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B. Bridge, LMFT    J. Tesik, MA    K. O'Connor, LMHC    A. Hepburn, Ph.D.


Beverly Bridge, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Child, and Family counselor 

11226 Northeast 15th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004

206-441-3556
Beverly Bridge

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Addictions and Recovery - Chemical, Sexual

  • Blended Families

  • Couples counseling - marriage and divorce

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Marital/Pre-marital

  • Relationship/Intimacy Issues

  • Gay / Lesbian/ Bisexual/ Transgender issues

 

 

   I think of therapy as a process of examing one's feelings, thoughts, behaviors, communication styles, and/or significant relationships. We all have histories, experiences, beliefs, and values that influence how we perceive what is happening to us in the present. Once an individual or couple is able to identify or define why something is a problem, effective goals, strategies, and solutions for change can occur.

 

   Grief counseling is a different kind of therapy. Loss of a child, partner, or parent is a transforming event that is thrust upon us. While there are many commonalities to grief, each of us moves through our grief at our own speed and in our own unique way. Some people find the sharing and support of others going through a similar grieving process helpful. It makes them feel less alone. If this is you, I can help you find a support group. I can also refer you to support groups for loss of a parent or child.

 

   Other people experience grief as a private journey, and feel awkward talking about their pain with others. As a grief specialist, my job is to help you sort out what is most beneficial and healing. 

 

   I have over 30 years of experience counseling individuals and couples who are going through life transitions. Marriage, separation, divorce, remarriage, stepfamily adjustment, job transitions, illness, alcohol recovery, and GLBT issues. I work with individuals who are experiencing grief about past life events that have not been resolved, i.e. being raised in a dysfunctional family due to alcoholism or parental illness.

 

   Often times during periods of change or introspection people experience anxiety, panic, depression, despair, fear and uncertainty. I have training in many different therapeutic techniques. I will utilize all the available tools, information and resources that I have at my disposal in a non-judgemental and supportive environment. I am an interactive therapist and will give you feedback. I encourage questions and dialogue. While some problems or incidents can be solved with a few sessions, many life problems will take longer. Together we will develop a plan.

 

   I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from San Jose State University and am a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor. I was the bereavement coordinator for Group Health Hospice for two years.  I was also involved in the Western Washington Bereavement Association as both membership coordinator and treasurer and helped put on monthly seminars covering the areas of grief, healing and transformation. I am both a Lifespan and EMDR practitioner. EMDR is a technique that is especially useful for individuals who have experienced trauma. 

 

 

If you would like more information about my services, or to schedule an appointment, I can be reached at 206-441-3556 or by email at bbridgebusiness@aol.com

I am insurance eligible and am a preferred provider for Regence, Premera, Aetna, and First Choice.