At Alliant Therapy Group we believe in providing affordable care to the community. If you do not have insurance or mental health coverage, if you have a high deductible, or if we are out-of-network, we offer several options so that cost does not have to be a barrier to your wellbeing.
Our interns provide an affordable option for counseling as part of their academic clinical internship experience. Our interns are Master's-level graduate students, and while they are not yet fully licensed in the state of Washington, they offer many strengths and bring their unique life experiences and personal qualities to the therapeutic relationship. Experience in the field is only one of many tools in a therapist's toolkit. Because interns are newer to counseling, they bring fresh energy and perspective to their work, study the most recent developments in psychology research, and practice under the close supervision of a fully licensed mental health counselor to ensure that you are getting what you need from the therapy experience. We are confident that our interns are able to provide quality mental health care with compassion, competence, and a strong sense of ethics, so that you feel understood, respected, and valued on the journey toward reaching your goals.
If you schedule with us for continued care after the intake appointment, ongoing session fees are $70 for each individual, couples, or family visit. Each visit is 53-60 minutes long. These discounted sessions are offered by the counselors below. Please read through their biographies and mention your interest in these sessions when contacting us.
(Your rate depends on the level of counselor you request. You might also visit our Therapist page for additional staff biographies to help you determine which counselor may be a good fit for you. If you are unsure, we are happy to help you find a good fit based on your needs, so please call us today to set up an appointment.)
Hello, my name is Nikki and I am currently working on a Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University. It is through my personal therapeutic journey that I have found a passion for helping others along their path. I hold a strong belief in the healing power of relationships; providing a secure space for you to feel safe to explore all aspects of yourself, free from judgement, and with genuine care are my highest priorities. I want to support you exactly where you are at and in the direction that you find gives you meaning, purpose, and joy.
I take a systemic perspective, therefore, I tend toward exploring families-of-origin, social locations, cultural backgrounds, and other systems that have affected your life experience. I believe that gaining insight into the impacts of those systems can be incredibly empowering. Specifically when it comes to family influences, exploration of our early relationships can help us better understand ourselves and how we relate to others in present day. I use attachment theory to help put language to some of the coping mechanisms and adaptive behaviors we form as children that may no longer be serving us.
I also draw from experiential tenets in that I believe that allowing ourselves to fully express our emotions leads us to what we truly need from both ourselves and others. I find that in couples work, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and The Gottman Method provide a nice framework for exploring our attachment needs and communicating them more effectively with our partners. While I have a more natural inclination toward certain modalities over others, my theoretical approach is determined solely by the needs of each individual (or couple/family) client.
M.A. Couple and Family Therapy, Antioch University Seattle
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
The Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)
Hi, my name is Lisa. I am currently working towards my Master of Arts in Counseling at City University of
Seattle. I have received training in individual and group therapy using a social justice lens. I believe engaging in therapy is an act of bravery and self-love and will collaborate with you to build your desired present and future. I believe each client is unique with a unique story to tell, therefore my techniques will vary depending on the needs of each client. You are the expert on your life, and I am here to support you on your journey.
I use a strength-based and holistic approach, integrating a variety of techniques from mindfulness, narrative-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, among others. I aim to create space in which clients feel seen, heard, and supported in order to help them heal, restore, and gain empowerment within themselves.
M.A. in Counseling, City University of Seattle
B.A. in Arts of Social Science, University of Washington
American Counseling Association
I’m currently completing my MS in clinical mental health counseling with New England College. I view the counseling relationship as one based in a collaborative process of healing, exploration, learning and overall--change. Counseling is an intimate, meaningful shared journey that requires vulnerability, trust and courage. I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance is based in respect, trust, non-judgment, authenticity and active listening.
The therapeutic interventions involved in our work together will depend upon a client’s unique needs. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed and stems from a foundation of person-centered therapy, emphasizing your inner resources that can act as a catalyst for change. I may use behavioral therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) to help you learn adaptive and practical skills, while my approach to deeper therapeutic work may involve contemporary-relational gestalt, attachment theory, psychodynamic theories or post-modern approaches such as narrative therapy or feminist theory.
I believe that part of understanding trauma and one’s individual path to healing involves having an understanding of the biological processes that take place. As a developing counselor, I have special interests in polyvagal theory and bodily-oriented approaches to therapy that address the biological effects of trauma such as somatic experiencing and intersubjective therapy. I value a whole-person approach to therapy which considers your emotional, psychological, and physical wellbeing, as well as the context of your life within your familial, social, cultural, gender, and socioeconomic systems. My goal as your counselor is to help you process your life experiences and adopt a way of living and engaging with your world that will make for a more comfortable and fulfilling life.
