My name is Macie Stead and I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) from Spokane Valley, WA. I have been in the mental health field for the past 10 years, a licensed counselor for 3 years. I hold my BA from Whitworth University in Psychology, a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, and currently I have completed 2 years of my PhD doctoral program for Counselor Education and Supervision (CES). My Goal is Your Goal There are many options for counselors, and finding the right fit for YOU, is crucial. I would like to offer an experience that promotes empowerment, community, and growth. I am passionate about the complexity of human nature, counseling, and psychology. I believe that people have the power and ability to make positive change. I do not judge or place value biases on others. I accept people for who they are and where they want to be. It is a privilege to work with people on new ways of approaching the world, and yes, tackling the old patterns that get us stuck. My approach and role in counseling is active and engaged, so no endless “couch therapy”. I want you to meet your goals and not feel reliant on counseling forever. Those I work with develop the process and tools to manage emotions, thoughts, and behaviors for the long-term. Most people can graduate from counseling, meeting their goals, within 7-12 sessions. I work collaboratively with clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT + and TF-CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Redecision therapy. I am an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the American Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) division. I am also a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC) by the NBCC. In addition to counseling services; I have specialized training in education, consultation, and supervision. I meet state requirements in WA to provide supervision for mental health professionals, consultation for workplace settings, schools, and mental health organizations, and education/training on current trends in counseling education, supervision, consultation, and leadership. I have taken specialized courses for trauma, crisis care, and leadership.
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