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-Adolescents and Adults (15+)
-LGBTQIA2+ & QTBIPOC
-Neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD, etc)
-Attachment & Family of Origin Issues
-Trauma, Racial Trauma & Complex Trauma
-Trans and Non-Binary Affirming
-Sex & Body Neutrality (HAES Affirming)
-Kink & Polyam Affirming
-Anxiety & Depression
-Self Esteem, Worth & Self Compassion
-Self Harm & Suicidal Ideation
-Grief & Loss
Maya is in-network with Premera, Cigna, First Choice, LifeWise, Regence, Anthem and some other Blue Cross plans and can also get single case agreements with Kaiser HMO. Please be aware that Protea Wellness cannot accept insurance for couple's therapy.
50-minute session for individuals: $175
50-minute session for couples: $175
80-minute session for couples: $260
Maya Pak Gorstein
It's easy to lose oneself in the turmoil of competitive, oppressive environments. Our contexts can lend us to act in ways antithetic and hurtful to our hearts, to the extent that we might even lose sight of our true selves entirely. My work is guided by the notion that people are not problems — rather, people react normally to abnormal and problematic circumstances. To support my clients in ‘coming home to themselves,’ I try to guide you through new ways of being, whilst simultaneously honoring the strategic, necessary, and culturally-informed ways you’ve learned to survive.
As a mixed-race (Korean and white), queer-identifying non-binary clinician, the ways identities come together to inform distinct experiences is at the forefront of my mind. I try to welcome each and every aspect of my clients in my clinical space, so you can feel seen and appreciated exactly as you are. I’m dedicated to meeting clients where you’re at and only ever support your growth collaboratively, at a pace that feels comfortable and safe for you.
As an integrative, person-centered clinician, I personalize my approach to my work with each client. I don’t ascribe to a ‘one-size-fits-all’ modality, as I know everyone enters therapy with unique personalities, aspirations, and learning styles. I want you to feel cared for and in-control of your healthcare — so with compassion and collaboration, I work with you to forge a therapeutic approach conducive to your specific interests and goals.
While my approaches vary, I tend to emphasize empowerment through building knowledge and skills needed to self-sustain outside of therapy — this can involve any combination of bibliotherapy (e.g,. reading individual chapters or book(s)), homework (e.g., worksheets, activities outside of therapy), and narrative work. I pull from multiple orientations (psychodynamic, DBT, CBT, etc.) and frameworks (racial justice, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive praxis, etc.) to support my clients as holistically as possible.
Professional training & memberships...
I am an Associate-Level Mental Health Counselor (LMHCA, MC61483054) in Washington State, having received my MA in Counseling from Northwestern University and BA in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College.