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Click here to contact our client care coordinator about working with Charlotte!

Counseling Intern

    -Adults (18+)

    -LGBTQIA+

    -Gender & Sexuality

    -Attachment & Family of Origin

    -Kink & Polyam affirming

    -Life Transitions

    -Grief & Loss

    -Emotional Regulation & Mindfulness

    -Anxiety & Depression

    -Disabilities & Chronic Pain

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Charlotte does not accept insurance. Fees are on a sliding scale which will be agreed upon before meeting for a full session.

Charlotte's fees:

  • 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.

Charlotte Secrist, Clinical Intern

Pronouns: she/her

Therapy, ultimately, is a way for us to love ourselves, the people around us, and the world we cherish. So much of our shared cultural experience relies on humiliating us into arbitrary compliance, and one of my sincere beliefs is in the power to utilize self-compassion, systems thinking, and somatic practices to help in the liberation of shame.

 

Deep diving into the world of psychotherapy is a process of learning to hold complex and often frightening ideas about our lives. What does it mean to be you: right here at this moment in time, right here in this space. How do our brains, minds, and bodies interact? How do our experiences affect our behaviors? How do our identities shape who we are?

My approach...

Exploring what it is like to be queer and trans is so much more complex than language allows. My own lived experience with these identities brings an innate knowingness into the therapeutic relationship creating safety and helping facilitate positive growth and change.

 

It is my intention to make sure that our time together is collaborative and that we create an honest and trust-filled relationship where you feel free to discuss whatever happens to be on your mind or happening in your life. While I use a variety of modalities to help you achieve your goals, you are ultimately in control of where the sessions will go.

 

The process of change can be a painful experience and I want you to know that I will do everything in my control and expertise to make sure that whatever emotions, behaviors, and thoughts you may go through are processed in a safe and comfortable environment. We go at your pace and in your own time.

Professional training & memberships...

I am currently completing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Seattle University, a CACREP-accredited institution. One of the reasons why I chose to attend this university is because of its commitment to social justice advocacy. Most of my coursework has involved studying somatic psychotherapies that integrated both substance-use and trauma-informed competencies as well as interpersonal neurobiology (which is just a fancy way of saying "mind-body-relationship connections").

 

Currently, I am pursuing Level One training in Internal Family Systems. I'm also involved with the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities, which is a division of the American Counseling Association that focuses on the latest research and training surrounding counseling queer clients. Previously, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from Elizabethtown College.