Brian Pendergast, MA, LMHCA
Brian Pendergast, MA, LMHC |

I have always enjoyed thinking critically and creatively about relationships and how our minds work. This has led me down several vocational and educational paths: I’ve worked as a youth director, educator, and family counselor in a variety of settings, in addition to having a private therapy practice since 2009. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Ministries, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. My approach to therapy encompasses a few different (but closely related) streams of theory; Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic psychotherapy form a way of understanding people from the inside out, starting with relational attachments and the thoughts and feelings that we might be unaware of (our unconscious) related to those attachments. From here, I believe we can begin to uncover the ways in which our connections to people and our unconscious longings have sometimes brought about painful experiences, and in unearthing these feelings and talking about them, we can begin to heal and form stronger connections and experience greater esteem toward ourselves.