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Individual Therapy
In-Person and Telehealth

Therapy is the first step towards bettering yourself as an individual. Bright Future Counseling aims to create a safe, caring, and confidential environment for you to heal from your past, learn practical coping skills, find new ways of thinking and behaving, and feel better.

What is Individual Therapy?

Defined by the American Counseling Association (ACA), individual counseling - also known as individual therapy - is a “personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life.”

By meeting one-on-one with a licensed mental health professional, you will talk through the challenges you’re facing and learn about your moods, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

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How Does Therapy Work?

Therapy can help you take control of your life and respond to difficult situations with healthy coping skills. Overall, therapy can lead to an improvement in mood, satisfaction, confidence, and emotional management.

Together we can create a plan to meet your personal therapeutic goals. Let’s work together towards positive change. Bright Future Counseling offers in-person or online therapy in Vancouver, Washington.

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Some areas we can focus on in individual counseling include

1. Anxiety-stress: Nervousness, Worry, Overthinking, Social Anxiety
2. Depression-grief: Feeling stuck, Low Energy, Generalized or Excessive Sadness, Mood Swings
3. Recovery for Sexual Abuse
4. Sexual Issues & Concerns
5. Relationship issues: Boundary setting, Codependency, Intimacy, Attachment, Trust, Jealousy, Past Hurt
6. Personality Assessments, such as Enneagram Coaching
7. Spiritual Issues, Religious Trauma or Abuse

* If you experience thoughts of suicide or self-harm, you should contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing/texting 988 or using their online chat. These resources are operated by trained crisis counselors and available nationwide 24/7 for anyone experiencing a mental or emotional crisis. In the event of a true emergency, you should call 911.

How to Get the Most Out of Individual Therapy

Therapy is most effective when you are an active participant. Once we establish your major hurdles and agree about how to overcome them, we can set goals and measure progress over time.

Success in therapy will involve sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Being open and honest is key to the most effective help possible. This allows the conversation to consider new insights, ideas, and ways of doing things.

It’s understandable to feel emotionally apprehensive or uncomfortable in exploring painful feelings and experiences. However, risks are minimized by working with a professional counselor who will adjust and adapt to you. If you’re reluctant to discuss certain concerns out of pain, embarrassment, or fear, please let me know so we can work through it together.

More Therapy Options Offered at Bright Future Counseling

Support for couples to improve sexual/romantic relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts.

Sexuality or gender-affirming counseling for LGBTQIA individuals.

Counseling for religious and spiritual abuse.

Resources for Improving Well-Being

What’s Your Personality Type? | An Introduction to the Enneagram
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What’s Your Personality Type? | An Introduction to the Enneagram

The Enneagram of Personality is a system used by numerous mental health professionals to get more insight into one’s character, and as a method for self-development. The Enneagram consists of nine personality archetypes that are interconnected in different ways. Some say that the Enneagram is liberating compared to the conventional methodology of mental health disorders because none of the archetypes are inferior or defective in themselves. Nevertheless, as it focuses as much on negative traits as on positive traits, it isn’t an ‘ego-flattering’ tool either. The Enneagram leaves room for overlap between and within different personality types. Also, it acknowledges that nobody is purely ‘one type’, but rather a ‘basic type’ that transforms within its own range of characteristics and also corresponds with types that it’s connected to. This video is an introduction to the Enneagram of Personality. Links for further learning: The Enneagram Institute: https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/ Frank James on the Enneagram: https://youtu.be/cCP0Vn4d0CI Dr Tom LaHue: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCF9l1wgRpnUOB_6tMvKrww Enneagram Explained: https://enneagramexplained.com/ Support the channel: ✔️ PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/einzelgangerco ✔️ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/einzelgangster ✔️ Bitcoin: 3HQnEz1LQ4G6dqN2LdZgzc7qoJjJCyWjTC (Donated BTC and want in the credits? Send me an email with the amount/address) Purchase my book (affiliate links): 📘 Paperback: https://amzn.to/2RJYfti 💻 Ebook: https://amzn.to/35e23a5 Merchandise: 🛍️ Shop: teespring.com/stores/einzelgangerstore 🛍️ Merchandise design by Punksthetic Art: https://www.youtube.com/user/JRStoneart Music used: The Tides - Dream Escape Unicorn Heads - Dreaming in 432Hz Puddle of Infinity - Open Sea Morning Fair use: Oscar: http://pobreniniopijo.blogspot.com/2017/12/dicotomias-de-ichazo.html Creative Commons (attributions): Enneagram in Greece: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Unnamed_Road%2C_Gavdos_730_01%2C_Greece_-_panoramio.jpg Polygon: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/9-2_star_polygon_interlaced.svg Three aspect existence: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/95/Body-Mind-SOUL--Matter-Energy-SPIRIT.png Pythagoras: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Pythagoras._Woodcut._Wellcome_V0004828.jpg Philo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/PhiloThevet.jpg/800px-PhiloThevet.jpg Tree of Life (1): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_life_(Kabbalah)#/media/File:Tree_of_Life_Fludd.jpg Tree of Life (2): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/Tree_of_life_bahir_Hebrew.svg/800px-Tree_of_life_bahir_Hebrew.svg.png Claudio: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/ClaudioNaranjo.JPG/800px-ClaudioNaranjo.JPG Gurdjieff: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/Georges_Gurdjieff.jpg Sufi dervishes: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/37/Dance_of_Sufi_Dervishes.jpg/800px-Dance_of_Sufi_Dervishes.jpg #selfdevelopment #enneagram #personalitytypes 00:00 - Intro 01:11 - Short history 02:13 - The setup/structure 04:10 - The Perfectionist (1) 04:56 - The Helper (2) 05:41 - The Achiever (3) 06:24 - The Individualist (4) 07:14 - The Observer (5) 08:01 - The Loyalist (6) 08:49 - The Enthusiast (7) 09:47 - The Challenger (8) 10:41 - The Peacemaker (9) 11:32 - The Basic Archetype 13:23 - Centers 14:18 - Wings 15:01 - Lines of integration 16:12 - Wrap-up
The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown | TED
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The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown | TED

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You're welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. Follow TED on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/TED TED's videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with our TED Talks Usage Policy (https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy). For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request at https://media-requests.ted.com