We are a collective of independent health and wellness providers that serve clients around the greater Northwest. Each have different specialties and focus. Please feel free to contact the ones nearest you directly to get more information about their services.
THERAPIST: MA, LMHC
Couples – Individuals – Teens - Families
Seattle and Kent Offices
Relationship Counseling is my Specialty! As a seasoned Couple’s Counselor I can help you no matter what stage or phase you are in with your partner. I offer everything from pre-marital counseling, sex therapy, love enrichment, conscious uncoupling and post-divorce care.It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, depressed or anxious with your relationship. However, bad habits, poor communication, negative thinking and self-defeating patterns can be changed. I can help you learn to manage and cope with difficult emotions like fear, anger, lack of trust, frustration, sadness and worry. I can give you tools to improve communication, delegate roles and responsibilities, heal the pain of infidelity, fight fair, budget better and manage family and career stress. Though a holistic, skill-based and solution focused psychology, I offer a positive atmosphere for real change. Let’s embrace a future of hope and health together.
THERAPIST: MS, LMHC, NCC
Individuals – Teens - LGBTQIA+
Kent and Tacoma Offices
My therapeutic orientation is best described as a holistic and comprehensive approach to counseling. I find that developing insight about the nature of one’s problems within the context of an empathetic and collaborative therapeutic relationship, can lead to healthier relationships and a more satisfying life. I tailor my treatment approach to best fit the needs and desires of my clients. Some of these approaches may include: Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Client-Centered, Mindfulness practices, and Strength-based interventions. My hope is to help people recognize that life is a continual balance between stability and growth through acceptance and actualization of self. I specialize in working with people with Mood Disorders, Trauma and/or PTSD, Transgender or gender concerns, and I am a poly-aware and BDSM-aware therapist.
THERAPIST: LMHC, MA
Individuals - Families - Children - Teens
Federal Way Office
My approach to therapy is focused on being collaborative, nonjudgmental, strength-based, and client centered. I am predominately trained in evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) but have experience with several other theories, such as family systems theory. I believe that it’s important to tailor treatment to fit the needs of each individual and/or family. Family systems theory focuses on utilizing the family as a change agent instead of just focusing on a single person. This may include sessions with caregivers to provide them guidance and effective tools for supporting their child or teen at home.
Over the years I have learned that in order to be an effective change agent, you have to meet the client where they’re at and focus on building a trusting, therapeutic relationship. I feel that one of my biggest strengths as a therapist is my ability to build rapport by being genuine and having curiosity for the perspective and experience of every single client I meet.
I believe that everyone has a unique set of strengths and resiliencies that can help them in meeting their goals. My hope is to assist in that journey and guide you to a place where you feel you are living a fulfilling and prosperous life. I look forward to providing the support that you need and helping to empower you to take the steps to heal.
THERAPIST: MSW, LSWAIC
Teens - Individuals -Couples - Groups
There's a certain feeling of a "click" when someone really gets what you're saying; that is the bedrock of therapy as I practice it. I'll keep an eye out for your signs that you're not feeling heard, and encourage you to start to say things like, "That's not what I meant," "That doesn't really
resonate with me," or even "I'm still feeling alone." I hope that from a base of a strong understanding, we will develop the space to re-examine some of your assumptions and consider your difficulties from new angles.
As a queer woman and avid feminist, I will also ask us to look at how your personal experience fits into systemic oppression. My goal in therapy is to use psychodynamic and person-centered principles to help you find new insight, and CBT and DBT exercises to help you translate that insight into new behaviors and skills. I’m particularly conversant with relationship issues, identity struggles, and pregnancy and postpartum adjustment, but I’m here for whatever you’re going through.
I’m currently accepting clients for Saturday and Sunday sessions, so please reach out if you’d like to try working together!
THERAPIST: LMHC, MHP, NCC
Children - Adolescents - Adults - Families
My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, integrative, and incorporates the client’s needs and interests. I find great value in the therapeutic relationship and therefore aim to provide a safe and comfortable space for individuals to be authentic in sharing their story and working through issues.
I operate from a person-centered perspective and strongly believe that people know their truth and their story/needs, and sometimes need someone to help guide them and provide balance in their lives. I see value in connection and vulnerability and find that helping individuals from a strengths-based approach allows room for healing. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety, depression, and substance use. I integrate mindfulness-based practices, ACT, DBT, and CBT.
THERAPIST: MA, LMHC
Individuals - Couples
Bremerton and Seattle Offices
My approach is client-centered and culturally sensitive, which focuses on promoting positive cross-cultural communication and interracial relationships. Exploring your current communication
perspectives with others may create new strategies for your relationships and careers. I listen to you very carefully to learn what exactly you are going through right now and what you would like to have as outcomes of the therapy.
You are the center of our collaborative work, and I commit to walking through the challenging period together with you. Sometimes, distressed feelings manifest as physical symptoms, and I can assist you in managing these as well. My experience in working with clients with diverse backgrounds spans over 20 years, inside and outside of the United States. I am familiar with Japanese, Chinese, and Australian cultures. Please feel free to contact me in English and/or Japanese.
