- Seattle / Sixth & Lenora
Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Self-Esteem, SpiritualityMake an Appointment
Jyl Brewer, MA, LMHCA
My approach to counseling is integrative and humanistic where I see that each individual’s perspective is addressed in order to best support their unique process. I believe that each person has their own inner resources for healing and I provide support and guidance in helping individuals to access their own innate wisdom.
As an Existential therapist, I believe that counseling is a process of self-development and self-actualization. I work with issues presented from the perspective of awareness to be able to accept what is, rather than viewing presenting issues as a health ‘problem’ or ‘illness’. Our work will be a process of investigation, discovery, and clarification to find meaning and motivation to carry on. I will provide support in strengthening your own inner resoluteness to healing through self-knowledge.
Having worked in many facets of mental health, I have experience working with people from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. I have worked in community mental health, college setting, and hospice grief counseling with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar, and schizoaffective disorder. Through my experience as a grief counselor, I am drawn to work with individuals experiencing grief and loss as well as individuals seeking guidance in transitions and loneliness.
I have studied and worked as a theater and movement artist. I utilize somatic psychotherapy where mind, body, spirit, and emotions are creatively addressed in the healing process.
I have investigated spiritual paths including Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. My main path has been in Japanese Zen having trained in Japan for many years. I enjoy working with clients with diverse spiritual and religious beliefs, supporting each individual’s own unique spiritual path and how it supports their well-being.
I am personally inspired by my own life goal in the art of living a deeply meaningful human life.
Experience & Education
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (#MC61192653) of Washington State
- Masters of Arts in Counseling – Antioch University Seattle
- Bachelors in Psychology- Antioch University Seattle
- Member of CSI Honors Society
- Studied Theater at American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC
- Studied Zen Buddhism at Sogenji Zen Monastery, Okayama, Japan
- PhD Candidate in Integral and Transpersonal Therapy with a Somatic Focus at California Institute of Integral Studies
I am a Preferred Provider with Aetna, Cigna, First Choice, Kaiser Permanente, Premera, and Regence. Please call for inquiries regarding additional insurance plans.
A Good Faith Estimate of expected charges is provided upon scheduling or upon your request for self-pay clients.
Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid $100 fee.