Welcome to
LaFleur Counseling

At LaFleur Counseling, it is my goal to serve as a resource and a point of intervention for you on a path toward healthy self-efficacy, healthy self-concept and healthy relationships. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive place to explore your concerns, and to gain the tools necessary in pursuit of your very best Self. It is my belief that through increased self-awareness, people are empowered to change, and empowered people are positioned to take responsibility for their own lives, emerging with greater clarity, purpose, and happiness.

As you search for guidance in dealing with life's challenges, I hope that you find this site helpful in making the decision to strengthen connection to self, connection to others, and connection to the relationships that enhance the quality of your life.

About Teresa LaFleur

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist (LMHC) in the state of Washington, License # LH60210343.  I hold a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University.

I am a Washington state approved supervisor. I provide supervision for associate counselors working toward full licensure in the state of Washington.

I am a DBT Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, (DBT-LBC) and an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist.

I provide therapeutic services for individuals: offering clients’ guidance in addressing and resolving issues of emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, developmental trauma, panic disorders, Relationships, parent coaching, general life adjustments and transitions.

My therapeutic orientation is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and evidence based practices.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): Behavioral Tech, Seattle Washington (1)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: EMDR Institute (2)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence based therapeutic protocol developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro. EMDR enables people to heal from the symptoms of trauma and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.

1: DBT Prolonged Exposure for PTSD: UW/BRTC
2: Trauma Focused-CBT: UW/Harborview


Therapeutic Services

INDIVIDUAL

Individual therapy provides a confidential, safe, nonjudgmental place to gain skills and work on challenges that create barriers to reaching your full potential.

GROUP

Group therapy provides a safe place to build, reinforce and strengthen skills: acceptance, validation, problem solving and change, utilizing 4 modules of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

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CLINICAL SUPERVISION

I am collaborative in my approach to supervision. I am also didactic. I practice evidence based therapy and I mentor, consult and supervise from this perspective. I also come to this work with a deep sense of gratitude and responsibility. As I work with new therapists, I understand that in this work we can grow and sustain as clinicians, and we can also deplete ourselves and burn out far too soon. I deeply desire to see new therapists grow and deepen their work in a way that is sustainable and rewarding. I especially enjoy working with new therapists that are building their own business in private practice.

Now providing supervision via Zoom.
Clinical Supervision fee $165.00 per clock hour

PARENT FOCUSED THERAPY

Parent focused therapy provides a non-judgmental and supportive place to address the issues of parenting. Parenting is one of the most important, challenging and creative processes that most of us will endeavor over our lifetime.  While most of us understand the importance of this work, we so often step in without proper training.  Our children come into the world with their unique genetic inheritance.  Gaining an understanding of the differences in our children, allows us to learn relevant new skills, and utilize these strategies to reinforce, validate and increase the frequency of effective behavior, while deepening the connection of the parent-child bond and strengthening the health of our family system.

PACKAGES AND FEES

My fee for a 75 minute intake assessment or extended session is $250. My Fee for a 50 minute session is $165.  Beginning Jan 1, 2022:  75 minute intake session is $275.00 and 50 minute session is $185.00 

Fees are to be paid at the beginning of the session unless discussed otherwise.  I accept payment by debit or credit card, which are securely stored on the Simple Practice electronic health records portal.

I am considered an Out-of-Network Provider by most insurance companies. I am happy to provide you with a statement for services that you can submit for insurance purposes. It is your responsibility to assess your coverage and keep your account current.

Group Therapy Services

DBT Skills Group

Problematic behaviors evolve as a way to cope with difficult situations or as a way to solve a problem. While these behaviors might provide temporary relief or a short-term solution, they often are not effective in the long-term. DBT assumes that clients are doing the best they can, AND they need to learn new behaviors in all relevant contexts. DBT helps enhance a client’s capabilities by teaching behavioral skills in areas like mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills help people manage specific challenges and develop effective ways to navigate situations that arise in everyday life.

Contact

For a consultation and first appointment, please contact me via the below form. I can also be reached at:

teresa@lafleurcounseling.com  |  phone: (425) 681-1528  |  fax: (425) 332-7202

  • Bellefield Office Park
  • 1400 112th Ave SE
  • Cedar Building, Suite 205
  • Bellevue, WA 98004
  • Additionally, I am opening an additional location in Camano Island, WA, 98282 in the near future.
    More details to come once face-to-face appointments are possible.