things to get better. Everyone has struggles and obstacles to overcome in life and often they seem insurmountable. Sometimes just having a professional there to talk to who has seen these obstacles before can be the reassurance you need to finally overcome whatever is in your way.
One of the most common reasons for needing assistance along the way is when we encounter big life transitions. We are all in a life-altering transition right now as our daily lives continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. I pursued counseling first as a client during a life transition of my own in college. I felt pulled between pursuing a life in business like my parents, or pursuing a career that matched my own values of real, genuine interaction with other people. I walked into counseling not knowing what to expect and after tremendous growth and self-exploration walked out with the conviction that I too would help others along their way.
Following this path to counseling, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Ohio University and my Master’s in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University (Ranked #1 in the US for Counselor Education Program’s in 2019). I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) in the state of Washington and also hold licensure in Ohio as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
After two years in private practice in Ohio, I have recently opened an office here in Kirkland. I absolutely love the work that I do and spend my free time outside of sessions keeping abreast of the latest and greatest in mental health care, hiking these gorgeous mountains, and taking in the sights around Lake Washington.
The therapeutic relationship has been proven to be one of the key indicators of successful therapy, so finding someone who feels like the right fit for you is important. If you think we might be a good fit, feel free to call, email, or fill out the message form below. I look forward to meeting you and joining you on your journey towards wellness, growth, and self-discovery.