Fremont Healing Arts space practitioners...
Charlotte House, CST, LMHC
Mindfulness-based Somatic Counseling, CranioSacral Therapy
WA State License: MC60499235
"Traumatic symptoms are not caused by the 'triggering' event itself. They stem from the frozen residue of energy that has not been resolved and discharged; this residue remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and spirits.”
— from Waking the Tiger by Peter A. Levine, PhD
I see adults (18 and over) and couples in my counseling practice. I work with body sensation, inviting Mindfulness to assist in your awareness of embodied joy, your felt sense of troubled states, and the shifts that occur between the two. Your traumatic past does not have to be your prison. I can show you how to safely release what is stored there, without overwhelm or direct memory.
Using body-centered therapies such as Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Processing, I assist in the restoration of the nervous system. Whether your issues express as Depression, Anxiety or Misdirection, the work for me is the same: restoring you to your Authentic Self. I often use CranioSacral Therapy to assist in this process. This energy work is gentle, profound and restorative.
I have hours at Fremont Healing Arts on Sundays, and in West Seattle on Tues, Wed and Thurs. Please see my website for directions to either location, and for online scheduling.
P: 206 714-1905
Christie Messina, MA, LMHC
Adolescents, Adults & Couples
WA State License: LH00009449
I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative one. My approach is first and foremost to provide a safe, warm and respectful space for my clients. I believe this is key to moving towards growth and change. My approach is rooted in Systems, which looks at core relationships and how these relationships impact how we view ourselves in the world. I also draw from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative and Mindfulness-based work.
Our life journey is like a road map with many twists and turns. Each chapter in one’s life comes with a rich, beautiful, dark, challenging, healing and powerful story. It gives me purpose to hold space for clients and allow for them to share their story and gain perspective on it. Sharing your truth in a safe environment with someone you trust can be so powerful.
I specialize in work with adolescents, adults and couples who may be struggling with:
I look forward to working with you on your journey. Feel free to contact me by phone, email, or through my website.
Corrina Skildum, MA, LMHC
Experiential, Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
WA State License: LH60521561
I see you as a superhero, discovering and learning to wield your unique superpowers to overcome life's challenges and journey toward a life with more ease, connection, and meaning. I will guide you in the discovery, acceptance, and integration of your own inner-wisdom, while teaching new skills to help you meet your goals.
I might be the right therapist for you if:
Please see my website for more information. Call or email to schedule a free counseling consultation.
Jen Kennelly, MA, LMHCA, MHP, CDP
WA State Licenses: MC60677021 and CP60507257
Feeling unhappy in your body? Struggling to make peace with food? It's time to stop the fight. I can help!
I work with individuals, couples, and families around a variety of mental health concerns but specialize in working with women and adolescent girls who want to make peace with food and their bodies, embrace eating in a new intuitive and mindful way, and find a sense of body acceptance and self compassion in their lives. I also help women and girls dealing with substance abuse, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, and major transitions in their lives. In fact, these concerns are often at the root of our struggles around food and our bodies.
As women, we receive so many messages about who we are vs. who we should be in the world and holding onto these messages plays a large role in not just our struggles with food and our bodies but our overall mental health. I can help with letting go of "rules" about what you should eat, worrying about your size and what that number on the scale says, as well as helping you with the tough stuff underneath these worries.
Please see my website for more information or call or e-mail to set up your first session.
Kristina Cook, LMHC, CDPT, CHT
Mindfulness-Based Counseling - Individuals, Couples and Families
WA State License: LH60720053
Specializing in addiction, adoption issues, and couples
My own journey as a therapist began many years ago when I made the decision that I could no longer use substances to cover up my own pain, thus beginning a journey into recovery and out of darkness and suffering. I find joy in embodying my fullest self and by doing so creating adventure and excitement in all that I do.
I offer mindfulness-based counseling services. I have a strong understanding of addiction and the ramifications it can have, not only on the individual, but on significant others and families. I see addiction as more than a disease: it is a manifestation of deeper wounds that one is attempting to manage by using drugs and/or alcohol. In my practice I use mindfulness and the body to help one recognize thoughts, feelings and sensations. This, in my understanding, is part of the path to healing.
I also work with adult adoptees seeking out biological family members, parents of adopted children, parents looking for guidance with their children, and couples and individuals. I look for guides to help me on my own journey, and bring that training and experience to you, my clients. I see you as being capable of creating healing for yourself. I just happen to be part of the process to nurturing this along.
My training consists of being present with myself on my own journey, systems theory, Hakomi, MBRP (Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention), body-oriented practices, and a deep rootedness in mindfulness and twelve-step recovery. Above all, my work is grounded in respect for you: many people are just looking for someone to truly hear them, see them, and be with them as they express their pains and their joys in life. My experiences in my personal life have prepared me to be with you and provide a safe haven of deep understanding and compassion for your suffering.
