He/Him/HisLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Will is a Licensed Professional Counselor who enjoys working with teens, young adults and adults. Will is currently seeing clients remotely in both Oregon and Wisconsin. Will is LGBTQ+ affirming and his intention is to hold a safe, nonjudgmental space while meeting his clients where they're at. Will's approach to healing is trauma-informed, relational-based and mindful. While using compassionate inquiry, Will draws from somatic exercises, parts-work, and interpersonal processing to help investigate and nurture client needs. Will believes life can be stressful, scary, and overwhelming and hopes to help clients move from surviving to thriving.
Will's clients might experience: addiction, panic, worry, feeling on edge, social anxiety, mistrust, codependency, perfectionism, depression, impulsivity, interpersonal conflict, avoidance, attachment wounds, people pleasing, shame, trauma, loneliness, trouble relaxing, life adjustments, limiting core beliefs, mood swings. His client's needs might include: attunement, decreasing stress, learning to ground with awareness, building insight, coping and communication skills.
It seems we often desire a sense of secure connection while also living in line with our authentic self. Will believes attunement and compassionate inquiry can help heal suffering. We can't change what happened, but we can change our perspective and meaning we give our experience. Will's clients often increase awareness, develop a healthy sense of self, and expand their ability to tolerate distress, witnessing parts of oneself with curiosity, courage and clarity...learning to navigate life through the present moment.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Years of Experience: 4 years
Will Howell Counseling LLC, Owner/Therapist , 2023 - Present
Connections Counseling LLC, LPC, 2020 - 2023
Evergreen, Certified Complex Trauma Professional , 2023
Lakeland University , MA in Clinical Mental Health, 2020