Tim Wright, LMHCA

Tim Wright

Tim Wright’s Therapist Disclosure Statement <<< (Clickable)

I come to Refresh Therapy after working for the last 20 years in the Mental Health field in various positions from lock down facilities, for the State of Washington, the County Office of Education, Hospital Case Management for grief and loss, and in the High School setting.  In life, we experience pain, suffering, death, loss, destruction, and trauma. These experiences can leave us all hurting and feeling lost and alone.  I am trained in Mindfulness where I create a calm space to practice being in the present and cope with the current issues.  I have also been trained as a Suicide response specialist, Rehabilitation Specialist, Crisis Response Specialist, and including my Master’s in Professional Counseling has allowed me to gain knowledge in multiple fields practicing multiple therapeutic modalities and theories.  I have been married for 22 years and have 3 children, 17-year-old, 15-year-old, and a 9-year-old.

Whether you are coming to therapy because of struggles with anxiety, depression, sadness, a loss, a difficult child, a difficult marriage, or a deep relational wound; no matter the reason, your decision to seek therapy is a courageous one. Participating in therapy can lead to painful thoughts and sometimes dark parts of your life. This process allows you to come to know yourselves and help to know others more fully so that you can experience life in a richer, more meaningful way.

In my free time, I enjoy time with my wife and 3 children.  We watch movies, spend time outdoors hiking, fishing, camping, backpacking in the mountains, with an occasional trip to the beach for some sunshine.

Specialties and areas of focus

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Negative Behaviors
  • Grief/Loss
  • Faith-Oriented Counsel
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Suicide
  • Relationships Issues
  • Men
  • Teens
  • Adolescence

Q&A with Tim

1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?

I believe I address both. Depending on the client, the immediate problem needs to be addressed first, then that leads to opening up deeper issue(s). Sometimes, it is the other way around, but each issue needs to be addressed in a way that benefits the client’s emotional needs.

2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?

I believe that the client/therapist relationship needs to be formed first. At times, it sets up the client leading as we communicate through conversation and process through issues. Other times, as the therapist, I need to be able to lead and assist the client through the thought process of understanding the issue(s) they want to work on.

3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?

I feel I have the gift of listening and understanding where people are.  Thinking outside the box and helping others through the process in multiple areas.

Because I have been in the field of fix it now from suicide to explosive behavioral issues, I am now able to take a slow methodical approach and really take the time to work through ones social and emotional struggles.

4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?

I think the one superpower that I would want would be to fly! 😃 To soar like an eagle, gracefully and to be able to travel to places faster. Just think of the places you could visit on the weekends!

5.) What makes you laugh?

My wife and kids! They never cease to amaze me and we have lots of fun together.

6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?

I have a couple! The first would be the Wright Brothers… Through research, we are pretty sure we are related to them, and it would be great to sit down and just have a conversation and ask how they came up with wanting to fly!

The second would be one of my close friends, Tim Stewart. He passed away in an accident while we were in college playing soccer together. It would just be nice to see him again.