About Legacy Counseling Services

Wayne Anglin, M.C., LMHC

Legacy name explained:

A legacy is passed from one generation to the next, connecting the past to the present and the future. What our parents, grandparents and family friends have passed on to us is our heritage; what we pass on to our children is our legacy. We want to pass on what is good and healthy to our children, and what isn’t healthy we want to change. We want to pass on a healthier legacy that was given to us.

Wayne Anglin’s Education & Credentials:

University Education: Master of Counseling, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Ottawa University, graduating with honors, Magna Cum Laude, in 1995.

I then went to Graduate School and earned the Degree of Master of Counseling (M.C.) from the University of Phoenix and graduated in 1997.

Credentials: I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington

I am also a board certified counselor and belong to the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Wayne Anglin’s philosophy on counseling:

I believe counseling should be about giving you effective skills so your day to day living can improve. I avoid asking “And how does that make you feel?” I treat people the way I like to be treated: fairly, honestly and with respect. I believe the most effective progress in counseling is made when the client is relaxed and respected. Therapy should be a positive, uplifting experience. I use humor in my counseling. My counseling office and Rec Room are relaxed and comfortable.

Plan of Action:

You and I will look at the issues that are causing you emotional and psychological pain and suffering and develop practical techniques that gives you the skills to deal with the specific problems in your day to day living. Some examples of these techniques include but are not limited to: Healthy Communication Skills, Learning or Enhancing Skills for Healthy Relationships, Improved Parenting Skills, Anger Management Skills and Problem Solving Skills, etc.

Some problems are best addressed by working on one’s thinking patterns, then adding one’s behavior patterns and the belief system follows. Other issues need to start off by managing our behavior, then work on the thoughts which will lead to a healthier belief system.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy tends to focus on what is causing pain or problems for you in the Here and Now. We want to identify what is going on and develop a plan to improve your quality of life. I don’t spend a lot of time delving into your past in an effort to understand this problem became an issue for you (unless you request it).

What are Belief Systems?

Here’s an example of belief systems: You are an adult and have never used tobacco in your life. During a horrible day at work a co-worker offers you a cigarette to calm your nerves. You decline since your Belief System is that you are a non-smoker. Put a former smoker in the same situation and they may take that cigarette since their Belief System may be: I’ve quit smoking until I have a really horrible day.

What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT deals with our actions, our thoughts and our belief systems.

Cognitions = Our Thoughts

Behaviors = Our Actions

Belief System = What we believe and value
(I am an honest person; I put my kids needs first, etc.)

Can Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy help me?

Clients who have a good idea of what problem or problems they specifically want to work on are best suited for CBT. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an effective treatment for: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Anger Management, Smoking Cessation, Relationship Issues, Communication Skills, Assertiveness Training, Sleep Problems, many more issues.

All ages?

Yes, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is extremely effective from young children, to elementary, middle school and high school students to adults and seniors.

 

 

 

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