Philippe Bower

Healing with Philippe
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
4 years in practice
  • Suite 170
  • 708 Broadway
  • Tacoma,WA

About Philippe Bower

I am a licensed clinical social worker providing therapeutic services in Tacoma, WA. Together, we will create a safe place to understand your story, explore what it means to be authentically you and, discover effective strategies to elevate your health and well-being.

Answers  (8)

Coming out to our family can be one of the scariest and bravest things we as LGBTQ do. Sadly, sometimes these family members may not understand or even become scared for us and can lash out by yelling. One thing you may do is to give them time to process their personal emotions. Another thing you... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

This question depends on the Country, State, and doctor that you are working with. The clients I have worked with within Washington State, have had to attend therapy while undergoing hormone therapy. Additionally, many of my clients have had to receive an assessment to even have the ability to use... more

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Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing with us. The wonderful thing about humans is that we are continually growing and changing. During that growth and change, we may uncover things such as an attraction to the same sex. This is perfectly normal within the lifespan of humans. The one question... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

First, I want to acknowledge the love and care you have for your daughter. Second, as I am reading through your posting I want to share that often when our children seem to be stressing about "silly" things it can represent deeper feelings such as anxiety, depression, and other similar issues. My... more

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First, thank you for being open and vulnerable by sharing with us online. Second, many of these "issues" you have mentioned are all interconnected. Often my clients have found that addressing past traumas helps diminish their depression. Which in turn can diminish the anxiety. The first step to... more

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First, there is nothing wrong with you. These feelings you are sharing are perfectly normal responses to anxiety-inducing moments in life. As a Clinical Anxiety treatment professional, I would recommend learning some basic coping skills such as deep breathing and grounding techniques. These coping... more

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Crying at therapy is a normal reaction to processing through complex emotions and trauma in life. I have often encouraged individuals to cry as a physical sign of the release of emotional pain. 

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The relationship between yourself and your therapist is one based on trust, respect, and understanding. The best way to determine if a therapist is right for you is to ask. Does this therapist respect my journey? Does this therapist respect me as a human? Does this therapist understand the unique... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.