Parker Palmer writes, "The soul speaks its truth only under quiet, inviting, and trustworthy conditions". I have created a safe and beautiful space for you to slow down and speak your courageous truth in a soulful, authentic way. My focus is to, with empathy, work with you in healing past wounds and destructive narratives. A core human desire is to be seen and known within relationship, and it is for this reason that I believe the relationship that is built between the client and the therapist can be a launching point for healing.
As a guide around soul care (which is another way of saying psychotherapy. Psycho (Soul) Therapy (Care)) , I will curate space, bringing together the experiences in your life as a collection. Life is complex and full of suffering. So often our culture tells us to cut off, push away, or move on from our grief. More than ever, space is needed to bring to the surface what needs to or is told to, go underground. To process this complexity together, there may be talking, there may be silence, there may be rituals of creative expression, simple movement, or writing. This is an expression and an experience we will create together.
To carve out this space for yourself is important, necessary, and courageous. I look forward to connecting with you. If this is the type of work and care for yourself you are longing for, please set up an appointment or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 206-713-8950.
Welcome to my practice.
It is my passion to blend ancient philosophies of yoga and wellness with modern anatomy, neurobiology, and trauma research. As we journey thorough life, our life imprints upon us. This happens naturally within the body via the senses and encodes into the body's memory, the nervous system. This sometimes creates habitual holding patterns in the body or mind and/or distorted views of reality based of prior experiences; especially if they were overwhelming, scary, or unpleasant. This is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. By observing the stories we are telling ourselves to be true, we can create change in how we perceive the world around us.
Recently, the #metoo movement has brought light on the darkness of sexual assault in this world. Anxiety, depression, isolation, fearfulness, and pain are just a few associated symptoms. Our memories live in our mind, as well as the body. Sometimes, talk therapy alone is not enough. If this you, you do not need to face this alone. Along with psychotherapy, I off therapeutic yoga. Modern research has shown a direct link to the clinical effectiveness of incorporating mindfulness and yoga within a therapeutic framework. This unique approach can help decrease chronic pain, PTSD symptoms, and rebalance the nervous system.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington and received my Master of the Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University here in Seattle. Inspired by the depth of clinical research and my own curiosity, in 2015 I completed my yoga teacher training through a Yoga Alliance approved school and have since been certified in Yin and Restorative yoga.
Bhramari Seattle provides compassionate professional care to those seeking support, encouragement, and healing with life's complications. Are you ready to share your story?
phone: 206 234 9967
Alan Tokosch MA LMHCA
Greetings and welcome.
I enjoy working with teens and young adult men around important issues that many experience but find them difficult to discuss with others. Perhaps you have attempted to ignore problems, which leaves them unaddressed. Perhaps you have attempted to "fix" the problem, but nothing has changed. It is also possible that you feel that you have to do this alone and not let anyone know. So you are struggling alone now, but you do not have to continue this way of being.
I enjoy helping my clients work through difficulties related to depression, anxiety, life challenges and transitions, school issues like avoidance and refusal, making meaningful connections with others, anger, and family conflict. I also specialize in gaming/tech/social media addiction. If you or your child are spending too much time in front of the screen that it is having a negative impact on school, work, or relationships, let us work together to see how this can be addressed and improved.
When ready and if interested, I enjoy working on deeper ideas with my clients. These are often deeply rooted feelings and patterns of behavior. We may discuss meaning, purpose, freedom, identity (who am I?), feeling lost or having no direction, and other important ideas that are calling out for your attention and discussion.
I received my LMHCA in Washington after finishing the Masters of Psychology program at Seattle University. I received my Bachelors degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA where I studied psychology and philosophy. I currently work in my private practice, as well as a behavioral therapist at Center for Human Services. Because of my background, I believe that I am able to truly sit with someone else's suffering, and walk with them while they find themselves.
Please contact me to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. Thank you, and I look forward to working with you.