Acuity Counseling Therapist Bio

 

Joanne Blum, MS, LMHC, NCC

Individual Therapist

 

Joanne enjoys helping adults struggling with major life changes and role transitions. She understands that life’s twists and turns can be challenging, and it takes courage to reach out to a stranger for support. Joanne offers you a safe, non-judgmental space to explore current struggles, express what causes you pain, expand your awareness of internal and external obstacles, and create pathways towards deep and lasting change. She believes that counseling isn’t just about helping you feel better; it’s about helping you live better.

Working with Individual Adults
Do you feel “stuck” and notice a loss of vitality, satisfaction, or meaning in your life? That “stuckness” may come in the form of a sense of emptiness or depression; fear or panic when facing change; chronic self-criticism; relationship difficulties; painful experiences; or a more general life dissatisfaction. Joanne believes that her work isn’t about fixing anything that’s broken, but rather helping you get “unstuck” by reorienting you to what is most important to you and helping you develop the skills needed to create and live a life of integrity, purpose, and meaning—even when the inevitable pain of life visits you.

Supporting Caregivers

Although caring for a loved one is a uniquely rewarding experience, family members often grow overwhelmed by the physical and emotional toll of their responsibilities. Joanne can provide support and guidance to help you cope with common caregiver issues such as anger and frustration; anxiety and fear; grief and sadness; guilt and shame; isolation and loneliness; and depression.

Counseling for Women

Are you experiencing a difficult transition in your life? Are you trying to explore your identity and understand your purpose? Women face unique challenges in their lifespan that can result in low self-worth and feelings of inadequacy. Joanne strives to create a unique and collaborative relationship with you, so you can forge a new path towards the kind of life you want to live.

How I Can Help

Joanne strongly believes in counseling the person, not their diagnosis. With this in mind, she takes an integrative approach using Person-Centered Therapy with a specialization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy. Joanne is licensed in WA as a mental health counselor and recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Areas of Specialization

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Personal growth and identity exploration
  • Caregiver stress and burn-out • Grief and loss

Call 206-910-9476 to schedule an appointment or if you have questions about my counseling services..

Counselors and Therapists

Meet the Acuity Counseling Clinical Team

Each therapist at Acuity Counseling has their own unique specialty and populations they enjoy working with. Below you can get to know each of our therapists by reading their full biography and viewing their introduction video.

If you’re not sure which counselor will be the right fit for you, our Client Care Coordinator can help you decide who is best suited to help you reach your goals. To schedule an appointment or a free 15 min. phone consultation, please email scheduling@acuitycounseling.net or call 206-910-9476.

Colleen Hilton

Colleen Hilton

MA, LMFT

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Maggie Rodriguez

Maggie Rodriguez

MA, LMFT

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Caress Redd

Caress Redd

LMHC, CCMHC

Children, Individuals
and Couples Therapist

Kristina Anderson

Kristina Anderson

MA, LMHCA

Individual and Trauma
Therapist

Joanne Blum

Joanne Blum

MS, LMHC, NCC

Individual Therapist

Maria Dalbotten

Maria Dalbotten

MA, LMHC

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Evey Duran

Evey Duran

MS, LMFT

Individual, Child & Couples
Therapist

Rachel Frank

Rachel Frank

MS, LMHC

Individual and Family
Therapist

Jennifer Manlowe

Jennifer Manlowe

PHD, MDIV, MFT-INTERN

Individual & Couples
Therapist-Intern

Shannon Meyer

Shannon Meyer

MA, LMHC, CMHS

Child, Individual
& Family Therapist

Kayla Moore

Kayla Moore

MS, LMFTA

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Beth Sanders

Beth Sanders

MA, LMHC

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Hannah Tanaka

Hannah Tanaka

MA, LMFT

Individual and Relationship
Therapist

Jeff Watson

Jeff Watson

EdD, MS, LMHC

Individual Therapist

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson

MA, LMHC,

Individual Therapist

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If you have questions and would like to talk about any of our counseling services, please reach out for a complimentary phone consultation or send us an email.

First Session Within 72 Hours of Calling

We book you an appointment within 24 hours of contacting us (usually less) and make sure your first appointment is soon after.

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206-420-8522

SCHEDULING

Use our Online Scheduling Tool or call our office to schedule your appointment, or for any changes regarding scheduling.

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INSURANCE

Counseling services are often covered in full or in part by your health insurance company. Acuity Counseling of Seattle and Bellevue Washington are in-network providers for most major health insurance companies including:

Aetna

Cigna

First Choice

Kaiser HMO/Core/PPO

Premera

Regence

United Behavioral Health

 
If we are not a in-network provider with your insurance plan you may still be able to use your insurance benefits for counseling services. Please feel free to give us a call with any questions

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