Session fees are established on a sliding scale basis. Many major insurance plans are accepted. Please contact us for more information about fees and availability. Clients and counselors are paired based on specific request, specialization, and personality fit.
My name is Carolyn and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy, and I maintain a private practice in Seattle and Edmonds, WA.
With many years of experience as a mental health counselor, and as a graduate of Texas A&M University, I am currently serving as a private practitioner. I work with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are eating disorders, grief/loss, depression/anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions.
I am an interactive, client-centered counselor. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each client to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Seattle Pacific University (Transfer from Oregon State University)
M.S. Community Counseling, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
B.A. Psychology, University of Washington
B.A. Sociology with an emphasis in the family as an institution, Washington State University
Certified in Hypnotherapy and Meditation
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselor Association
Seattle Counseling Association
Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES)
- 2010 WACES confrerence presenter
- 2012 WACES conference presenter
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
- 2011 ACES conference presenter
I am also a part-time instructor at several universities teaching both ungraduate and graduate courses. Currently, I am teaching for Northwestern University in their [email protected] program.
I am a client-centered therapist and view therapy as an opportunity to slow down, take a deep breath, and to step into a safe, confidential space away from the busyness of the outside world. My therapeutic approach is compassionate, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I often work from an integrative approach that draws from fluid, abstract frameworks such as psychodynamic, attachment, and existential theory, as well as more concrete, evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. I am also trained to help clients recognize patterns of unhealthy behavior, irrational thinking, and the invisible blocks that keep them stuck and unable to move forward. I am enthusiastic about empowering adult clients of all ages and backgrounds to live more authentic lives and have more satisfying relationships. I consider the following to be my areas of specialty: multicultural issues, life transitions, aging-related issues, and relationship issues. I welcome the opportunity to listen to your story and support you on your path to a more fulfilling life.
M.A. University of the Pacific
MAEd, LMHC, SUDPT
I received my Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University in 2018, and my undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008. I have been working in the mental health field since 2011, serving in a number of roles throughout the years. My experiences in case management, crisis response, assessment, and as a mental health and chemical dependency clinician have been invaluable to my overall outlook and perspective on client growth and change. I have worked for a number of community mental health agencies in the Seattle area, and continue to work part-time as a substance use counselor.
I practice from an existential and humanistic perspective. This means that I consider the entirety of our shared, human condition in our work together, both regarding our infinite capacity for growth, and being mindful of our inherent and inescapable limitations as human beings. I believe that the relationship between the counselor and client is the catalyzing, driving force of therapy. This relationship itself is the primary tool through which clients can explore, consider, and ultimately attend to the problem at hand. I utilize an integrated approach to client work, drawing on a number of techniques that are informed by dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), psychodynamic theory, philosophy, positive psychology, logotherapy, and narrative therapy.
I have a wide array of experiences in working with clients in different settings, and across languages, cultures, gender identities, and sexual orientations. I work with clients that are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relational issues, health challenges, and low self-esteem. I also enjoy engaging with clients who are struggling to integrate into new life roles and identities, and in helping those that are battling with addiction. I strive to provide an empathic, genuine, and active presence to my clients, and to create a safe and welcoming space in which to explore problematic issues. It is my honor to engage in this process, and to foster an environment in which we can attend to your distress with a sense of curiosity and of care.
Angela provides services only via Telehealth, our secure online video platform.
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a licensed mental health counselor who focuses on your strengths, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to provide perspective in a positive, authentic, and confidential environment. Together, I can help you identify goals, roadblocks, and solutions while vocalizing emotions and thoughts that may currently be problematic. I have worked with many diagnoses over the years, but would identify my clinical strengths with anxiety, depression, transitions, and trauma. Your experiences are unique, and I am honored to help you on your journey.
I completed my master's degree in Community Counseling from Gonzaga University and bachelor's degrees in Communication and Psychology from Washington State University. I have provided counseling in clinical settings including non-profit counseling agencies, hospitals, public schools, homeless shelters, and private practices.
M.A. Community Counseling, Gonzaga University
American Counseling Association
I have a Master’s degree in counseling from Seattle University, and have been with Alliant Therapy since 2015 where I provide services to individuals and couples. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Washington. My approach to therapy involves genuine caring and non-judgment, and I believe in empowering clients through a strength-based perspective. As a client-centered counselor I draw from a variety of therapeutic orientations to help us collaboratively discover solutions that make sense for each person. From a holistic perspective I am open to exploring spirituality and existential issues toward creating a life of meaning, purpose, and authenticity.
