Luc Watelet

(MSMHC, LPC)
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About Me

The most common problem couples face is they don't realize they do not speak the same language, even if they both use the same language. So many times I have had to rephrase something one person said in order for the other person to understand. The reason for this is that our families of origin used language differently. There are variations of tone and loudness that can also contribute to misunderstandings. Often 2 people cannot stay in difficult conversations for the same amount of time. All in all we are different and we need to learn to recognize our differences and appreciate them. It can simply be that one is more logical and the other more emotional, one could be very imaginative and the other very practical. Simple differences can lead to strain and conflicts.
I never decide for the couple whether they should stay together or not. I see my role as to help the couple make that decision from a place of peace and understanding. To me, if a couple needs to separate, it is because they would each benefit more in personal/spiritual growth by being apart. But that decision needs to come as a mutual understanding by the couple. I never take side, yet I do spend time making sure I really understand each party. And in doing so I demonstrate healthy communication.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

French


Licensing

LPC #0701010592 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by R.. on Sep 12, 2021 after counseling with Luc for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Luc comes off as a very warm person. I immediately felt as if I could trust him. So far , he’s been great at helping me through difficulties by listening , and being empathetic and making suggestions on how to heal. I really appreciate him and I’m happy to have him as a therapist .