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Find the right relationship
with yourself, others, & substances

Online treatment for alcohol, addiction, and mental health in Washington State

You're tired of the cycle.

  • You feel pulled into habits you know you’d like to break, but can’t seem to resist them when feeling anxious, depressed, bored, upset, or lonely.
     

  • The habit might seem effective in the short-term, but there’s a part of you that knows it’s destructive in the long-term toward your health, relationships, and goals.
     

  • You may feel a wave of guilt, shame, or frustration for repeating the habit, and pledge to change yourself.
     

  • Despite your best efforts, you’re pulled into the pattern again. You wonder why you can’t seem to stop or control it.

There’s nothing broken, wrong, or defective about you. You're human, doing your best with the tools you’ve learned to use.
And with caring support and new tools, you can break this cycle.

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Hey there, I'm Bailey.

I'm a mental health therapist & addiction counselor helping adults build better relationships to substance use, others, and self.

My role is to help you build a deep connection with the cycle-breaking part of yourself capable of change, and to help you find healing for the parts that are anxious, depressed, lonely, grieving, or wounded. 

Right now, alcohol (or other habits) might be the best available tool you have to de-stress, soothe, and bond in relationships. But it doesn’t have to be.

 

Using approaches like attachment theory, EMDR, and Internal Family Systems, I can’t wait to help you connect with some tools, perspectives, and practices that have the potential to demote substance use as your top coping skill. 

Here are some of the issues I work with:

  • Addictions

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Drug Abuse

  • ADHD

  • Impulsivity

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Trauma, PTSD, and Complex Trauma (C-PTSD)

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Life Transitions

Here's how I can help:

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. Explore your triggers and practice holding boundaries with yourself.

Substance Use Treatment & Addiction Recovery

For those ready to break up with alcohol and other drugs entirely:
I provide outpatient therapy for individuals seeking recovery from substance abuse. I strive to provide shame-free, compassionate addiction counseling that supports your definition of recovery and sobriety efforts.

 Therapy for Anxiety, ADHD & Trauma

For those wanting to deep-dive into the emotions & experiences closely connected to substance use:
I aim to provide a patient, caring presence for you to process and integrate these difficult experiences at the pace that feels right for you, with awareness of culture & neurodiversity.

Ready to get started?

    Let's talk!

Start by booking a no-cost 30-minute consultation with me to see how we might fit together in counseling. This is a great time to ask questions and get a sense for what therapy might look like. 

2      Feel comfortable knowing what to expect.

Feeling nervous to start therapy? Visit my About and FAQs pages to learn more about how the therapy process typically flows.

3      Get started.

If things are feeling like a good fit after our consultation, I'm so glad to hear it. Next, schedule an intake session where we'll deep-dive on your goals, obstacles, and history. After that, we'll meet regularly to keep building toward your goals.

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tidepools counseling mental health

Tide pools:

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.

LGBTQ+ Affirming Space

Land Acknowledgement

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.

tidepools counseling bellingham

TIDEPOOLS COUNSELING

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Contact Info

SUDPT: CO61237096

LMHCA: MC61475580

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