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Welcome to Lucid Living...

Are you seeking clarity? Feeling like you're at a breaking point? Or maybe just working through a little something?

You deserve clarity.

Sometimes life gets confusing, and at some point, for all of us, things get really tough.

Maybe things have been rough for you, lately. Maybe they've been rough for you for most of your life. It's important for you to know that you're not alone, and you don't have to go through whatever you're going through on your own. 

It's okay to reach out for help. 

Sometimes we need a little guidance, another perspective, or just someone who will not judge to walk alongside us while we work through the things that are challenging and troubling in our lives. Sometimes we need a little encouragement, a little shaking up of our old thought patterns and stale ways of doing things, and a little kindness. Sometimes we need something new.

Wherever you find yourself at this point in your life, I am here to help.

I know what it's like to struggle, to fight for your life, and to become so desperate that you are catapulted into motion. I believe the only way out is moving through and finding a new way to live in order to heal that which has been shattered. I believe that we all have the innate capacity to heal, so long as we have the desire to do so, the right information, the right conditions, and a little bit of loving assistance from caring others.

So what are you waiting for? The path forward is calling you. 

Shall we begin?

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A little bit about me ... 

My name is Bethany Donovan and I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) specializing in, and passionately committed to, helping teens and adults learn how to overcome past traumas, work through anxiety, and reclaim their personal power over their own lives.

Most of all, I believe in just being a real person with you, so we can be two real people in a room sharing real moments, where real honesty and real healing can take place. I strive to create the safest environment possible in which you can come as you are and release your burdens without being judged or shamed.

I was educated at Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in Palo Alto, CA, where I received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (2014) and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology (2017).

On a personal level, I am deeply connected to nature and love spending time outdoors, be it a short camping trip or hike, or a long backpacking trip through the stunning Olympics or Cascade mountains. Cooking, baking, and Olympic weightlifting are some of my favorite past times! I am also a singer, songwriter, play acoustic guitar, and totally believe in the therapeutic power of music and art. I also am a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (including one tour in Afghanistan), and currently the wife of an active duty service member, so I understand military life and culture on a deeply personal level.

If you're interested in scheduling a consultation with me, please submit an appointment request. I look forward to getting to know you.

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My Areas of Specialization

  • Anxiety 

  • Trauma/PTSD/C-PTSD

  • Military & Veteran's Issues

  • Women's Issues​

  • LGBTQIA+ Issues

  • Spirituality

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Emotional Dysregulation

  • Depression

  • Attachment Issues

  • Self-Compassion & Mindfulness training

Types of Therapy Offered

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)

  • DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Ages Served: I offer my services to adolescents and adults, ages 16 and up.

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Smart Phone Call

Initial Consultation Call: Free (15-20 minutes)


Initial Intake Evaluation (90 min)
OON insurance-assisted rate: $255*
Cash rate: $225


Regular Therapy Session (55 min)
OON Insurance-assisted rate:
Cash rate: $150

* Although I do not accept any insurance plans directly, I use a service called Advekit that can help you understand and use your Out-of-Network insurance benefits. If you make a free account with this service, they will link you with me and will pay me on your behalf. Advekit will only charge you the balance of what your insurance does not pay. So, once you meet your deductible, they only charge you what you owe and they wait for reimbursement instead of you having to wait. This also means that you will no longer have to file insurance claims or paperwork because they will do it for you! Their goal is to make it easier on both of us so we can focus on your care. CLICK HERE to be taken to my Advekit page, then click on "Book with Bethany" to check your coverage and get an instant answer to what your actual out of pocket cost would be. 

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