BRYCE SHOEMAKER, MA, LMHC
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University’s CACREP-accredited program. By nature, I am a curious person and enjoy working with people from all walks of life, with a particular focus on serving minority populations. I am drawn to this work by my desire and ability to help others, the need for social justice, and the value of fostering a healthy community. My areas of expertise include addressing issues related to complicated trauma, relational boundaries, and cultural/personal identity. I provide therapeutic services to individuals, and couples.
Personally, I have always been fascinated by our human ability to adapt to challenges and find the resilience within us to move forward with our lives. Although this ability has been refined throughout our existence, sometimes our progress can be impeded by difficulties, and we can become lost and in need of help. I recognize the role of therapy as a supportive relationship that will lend itself to the discovery of new possibilities during these times of struggle.
As a practitioner, I provide a safe, compassionate, and creative environment to assist you to regain an authentic sense of direction and live life on your terms. I view you as the expert of your ever-changing world, and I strive to maintain a dynamic relationship that is founded on transparency and collaboration. Together we will explore how you got here, what you have learned (and forgotten) along the way, and where you want to go next.
My professional history reflects nearly two decades of service in various capacities for community-based, nonprofit organizations located in the Puget Sound area. As a counselor, I have primarily worked in a community mental health setting where my focus has been serving the clinical and therapeutic needs of clients who struggle with chronic mental health issues.
I have provided treatment to many forms of human suffering, including: trauma, abuse, depression and anxiety, life transition, grief and loss, sexuality and sexual identity, gender identity, attachment issues, systemic oppression, relational issues, substance use, and existential distress.
My theoretical orientation is integrative and guided by, but not limited to, several conceptual models: Humanistic/Existential therapies, Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness practices, Postmodern/Social Constructionist theories, and Evidence-Based treatments. My clinical lens is trauma-informed and multi-culturally attuned. I maintain an eclectic set of interventions derived from multiple treatment modalities and disciplines to best suit your needs. In other words, I will meet you where you are at.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals.