Independent Therapist at Integrity Counseling Center
Do you find yourself engaging in behaviors that don’t fall in-line with your values?
Tired of constantly steering off course and giving into what your mood dictates?
At times, it can feel unbearable and like a dead end. We all miss the mark and get stuck in a rut.
Our anxiety, depression, and worries can cloud our judgment in ways that are difficult to comprehend. However, every journey has its course and we have the ability to remap our trajectory. My goal is to trek alongside you and make life’s journey less treacherous.
Who I work with?
As someone who identifies as a millennial, I can understand the struggles of this particular generation. I use the term angsty, tongue in cheek, because there is a degree of validity to it. The age of technology overload contributed to uncertainty and confusion. No one gave us a manual on the “how tos” of balancing work-life, saving for retirement, paying of student loans, raising children, and finding time for self-care.
The digital age snuck in on us and provided with no room to breathe. As your therapist, I hope to help you work through the anxiety and existential questions that keep you up at night. The future may seem grim but there is a glimmer of hope waiting to be discovered.
Individual Counseling for Men and Women
Depression, worry, anxiety, and fear can be crippling experiences. If you feel overwhelmed by these phenomena, I want to help you overcome these barriers.
I believe that reflecting on life’s past and present relationships can offer insight into helping you redefine current and future relationships, experiences, and self. Re-evaluating beliefs and held attitudes can help you achieve your goals, create new experiences, and make informed choices that forge a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
My training in Adlerian Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) are resources that I actively utilize to direct treatment. They are evidence-based practices and tools that will improve your functioning as an individual.
Counseling for Out of Control Sexual Behavior
We all have sexual urges, thoughts, or behaviors. However, there are times when the sensations, ideas, or outward sexual expressions affect us in a negative way. Despite this reality, there is hope for breaking out of these repeating cycles.
In today’s world, we are overwhelmed by sexually stimulating content. This intensifies our desire for sexual experiences and avoiding the unwanted behaviors is more difficult than ever. However, exploring our motivations, sexual stories, and trauma can help us navigate life in a healthier manner.
As your therapist, I will help you revisit past events and narratives that contribute to your out-of-control sexual behaviors. In doing so, we find healthier ways to cope with triggers, discover the underlying motivators, and define sexuality in a way that is representative of your values.
I have certification in treating Out of Control Sexual Behaviors through the Harvey Institute. The goal is to take back control of your story and not let it haunt you. While doing so, increasing compassion and acceptance towards yourself so that you live a more fulfilled sexual life.
Teen Counseling (Ages 14 and up)
You might be worried about your teenager.
Depression and anxiety rates for teens are some of the highest they’ve ever been. Many teens are overwhelmed by social media and the information they are bombarded with on a daily basis. It is also at this age that teens are trying to figure out who they are.
A good teen therapist can be of great help navigating all the complexities of adolescent life, from social interactions and relationships with parents to managing the ups and downs of mood and anxiety.
As a teen therapist, I enjoy helping adolescents and their parents during this challenging phase of life.
In the counseling room, I create a place for teens to talk openly and honestly without fear of being rejected. While working with me, teens learn new skills and develop new abilities for lasting change in their life.
In our family sessions, I offer parents of teens encouragement and guidance in how to support their child during the adolescent years.
Whether you are married, dating, or about to make a lifelong commitment dedicating time to improve your relationship is crucial. Every relationship has its hurdles and areas to improve. Having a place to do that can prove to be worthwhile.
Through my collaborative approach, I will assist you in identifying new methods to address conflict and intensify your love bond.
When I work with couples, I predominantly use the Gottman method to help couples develop new strategies for understanding each other. With over 30 years of research to back up this approach, it is a proven way to decrease divorce rates and ensure a new path for your love life.
I also hold a certificate in Trauma and Affairs that has equipped me to treat couples that want to heal from these experiences.
My experience has taught me that I do my best work with couples ages 40 and under.
Why choose me as your therapist?
Over the years, I have worked in foster care, high school settings, fulfilled ministry roles, and worked in community mental health. Working with different populations has shaped me into who I am today. These experiences have increased my insight and compassion for all people.
In my own life, I have faced painful situations and circumstances that made me question my own identity and shaped me into being who I am today. Facing loss, struggles with sexuality, and having family members with mental illness enriched my journey into becoming a counselor.
Today, I can say that I have the courage to help those that are struggling and need guidance in transforming their lives for a better future.
How I work?
In my counseling room, I will offer a time for you to be seen and heard with undivided attention.
I listen to understand and offer compassion. I bring my whole self and imagination into the work to offer an authentic connection. Together, we will create a relationship based on trust, openness, and transparency.
In doing so, the counseling relationship provides a place for healing. It promotes honesty, vulnerability, and a place for growth. Together, we learn and generate desirable outcomes.
When I am not doing therapy…
If I am not counseling, you can find me exploring the great PNW. I love hiking and seeing the incredible sights this place has to offer. I also enjoy a good cup of Joe and any coffee shop that makes a superb brew.
On a rainy day, you can find me reading a book or making a home-cooked meal. Spending time with friends and family is another activity that brings me pleasure.
Are you ready to start counseling?
I encourage you to schedule your counseling appointment online.
Not ready to schedule your first appointment yet?
Give us a call and we will be happy to answer your questions (360) 356-8756
Richard Golosinskiy, LMHCA