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© Anchored Vision: Family Therapy Services PLLC

Tel: 206-788-5285

Email: info@anchoredvision.org

Court House Square

1102 A Street

Tacoma, WA 98402

JOSEPH VELAZQUEZ

MA, LMFTA

I bring over 20-years of relevant individual and family-related experience. I have counseled children with special needs and their siblings. My experience also extends to teens and adults, providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. In my personal life, I embrace a strong Christian ethos.  I enjoy working with other Christians to work through challenges of life and faith. I also enjoy working with people of other faiths or of none. Additionally, part of my clinical training includes contextualizing how culture, privilege, racism, sexism, and oppression in general, can show up in areas of personal and social struggle. As we collaborate to determine your goals, exploring these issues becomes elemental to the process of change. In addition to clinical settings, I am fluid with home and community-based therapy.

 

I am familiar with many therapeutic modalities and tailor my approach to client needs. I tend to be drawn to a client-centered perspective that builds on existing strengths and natural supports. I also use a systemic lens to consider how all pieces of a family system work together. I have completed Level I Gottman Method Couples Therapy training and use Gottman methods in my work with couples as well as techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy. However, the most important aspect of meeting your goals as a client is the rapport I build with you. My work is grounded in humility. It is often helpful to recognize patterns of behavior and what those patterns may indicate, but no person is defined by their past or by a diagnosis. Helping you Anchor your vision into the best parts of who you are and highlighting the possibility of meaningful change will empower you to live more courageously. Within the healing process, you will develop a sense of accountability, creativity, self-efficacy, and greater sense of purpose and your own process of positive change. 

Ares of focus and special interest:​

 

  • Individual, Marriage & Family Counseling

  • Children & children with developmental disabilities

  • Premarital Counseling

  • Relationship Enrichment

  • Christian Living and/or Crisis of Faith

  • Life Transitions

  • Family Issues Around Divorce 

  • Family conflict

  • Men's Issues, Health & Wellness

  • Isolation in the Digital Age

  • Work/life Balance

  • Lack of Direction, Feeling “Stuck”

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Parenting

  • Over Indulgence 

  • Blended families & Co-Parenting

  • Codependency 

  • Self-Care

  • Abandonment

  • The Creative Process

  • Adult Children of Addicts or Alcoholics

  • Life-Skill Building for Adolescents

  • Past Abuse

  • Navigating Generational Family Issues with Immigrant Families

  • Career Counseling

  • Coping Skills

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Executive Men & Women with Anxiety from High Pressure Jobs

  • Grief & Loss

  • Self Esteem & Rediscovery

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Trauma & PTSD

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). Antioch University Seattle: 2019 

BA, Psychology and Media Studies. Western Washington University: 2002

LMFTA license credential: MG60952164