Gretchen Phillips (she/they)

MA, LMHC
Not Accepting Clients

I believe every individual has the right to a joyous, fulfilling life.

Counselor in Washington

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

Are you struggling to show up in the present? Do you ever feel 'haunted' by past experiences that foreclose your way toward the future you want? I have met such roadblocks myself and believe that building a healthy interpersonal relationship in therapy paves the road to unlocking your goals & desires. I have specialties working with queer women & femmes in addressing anxiety, t/Trauma processing & recovery, sexual assault, and identity exploration.

My Background and Approach

I was trained in Interpersonal Psychodynamic therapy, which essentially means that you and I as client and therapist should have a healthy, communicative interpersonal relationship for therapy to be of any use to you. Building such a relationship offers transformation in and of itself. Therapy is a dialogue. I describe my approach as 'experiential' because I integrate many perspectives into my practice, and I believe that myself as a human with thoughts and emotions can provide us much more insight than the traditional “blank slate therapist.” Together we can build the skills & practices you need to take authority over your life, including increased confidence & self-esteem, maintaining healthy interpersonal boundaries, and building new neural pathways that concretize the change you want to see & be.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe every individual has the right to a joyous, fulfilling life. For many of us, life is also met with experiences of loss, mistreatment, neglect, t/Trauma, and systemic oppression that make us believe otherwise. I want to help change that. I am committed to anti-racism and dismantling white supremacy, especially examining the intersections of how misogyny, misogynoir, ableism, fatphobia/body shame, cis/het norms, and capitalism continue to tread over the marginalized global majority; and exacerbate our disconnections from ourselves and one another to increase our profitability. You are infinitely more than that. I moved to Seattle in 2014 from Bloomington, Indiana and love living in the Pacific Northwest. Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy consuming all types of media: music, movies, television/animation/anime, comics, memes--I generally love pop culture--and I primarily spend my leisure time walking and hiking, cooking, laughing with friends, and playing video games.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session

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