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I work primarily with people who are experiencing a changing sense of self, life transitions and crises, loss and grief, illness, trauma, the search for meaning and life purpose, spiritual emergency. In times of questioning and change (Who am I? What do I really want?), people often experience upheaval, anxiety, and confusion. In order to support clients in shifting old patterns and accessing inner resources, I use a variety of approaches such as EMDR, Brainspotting, Energy Psychology, dream work, body awareness, work with inner parts, self-inquiry, and mindfulness practice. My approach involves creating a safe space fo the exploration of healing of challenging life experiences: loss and grief of all kinds (from death, divorce, midlife struggles, painful childhood memories, etc.,) live transitions and a search for identity and meaning, facing illness or death, spiritual growth. My orientation may be broadly described as experiential and coming from a trans-personal/integral perspective. We may work with dreams, body awareness, imagery, mindfulness, the Enneagram, journaling, different parts of the self, re-storying, thought field therapy, bilateral modalities, and other approaches. The movement is towards deeper self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-compassion, as well as capacity for authentic connection and engagement in the world.
Integrating spirituality and counseling: bringing spiritual perspectives to counseling issues, and working with psychological issues in the context of spiritual growth. I have a special interest in the intersections of psychology and spirituality, and have been teaching prospective counselors in this area for over 10 years. Clients sometimes want their spiritual perspective recognized, appreciated, and integrated into their therapeutic work, and find my openness, curiosity, and extensive background to be valuable. Some clients are focused on their spiritual journey and consider psychological healing and growth to be essential in this process. I have worked with such specific issues as crises of faith, leaving a religion of origin, the return to a childhood religious tradition to seek for meaning, and spiritual emergencies.
My background in loss and grief is extensive, with over 25 years of teaching the subject to prospective counselors, as well as working with and founding a hospice program and involvement with other local bereavement programs. I recognize the pain of many kinds of loss, not just loss through death, and have a deep understanding of the grieving process and the needs of individual grieving clients.
Call or email Alexandra Hepburn for your free phone consultation now - (206) 915-8833.
Education Supporting Specialty:
I taught courses in Counseling and Spirituality at Antioch University, Seattle for over 10 years.
Also Addressed in My Practice:
Years in Practice: 21 Years
School: University of Pennsylvania
Year Graduated: 1983
License No. and State: CL60145801 WA
Sliding Scale: No
Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: No
Free Telephone Consulation: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Visa, Discover, Mastercard