Balance Psychological Services

Clinical and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Kathy Rolfe, MC, R.Psych

Medina Bandalli

Graduate Student - City University - Clinical Psychology

Meet Medina

Medina Bandalli is in her final year of her Masters in Counselling Psychology at City University of Seattle under the supervision of Kathy Rolfe, MC, R.Psych. She has experience in the field of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Attachment-based Psychotherapies, and is open to working with all ages, genders, and cultures.

Medina believes that each individual is the amalgamation of their past, present, and future. By examining how we have come to be the way that we are and understanding what is going on in our present life, we can work together towards identifying patterns and gaining insight towards strategies that will help us work towards a future that is aligned with what we want. By looking at ourselves as a whole, and understanding that our brain, body, emotions, and relationships work together to affect how we feel and behave, we can uncover the why’s and how’s to start feeling better.

Medina believes that a key ingredient to a successful outcome to therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. Trust, respect, and confidentiality are of utmost importance however just as important is a compassionate and unconditional relationship between the client and therapist with the intention to reach the clients goals together. Her ability to stay present and genuinely listen to her clients, as well as relate and respect them regardless of their age, gender, or culture help make therapy a less intimidating process.

She is flexible with working either from a manualized and standardized approach if the client desires and thrives off of that (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy), or alternatively from depth orientated approach (Attachment Therapy, System Theory, Narrative Therapy). Her goal is that you will work together to find what fits and feels best. She expects that you are constantly transparent yet open to the process, and committed toward working towards the goals that you collaboratively establish"