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Our mission is to provide clinically sound, biblically based therapy to individuals, married couples and/or families so they may experience optimum spiritual, mental, emotional and relational health.

 

Paul Barger

Paul is licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor (#LH00011107). He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Biola University in La Mirada, CA (1990) and his M.A. in Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, WA (1994). He also earned a Certificate in Biblical Studies from the Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle in Issaquah, WA (1984). Paul is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Paul's areas of interest include:

  • Marital Therapy
  • Family Issues
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Select Addictions
  • Spiritual Issues

Kim BARGER

Kim is licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor (#LH00011108). She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida (1990) and her M.A. in Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA (1994). Kim is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.  Kim is also trained in Elijah House Prayer Counseling, and is certified to facilitate training for others in lay counseling, from the Elijah House School of Ministry.

Kim's areas of interest include:

  • Child Abuse
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Family Dynamics
  • Women's Issues
    • Incest
    • Sexual Trauma
    • Codependency
    • Boundary Issues

Tim Van Rheenen

Tim received his B.A. in Psychology from Roanoke College in 2007, and his dual M.A. in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2010. Tim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#LF60426020) in the state of Washington.  Tim has also received certification from the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapy, as a Sexual Recovery Therapist (CSRT).

Tim's approach to counseling is informed by Family Systems Theory, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems, all of which emphasize the importance of relationships in healing and growth. Tim works to promote experiences during the course of therapy that are transformative and allow the client to experience themselves and others in new and surprising ways, primarily through accessing underlying emotions and root causes of behavior.

Even more foundational than theoretical approaches, Tim relies on his faith in God and prayer to guide the counseling process and welcomes discussion from clients about their spirituality, believing this to be the ultimate pathway to change.

Tim works with individuals, couples, and families.

Tim's areas of interest include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Anger/Relational Conflict
  • Affair Recovery
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Adolescent Issues

 


Becky Valentine

Becky is licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor (#LH60461713). Prior to earning her Master of Arts in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida (2009), Becky earned dual degrees in Psychology and Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine. Becky has also served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ for 12 years as a writer, graphic designer and member of the Dr. Henry Cloud – Answers for Life Seminar team. 

Becky provides a safe place for people to face past hurts and relational problems that cause ongoing pain so they are free to love and be loved as God intended. She has a special heart for those struggling with depression, loss, anxiety, co-dependency, trauma and sexual abuse, and crises of faith. Becky also enjoys helping discouraged couples explore new ways of cultivating intimacy and shared hope in their relationships. She utilizes Prepare/Enrich relationship assessment tools, and has received Bridging the Couple Chasm training through The Gottman Institute.

Becky considers it an honor to join people on their journey toward personal growth, wholeness, and inner healing.

Becky's areas of interest include:

  • Depression
  • Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Co-Dependency
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Crises of Faith
  • Couples Counseling

 


Meghan Rush

Meghan Rush has a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (60 hours) through Liberty University.  Meghan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (#MC60705402).  She earned her B.A. in Psychology/Christian Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA (2012).

Meghan has provided pastoral counseling for many years and has counseled women and teens for over ten years in lay counseling settings.

As a Licensed MHC Associate, Meghan is required to receive supervision in order to fulfill state requirements toward full licensure.  Therefore, she is under the clinical supervision of Paul Barger, M.A., LMHC, who is certified to provide that supervision.  Paul has provided individual, marital and family therapy for more than 22 years full-time in various mental health settings and has been licensed in mental health counseling for over 15 years. Please be aware that your case will be continually clinically reviewed in a confidential matter within Strength of Life Counseling Services.

 

Meghan's areas of interest include:

  • Youth Counseling
  • Women's Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Various Life Problems