Bill Bahrenburg

QMHA, Student Intern – Therapist & Intake Coordinator

My Bio

Making the decision to come to therapy is a courageous act, and I honor the vulnerability and bravery it takes to engage in self-discovery and healing practices. I believe that we are all on our own unique journeys in life, and that my role in the therapy room is to hold space, and witness the feelings, experiences, struggles and dreams that make you a one-of-a-kind human being. I am curious, empathetic, open-minded, and am eager to collaborate with you as a co-traveller on your journey.

I approach therapy with a person-centered, depth-focused lens. I am a big believer in unconditional positive regard, and value an inclusive, anti-racist, non-judgemental environment. As a clinician, my approach can best be described as integrative, combining psychodynamic, humanistic, systemic and somatic techniques. I am a big fan of Internal Family Systems as a way to understand, and connect with the many parts that contribute to who we are today.

I am currently completing my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Previously, I worked in the business world for many years, and became less and less satisfied with my career, until I came to the realization that my calling was to become a psychotherapist, and I began my second act in life. I am finding this work to be deeply meaningful and inspiring. Outside of work, I am father to two amazing teenage boys. I enjoy spending time with my partner and my kids, camping, skiing, playing upright bass and guitar, cooking, practicing yoga and spending time outdoors whenever possible.

My Focus

  • Adults (18+)
  • Anxiety
  • Attachement
  • Depression
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy & Poly Relationships
  • Family of Origin & Intergenerational Trauma
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Kink & Sexuality
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Shame
  • Sobriety & Recovery (must have at least 6 months of sobriety)
  • Trauma
  • Dissociation & DID

My Approaches

  • Attachment Based
  • Depth Psychology (Jungian, imaginal, analytic)
  • Internal Family Systems & Parts Theory (IFS)
  • Humanistic
  • Person – Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Systemic
  • Trauma Informed

Supervised by Catherine Sims, LPC