Helen Hofman, MA

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Helen Hofman, MA

  • Contact: Helen Hofman, MA
  • Edmonds, WA
  • Phone: 425-318-9656
  • Service Times: Office Hours are Available by Requesting Appointment

My office is located in Bothell, WA.

I see counseling as looking into a another’s heart and soul. It is an honor for me as a counselor that my clients allow me to see and participate in their struggles. As I provide a safe and confidential setting, provide tools and use the various therapies in which I have been trained, change happens. When I see clients “connect the dots” about their issues, and shift to empowerment, I know that I have had impact in a life. This is very fulfilling for me personally.

My counseling approach is highly relational and client-centered. I welcome you with respect and empathy, and complete confidentiality. The approach I select for each client is specific to that person, and tailored to their needs, history, and goals.

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Lifespan Integration and AF-EMDR (Attachment-focused Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapies. The last two are gentle somatic (body-based) therapies to deal with trauma and personal identity/core strengthening. I use IFS (Internal Family Systems) as a general approach, finding it very effective and empowering for clients.

CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) is a relatively new field of therapy, developed in response to the increasing levels of porn and sex addiction in our media saturated culture. I have been trained to assess and treat addicts, their spouses, and the couple as a unit since all are affected by the addiction. I have completed the training requirements, and am a CSAT therapist.

Finally, I approach my counseling from a distinctively Christian perspective. I strive to meet you where you are spiritually, and through our work together, to help you grow into Your purpose in life. Christianity is to be more than security for the future, ultimate life—we are promised more fullness, redemption and joy in this present life.

I received my BA from Washington State University. While working with a Seattle-based Ugandan non-profit, formed to help reintegrate and rehabilitate former child soldiers, I was impressed by the trauma counseling used with these victims of war. I realized that counseling should be my focus, so I made the career shift. I earned my MA from Northwestern University in Counseling Psychology, and I have been practicing counseling formally since 2011.