I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the State of Washington (LW61263458). I hold my Bachelor’s in Social Welfare and my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington. I was born in Germany to Vietnamese refugees and relocated to the United States at the age of ten. Being an immigrant has enriched my lived experiences and exposed me to both the complexity of cultural and generational divides, as well as the importance of embracing one’s own cultural identity.
Sometimes in life we all need a “companion on the journey,” someone to partner with us and help make sense of our experience, ease our pain, and support our goals. As a therapist, I am committed to providing a safe environment where individuals can identify their strengths, recognize unhelpful patterns, and live into their goals. Working from an integrative, client-centered approach, I seek to support individuals wherever they are on their journey and my approach is holistic, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I value cultural humility and look forward to working with people of all backgrounds, identities, and walks of life.
You deserve to feel empowered during your journey of self discovery. My experience integrating a social justice lens into my practice allows me to recognize your identities and how they may impact your experiences. I strive to take the mystery out of therapy and encourage openness and honesty during our work together.
I work with people of color and gender expansive folks in the midst of life transition seeking change in their lives and relationships. I see you within your context, your history, your relations, and your intersecting identities; I see how our world and dominant culture shape the extent to which we can show up as our whole selves. My gentle and spacious presence helps clients cultivate their authenticity, engage their deeply held narratives, and reconnect them with the wisdom their bodies hold.
Hi, All of us, at some point, experience painful life challenges or relationship difficulties that test our ability to cope. I believe the most important relationship in life as adults is with ourself and that this relationship informs all others and is essential in developing intimacy and close, long term connections with others. Therapy is a process of increasing one's self awareness allowing you to make choices of better coping methods ,more satisfying relationships , and a more fulfilling life. I have 30 years experience as a psychotherapist --the last 22 years working in private practice in Bellevue.
Therapy is a safe space to wonder about why we do the things we do and to better understand the patterns that get us stuck. Many times, there are very good reasons why we do what we do, and the act of understanding these reasons can bring a new and hopeful perspective and an opportunity to change. My role as a therapist is to accompany you in discovering more deeply who you are.
My practice is about creating space... a relational space to be, to reflect, to see, to heal, and imagine anew. Life can often feel overwhelming or bring feelings of hopelessness, but our inner resources are often more than we are able to imagine in the moment of our distress. New strength and connection can be found in parts of yourself that have been cut off or neglected for various reasons. Often we need the presence of someone, like a therapist, who has the potential to reflect back who we are being and what we might be neglecting, in order to see ourselves more clearly and engage life and relationships more fully.
Welcome! I am a warm, compassionate and experienced counselor who works in a collaborative style that allows you to draw upon your own strengths and experience in order to grow. Trust and a sense of safety are the necessary foundations for effective treatment. You need to feel connected and understood to share your internal world. I respect the tremendous courage it takes to face up to deeply buried or avoided thoughts and feelings. My ability to listen, follow and connect deeply will enable you to feel safe enough to explore the problems which have hindered your life and relationships.
Elizabeth is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and Art Therapist. She earned her MA Psychology Degree from Antioch University Seattle. Elizabeth has a great deal of experience in assisting clients who are experiencing depression/anxiety/stress; life transitions and change; medical issues/concerns and follow-up after leaving the doctor's office with a life-changing diagnosis. She has experience with grief & loss; death & dying, along with PTSD symptoms and trauma. Elizabeth brings a great deal of life experience and training to assist those in need.
I see clients who are interested in trauma work, sex education and therapy, mood disorders, racial/cultural identity issues, and relationship problems. I am a certified EMDR therapist and a sex therapist. I provide a non-judgment safe space for you to work on issues that may often be difficult and scary to talk about. My style is to be interactive and engage in providing emotional support, active listening, insight, clinical recommendations and alternative perspectives which challenge old patterns. My strengths are being intuitive, empathetic, focused, creative, and having a good sense of humor.
Hello! My name is Bex (she/her) and thank you for putting in the effort to find a therapist who suits your needs. Therapy is a space for you to feel heard, validated and supported. It's an approach to feel less anxious, work toward goals, recover from trauma, improve relationships and more. It can sometimes feel impossible to find ways to thrive in the capitalistic, oppressive system we're in, especially for marginalized folx. In therapy, we can face those challenges together to find ways for you to feel safe, fulfilled and content. As a queer, polyamorous person, I am especially excited to work with queer and/or polyamorous folx!
I believe most wounding occurs within or because of relationships. Trust issues, trauma responses, difficulty controlling worry thoughts, feelings of despair - these can all be signs of some deeper relational unmet need. The good news is that most healing also occurs within relationships. Please visit my website https://www.seekinglightcounseling.com for more information about my practice. To begin seeking light, click on the 'New Client' page on my website and simply fill out the form below! For quickest response please contact me via email at email@example.com.
Feeling like you are caught in a cycle that ends in frustration and pain? It is EXHAUSTING. Cycles within ourselves, with our partners, our kids, work, and friends. Life starts to feel really vicious. Whether I am working with you as an individual, couple, or family, I want to help loosen the grip of the loneliness that inevitably happens. I work from a place of relentless empathy. My style is authentic, direct, and compassionate. Much of my work and passion is influenced by my belief in a good God; however, how much (if at all) we discuss faith and spirituality is totally directed by you.
I am a Mental Health Counselor, Art Therapist, and Substance Use Counselor. I strive to help individuals heal through creative, trauma Informed approaches including art therapy and somatic experientials. Lets work together on detaching from stagnancy and deep rooted patterns keeping you stuck. Together we can begin the work of building your self worth and esteem, develop your individual identity, heal from the impact of trauma, and build communication skills to enhance your interpersonal relationships and overall satisfaction with life.
Are you feeling frustrated and stuck with things that matter to you? Are you facing life challenges? Do you need support with depression, anxiety or trauma? Are you seeking assistance with parenting and family relationship issues? I might be able to help. I am a multi-cultural and multi-lingual therapist who is trained in Marriage and Family Therapy. My skill set includes therapy techniques such as Life Span integration, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-centered therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Faith-Based approaches.
I enjoy working with clients of all demographics on a wide array of problems. These include but are not limited to working towards healing from trauma, depression and anxiety as well as riding the waves of life transitions such as the many learning curves of young adulthood, parenthood, professional identity shifts, sexual identity changes, relationship transitions, moves and aging. I am especially committed working with clients regarding issues related to intimate partner relationships and serve folks of all gender identities, sexual preferences and relationships structures.
Are you looking for an alternative to traditional psychotherapy? My name is Lynn Larkin and I have 30 years experience as a psychotherapist and now offer Spiritual Coaching and Energetic Healing through Reiki, Sound Therapy, Light Language and Channeling. These are not psychotherapy but can be very therapeutic so if you are interested in trying something new please email or call me to find out more about my practice and to see if we would be a good fit. You can also explore my websites: www.transformationalchanneling.com and www.transformationaltherapy.com.
Crisis and life challenges can serve as a threshold leading to depth, healing, and deep personal meaning. I consider myself a partner who walks with my clients through challenges as they discover strength and insight. I enjoy working with people who are committed to growth, healing, self-exploration, and self-discovery.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lake City, Seattle are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Lake City, Seattle then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Lake City, Seattle, or Child Psychologists in Lake City, Seattle.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lake City, Seattle psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Lake City, Seattle specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.