Dustin Howard

Dustin Howard, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

901 Boren Ave.
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-317-8579

Email: Email Dustin Howard

Website: www.arborhillswellness.com

Primary Focus: Abuse / Incest / PTSD Counseling, Adult Adjustment / Life Transitioning Counseling, Anxiety / Panic Disorders Counseling, Child / Teen Counseling, Christian / Pastoral Counseling, Communication / Social Skills Counseling, Consulting / Coaching, Couples / Marriage Counseling, Grief Counseling, LGBTQ Counseling

Scope of Practice

Life can be both beautiful and daunting with many twists and turns along the way. It helps to have someone available to help you figure things out, to heal from hurts, deciding on what is next in life or simply to help you achieve goals you have set for yourself. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years experience helping individuals better their lives.

Range of Focus

  • Abuse
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Building Sustainable Relationships
  • Career Development
  • Communication Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Eastern Spirituality
  • Enhance Leadership Skills
  • Family Rejection
  • Gay Male Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Humanism
  • Identity & Sexual Orientation
  • Infidelity
  • Internal Homophobia
  • Life Adjustment
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
  • Panic Attacks
  • Personal Development
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Religious/Spiritual Abuse
  • Shyness
  • Spirituality & Sexuality
  • Teens / Young Adults Counseling
  • Unexpected Life Events
  • Workplace Issues
  • Adolescent Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Any adjustment and transition issues
  • Boundary Setting
  • Bullying
  • Coming Out
  • Communication Skills
  • Couples Counseling
  • Early Adulthood Concerns
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Exploring Life Goals
  • Find your life purpose
  • Goal Setting
  • Healing from Trauma
  • I support your unique spiritual growth or religious path
  • Identity Development
  • Inter-cultural/Inter-racial Relationships
  • LGBTQ Affirming
  • Life Coaching
  • PTSD Issues
  • Peer Interaction
  • Personal Spirituality Development
  • Rejection by Family of Origin
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality and Sexuality Issues
  • Trauma
  • Verbal Abuse

Values and Philosophy

Our time together will be built on kindness, respect and authenticity. Together we will create a space that allows you to be your most authentic self (even the stuff you hide from others) without judgement or rejection. I value a collaborative relationship that will help you find your own answers and develop a plan for moving forward.

Therapeutic Technique and Methodology

My approach to counseling understands that thoughts and how we think directly impacts our behavior and how we feel. We may spend time exploring negative thinking, patterns of thinking that keep you stuck or unhappy. I also utilize mindfulness-based techniques to help you get to know yourself, stay in the present moment and understand your internal experiences. We may also work on practical skills that you can utilize outside of session for lasting and meaningful change.

Education, Certification and Professional Associations

Degrees and Certifications

Master of Business Administration, 2016

Master of Arts in Counseling, 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2004

Licenses to Practice and Registrations

Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
License number: LH60653467

Payment Information and Hours

Please contact me for fees. I accept cash, check, credit cards and health savings accounts (HSAs) Evening and Weekend Appointments Available. Online Video Sessions Available.

Insurance Reimbursement Provider For: Out-of-Network Provider

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