Folktown Counseling Welcomes Karen Kirsch

Top Quote Expanding relational counseling to children and families in the heart of Seattle's Ballard district. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 10, 2013 - Seattle, WA - Folktown Counseling has expand its services to include child therapy for residents of Ballard and surrounding neighborhoods. Karen Kirsch, LMHCA, will join Folktown founder Robert Deeble, LMHC, at Folktown's offices at 1900 NW Dock Place in historic Old Ballard. Like Deeble, Kirsch practices relational psychology, a progressive method of counseling that emerged out of later stages of psychoanalytic theory.

    "We're excited to welcome Karen because she's a gifted therapist, and because it enables us to be available to more people," said Deeble. "We believe the therapy we practice here is both practical and transformational - a great fit for this neighborhood. We're passionate about it and want to make it available to as many people as we can."

    Relational psychology original evolved from modern forms of psychoanalysis. It involves assessing the source of a client's interpersonal conflicts to ascertain the core issues they struggle with. Therapists often will use the interactions between themselves and their clients as a lens through which to view the client's dynamics with others, which are often imprinted early on as a result of formative relationships with parents and others. The approach can help heal many common therapeutic issues, including anxiety, depression, relational conflict and even personality disorders.

    Says Folktown's Kirsch, whose passion is with children and adoptive families, "Children have an innate desire to be cared for, but can easily become frustrated or afraid if they are emotionally sensitive, overwhelmed, or have experienced trauma. It is my goal to enable both parent and child to interpret and understand their feelings, so that secure attachment can be created between child and parent. I look forward to being able to offer this assistance to the families and children of Ballard."

    Kirsch and Deeble are both accepting clients and are available by appointment.

    They can be reached at 206 274-5889 or contact ( @ ) folktowncounseling dot com dot

    About Folktown Counseling
    Located amid the blue collar bars and quirky restaurants of brick-lined Ballard Avenue, Folktown Counseling ( fits right in with the old charm of Ballard's historic buildings and mid century aesthetics. Folktown has been housed upstairs in the historic Hansen building, once a bar itself, since 2005.

    Folktown's name was inspired by its surroundings, says Deeble. "We wanted a name that described the community we worked in. Given Ballard's Greenwich-Village-like feel and artistic leanings, the name just seemed to fit."

    "People often come to see us for a particular concern" says Deeble, "but we strive to make the counseling experience one that brings about a sense of positive growth, not merely a reduction in negative symptoms. That is what relational psychology is intended to achieve."

    Karen Kirsch, MA, LMHCA is a Seattle child therapist with Folktown Counseling, a private practice located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle offering both individual and marital counseling.


    Robert Deeble
    robert ( @ ) folktowncounseling dot com

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