Mental attitudes and emotions are important elements in overall health and should be considered when treating illness and disease. Bastyr counselors focus on the connections between emotional, spiritual and physical health. They offer support for those dealing with work-related stress, relationship issues, life transitions and health problems, particularly chronic health problems.
Dr. Armand supervises counseling students in Team Care at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. She also works at her own private practice as a transpersonal psychologist, clinical mental health counselor, and yoga therapist.
Dr. Bell works within two philosophical traditions generally: Depth psychology, which is concerned with the unconscious and mythic aspects how we struggle; and existential phenomenology, which places each of us against a background of ultimate concerns.
Dr. Clay, chair of the Bastyr University Department of Counseling and Health Psychology, has significant experience as a licensed psychologist, teacher and university leader. She is a clinical supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
As a long-time student of tai chi and Eastern philosophy, Dr. Davis follows the path of lifelong learning with a beginner's mind. Dr. Davis works with students and clients in similar ways, treating each experience as individual, ephemeral and sacred.
Dr. Hancock’s clinical interests include family medicine, women’s health, mental health, chronic fatigue, stress management and chronic health conditions. She utilizes biofeedback, breathwork, nutrition, botanical medicine and counseling in her practice.
As an generalist practitioner of counseling psychology, Dr. Riedesel places special emphasis on the areas of Health and Vocational Psychology, especially as they intersect with stress, trauma, culture and spirituality.