I have attended numerous professional workshops and pursued additional training in areas of self-esteem and identity; marriage and relationships; communication skills; grief, loss, and bereavement; spirituality and religion; mindfulness; depression and anxiety; and multiculturalism, among others.
I consider it a privilege to be invited into my clients' journeys, and together we will work toward making sense of the things that happen in life, with hope for healing, self-discovery, and change.
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Seattle University
My name is Judyline (Judy-Lynn) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. I believe everyone has rich and complex stories that are waiting to be heard and shared. My work is guided by those stories.
Through counseling there is much healing, growth, and empowerment that can occur. I support individuals experiencing a wide range of concerns, which include grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. In addition, I am particularly interested in working alongside clients as they explore their racial, sexual, and multicultural identities. I gravitate toward humanistic theories, namely Person-Centered, Gestalt, Narrative, and Existential therapy.
I am intentional about establishing trust and safety with my clients, and use a client-focused, empathic approach. I believe this provides a solid therapeutic foundation that is holistic, personalized, and culturally relevant.
M.A. Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University Seattle
As a therapist my mission is to provide a safe environment in which you can rest, discover, heal, and grow. My approach is client-centered, working as your ally and having the privilege of witnessing your life as you change, grow, and live into your goals, becoming ever more yourself. Together with an approach of curiosity and open-mindedness, we will discover what is true for you, how you would like to grow, and become aware of your innate and developing strengths. I find that an integrative approach that is strength-based and incorporates psychotherapy and mindfulness allows for looking deeply into what has been, as well as moving forward by learning new ways of being, bringing the mind, heart, and body into an alliance of holistic health. My desire is to see clients find personal power through gaining new perspectives, practicing choice, and developing tools to help them thrive in their daily life.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate working toward full licensure. I received an MA in School Counseling from Seattle Pacific University and worked for six years with high school students in Seattle. I have continued to expand my education and therapeutic approaches through completing the Certificate Program in Clinical Theory and Practice through Wellspring Family Services and attending therapeutic trainings focused on Attachment Theory, Grief and Loss, Cultural Competence, and Mindfulness techniques. I also enjoy reading and researching therapeutic modalities and practices that I can incorporate in my work with clients for their benefit and greater wellness.
Certificate Program in Clinical Theory and Practice, Wellspring Family Services
Hi, my name is Dana and I received my Master's degree in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology from Bastyr University. As a counselor, I use my background in holistic health psychology to treat the whole person; mind, body, and spirit. My approach is to play a supportive role in your self-care, creating an honest and non-judgmental environment for you to explore your background, identity and barriers. I believe that the foundation of making positive change is developing self-awareness around learned behaviors and personal values. I work with clients to find sustainable, effective strategies and coping responses to help overcome life's challenges.
My goal is to guide you towards self-empowerment and hope by helping identify your strengths and your goals for the future. My perspective is rooted in client-centered therapy, positive psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and emotionally-focused therapy. I believe that self-compassion and acceptance allow for freedom from shame, guilt and avoidance. This relief can create space for healing and movement toward fulfillment.
I have received clinical training in both nutrition and mental health counseling, and have worked with children and adults experiencing disordered eating, addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss. As a trauma-informed therapist, I advocate for the best interests of all clients. I strive to demonstrate cultural sensitivity at all times, and see all cases through the lens of a Health At Every Size mindset.
M.S. Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology, Bastyr University
Hello, my name is Jessica Maria and I received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College. I believe therapy should be a place where you feel safe and free to explore what it means to be human in an unpredictable world. As we work together, therapy is a time for you to be seen and feel heard in your suffering, while also discovering your own capacities for embodying healing, growth, and change in the social contexts you exist within. In the therapy room, I use family-of-origin and psychodynamic theory to help both me and you understand the bigger picture, or the why, of what you are experiencing across mind, body, and relationships. This means we look at things like attachment patterns, role expectations, boundaries, intergenerational traumas, your own traumas, and how they relate to the present. I then integrate practical tools from narrative and acceptance and commitment therapy to guide you in moving towards the kind of life you want to live. This means looking at things like how we can reframe your stories, create boundaries, understand your values, and cultivate thoughts and behaviors that lead you to a more meaningful, fulfilling life experience that is not governed by painful thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.
For clients currently experiencing the effects of trauma, I use somatic frameworks that recognize the nature of how trauma and stress is stored in the body and how we can create a safe space for those feelings to be felt, processed, and lifted.
Though my therapeutic interests are broad, I have a longstanding passion for working with survivors of trauma and abuse, which also stems into issues of grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. I have also worked with personality disorders and relationship conflict. In addition, my work in cross-cultural and international settings with refugee and trafficking survivors has brought a deep value for cultural humility in my approaches to understanding my clients and their experiences. With this, I seek to create space for your cultural, ethnic, spiritual, gender, and sexual orientation identities and values in our work together.
