Keegan Dyehouse, LMHCA
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I believe that everyone has hopes, dreams, or goals that they want to achieve. Everyone desires to live out their best life and be their best self. However, life can get in the way of that desire. Whether it is an unexpected loss, unsupportive relationships, past traumas, or even just the daily wear and tear of living, we can find ourselves lost on the path to becoming our best self. My hope as a therapist is to partner with you to identify obstacles that may be getting in your way and finding solutions to remove these obstacles that work for you. With the goal that this will allow you to become the best you, you can be.
I believe that at the heart of all good therapy is a strong therapeutic alliance. To me this means you and I joining together to discover your truth through the lens of your experience. This understanding and collaboration is what I believe powers the heart of change that can occur during counseling. This power can be used to help you enjoy increased self-esteem, richer relationships, and a better understanding of your life purpose.
I understand that entering into therapy can be a scary thing. It can cause us to examine the dark, painful, and difficult parts of our lives. Your decision to seek out therapy is already a courageous one. I hope to honor this decision by providing for you a space where you can be heard, where you can be understood, and where you can feel safe. All while not having the fear of being judged. It is in this space that I hope we can begin to explore the parts of life that are hard. In order that we might be able to help find the path towards healing and growth for you.
My therapeutic approach is influenced by trainings in Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Brief-Solution Focused Therapy. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Western Seminary. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate and I am currently pursuing licensure in the state of Washington.
In my free time, I enjoy time with my wife. We both love travelling around to McMenamins and playing a good board game together. I am always in the pursuit of the next good book. You can also find me spending time in the rock gym or walking the hiking trails of our beautiful Gorge. I am always ready to discuss last week football game or the next big thing coming out in the Star Wars Universe. I have called Washington home for the last twenty years now.
Specialties and areas of focus
- Career Related issues
- Life Transition/Crisis
- Pre-Teens/Teens (11+)
Q&A with Keegan
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I like to start by addressing the immediate issues. Then, if we have time, working to try to understand their root cause. In my opinion, there is not point in fixing the foundation of a house when the living room is on fire.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
I believe that the therapy room is your space and your time. So, I will always do my best to follow your lead and collaborate with you. Rather than taking charge of a session. However, I do have some prompts to get the conversation started.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
I have been told that I do well at helping people feel heard. I also provide a calming presence. I am good at establishing rapport and making connections with people. I have also had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients. So, I feel comfortable working with just about anybody.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
I would love to be able to teleport. It would make it so much easier to travel and see the world.
5.) What makes you laugh?
Anything really, but especially a good pun.
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
Tom Hanks, I just think he would provide a good balance of stimulating conversation and great laughs.