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KALA LYMAN

MS, LMHC, LPC

MY APPROACH

           I am passionate about assisting individuals & families on their journey through life's challenging moments. I strive to assist individuals in finding fulfillment, engagement & empowerment in their life.

 

          While our past experiences & connections have led us to where we are this does not have to be where we stay; we can choose what will define us moving forward, our pain or our strength. I work to assist clients in developing their own unique path toward growth & healing while honoring & creating understanding around the role their past has played in shaping them.

 

          Taking this first step and reaching out for support takes strength and courage. I am honored to be a part of my clients journey and provide a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment, creating space to heal, grow, & discover positive change.

 

           My clinical styles utilize psychodynamic, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral, internal family systems & strength based approaches focused on creating engagement through individualized therapeutic relationships.

MY BACKGROUND

 

         Working in the field since 2008 has developed my practice & understanding of mental health within a variety of settings including adult outpatient services, juvenile corrections, acute residential treatment, child & family community mental health, as well as work with cancer survivors. More recently my work has focused on the impacts of grief on individual development & relationships.


           Through my own personal loss experiences, I was awakened to the resounding touch grief has on every aspect of a life. These experiences ignited my work toward understanding the impacts & healing surrounding grief.

I focus on the following areas:

Relationships

Communication

Parenting/Family Dynamics

Grief and Loss

Trauma

Credentials

      MS in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University

     

      BA in Psychology, Minor in Elementary Education from Alaska Pacific University

      Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon

      Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington

I work with these Insurance Plans:

 Aetna

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Cigna

First Choice Health Network

Humana

Pacific Source

Providence Preferred/PPO

Healthnet

Tri-care