Willow Tucker, MA, LMHC
MY TRAINING AND THERAPEUTIC APPROACH
I believe that listening is the foundation to treatment and builds a partnership between the therapist and the client. My philosophy includes emphasizing awareness of and respect for the unique needs of the individual. I see my role as providing facilitation, nurturance, and acceptance. I seek to know, understand, and appreciate each client’s unique perspective with a goal of mental health promotion. I work from a person-centered approach, which, simply put, means that I believe that the individual knows what will and will not help them on their journey to overall health.
Education and Training
I received my master’s degree in clinical psychology from Argosy University where I graduated with a near perfect grade point average. I have also worked in the mental health field for 20 years in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
I have worked with foster children and families in an evidence-based program and worked in a leadership position on related research for the Oregon Social Learning Center. I have experience working with adolescent and adult individuals in both a private care setting and inpatient settings at both Fairfax Behavioral Hospital and Harborview Medical Center. Finally, I have experience working with incarcerated individuals at a Washington state prison.
In providing the best care for my clients, and to adhere to licensing requirements, I participate in continuing education through conferences, classes, and consultation. It is through these opportunities that I guide my practice to include best practices and a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet each individual’s needs.