Welcome to Poot Counseling

A place of hope for a future you long to experience.

Who We Are

Our Medical Practice

Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, and Marriage Counseling are done individually by either Arie or Betsy.,  We also do a unique approach - : counseling as a foursome with both Arie & Betsy, giving each of you an advocate in the joint counseling sessions. 

Some of our Areas of Expertise are:

Mood Disorders:









Family Counseling

Divorce Prevention and Recovery



Betsy Dale Poot - MN, ARNP-Board Certified, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

I love to work with adults going through transitions or tough times.  I use an eclectic mix of therapy techniques aimed at helping my patients move towards enjoying a healthy and rewarding life.

While I am a Board Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a DEA license to prescribe Psychiatric medications, I believe so strongly in the power of counseling, that I only offer meds to my counseling patients.  I do not  do medication management or Psych Evals without counseling.

My therapeutic approach is very holistic. Reaearch - based techniques form the basis for my work.  I use many specific counseling approaches (such as EMDR, EFT, CBT, DBT, ERP) as well as my medical training, in a collaborative manner to best serve my patients.  

Arie - M.Div., M.A.

Arie is a gifted clinician who came to counseling via the ministry.  He was a Pastor for eight years before he decided to go back to Gonzaga University for a second Master's degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy.  Since then he has maintained a successful practice with teens and adults.

Fourteen years ago Arie heard of a technique that would dramatically decrease therapy time for many clients.  EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  This technique helps the natural processing of the mind to get back on track.  It is not hypnosis, the client is fully aware of the process and actually plays a more active role in the therapy.

Arie is also trained in Gottman's Marital Therapy.  Gottman's research based approach has found and created many tools that help couples succeed as marriage partners.  With over 30 years of experience, Arie is well qualified to help you have a lasting and successful marriage.

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Our Therapy

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and the joy that you once had in your life. 

 We can help you find your 'cope'!

Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 

      Arie and Betsy both are EMDR Trained Clinicians. This research-based technique is a very effective tool to treat trauma.


Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of your relationship. We also offer therapy to help you to deal effectively with any of the relationships you may be experiencing - whether at home, with the children, at work, or in friendships

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We're Here for You

To Contact Arie call 360-421-2436   His email is arie@pootcounseling.com

To make an appointment with Betsy call Cindy, her Practice Manager, at 360-840-6149 or email betsy@pootcounseling.com

Poot Counseling LLC

16300 SE Lake Holm Rd, Auburn, Washington 98092, United States

This is a home office. When you arrive at our address, you will see a gate under the carport. There are two signs on the gate: the first is a security dog warning, left by the last owners. To the right of that sign is our sign that the dog was replaced with cameras and electronic devices. Please open the gate, come down the walkway and enter the office off the deck to your right. The door is plainly marked. If you would rather wait in your car, just text us you are here. Arie 360-421-2436 or Betsy 360-421-2520


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Arie's Intake Application

See below for our PDF application. Please fill out this document online. After it's completely filled out, save the document and then attach the PDF to the submission form below! Note: To fill this out properly, be sure to download, and open it in Adobe Acrobat/Reader on your computer, not on a browser. This will give you the ability to fill it out fully and digitally sign this application. Thank you!