INNESS PRYOR LMHC LPC
Now accepting Washington & Oregon residents!
It can be a process to find a therapist who feels like a good match for you. Let me tell you a little bit about myself, and hopefully that will help!
My first name rhymes with "Guinness," if you were wondering. I identify as a White, middle class, queer, able-bodied cisgender woman, among other things. I recognize that many of my identities afford me certain privileges; I strive to stay aware of these, and to work with each client from a culturally humble perspective. I have a background in sex education. I try to practice body acceptance or neutrality most days. As a former English major, I'm fond of all kinds of meaning making; sometimes I write poetry that my sister later uses to make fun of me. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and I live here with my family, two dogs, and a cat. (I vacuum a lot. It's never enough.) In my free time, you'll find me creating playlists; taking long road trips; singing with friends, sometimes in public; browsing antique malls and movie rental stores; and carefully organizing my bookshelves, usually when I'm supposed to be doing something else.
I received a Master's of Education in Community Counseling from Seattle University in 2017, followed by additional coursework in a variety of therapeutic subjects. I am grateful for the education I received from clients at Seattle Counseling Service, Youth Eastside Services, and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center, prior to establishing my private practice in 2021. I am licensed in Oregon and Washington.
I especially love working with adult clients who wish to explore the following:
dealing with feelings
connecting with personal values
communicating with others
unpacking inherited beliefs and patterns
identifying and honoring healthy boundaries
increasing self-awareness and acceptance
tending intimate relationships, including those with multiple partners
reducing "over-controlled" behaviors related to anxiety or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
or who hold any of these identities:
I am a client-centered therapist, which means that I draw on various therapy styles and skills flexibly, in order to best serve your individual needs. I will always endeavor to hold compassionate, non-judgmental space for you, while simultaneously challenging you in service of your goals. I have specific training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), but I like to pepper in concepts and skills from a wide variety of clinical styles, such as mindfulness or Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT). Some sessions may include creative interventions, as appropriate and if you're open to it. Please let me know if you would like to bring cultural healing practices of your own into sessions, as I would be happy to discuss this.
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