I feel fortunate to have found my passion in this work. Connecting people to themselves so they may have a deeper connection with others and their world is my greatest pleasure. Mindfulness is a path to creating this deep connection inside rather than seeking something outside to make life okay. If you are seeking someone to help illuminate your path, I would be honored to be of assistance.
Call for a free fifteen-minute consultation.
I accept cash, checks, PayPal, and Ivy
I am out of network. I can also provide a superbill for clients who wish to submit to their insurance for possible reimbursement.
Lisa Crunick, BA, CH
Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
WA State License: HP10001020
While teaching weight loss classes using hypnosis, I discovered that I truly love the process of discovering the unconscious beginnings of unwanted thoughts and behaviors. Facilitating a shift in perception, and the ensuing excitement when your experience changes, continues to fuel this passion.
This is true whether you are less excited about cookies, or you regain excitement because your panic attacks have disappeared.
I work with people who have specific fears, unwanted habits, and are looking for a catalyst for change.
If you absolutely refuse to laugh, and are unwilling to want to believe you are totally lovable, we might not be a good fit.
Drawing from my vast experience with hypnotherapy, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), I like to empower you with tools you can take with you to use in your life.
I would happily answer any of your questions via email or a free 20 minute phone consultation.
For more information please visit: www.lisacrunick.com
Carey Demartini, MA, LMHC, ATR-BC
Psychotherapy, Art Therapy Yoga
My approach is to start where you are, discuss your intentions for coming to therapy, and explore past experiences as they relate to your situation now in a supportive, non-judgmental, and collaborative way. My work with clients is guided by psychodynamic and humanistic theories, my background in yoga teaching and art therapy, and I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which means, I also draw from mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I believe in each person's intrinsic capacity to learn, heal, grow, and thrive and I feel honored for my almost 20 years of witnessing positive change in people's lives and greater self-acceptance.
I specialize in working with people who are experiencing life adjustments such as transition to parenthood, career, or academic changes, anxiety, and grief and loss.
Sessions with clients range from engaging in traditional talk therapy to sharing stress relief tools such as breathing or yoga postures, practicing mindfulness techniques together, to using art materials to help clients gain perspective on what they are experiencing and changes they would like to see in their lives. Some people find art therapy to be especially helpful for expressing feelings that may go beyond words, for meaning making, problem solving, stress reduction, self-esteem building, and for gaining a new perspective on a situation. A person does not need to be an artist to benefit from the use of art therapy.
I have deep respect for the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship and look forward to collaborating with you on your healing journey.
Please contact me if you would like to set up an initial free 20 minute in person or phone consultation.
I have openings on Mondays and Fridays between 9-2pm.
cell: (206) 200-2173
I accept cash and checks
I am out of network, however I do offer a sliding scale. I can also provide a superbill for clients who wish to submit to their insurance for possible reimbursement.
Tara Thomas, MS, CNS
Western Botanical Medicine consultations and apothecary
I am a modern clinical herbalist, passionate about connecting people with the beauty and effectiveness of western botanical medicine, whole foods nutrition and mind-body practices.
I am your personal health collaborator and consultant. Our project— the best version of you. And the people you care for. I help families who want to live an empowered, naturally healthy life —where food is medicine, botanical remedies are effective go-tos, and where the wisdom of your own mind and body is a reliable trail guide.
You will enjoy working with me if you…
Are ready for someone to listen deeply to your, or your child’s, whole and unique health story.
Want to confidently use whole foods & herbal medicines to keep yourself or your family nourished year round and well tended during illness.
Feel called to slow down and focus on your self and family care with a calm, caring coach by your side.
Are drawn to a healthcare approach that is mindful and ecologically sustainable.
Love the idea of locally grown and collected, hand crafted remedies, custom formulated for you, in the clinic apothecary.
Have a mission in life and want to feel better (or want your kids to be sick less!), so that you can rock that mission!
About me: I received my MS Herbal Medicine in 2011 from the Tai Sophia Institute (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health), the country’s only program offering a specialized, three year clinical training in western herbal medicine. I received my BA in Environmental Studies from MIddlebury College and after a decade working in environmental education and activism, was inspired to pursued herbal medicine while seeking natural alternatives during my first pregnancy. I have had the honor of training with amazing herbalists and mentors from around the world who shared both the modern and traditional understandings of plant-based medicines, and the guiding philosophy of herbalists in “treating people, not diseases”. I am also a board-certified nutrition specialist (CNS) and have trained in Food as Medicine and Mind-Body medicine with the Center for Mind Body Medicine. It is my pleasure and honor to share these traditions and to help create positive health changes with my clients.
I work W-F 9-3, and have evening and weekend appointments available.
To schedule a free 15 min consult please contact me.