Kelsey Laulainen (she/her)

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“It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.” — Aisha Mirza, Author

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Services

About My Clients

Did you grow up in a high-control religion or strict church community that made you feel ashamed, powerless, or small? Maybe you have anxiety or depression, struggle with "mom guilt", or had a traumatic childhood that impacts your relationship with your partners or spouse. I know how you feel and I can help. Finding a therapist is hard! If you want to explore healing in a safe and gentle therapeutic space, I would love to help. **I am currently seeing women and non-binary people only.

How I Can Help You

I approach therapy with kindness, compassion, and collaboration with my clients. I'm not an expert on your life - you are - and I want to work with you to move through significant trauma, develop a curiosity about yourself, explore the ways you live in the world and relate to others, and find the freedom you've always wanted. I work to explore my clients’ lives and stories in a safe and warm setting. In this space, you can move at a pace that is comfortable for you. Each person is unique, so I utilize a psychodynamic, relational approach and customize therapy according to your needs, comfort level, and circumstances.

My Values as a Therapist

I believe that we often undervalue ourselves and underestimate our ability to love and to be loved. I believe that how we view ourselves is molded and shaped by our relationships: family, our religious or spiritual environment, god, teachers, and friends. I believe that only within relationships can healing occur. I believe anyone can find healing, regardless of sexuality, age, race, or gender. I believe both cis and trans women are overlooked and dismissed by our patriarchal society and it is our birthright to take up space in this world. I believe Black Lives Matter. I make it a priority to financially support organizations and groups that are fighting against racism. I believe in making room for our LGBTQIA+ community, especially those who have been harmed within a religious community. I believe in sex-positivity; that sexuality can thrive in non-monogamy and consensual kink/BDSM. If you want to learn more about how I can help, send me a message or email.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 175/session

Reach out to Kelsey