Relationship and Mental Health Support since 1995
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Heart To Heart Counseling has several highly skilled professional counselors, with many years of experience. During a crisis, we often feel overwhelmed; help is just a phone call away. Our goal is to help build happy and healthy relationships. It is said that one definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results” Stop the insanity, call today.
Heart To Heart Counseling provides safe, confidential, licensed counseling services. Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Spokane, where we provide counseling to groups, families, individuals and couples. Our team of highly skilled counselors can help deal with any issue. It is our goal to meet your counseling needs and to help you foster healthy relationships. Discovering yourself teaches you the skills to be strong for a lifetime.
David has been a professional Counselor, Coach and Consultant since 1989. He earned his Master of Social Work degree in 1991 from Eastern Washington University, qualified as a Clinical Social Worker, was nationally recognized by the Academy of Clinical Social Workers, and has been supervising other counselors since 2003. He is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and a Certified Diplomate with the American Psychotherapy Association. Specializing in marriage counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching for individuals, couples, and groups, his training and experience include Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Guided Imagery, Impact Personal Development, Acton Coaching, Psychodrama, Transactional Analysis, Group, Gestalt, Arica Protoanalytical System, Family and Inner-child Therapies.
David is a problem solver, assertive and intuitive in his style.
Through individual and group counseling hundreds of couples and individual clients have grown, matured, and developed. He believes strongly in the synergistic empowerment and enrichment of group process and has facilitated at over two thousand Group functions. In addition, hundreds of couples have found renewed happiness and learned to restore their relationships and marriages through counseling,
Judy Thornton, MSW, has been practicing with Spokane's Heart To Heart since 2003. Judy Thornton, received her Master of Social Work degree in 1991. She has been admitted to the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) and is licensed by the State of Washington as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She specializes in counseling, psychotherapy, and professional supervision of other counselors and social workers. Additionally, Judy is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and a member of the National Center for Crisis Management. While Judy's orientation is eclectic, she has received specialized training and experience in Counseling, Hypnotherapy, Psychodrama, Transactional Analysis, Group Therapy, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Arica Protoanalytical System. Many clients have discovered that these diverse philosophies provide a rich and nurturing medium for inspiration and growth. As a Spokane counselor, Judy enjoys working with people who want to make positive changes in their lives. Seeing the difference counseling can make in the growth and development of individuals, couples, and/or families, continues to reinforce her commitment to this work.
Kipp Helmer has been a counselor at Spokane's Heart to Heart since 2009. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LW 60127704) and has over 20 years of professional counseling experience. He is a member of the National Association of Social Worker (NASW). Kipp earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology from the University of Idaho in 1989 and moved to Spokane in 1996, where he has been a practicing counselor for 18 years. He received a Master’s of Social work degree from Eastern Washington University in 2002.
Kipp has experience working with individuals coping with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, other major mental health issues, childhood abuse issues as well as anger issues. He also enjoys working with couples and offering marriage counseling to Spokane couples who are experiencing relationship distress. Kipp has training experience in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment Theory to name a few. He looks not only at the individual’s personal issues but also at how she/he is doing in their environment.