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-Trans and Non-Binary Affirming
- Attachment & Family of Origin Issues
- Inter-racial Relationships
- Sex and Body Positive (HAES Affirming)
- Highly sensitive people, empaths & helpers
-Anxiety & Depression
In Person in West Seattle & Telehealth
Anna Strick, Clinical Intern
If you find yourself here, it’s likely that there are aspects of your life that you want to overcome or change, but are stuck on knowing how. It doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with you or that you’re broken: as we grow and mature in life, it's inevitable that we meet new challenges. Seeking help through counseling can offer you new skills and renewed confidence to work with as you navigate moving forward.
Here's what I know: you are the expert on your own life. What I can hope to do is listen so carefully that I can understand the nuances of your struggles, contextualize those within the oppressive forces we live under, and illuminate possible areas of personal growth. Our work together is 100% collaborative, and the client/you ultimately decides where to focus our work, or steer the ship so to speak
When you commit to therapy, you are saying, "I would like something to change". True healing is not finding a quick fix; it is uncovering deeper somatic, attachment, intergenerational, and trauma-based responses, and then looking at these habits for information. We will then move at your pace to explore new capacities.
I see therapy as a way to help clients self-actualize: to become your fullest self and reach your greatest potential, socially, professionally, creatively, or spiritually! Areas of stuckness may involve old wounds, new challenging relationships, loss or uncertainty. Our society doesn’t really prepare us to be our best selves without a little help.
My approach is trauma-informed and centers Polyvagal Theory, Relational-Cultural Theory, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, nature-based therapy, and anti-oppressive liberatory approaches. These modalities are adapted to help clients seek their own answers, live into their authentic selves, and develop fulfilling relationships, in spite of a largely oppressive cultural hegemony.
Some people feel more comfortable working in relationships of certain shared identities. I identify as a white, genderqueer, bi/pansexual person of small size and short stature and as a low-income person raised middle class with a high degree of social capital. I’ve been described as gentle, curious, patient, tactful, and passionate about community, equity, and restorative justice.
Professional training & memberships...
Anna does not accept insurance. Their fees are on a sliding scale.
50-minute session for individuals: $35-$100
50-minute session for families and relationships: $35-$100;
80-minute session for families and relationships: $50-$150.
I am currently completing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University New England, a CACREP-accredited institution. There I am an inductee of the Chi Sigma Iota honor society. I am also a member of the American Counseling Association, Counselors for Social Justice, and the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities.
I previously worked as a farmer and community garden educator, working with folks of a variety of ages and abilities.