"I care. The people who come to see me will have 100% of my undivided attention."
- Kevin Boren
Here's how therapy works...
  • Existentialism
    AGL follows the existential analyis of Dr. Victor Frankl that proposes human beings are free to achieve goals and purposes. The primary motivation of humans is seen as a search for meaning. Thus complications occur when a person cannot realize his or her "Will to Meaning" and soon begins to experience the dreadful sensation of meaninglessness and emptiness. The discontent of a lack of meaningful goals ultimately gives rise to aggression, addiction, depression and suicidality, and it may lead to more serious disorders.
    AGL
    Views a person as greater than his or her problems
    Shift
    Requiring a shift in both understanding and approach to issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    Cognitive behavior, or, in other words, the way individuals perceive a situation, is more closely connected to a person's reaction than to the situation itself. AGL helps people see the relationship between their beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and what happens next. It is a person's thought process that informs his or her actions, its how you feel about events that determines how you will act. AGL helps by adjusting thoughts that directly influence emotions and behavior thereby avoiding depression or dysfuctional assumptions that may have been established in childhood.
    Change
    Empowering people to believe they have the capacity for change and are able to contribute to their own growth.
    Heal
    Using inner resources, people can heal.
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
    The focus is on the client's present circumstances and future goals rather than past experiences. This is goal-oriented therapy where the symptoms or issues that bring a person to therapy are not usually targeted. Instead, AGL will encourage clients to develop a vision of the future, then offer support by helping determine the skills, resources, and abilities necessary to reach that vision successfully.
    Focus
    Addressing the client's needs is what leads to A Greater Life.
    Aha
    Experience your greatest aha-moments, unburdenings, and transformations.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
    This modality is directed toward individuals who have seen little or no improvement with other models of therapy. The focus is on problem-solving and acceptance-based strategies, hence the term "dialectical" which refers to the processing of opposite concepts such as change and acceptance. AGL offers acceptance and support to clients, some of whom have conditions described as "difficult to treat," as they work together to develop approaches to achieve goals, improve overall mental and emotional well-being, and find lasting positive change.
    Trust
    We collaboratively trust people to know themselves better than anyone else, to access their own wisdom, and to attend to their wounds.
    Self
    A state of calm, curiosity, compassion, creativity, confidence, courage, connectedness, and clarity.
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
    AGL teaches mindfulness skills using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help individuals live and behave in ways closer to their personal values. By helping individuals recognize ways in which their attempts to repress, cope, and control emotional experiences create challenges, they can release themselves from these challenges freeing their minds to consider more values-based actions that support well-being.ns.
    Depth
    To heal, we must explore the depth of the wounds that drive extreme behaviors and beliefs rather than discount them and get more of the same.
    Safe
    Connection is the safe container that allows the relationship between client and therapist to prosper.
Addictions
Those with addictions with otherwise good health,
social support, and motivation, the likelihood of recovery is good.
Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric
disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment.
For these people, success is measured by longer periods
of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health,
and improved social functioning.
Stress Management
Without stress management, all too often your body
is always on high alert. Over time, high levels of
stress lead to serious health problems and a negative
impact on your relationships and quality of life.
Survivors of Abuse
AGL can help survivors of abuse express and process
difficult emotions associated with the abuse.
Developing self-compassion and self-care strategies for
managing moments of overwhelming emotion
will help you learn to trust again.
Trauma / PTSD
AGL can help people who have experienced trauma
and those diagnosed with PTSD make sense of their experiences
and feelings, develop plans to stay safe, learn healthy coping
skills, and connect with other resources and support.
Divorce Adjustment
Divorce is often emotionally traumatic for both partners.
AGL can provide a rational and objective perspective
to help you through the process of uncoupling,
which is often mentally, physically, and financially
demanding with feelings of guilt,
depression, anxiety, grief and fear.
Depression
AGL will help you recognize and access your strength,
autonomy, and capacity for change. An effort to
understand and heal the source will often improve treatment outcomes
and provide some relief from depression.
Anxiety
AGL can help identify the root cause of anxiety and work on those
deeper concerns. This can help reduce or eliminate
symptoms in a relatively short time, allowing you to resume
regular activities and regain a sense of control.
Start by contacting AGL directly
via email or by phone. You can
schedule an appointment or just
ask a few questions to make
sure you're on the right track.
AGL accepts a growing number of
insurance companies but they can
be tricky to deal with. Make sure
you have all the information you
need to proceed.
Take time to download and fill out the
client intake form before your visit.
This will help you think through
your circumstances in preparation
for your visit.
Call Us
206-406-3989
Office
4509 Talbot Rd S, STE 105
Renton, WA 98055
Say Hi
kevin@aglcounseling.com
Hours
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays