Courtney Putnam (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Welcome to Rising Bird Counseling! I am a licensed mental health counselor associate and an expressive arts therapist.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Tacoma, WA
Supervised by Maureen Kane (LH61002601)


About My Clients

I work with adults (18+) who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, life transitions, chronic pain, college stress, introvert stress, self-esteem, the impacts of trauma, and more. I have a holistic and integrative practice and specialize in somatic approaches and expressive arts therapy.

My Background and Approach

Using an integrative and holistic approach, I collaborate with clients to address their challenges in nonjudgmental, empathetic, and creative ways. Influenced by my decade-long career as a massage therapist and my graduate-level training in expressive arts therapy, I invite clients to see and process their challenges in non-verbal ways (e.g., body wisdom and awareness, breathwork, guided visualization, arts-based processing, etc.) in addition to verbal ways (i.e., talk therapy). Sessions are individualized for each client, so it is your choice how you’d like to engage in the work of therapy with me.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and offer mental health gender-affirming care. I hold an inclusive and anti-oppressive lens and invite clients’ intersecting cultural identities to be seen, acknowledged, respected, and celebrated in our work together. I have been involved in anti-racism work and LGBTQIA+ rights for almost three decades. I am also an advocate for the humane treatment of animals and I've been a vegetarian for 34 years!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Kaiser
  • LifeWise
  • Premera Blue Cross
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 150/session

Reach out to Courtney