Do you ever find yourself running from place to place and task to task, eating on the run, and collapsing on the couch when you get home, only to start on the treadmill all over again when the alarm goes off the next day? It's easy in this fast-paced culture we live in to feel pulled in several directions, wishing for more energy, motivation and focus. Boundaries between work and time off can easily become blurred, and our relationships can be lacking in the depth and intimacy we want and need.
Each of us has a creative, playful spirit inside ourselves that is truly unique and individual. When we feel grounded with a clear sense of our talents and vision for the future, we feel energized and confident in our decisions and actions, and life balance and holistic health are fully integrated into our lives. If, on the other hand, we feel unable to express our own spirit because of the demands placed upon us, we can feel disconnected and experience depression and anxiety. Addictions can happen when we reach for something outside of ourselves instead of addressing what our heart needs.
I am Dr. Alisa Murray, and I am a licensed psychologist in private practice, with additional 200-hour certification in Radiant Health yoga. I have over fifteen years of experience as a therapist helping individuals, couples and families achieve their goals. Areas of special interest include adjustment, grief and loss, abuse, social anxiety, panic disorder, weight loss motivation, wellness coaching, career change, couple counseling, and health issues such as infertility, cancer, brain injury, stroke, illness and disability. I use a combination of cognitive-behavior therapy, yoga, and mindfulness meditation, as appropriate for your personal needs and preferences.
Our office is located in Kent, Washington on the Benson Highway, near Kent-Kangley Road. With easy access to Highways I-5, 18 and 167, I serve clients from Pierce, Snohomish and King County, including Seattle, Kent, Auburn, Covington and Maple Valley. Evening appointments are available.
Click on any of the items on the top left to learn more about my practice. If you have never been in therapy before, be sure to check out the "FAQ" (Frequently Asked Questions) page. It will help you know what to expect.
Balance Counseling and Wellness Services
26461 104th Ave Se
Kent, WA 98030