Mary Yoest (she/her)

LMHCA
Accepting Clients

We cannot heal alone.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Jenn Frechette, LMHC

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Services
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About My Clients

I work with adults across all genders who experience feelings of detachment from others and the world. My passion and experience is working with folks who experience depression, bipolar disorder, and those who have experienced trauma.

My Background and Approach

My approach to therapy is guided by my training in Existential Phenomenology, a therapeutic orientation which holds the lived experience of the person as the foundation to healing. My work as a therapist is to walk alongside clients as they unwind oppressive expectations, systems, and internal patterns. My hope is to create a space together where you can cultivate a life that feels honoring of who you are at your core. Many of us have become disconnected from our bodies and the depth of information our bodies hold. In session I will help you to reconnect with the messages of your body via bringing awareness to the physical sensations of emotion. We'll get creative with how to identify what is already there via playing with language, images, and movement to catch sight of what you mean when you say words like "depressed" or "angry".

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I view the experience of being a person as holistic, focusing on the connections between the self, others, and the world at large. We human beings heal through connection with others and flourish when we feel empowered to be active in the meaning making we do throughout our lives. I believe that therapy is not a space to learn to conform to societal expectations, but rather to uncover how these expectations can become internalized and cause us deep distress. I am a white, cisgender, queer woman. My clinical practice is influenced by these identities as well as my love of storytelling, symbolism, music, comedy, and folklore.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $115 - 155/session

Info

2532603912 Email Mary
226 Summit Avenue East
B02
Seattle, WA 98102

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