Carel Camerer, MA, LMHC, LMT
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state, where I have practiced for over 30 years, both clinically and in private practice. During this time I co-created and worked with The Center for Individual and Family Counseling for 11 years. I have worked with ages 3 -98 years old. A large portion of my work has focused on assisting clients with issues such as relationship conflict, and communication, parenting, life transitions, anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma PTSD, and Grief. Currently my therapy practice is focused on individuals and couples who are ready to heal the past by learning to live fully in the present moment.
Methods and Techniques
Finding the courage to accept, tolerate and negotiate the unknown, unpleasant and unwanted takes a kind of radical acceptance. Happily the causes and conditions necessary to achieve healing- presence are absolutely innate and always within your reach. However, ones own wisdom and compassion, although present from the start, are often buried beneath a lifetime of pain, then deeply covered by an elaborate system of coping and defense. Re- Connecting to your own true and vital nature is both a process and a practice. Your success depends upon our mutual interest in discerning the difference between what happened to you, how you coped, the meaning you made, and who you actually are.
Since our problems so easily get mistaken for ourselves all methods and techniques are oriented toward uncovering, discovering and reconnecting you to the person who has lived through these problems without ever becoming them. My counseling methods include cognitive-emotive therapy, intra-psychic mapping, psycho-education, family of origin, mindfulness, EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) ETT (emotional transformative therapy), EFT (emotional freedom technique) and most importantly, Humor.
Relationship/intimacy issues, GLBTQ, non-binary
Trauma and abuse
2237 29th CT NW