• Tracy Henderson

    Counseling

    MA, LMHCA | Counselor

    206-228-5753

  • What I Do

    My therapy services are focused towards men and couples.

     

    I work with men, including husbands and fathers, who are experiencing emotional challenges with their wife or partner, with their son or daughter, among social circles, or professionally.

     

    For couples, I provide support navigating the ebbs and flows in relationships, while also working with you to strengthen your foundation by offering additional tools and strategies.

     

    If you feel challenged by a current situation and you’re not sure how to move forward then let's talk. We’ll discuss what's going on for you and develop an approach that’s specific to both you and the individual needs of the situation.

     

    206-228-5753

     

  • Men

     

    I work with men to open up and develop the skills to enable emotional flexibility. These tools allow men to find a balance, manage their emotions, and interact with others in a healthy way.

     

    Emotions can be overwhelming and flooding. As a man, a husband, or a father you have been influenced by cultural norms, social pressures, and a "guy code" that instills a distorted belief that sharing emotions lessens your masculinity. You may have experienced first-hand the messaging "don't be soft" or "toughen up." Over the years, the results from exposure to one or many of these experiences may lead to a number of sideways behaviors, ultimately impacting your relationships and personal health. Additionally, the needs of your spouse, family, and social pressures add even more layers of difficulty to an already complicated situation.

     

    I strongly believe that men benefit tremendously from developing a solid social and emotional foundation. The advantage from learning how to recognize, manage, and communicate our emotions has lifetime benefits. It's never to late to start! In addition, it is essential for fathers to model, develop, and nurture both emotional and social skills with their sons and daughters as they mature into adulthood.

     

    If you feel challenged by a current situation and you’re not sure how to move forward then let's talk. We’ll discuss what's going on for you and develop an approach that’s specific to both you and the overall needs of the situation.

     

    206-228-5753

  • Emotions

    Each of us are unique individuals who express ourselves in very different ways. There is not a right way to be, but rather there are signs and behaviors that we project to others which tend to communicate we need help.

     

    For men experiencing restricted emotions, anger and aggression are common signs along with isolating routines. On other occasions, men also tend to mask their discomfort through a "stoic" demeanor. Physical signs and internal discomfort also provide emotional clues.

    Examples...

    • Anger, irritability, or aggressiveness towards others
    • Restricting anxiety in common social situations
    • Obsessive thinking or unwillingness to compromise with others
    • Unhealthy compulsive behavior that interfere with work, family, or social situations
    • Noticeable changes in mood, energy level, or appetite
    • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
    • Unable to concentrate, feel restless, or on edge
    • Feeling regularly stressed from work or ongoing commitments
    • Need for alcohol or drugs to help cope
    • Engaging in unusual high-risk activities
    • Ongoing sadness or hopelessness
    • Feeling unusually flat or having trouble feeling positive for an extended period of time
    • Regular headaches, digestive issues, or unusual aches & pain
    • Isolating one self from family and friends

     

    If you find yourself, or someone close to you is experiencing one or several of the examples above for an extended period of time then let's talk.

    206-228-5753

  • Couples

    I work with couples as a resource. By this, I mean I provide support untangling a recent complicated situation that may have occurred or digging in and sorting out longstanding differences that have built up.

     

    Furthermore, I offer pro-active strategies using Gottman Method Couples Therapy to prepare and strengthen your relationship for short-term and long-term transitions. Such as:

    • marriage
    • a child
    • a second child
    • working through an infidelity
    • career change
    • balancing a business
    • going back to school
    • loss of connection as kids have grown up and moved on
    • managing a busy household
    • long term care of a family member
    • loss of a loved one

    I believe commitment to another human is a practice that requires our attention, intention, and constant effort. If you feel challenged by a current situation and you’re not sure how to move forward then let's talk. We’ll discuss what's going on for both of you and develop an approach that addresses your individual needs , as well as, the overall needs of the relationship.

     

    206-228-5753

     

  • “I am not what happened to me,

    I am what I choose to become.”

    C.G. Jung

  • Bio

    About

    My wife and I have been together for almost 20 years. Together we have been blessed with two children who keep us young and active!

     

    I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking, being active outdoors, sharing life with friends, and continuing to chase the dream and learn how to play an instrument!

     

    It’s a privilege working with my clients and I am humbled by their strength, courage, vulnerability, and trust.

    Experience & Education

    • MA in Counseling Psychology, Bastyr University 2014
    • MS in Information Management, University of Washington 2008
    • BA from The Evergreen State College, Olympia 1997
    • The Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Fremont, WA.
    • Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS) Renton, WA.
    • Foster High School in Tukwila, WA
    • Secondary Learning Center in Renton, WA
  • Scheduling

    3711 NE 45th St
    Seattle, WA 98105
    206-228-5753
  • Cost

    Rate

    Individual session | $125

    Couples session | $150

     

    I believe therapy should be accessible to everyone. Don't let cost stop you from calling. Please contact me for more information regarding flexible billing.

    Payment

    Cash, check, or credit including Health Savings Accounts.

    Insurance

    Please note: I do not accept insurance, but I can provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement as an Out of Network provider. I will not bill, or make submissions for reimbursement to your health insurance provider.

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