Jolyn Wells-Moran, PhD, MSW Counseling
1200 6th Ave, Suite 2001
Seattle, WA 98101
Jolyn Wells-Moran, PhD, MSW, LMHC
You don't have to live with anxiety.
I'm a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) specializing in anxiety -- with 27 years of experience, a sliding fee scale, other affordable fee options and a free 30-minute initial consultation.
If the pain or discomfort of living with anxiety is interfering with your life or sense or well-being, I can help. I provide counseling and evidence-based psychotherapy in Seattle and Shoreline, particularly to people with anxiety and anxiety-related issues, such as OCD, PTSD, other trauma, stress, generalized anxiety, anxiety spectrum eating disorders, adult children of alcoholics (ACoA), adult survivors of childhood abuse, perfectionism or another anxiety-related issue. I act as a guide through the phases of overcoming anxiety, using therapy methods that have been shown by years of research to really work. If you're willing to commit to overcoming anxiety, you can do it and it usually doesn't take as long as you might think.
Couples, Adults and Teens of Age 16 and Up
I see couples for improvement of problem-solving, communication and intimacy issues; resolving infidelity issues; overcoming verbal or other abuse. I also provide counseling and therapy to individuals for depression and bipolar disorder, including loss of energy, sadness, irritability, sleep issues, rage, mood swings or other mood-related problems. I work with people who have personality disorders, schizophrenia, low self-esteem and other issues too.
Counseling Approach and Therapy Methods
I approach counseling and therapy from humanistic, strengths and holistic models, and use mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including ERP (exposure response prevention) and desensitization, when suited to the individual's specific issues. Other evidence-based methods I may use in therapy include education, rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) methods, assertiveness training, visualization and relaxation. This is called an integrative approach; allowing methods that match the particular needs and preferences of the individual.
Stop the Emotional Pain and Take Charge of Your Life
I will value you and focus on effectiveness at the same time. I believe that everyone needs help now and then, and that all individuals can be helped. Therapy (meaning psychotherapy or counseling) can even be a life saver. I understand how hard it is to open up in therapy, or counseling, and respect every person who does it. In our culture, we often learn that seeking help is a weakness, but it's actually the strongest individuals who admit to having human problems and seek help to take charge of their lives.
You needn't have a disorder to experience issues that can be addressed effectively with a counselor/psychotherapist. Worry, stress, relationship issues and any of concerns can be addressed in counseling/psychotherapy.
I see people from all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds; LGBT; and both men and women.
PhD - Health and Human Services, concentration in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Education
MSW (Masters in Social Work)
BA - Psychology
Licensed Mental Health Counselor