Welcome to Building Bridges Therapeutic Services PLLC

My name is Dr. Penelope Walker,
your Licensed Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor,
here to help you.
Let's learn how we can best meet your needs
Together we can figure out what works for you!

Meet Dr. Penelope Walker,
PhD, LMFTA, LMHCA

Dr. Walker is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington State. Dr. Walker is also a National Certified Victim Advocate and Crisis Intervention Specialist certified through the National Organization of Victim Assistance. Dr. Walker has over 24 years of experience working with diverse and vulnerable populations and situations in the military as an Army Veteran, Department of Defense employee, and former military spouse.

Dr. Penelope Walker, Ph.D., LMFTA, LMHCA

" The greatest glory in living lies not only in never failing but in rising every time we fall."

~ Nelson Mandela

Dr. Walker enjoys working with children, teens, and families

Dr. Walker's therapeutic approach is centered around the belief that you deserve to be heard and understood. Reaching out for help takes incredible courage and is one of the bravest things that you can do.

Dr. Walker enjoys working with children, teens, and families

Services

My experience includes depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, relationships, domestic violence/abuse, divorce, parenting, and military issues.

Reaching out for help takes incredible courage and is one of the bravest things that you can do. Dr. Walker can help.

Individual Counseling

Dr. Walker enjoys working with children and the family dynamics.

Family Counseling

Dr. Walker can assess individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, relationships, domestic violence/abuse, divorce, parenting, and military issues.

Assessments

Specialities

Children - Supporting children through their personal and social issues, and help develop healthy behaviors and habits.

Families - Assisting families in increasing their dialogue regarding their issues and concerns. Helping these families gain insight on ways to address their challenges.

Parenting – Assist parents in learning strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support. Help parents identify, address, and manage their own past or present experiences that may be impacting the way they relate to their child.

Behavioral Modification – Assisting children and families in identifying harmful or negative behavior, and working together to replace them with healthy behaviors.

Anger & Stress Management- Helping individuals recognize their anger and take steps to identify the source of anger. Educating individuals on relaxation techniques to decrease their outbursts and anger.

Anxiety – Assist individuals in uncovering their underlying cause of their worries and fears. Help individuals learn how to relax and look at situations in a new and less frightening way. Provide assistance to help individuals develop better coping and problem-solving skills.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Helping individuals reduce their emotional and physical symptoms, to improve daily functioning, and to help the person better manage with the event that triggered the PTSD.

Women’s issues – Helping women find their voice as a woman and learn to let go of shame. Increase their insight on self-care and healing.

Treatment Approach

Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Dialectical (DBT)
Emotionally Focused
Family Systems
Gestalt
Gottman Method
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Motivational Interviewing
Music Therapy
Narrative
Person-Centered
Play Therapy
Positive Psychology
Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Relational
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Structural Family Therapy
Trauma Focused

Service Location

Dr. Walker can help you no matter where you are.
All sessions will be held virtually on a HIPAA compliant platform.

"If you are always trying to be normal you’ll never know how amazing you are."

~ Maya Angelou