Rachel Brovosky, LMFT/LMHCA
Rachel Brovosky’s Therapist Disclosure Statement <<< (Clickable)
Experiencing trauma, emotional, mental, and/or relational difficulties is not uncommon. Wading through these experiences on your own can be daunting and feel overwhelming. Thankfully, there is hope. Help and healing are available, and you do not have to go through your journey alone. As long as I can remember, I have had a deep desire to help those who are hurting. I am passionate about helping couples and individuals with a wide variety of mental health, emotional and or relational concerns. I believe relationships can be a source of great joy or a source of tremendous pain. I also believe that balanced mental health is a key component in living a satisfying life.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. I received my bachelor’s in Social Services and my master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Whitworth University. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. As your therapist, I will come along side and work collaboratively with you on individualized and self-created goals. I will listen and provide support and guidance on your journey. I offer honesty, humor, and acceptance in a private environment. I enjoy teaching clients new skills and encouraging existing strengths. I would be honored to walk with you on your path to wellness.
Specialties and areas of focus
- Trauma/Complex Trauma
- Anger Management
- Relationship Issues
- Women’s Issues
- Sex & Sexuality
- Body Issues
Q&A with Rachel
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I find both to be significant and worthy of addressing with clients. As a person-centered therapist, I will come from a place of empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard. At times, the immediate issue may need to be attended to before deeper work can be done. Additionally, moving between what we see as an immediate concern and what we consider to be a deeper issue is not uncommon.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
During our initial session, I will review information and set up some mutually agreed upon guidelines. I strive to meet the client where they are at while utilizing training and experience to help guide the course of therapy. There will be times where you take the lead and times where I step in and provide some structure in the moment.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
As a therapist, I am kind, compassionate, honest and straightforward. I am comfortable sitting with a person or couple in the deep pain that may exist and offering genuine care and support. I do not take things personally and I am willing to do the hard work with the client.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
I would love to be invisible. Being able to wonder around undetected and observe others would be fascinating!
5.) What makes you laugh?
My children and my cat make me laugh a lot. They are so cute and goofy. I love the time we have together and the adventures we enjoy. We all love the water and getting into nature when able.
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
I would have to say C. S. Lewis. I have read many of his books and I find his creativity and the concepts he writes about inspiring. He has a brilliant mind and I think the dinner conversation would never be boring!