Trevor Aerts


Educational and Professional Background:

Trevor is a Licensed Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Counselor who has been working in Whatcom County since 2010. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and his Master’s degree in child, couple and family counseling from Antioch University, Seattle. He began working for Catholic Community Services in Everett, WA as a Co-Occurring Disorder Counselor then moved to Bellingham to take a position as a Behavioral Health Specialist in the Whatcom County Juvenile Detention Center. He transitioned into Sehome High School as an Intervention and Prevention Specialist in 2015, also beginning his private practice providing services to adolescents and their families.

Treatment Philosophy:

Trevor’s therapeutic approach is focused primarily in Cognitive Behavioral, Strength-Based and Systemic perspectives; taking the view that our lives are comprised of many parts and the relationship of those parts plays a large role in our personal and relational health. He takes the stance that each person will do the very best with the resources they have, and when additional support or services are needed, they serve to enhance, develop and add to the strengths already present. The fundamental principal of his work is that we feel, think and behave. Change in the interaction between those core humanistic traits provides opportunity and accessibility in removing barriers to happiness and contentment.

Areas of Specialty:

Trevor’s primary focus is on adolescents and their families who are working with:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger/Aggression control
  • Substance Use/Addiction
  • Social and Romantic Relationships
  • Physical, Mental/Emotional, Sexual Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Legal Involvement
  • Family Roles and Communication

Trevor understands that each and every case is unique and requires an individualized approach, however, he always strives to collaborate with as many members of a family as possible as a way to provide the most helpful, comprehensive and ethical services he can.

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