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Grace College
M.A. International Care and Community Development, Northwest University
American Counseling Association (ACA)
As part of their academic clinical internship experience, our interns provide clients with an affordable option for counseling. Session fees are $60/Individual, Family and Couples counseling.
Hi, my name is Bill. I am a graduate student at Antioch University in Seattle studying Couples and Family Therapy. I understand that growth and change can be both terrifying and exciting. I will meet you wherever you are in life and work with you in a non-judgmental and supportive manner.
I understand that the idea of work-life balance can seem illusory. I have personally seen that even when we have the best intentions, our relationships and personal well-being can fall victim to the stresses of life and the office. To me, success in the therapy room means that an individual, family, or couple learns to better cope with the stresses of life through embracing their inherent flexibility, curiosity, and courage.
My approach to therapy is interactive and collaborative. My work with you will focus on helping you identify the values that drive your life and fulfill you. Building from your values we will then work towards helping you create a life that is congruent with those values. Working with me will include open and honest conversations about your past and present while also exploring your hopes for the future. My approach integrates and includes client-centered therapy, positive psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy.
I enjoy working with families as well as couples. I have completed specific training from the Gottman Institute in couple's therapy, researched Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and have undertaken training in positive parenting as well.
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Antioch University
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Hello! I am a graduate student at Seattle University working toward my Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy. I also have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and French from Portland State University.
I use a person-centered approach to therapy with individuals. This means that I believe people are fundamentally trustworthy, that they have an immense potential for understanding themselves and solving their own problems without direct intervention on the therapist's part, and that they are capable of self-directed growth. In other words, I believe you are the expert on your life, and you already have everything within you that you need to change. My role is to provide a space and relationship to allow you to find your strengths and discern directions for growth. I also view clients through a systemic and spiritually integrated perspective, which means that I recognize and honor the ways in which your gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, immigration status, ability, and familial status all interact to create the context for your life. I welcome discussion of spiritual issues by client request.
I am interested in working with folks from all walks of life with all kinds of struggles, but I am particularly interested in working with those suffering from anxiety, phobias, chronic pain and illness, and couples experiencing sexual issues.
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Seattle University
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Hello, my name is Angela and I am passionately pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Seattle University.
Different seasons of life can open doors to various experiences that we may find challenging, intimidating, painful, or unfulfilling. Every person has a story, and their narrative or the way they interact with the world is often shaped by previous interactions with family, friends, community members, and the environment around them. As we continue to experience life, past methods of coping with daily stressors, or our way of simply being in the world, may no longer feel authentic or true to who we are.
Counseling is a sacred relationship founded on trust, acceptance, and compassion. I believe it empowers you to dig deep within yourself to explore and understand certain behaviors; confront discrepancies and limitations; enhance self-love and acceptance; and ultimately become the best and most authentic version of yourself.
My goal as a counselor is to provide you a safe space. One that is warm, nonjudgmental, and supportive. Together we will explore obstacles, build on insight, and strengthen awareness around the many moving pieces that have an influence in your life. I embrace a client-centered therapeutic style that creates an environment where you feel heard, accepted, and validated.
My approach to clinical work is integrative and primarily inspired by humanistic, systemic, and multicultural perspectives. The intersection of your identities is paramount to understanding who you are at your core, and who you strive to become for yourself and others. I believe that people are the experts in their own lives and possess the skills, competencies, and abilities to overcome barriers with support along the way. It would be an honor to accompany you on this journey of healing, growth, and fulfillment.
M.A.E.d. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Seattle University
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Hi! My name is Stefanie, and I am a clinical mental health student at City University, Seattle. My approach to counseling emphasizes meeting you in a safe space and being attentive to you in that exact moment in time. I will be curious and mindful of your current life situation, while also acknowledging the power of past circumstances and relationships that might be influencing your present experiences. Sometimes it is the recognition of an unhelpful pattern in life that needs redirection, or you might feel stuck and burned out. We will work on retelling your life story in a way that encourages self-compassion and the ability to be authentically present in your relationships. Awareness of emotions and developing a greater sense of understanding for your deepest needs can offer a fresh perspective that allows for hope, and for acceptance and forgiveness of self, while creating a more fulfilling life.
I welcome you on this journey and applaud the bravery that it can take to willingly walk through the doors to therapy. This can be a portal to a lifelong process of enrichment and learning about all that is and can be you. It is my desire to help you uncover the most authentic version of yourself, and better understand who you are and what you need. I strive to create a therapeutic environment that allows us to be and reminds that we are all human, and we can all benefit from the support of others in this unpredictable, and undoubtedly challenging, existence.
