Karen Larkin Packwood
MA NCC LMHC CCTP CDPT
Is a Christian Counselor. She lives and works in the Spokane Valley, WA. She works with individuals, couples & families in both private and Telemental (Video/Internet Counseling); helping individuals and families overcome and cope with grief/loss due to death, job loss or divorce. She works with individuals in processing through anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, eating and learning disorders, self harming behaviors, anger management, OCD, oppositional defiant behaviors and ADD/ADHD.
She specializes in helping individuals, couples and families to create healthy, functional relationships and lives though a variety of therapies, while understanding that a more holistic approach to wellness emotionally, physically and spiritually are necessary for healing. When it is difficult to leave your home due to health, weather or other reason; Karen can conduct the therapy thru Telemental Health/Internet or Phone Counseling services.
MA, LMHCA, HHP
Feeling like you try to do all the “right” things but can’t seem to get where you want to be in life? Are you tired of doing the same things over and over and getting nowhere? Do you feel stressed, frustrated, defeated, hurt, scared, and are not sure what to do next? Perhaps you struggle with parenting a difficult child and are tired. You are courageous and wise to take the first step to freedom and consider counseling! Sometimes, hope and a little guidance in a safe, judgement free atmosphere is all you need to get back on your desired path and I would be honored to help you on this journey!
I am a Christian counselor but am also comfortable with secular counseling. I have a variety of experience including treatment centers, church, private and “in-home” counseling. I also am a Holistic Health Practitioner and martial artist who recognizes the interconnection of the mind, body, and spirit when dealing with life circumstances helping you to achieve your highest level of wellness and balance. I will meet you wherever are in the healing and change process, striving to help develop awareness within these areas, build on natural strengths while giving you tools and skills to move ahead and combat whatever life throws at you.
I have a great deal of experience with infants, toddlers, children, and teens as well as adults. It is so wonderful when changes can be made before life’s speed bumps become lifelong road blocks.
I utilize several treatment modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, attachment, play therapy, expressive arts, positive psychology, solution focused brief therapy, coaching, and motivational interviewing and include holistic protocols in the process which may include nutritional therapy and lifestyle changes. Take the first step toward healing today by making an appointment and I will come along side to guide you!
Kerry Hanley, LMHC
My focus is to listen to my clients and ensure that they feel understood at all times. Meeting the client where he/she is at in their journey is an important process in building rapport and establishing a strong client-therapist relationship. Providing a safe, comfortable environment in which each person feels at ease and able to share openly is crucial in establishing a strong relationship as well. Human beings have an inherent desire to be heard and felt that they are listened to. When this basic need is met, I feel that healing can begin regardless of the issue that the individual is facing.
I have more than 14 years of experience in working with children and families. My experience has taught me that children and families are often struggling with communication issues as well as being able to share their feelings through healthy outlets. My focus in therapy is to listen to my clients and help them establish goals based on what they are most struggling with in their lives.
I am certified in TF-CBT and have more than 10 years of experience in the school setting. I work from a strengths perspective at all times and use many Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. I have attended several play therapy training's and incorporate play into my sessions with children, knowing that engagement and activity is the core of all children’s learning. While working with children and families has been my focus, I also have experience with teens and adolescents as well as foster and adoptive families, divorced families, and can provide assistance with parenting issues and couples counseling.
Nic Lohstroh, LCISWA
Using a client centered, strengths-based approach I help the client use their own strengths in the healing process.
I am a Licensed Clinical independent Social worker Associate. I was raised, live and works in Spokane Valley. I graduated from Boise State University with a master’s in social work. I chose to use a holistic approach to treatment and the healing process. I have experience working with diverse populations including; individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, families, foster care, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, learning disorders, self-harming behaviors, anger management, OCD, oppositional defiant behaviors, ADD/ADHD and sever and persistent mental illnesses.
I have been working with individuals and families since 2013. I have worked with individuals with disabilities and mental illness in the home setting for over 6 years. I completed my undergraduate internship at the Idaho Department of Health and welfare and my master’s internship providing play therapy for children along with trauma and cognitive therapy for adults.
I use a verity of therapeutic techniques including; Cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, applied behavior analysis, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, play centered activities, family therapy and mindfulness in order to provide a treatment that is best tailored to an individual/ family’s needs.