Compassionate, trauma-informed mental health counseling and addiction treatment
Bailey Rahn, MA, LMHCA, SUDPT
Mental Health Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor in Bellingham, WA
I work with a variety of mental health issues, with an emphasis on helping adults renegotiate their relationship to alcohol and other drugs.
Trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, substance use, shame, grief, relationship wounds—so often these issues appear together. They can feel like an impossible tangle, with our sense of self bound in the center.
Together, I hope we can curiously explore and compassionately understand each thread—and then intentionally weave them back together to create the full tapestry that tells your story in all of its strength, resilience, and authenticity.
I provide counseling for:
Trauma, PTSD, and Complex Trauma (C-PTSD)
They’re these rocky pockets of seawater left behind by the ocean’s tide. Living in them is an ecosystem of tiny organisms like sea stars, anemones, crustaceans, minnows, and other little sea oddities that most humans look at and wonder, “What is this thing?”
Whatever that thing is, it’s a survivor like everyone else in the pool. It adapted to withstand constant change: Ebbing tides, fluctuating oxygen and salt levels, rising and falling temperatures, and the insatiable winged hunger that is the seagull. Everything in that pool weathered it all.
These novel, puddle-sized planets are really good at bringing out our curious side. And if there’s anything you take from therapy, perhaps it’s the ability to lean over your own inner tide pools with that same curiosity, peering into each part of yourself that has survived tide after tide.
Online Therapy & Counseling Services
Some issue areas that I am equipped to explore with you include (but are not limited to):
Substance Use & Addiction Counseling
I offer outpatient therapy for individuals seeking recovery from substance abuse. I strive to provide shame-free, compassionate addiction counseling that supports your autonomy and personal definition of recovery.
Whether you're working through a single traumatic event or long-term complex trauma, I aim to provide a patient and caring presence for you to process and integrate these difficult experiences at the pace that feels right for you.
Drug & Alcohol Moderation Management
For those seeking to cut back on alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs, I offer harm-reduction approaches to therapy that lets you name your goals based on the relationship you'd like to have with these substances.
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LGBTQ+ Affirming Space
You are welcome and celebrated.
My practice and home are physically located on the ancestral Coast Salish lands of the Nooksack, Lummi, and Semiahmoo people. With gratitude, I acknowledge the sovereignty of its stewards, to whom this land belongs. Hysh’qe. I reserve some time on my schedule to provide pro bono counseling to local tribe members—please email me to learn more.