THERAPIST: LMHC, MA
Individuals - Couples - Families
I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been practicing for ten years and I specialize in couples counseling. Couples therapy can involve pre-marital counseling, unblocking patterns of behavior that have become damaging to the relationship, surviving an affair, developing better communication patterns, or even moving towards amicable separation.
In addition, I have specific training and experience working with a broad spectrum of clients who have depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance issues and sexual identity issues. Many of the clients I see with PTSD are vets and I really enjoy working with them.
Prior to working as a therapist, I worked in HR for ten years. I enjoyed that vocation very much as well and because of that work, I am also able to help people with career transitions and various things people deal with in their daily working lives.
If you are interested, call me and let’s talk about how I could be of service. I would very much like to hear what’s going on for you and let you know I might help.
THERAPIST: LMHC, MA, MHP
Individuals - LGBTQIA+ - Groups
I work with a wide range of adults, including trauma survivors, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people who experience voices, visions, and altered states. I love working with people who are searching for a greater sense of purpose and work/life balance. I provide a safe, curious, and empowering space for you to try out new ways of approaching life's obstacles and of utilizing your strengths.
An anti-oppression framework is embedded in my approach to counseling and I will support your wisdom and experience throughout the process.
I use an attachment lens and integrate ACT, CBT, and other counseling approaches tailored to your specific needs.
Counseling can be a powerful tool to live a life more in alignment with your goals and values and I am excited to begin that endeavor with you.
THERAPIST: LMHC, CDP
Teens - Couples - Eating Disorders
I work with clients around a wide variety of challenges, but specialize in working
with women and adolescent girls who are experiencing struggles around body
image, yo-yo dieting, eating disorders, and substance abuse. As women, we receive
a wide variety of shame inducing messages about who we are vs. who we should be in the world. Understanding the experiences that have shaped who you are
today, is an important step into interacting with yourself in a healthy and kinder
way. This leads to a better relationship with food, our bodies, substances, and those
I apply a combination of different therapeutic approaches including CBT, ACT, DBT, and mindfulness skill building. I’m a certified Intuitive Eating counselor
who operates from a Health At Every Size framework. My goal as a therapist is to
help my clients accomplish their goals and step into living their best life and
embracing their full potential.
THERAPIST: LMHC, MHP, NCC
Children - Teens - Adults - LGBTQ+
Making changes can be one of the most difficult things in our lives, and it is one of my passions to support people going through uncomfortable transitions or who are struggling with making difficult choices. My hope is to facilitate the process of change while minimizing the impact on one’s emotional world through tailored
interventions that most often include client centered therapy, solutions
focused therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness based practices. Depending on the client and their support system, this can be done by working in sessions individually, within a couplehood or polyhood, within a friendship, or within the family.
I identify as a Feminist LGBTQ+ Counselor and artist. My passion is in working with folks from a feminist perspective to address systemic and cultural oppression and empower people to live their best life.
THERAPIST: LMHC, MA
Individuals - Teens - LGBTQIA+
Kent and Maple Valley
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been involved in the mental health field for nearly a decade,
including work as an individual therapist, leading groups, dual diagnosis (mental health and substance use) populations, developmental disability work, jail programs, and teaching at a community college. I am most passionate about working individually with diverse populations, including LGBTQ clients and immigrants or those who have recently moved to the area. All clients ages 13 and up are welcome. In therapy, I utilize an eclectic and individually tailored approach, including influences from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, person-centered counseling, and trauma-informed care. I received my undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and graduate degree from Columbia University in New York. Personally, I have experience living within various areas and cultures, including significant time growing up overseas. My passion and focus lies in helping people achieve their best authentic selves to reach their goals and dreams.
THERAPIST: LMHCA, MA
Children - Adults - Families
Taking the hardest step of asking for help is powerful. You don’t have to do it alone. As a therapist, my goal is to help you honor all parts of your feelings. There is never a
one size fits all solution. My focus ranges from strengths-based, client-centered, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness practices and play therapy interventions.
As a Counselor for 10+ years, I have helped many people discover or even re-identify their strengths to move forward in life. I have worked in the fields of education, non-profit and offering counseling to families, pre-teens, teens, young adults, substance abuse clients and the homeless population. I am committed to creating a safe environment where you will feel comfortable exploring and processing life’s barriers.
I look forward to supporting you as you walk through your journey of self-discovery.
We are a collective of health and wellness providers seeking to help individuals, families, and our communities to be empowered, grow, and heal. We offer services to help you take real steps towards personal change: eliminate self-defeating habits; adapt to life changes; resolve conflicts; reduce stress; manage transitions; enhance your career; restore and repair relationships and enhance overall health.
Live Well Alliance, LLC
P.O. Box 9572
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: (888) 232-0222