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, New England College
Hello! My name is Muirenn (Mur-in) and I’m currently obtaining my Master’s degree in counseling psychology from City University of Seattle. I hold a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Western Washington University. Throughout my life I have found myself in supportive and caregiving roles, and naturally gravitated towards the field of counseling when I discovered my love for psychology. Additionally, I have had an incredible therapeutic journey myself, which really confirmed all the more that becoming a therapist was the right path for me.
I believe that therapy works best when there is a strong foundation between client and counselor in place. I strive to build this foundation by actively listening, empathetically engaging, and emphasizing that our time together is non-judgmental and shame-free. My goal as a therapist is to cultivate a safe, trusting, honest, and empowering environment so that you feel as comfortable as possible in your journey to healing, growth, and positive change. It can feel scary to decide to come to therapy, so I will honor your bravery in doing so. With my unconditional support, you will be set up for success in our work together.
Every individual is unique, so my approach to therapy will be tailored to each client. I pull from multiple theories and techniques, including humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, narrative, and mindfulness. I also enjoy incorporating nature and art into therapy. Together, we will look for ways to clarify goals, express needs, find meaning and purpose, examine thought and emotion patterns, practice being present, and redefine your story. Additionally, I believe in a holistic approach to healing, meaning we will explore other areas that can be impacting your mental health such as your physical health, your family history, your culture, and society. I am most interested in working with anxiety, panic, depression, life changes/adjustments, stress, and trauma.
M.A. Counseling Psychology, City University of Seattle
Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Hi, my name is Katie and I am a graduate student at Bastyr University working toward my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. My work focuses on addressing concerns around anxiety, depression, self-acceptance, emotional regulation, implementing change, and navigating life transitions.
I believe that all of our emotions, feelings, and actions serve a purpose, and we are sometimes unable to see their function. My goal is to help clients make sense of their suffering and uncover any barriers that may be stopping them from achieving growth while coming from a place of nonjudgmental acceptance. I take a collaborative, client-centered approach to help individuals reach their goals by cultivating self-efficacy, building confidence, and instilling hope.
I find that therapy is most effective when I am able to adapt to each individual client’s unique
concerns based on the context of their lives, and thus my therapeutic style varies from person
to person. My approach is rooted in the theories behind Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy, among others.
It is my hope that we can work together to help you gain insights and develop tools to
effectively implement change and enhance your self-awareness allowing you to live life to its
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Bastyr University
Hi, my name is Elli and I am here to help you on your counseling journey. I am a graduate student at City University of Seattle working towards my Master of Arts in Counseling. Sometimes our brains can feel overcrowded by thoughts and emotions and we need an outside eye to help in making sense of the chaos. Throughout our counseling journey I strive to provide a relaxed and open atmosphere for you, as the client, to use as a blank canvas as we begin to map out your thoughts, feelings, and anxieties.
Currently I am focused on learning the skills of CBT, TF-CBT but believe that each client is unique, thus the way in which I approach counseling with each of my clients will be unique. In addition to pursuing my masters in counseling I also hold a BFA in Dance from Western Washington University. My knowledge of and passion for movement will allow us to navigate the everchanging relationship between the mind-body-soul connection working towards a holistic, happy life.
M.A. in Counseling, City University of Seattle
B.F.A in Dance, Western Washington University
American Counseling Association
I am currently working toward my MA in clinical mental health counseling at Antioch University in Seattle. As a therapist, my primary aim is to be fully present for clients, offering curiosity, careful listening, non-judgment, and authenticity. My approach is also collaborative, meaning I honor my clients’ beliefs, emotions, and experiences as valid and true and see clients as the most authoritative sources for the solutions to the unique challenges they wish to address. In this way, I hope to form a strong therapeutic alliance with clients, which is the foundation for growth and change.
The theoretical approaches I draw from are present-oriented, experiential, relational, and emotionally focused. The particular theories or interventions depend on the individual client and include Attachment Theory, Existential Theory, Psychodynamic theories, Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy. In addition, I have practiced mindfulness and meditation and studied Buddhism for many years, which informs my approach to therapy—particularly my emphasis on nonjudgmental awareness of our present-moment experience, detaching from the cognitive distortions that can keep us stuck, and practicing self-compassion.
I work with individual adults to help them find meaning, connection, clarity, and purpose. I am particularly well suited to working with life transitions (career, marriage, children, aging), grief and loss, and distressed relationships. I look forward to working with you as a witness, co-author, catalyst, and source of support.
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University Seattle