I am inspired by mind-body health, and I respect all gender, sexual, and romantic orientations. My previous experience includes working with depression, anxiety, unexpected life changes, life transitions, stress, relationship difficulties, identity struggles, disordered eating behaviors, and life dissatisfaction. No matter what you might be seeking services for at this time in your life, I will come alongside you in a kind and encouraging way. I look forward to the opportunity to walk with you on your journey toward a more peaceful life.
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, City University
Hello, my name is Katina. I am a clinical mental health graduate student at Seattle University. I believe that counseling is, at its core, a trusting relationship that is built on truth, courage, and communication. Our experiences shape who we are and what we believe. Each person has an individual experience with the world around them and this has its benefits, limitations, and prejudices that are challenging to overcome. These challenges can lead to blocks or barriers within ourselves that keep us from fully living out our lives from an authentic place. I believe human beings are resilient and capable of learning new ways to cope with a problem. Counseling is a tool we can use to learn how to address and work through challenges as they arise throughout our lives.
My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to allow you to feel heard, understood, and to learn more about yourself, and where you want to go. I will listen intently to your concerns, and with compassion and empathy, help you clarify your needs and your wants, and formulate a plan to help you reach a specific goal. Your job is to try to be as honest as possible and allow yourself time and grace to get to a place of healing. Counseling is a beautiful way to bring all of yourself and let someone sit with you in all of the joy, anger, sadness, rage, and stress in your life. It takes courage to live in the world and share it with someone else. Counseling is sharing the dark and the light, becoming more aware of yourself and your needs, identifying your choices, and taking action. It is my privilege to sit with you.
While I will use counseling techniques from various theoretical backgrounds to support my clients based on how our therapeutic relationship unfolds, I tend to practice from humanistic theories such as Gestalt, Person-Centered, Narrative, and Existential Therapy. As a counselor, I am passionate about supporting all individuals who present with a variety of concerns, and I'm especially interested in those who have experienced trauma, loss and grief, depression and anxiety, and those wanting to explore their cultural identity and issues of spirituality. I value humor, grace, and integrity and enjoy staying curious with my clients in their creative process. I am here to support you along the way to a full and authentic you.
M.A.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Seattle University
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International (CSI)
Hi, I'm Lindsay, and I am finishing my last year of graduate school at Antioch in Seattle. I believe therapy should be an experience in which you feel empowered and understood in a space that is safe and judgment-free.
I work from a strengths-based, person-centered approach. This means who you are and what you bring to the table is where we begin to build a relationship based on trust. I listen to your story, get to know you, and then learn how I can best support you through whatever challenges you are facing.
We all have strengths and ways in which we have coped in the past. My job is to help you realize those strengths and increase your coping skills so you can take care of yourself as you work to create the life you desire and deserve.
Given my experience in the corporate world for the last 15 years, a special area of interest is career-transition work, including supporting you as you find your calling, and dealing with work-related stress and anxiety. Other areas of interest are loss and grief, self-esteem, relationships, depression, anxiety, stress management, and life transitions. But, mostly, I'm interested in getting to know you, your goals, and how I can best aid in your healing.
I use several theories, depending on your needs. Some of the theories I use are cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, solution-focused therapy, and various loss and grief and career counseling models.
Let's go on this journey together. I can't wait to meet you.
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Hello; I am in the final year of the Master of Counseling Psychology program at Bastyr University. I am a queer, white, Euro-American, gender non-binary person, and I look forward to learning who you are.
I am also curious to know where you come from and how it has influenced your life and relationships. We are born into relationships that set the stage for relationships yet to come, and I believe that we heal in relationships. In addition, our biology, class, gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, abilities, and so much more influence our development and thrust us into the lived experiences of ease or disease, privilege or oppression, and power or disempowerment. In order to ensure that all these complexities are seen and tended to, I approach therapy through an intersectional feminist and relational psychodynamic lens. Combining both of those approaches makes our time together about working to understand your power and unique identity while also gaining insight into how your identity exists in relationships, how relational patterns may be repeating themselves, and how all these intersecting points about you influence your presenting concerns. Together, we can begin to dismantle or become more aware of the internalized messages from the outside world that are affecting you and test new ways of being.
I also believe that therapy works best when you can safely be mindfully present in your body, allowed to lead the way, and feel empowered to be seen amongst all your conflicting parts. I look forward to holding that space with you and helping you, or you and your loved ones, cultivate that together.
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Bastyr University
American Psychological Association (APA)
Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study (NWAPS)
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)