Hunter Badgley MA LMHCA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate
Hunter received his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Gonzaga University in 2018 and is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). He integrates techniques from several counseling theories including Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Person-Centered Counseling. Hunter’s warm counseling approach is rooted in his belief that humans thrive when they are accepted and respected. He works together with his clients to create a safe space for personal growth and healing. He works with a wide variety of clients, primarily from adolescence through adulthood. Hunter is trained to provide individual and relational (couples) counseling.
Hunter has engaged in training in Internal Family Systems and Emotionally Focused Therapy. He continues to engage in continuing education, regularly attending trainings in various counseling theories and ethics to stay engaged with the ever-expanding base of knowledge of mental health.
Hunter enjoys working with client’s who identify in the LGBTQ+ community. He also may be a good fit for client’s who are looking for an “experiential” counselor who will actively work during session on processing emotions and sensations emerging in real time. Through working with Hunter, it is his hope that you may be able to increase your understanding and acceptance of yourself, ultimately letting go of internalized shame. He works to help you identify and normalize your emotions with empathy and respect for the human experience.
When Hunter is not at work he enjoys reading by the fireplace; cooking and eating good food; and traveling when the opportunity is available. He also enjoys cycling, you may find him riding on the centennial trail when he has the chance to sneak away from the office. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community and as a person raised with a religious background, Hunter has a unique ability to work with clients at the intersection of these identities. Hunter is committed to the work of antiracism both personally and in his counseling practice.