About My Clients
Talya is a staff therapist at MEND Seattle. She works with individuals and couples to help them navigate grief, anxiety, life transitions, relationship/sexual difficulties, and health challenges. MEND Seattle is an organization that provides quality, reasonable-cost mental health counseling. We are a collective of healers with diverse educational backgrounds and identities committed to an anti-oppressive and liberatory approach to therapy. We emphasize serving the QTBIPOC Community.
My Background and Approach
Talya brings a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to therapy. She believes cultivating a safe therapeutic relationship is essential to help support clients move towards desired change, healing, and fulfillment. Talya earned her BA in Psychology from McGill University and completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Toronto. She previously worked at Stanford Outpatient Psychiatry. Talya uses a client-centered, integrative framework to help clients cope with anxiety and depression, navigate grief, and process trauma. She incorporates a variety of evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Talya is also trained in Level I and II of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy. She is LGBTQAI+ affirming and considers it a great privilege to support individuals and couples in their unique life journeys.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
MEND Seattle values intersectional feminism and liberatory practices as a guide in our work of building a dynamic social justice mental health organization. We are committed to consistent critical thinking, reflection, and understanding of how systemic power structures work on us to shape our intrapsychic lives, our interpersonal relationships, and MEND’s institutional realities. We believe that critical social theory and an anti-oppressive lens are essential tools to personal and collective transformation. As a team, we aim to center our QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) voices and needs in the community.