Bethany Andrews

MA | 760-715-9090

Life in Balance Counseling
PO Box 1146
Ashland, OR 97520

I offer a practice which starts with the base belief that all beings are inherently good.  That said, we often develop patterns at an early age that no longer serve us later in life and we forget who we really are and what our purpose is.  My intention is to create a space where others can peel back the layers to discover what it is they have been looking for.  

My primary theoretical approach is relational therapy.  I also use gestalt, mindfulness, wilderness practices, art, and Transpersonal Therapy.  My degree is in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Wilderness Therapy.  Transpersonal for me means looking at the mind/ body/ spirit connection.  Wilderness Therapy is about relationship to nature and how our relationship with nature can be healing.  I utilize nature in my office and outside of the office.  For more information on wilderness trips check out my Wilderness Trips page.  For more info on Transpersonal or Wilderness Therapy, check out my Resources and Links page.

I bring with me a background in crisis work with young adults and teens and have learned a great deal about myself and others through the process.  I have also worked with families, couples, and adults of various ages.  One of the pieces I hold dear is that we all carry a range of emotions, some that scare us or others and some that we prize, all of these emotions can be expressed and my job as a therapist is to create a safe place to do just that.  

The main reason most of us choose to come in to counseling is that there is something in our life that we are wanting to change.  I am happy to go through the process of change with you, however that may look.