Faith Knowles is a Mental Health Counselor Associate with a Master's
degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in Kirkland,
Washington. Faith also acts as a Victim Advocate with the Providence
Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse in Snohomish County, Washington.
This position allows Faith to provide support, empathy, and resources
to those experiencing difficulties due to the effects of victimization.
Faith has experience working with clients of all ages, ethnicities,
and religious backgrounds. Her interest in the wellbeing of others
is reflected in her cross-cultural service work in Russia, multiple
parts of Central America and through social services across Washington
State. In addition to her experience working as a Victim Advocate
with the Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, Faith
has also provided support to bereaved individuals at Providence
Hospice and Homecare of Snohomish County by helping people explore
their emotions in a secure environment in hopes to make space for
true healing. These roles have challenged and strengthened her desire
to serve marginalized people groups within her community.
Through counseling, Faith hopes to provide the client with a safe
and welcoming environment to process what is going on in their lives.
This can be achieved by cultivating and maintaining a strong therapeutic
relationship between counselor and client. Faith's intention is
to work with the client to come closer to greater self-awareness,
often resulting in a more balanced, integrated, and healthy lifestyle.
She believes that a multitude of factors can and often do impede
a person's motivation or ability to grow. Faith hopes to work with
the client by providing the tools necessary to improve and manage
their primary concerns so that they are then able to integrate these
tools into their lifestyle.
Faith draws primary from an integrated theoretical approach to
counseling which includes aspects of Family Systems Theory, Hope-Focused
Christian Marriage Counseling, Trauma-Focused Behavioral Therapy,
the work of Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Mindfulness techniques,
and Rogerian Therapeutic interventions.
Personally, Faith enjoys spending time with her husband and two
cats, is an amateur photographer, and finds joy in volunteering
with the Alzheimer's Association with her family.