Bethany Bylsma, MA, LMHC, MHP

Greenlake Wellness Group Bio Licensed Mental Health Counsellor (LMHC) Bethany Bylsma, MA, MHP

My Self

I am a healer at my core, planting and cultivating tenderness, and bringing about change and hope through relationships. This is most clearly done in my work as a therapist. However, I am also a dog-mom, a sister, a daughter, an auntie, a partner, and a friend to many. I am on my own journey of embracing present moments, identifying how the past inhibits me, and seeking a horizon of integration and peace.

My Belief

Changes and transitions in our lives often bring up our deepest fears, highest levels of stress, and questions of belonging. Transitions can also be times where we are able to leave parts that no longer serve us behind, and to unfold, unfurl, and bloom into new iterations. Any stage of life is best when accompanied by trusted friends, a community, or a listening and empathic human presence to help us make sense of these shifts. My work is based in the idea that we are all, 'just walking each other home.

My Work

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in life transitions, family of origin exploration, trauma recovery, spirituality/existential issues, body image issues, and identity development. My work with teens and adults has taken me around the world and back, landing me here in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle. My work with clients is a blend of talk therapy and expressive arts therapy. I utilize art and sandtray work with my clients, leaning in to the places where language becomes limited.

My Background

I received a BA in Media Communications from George Fox University. My MA of Counseling Psychology was obtained from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. I was trained through practicums and internships both in group settings and at community clinics in the Seattle Area. I am currently supported by a clinical supervisor and serve as a peer consultant for family work, eating disorders, and sandtray therapy.

My Contact

You can reach me at:

(253) 256-5131

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