David Suguitan, LMHC, LPC, LCPC

Sex/Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Filipino/a, Other

You don’t need to get over it. You don’t have to focus on the positive. You aren’t choosing to let it bother you.


To feel deeply is to be deeply human. When we ignore our feelings, we deny ourselves our own humanity. But feelings are also messy, and facing them often means facing messes, which is scary! That’s why it’s easier to throw a blanket over a mess than sort through it.


The problem is, disconnecting from our feelings doesn’t solve mental health issues. It creates them.


For most of us, it’s a struggle just to recognize our own feelings. How many times have you heard someone say they’re fine when they’re clearly not? How many times have you yourself done this? It’s very normal and we do it for many reasons. Sometimes we disconnect because it’s the only way to survive through a harmful or traumatic situation. Sometimes we grow up with disconnected adults and never learn other ways of being. Sometimes our cultures bestow values and expectations around feelings that end up conflicting with our own personalities.


You need space to work through these things. Work and school will not afford you this space. Family and friends might not either. This is what counseling is for.


I offer a private, comfortable, safe, non-judgmental space for people to work through distress, reconnect with feelings, integrate experiences, and find balance.

License Number: LH61329410, LCPC-9118, CP5317-R, 199674
License State: Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
1219 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, USA
Individuals, Groups
Therapy Offered
In Person Therapy, Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, Jungian, Existential Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Trauma-Focused
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Anger Management, Burnout, Grief, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Personal Growth, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Career Counseling, Relationship Issues, Self-Harming
Last modified: November 16, 2022

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