Fred Ingham, MA, LMHCA, CSAT
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington, license number MC60601474. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling from City University in Seattle, and I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Seattle Counselors Association. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.
In my practice, I utilize individual and couples counseling, group therapy, and lifestyle coaching. I focus on behavior change using mindfulness-based approaches, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am trained in and utilize Voice Dialogue, an experiential method for supporting client self-acceptance and change. I emphasize helping clients strengthen their connection to deeply held values while overcoming old patterns that have proven unworkable. My approach is informed by attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, addiction recovery research, and utilizes cognitive, experiential and narrative techniques.
I work with men and women who want to stop acting out sexually and restore their sense of integrity and wholeness. My compassionate, non-judgmental approach works by addressing not only the problematic sexual behaviors that typically causes someone to seek counseling, but also the personal and relationship issues that are intertwined with them.
You can get your life back. Whether you have personally decided that enough is enough, or you have a loved one whose sexual behavior has left you desperate for a solution, I can help you today. I welcome inquiries from any adult, regardless of gender, marital status, or sexual orientation.
I am results-oriented and understand that your time and your privacy are important.
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). The CSAT certification is the most rigorous specialized training available for helping individuals and their loved ones heal from sexual addiction. The training involves 120 hours of in-class work, in addition to 30 hours of supervision with senior CSATs. This specialized training encompasses a range of tasks and issues, including strategies for changing behaviors, reducing shame, preventing relapse, reconciling relationships, and helping clients enjoy non-addictive sexuality in recovery. CSAT training is sex-positive, and does not judge any particular behavior to be a sign of addiction or pathological. CSAT training is not "anti-kink". I appreciate and support the broad spectrum of human sexual experience, relationship configuration, and gender identity expression, based on what works in my clients' lives and what is congruent with their values.