Individual Counseling in Gig Harbor
I find that most of what people are dealing with has touched my own life personally or professionally (or both).
I combine my vast and varied personal experience from living a lot of years with my education and counseling experience to help smooth your way through life's challenges:
- building self-confidence
- habit change
- improving communication skills
- managing anger
- developing emotional intelligence
- goal setting, achieving, and maintaining
- personal development
- career development
- dating and marriage
- and much more . . .
Many say that my approach to counseling and coaching offers balance:
Compassion & Challenge
I work to set up an environment where clients feel truly listened to and respected for who they are, and at the same time challenge them to make changes that will help them be happier, healthier, and more productive.
Intellect & Emotion
A male friend assumed I would be "touchy-feely" when he heard that I was a counselor. He tells the story of being pleasantly surprised by my ability to approach personal subjects from a rational intellectual level as well as an emotional one.
Past & Present
Skill building is an important part of my work with clients. Sometimes, leftovers from past experiences create roadblocks to fully practicing new attitudes and skills. Processing those past experiences can discharge the blockages—freeing you to be the person you want to be.
Serious & Humor
“Humor can help soothe the rough edges of our day or the most trying moments of our life.” (Allen Klein, The Healing Power of Humor)
Traumas, difficulties, disappointments in ourselves and others ... are serious business. Humor can sometimes make the work of processing these easier to face.
"My experience with Ann Silver's was the most beneficial thing I have done in my adult years.
The first time I met Ann I felt secure and knew that I was in the right place. She was very easy to talk to, and I always walked out feeling great.
I really like her techniques, especially her ability to explain things to me (that in my head are confusing) in a way that I could understand. She never fixed my problems—I feel like she taught me how to deal with and understand my problems. I highly recommend Ann Silvers to anybody that is looking to make their life better."
Unique approach to time
Unlike most counselors, the length of each appointment with me is determined by what you need that day. I expect you to be at least an hour for any appointment, but we don't have to be confined to that hour. We can keep going until it feels like the right time to stop that day. We take finances and schedules into account, but I have found that if we can work open-ended it is the most gentle and efficient for you. We don't have to stop in the middle of something and you make progress faster. You pay for the time used (charged in 5 minute increments).
"Working with Ann, I get to come full circle to completion in each session. I have enough time. I don’t have to rush through things. She doesn’t let me go too far and she doesn’t have to bring me back too soon just because an hour is up."
I charge $120 per hour. After the first hour, charges are in 5-minute increments. I accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Clients pay me at the end of each appointment and I can supply an invoice for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement at whatever rate your insurance covers an "out of network" counselor.
My counseling office in Gig Habor, WA (near Key Peninsula, Tacoma, Port Orchard, and Bremerton) offers a quiet, comfortable, relaxing setting with a view of Colvos Passage and Vashon Island.
For individual counseling, couples counseling, marriage counseling, or hypnosis in the Gig Harbor area:
contact me for a free initial consultation.
Call 253-853-7049 now
or email me by completing the contact form . . .