Welcome to Halcyon Counseling

Michael I. Bergman, MA

Michael I. Bergman, M.A.

 

A graduate of Columbia University, New York, NY (B.A.) and St. Martin's University, Lacey, WA, (M.A.).   Clinical experience dates from 1987. 


Internship: Providence St. Peter Hospital Crisis Unit, Olympia, WA.


Washington State License MC 60446978

Office Locations

Two offices to serve you:

 2629 Parkland Lane, SW, Suite 102 Olympia, Washington  


 801 N. Montesano St., Wesport, Washington 98595 (at The Beach Clinic)   


Hours

 11 am to 6 pm  

Olympia : Monday and Tuesday  

Westport: Thursday and Friday

Other days/times by arrangement

Phone and in-home counseling available.


My Approach

 

The mental health services I provide are customized for each patient. I tailor the therapy you receive to your particular, individual needs and personality. I pride myself on listening and then listening some more so that I can understand who you are: how you see things, what makes you tick.


I see successful therapy as a partnership between the therapist and the patient. I believe that you already have the strengths and qualities inside of you to change and to feel better. I see my job as helping you rediscover those resources so that you can heal and learn new ways of thinking and feeling. 


All through the counseling process, I work openly with you. At any time, I am ready to answer your questions about what we are doing and why we are doing it. 


In addition, I am able to coordinate your mental health treatment with your medical or other health care providers.

The Kinds of Therapy I Offer

Specialized Services

Hypnotherapy

I am a Registered Hypnotherapist with the State of Washington. While Hypnosis often has connotations of bizarre behavior and nightclub entertainment, it is in reality a well-researched, natural, effective and time-tested approach to relaxation, self-understanding, healing, pain reduction and behavior change -- such as smoking cessation.

Insomnia Therapy

I am trained in the Cognitive Behavior Therapy approach to treating insomnia. This therapy, known by it's initials, CBT-I, is the preferred insomnia treatment recommended by the US Veterans Administration and by the American College of Physicians. 

 
 

In most cases, treatment requires only 6 to 8 visits, sometimes with a little extra followup. Positive response rate is 70 to 80 percent, with 50 percent average initial improvement. In many cases, improvement continues for months after therapy is over. 

Fees and Payment Information

Fee per 50-minute therapy session: $100.00



(There is a higher charge for a mental health assessment with report)


Cash and personal checks are accepted as payment.


Insurance is not accepted at this time.


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Sliding Scale 


  

I offer a generous, sliding-fee scale based on a $35.00-per-session minimum and ability to pay. I do as much as I can to assure that no one is turned away for financial reasons.


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Initial Visit


Because of the additional work involved in setting up a new patient account, the minimum fee for the first visit is $50.00

Contact Me

Send Message

Please contact me with questions. Use the e-mail form above or phone me at the number below

Michael I. Bergman

Halcyon Counseling

(503) 887-4137