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I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington. I obtained my Masters of Education at Seattle University in the Community Mental Health program where I also received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Following my education I completed a year long clinical internship at MEND Seattle (formerly Seattle Therapy Alliance) where I provided weekly therapy for low-income women, trans, and non-binary folks. In addition to individual therapy services, I developed and ran group counseling programs for women struggling with infertility. I completed MEND’s Critical Social Theory curriculum, attended trainings in domestic violence, sexual assault, recovery, social justice in the therapeutic practice, and more.

For all of our similarities, our lived experiences are uniquely ours and often require our therapy to have a custom framework. I use an integrative approach to therapy, often utilizing tenets of psychodynamics, feminist theory, narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and emotion-focused therapy. I’m also trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) with a somatic and attachment focus.

The values I bring to my practice are grounded in feminism and intersectionality, which highlights the innate value of all people and the impact of societal messages on our sense of worth. Our work together will include unpacking those messages about our varying identities and celebrating all of the moving parts that make up who you are.

 
 
 
 

206.485.0500
sarahsmalleycounseling@gmail.com