Jen Pond, MMCFC, LPC
I became a therapist for a specific purpose- to help others. My own life experiences taught me the importance of finding support from someone who really listens and seeks to understand at a deeper level. I have experience working with an array of concerns like anxiety, depression, grief, infertility, trauma and so on using a trauma-informed integrative approach grounded in attachment. I specialize in working with parents who have children with special or high needs and adoptive families. Most importantly, I believe success in therapy requires mutual respect and trust between client and therapist. When not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, running and enjoying all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Tim Ide, MMCFC, LPC Associate
After being a process engineer and business owner in the electronics field for my entire adult life, I decided to become a counselor. My reason for doing so was simple: a family member went through a life-threatening crisis and benefitted tremendously from therapy. After being deeply affected, I wanted to help others the way we were helped.
I work with a variety of concerns; trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, abandonment, and others. I use an integrative approach (why limit yourself to one tool when many are available?) leaning heavily on attachment theory. As part of this, I believe that achieving results in therapy absolutely requires mutual trust and respect. When I’m not working, I’m riding a motorcycle, camping, contemplating an adventure therapy model, incorporating one or both of these, or all 3 simultaneously.
Owner of Fir Counseling, LLC