hope farmer

Hope graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science emphasizing Human Development and Sociology in 2015. Currently Hope is a counseling intern working toward a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University

EXPERIENCE:

Hope has over 25 years of experience working with youth in a variety of ministry positions. Her passion of working with people has included mentoring relationships as a Young Life leader, youth pastor, high school wrestling coach, and several roles in camp management. She has helped individuals and families process issues of LOSS, DEPRESSION, SELF-HARM, ADDICTION, AND SUICIDE. Hope and her husband were foster parents for six years and have three adopted children. As a foster parent she gained experience and understanding about how trauma can affect brain development and cause unique relationship challenges.


COUNSELING APPROACH:

Hope believes people find freedom, healing, and growth through sharing their stories. She is an empathetic listener and seeks to create a safe, inclusive space for clients from all walks of life. She values collaborative goal development and believes in individuals creating their own path to healing. Hope enjoys creativity and art as well as more intellectual approaches to problem solving. 


Hope incorporates techniques drawn from Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Person-Centered Therapy to customize the experience to your individual strengths, needs, and preferences.