Acuity Counseling Therapist Bio

 

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Portia Bajwa, MSW, LICSWA, MHP

Individual Therapist

Portia accompanies individuals through their journey of self-discovery, placing emphasis on their expertise to guide them along a path that aligns with their unique values. Portia creates a safe space for individuals to feel heard in their pain, and works to guide them toward living a life of intention and meaning.

Working with Individual Adults
Living with depression, anxiety, and past trauma can impede on our ability to engage in the present and set goals for the future. Struggling with feelings like sadness, guilt, and ambivalence can become overwhelming, and too much to bear alone. Whether it be past experiences, relationship problems, or
lack of motivation, it is often difficult to pause, evaluate, and make changes necessary for our mental health and wellbeing. Portia’s goal is to help ground you in your goals, values, and self-identity so that you navigate life in a way that is meaningful to you.

Working with Teens & Young Adults
As we move out of adolescence and into adulthood, there are unique challenges to be met. Portia enjoys supporting individuals in this transition as they navigate high school, college and making their way into the world. Whether it’s academic stress, relationship challenges or discovering who you are, Portia wants to walk with you on the journey of change.

How I can Help
Portia’s philosophy is rooted in person-in-environment, acknowledging how each person has been shaped by their culture, upbringing, and social surroundings. Portia uses a blended approach of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and third wave behavioral therapeutic frameworks. This helps you to
identify thought patterns, create space from thoughts, and ultimately widen perspective. Portia places the individual as the central focus of therapy, honoring their unique ability to inform on their struggles, reflect, and incite change toward a meaningful life.

Areas of Specialization

  • PTSD, Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Personal Growth and Values Exploration

Call 206-910-9476 to schedule an appointment or if you have questions about my counseling services..

Counselors and Therapists

Meet the Acuity Counseling Clinical Team

Each therapist at Acuity Counseling has their own unique specialty and populations they enjoy working with. Below you can get to know each of our therapists by reading their full biography and viewing their introduction video.

If you’re not sure which counselor will be the right fit for you, our Client Care Coordinator can help you decide who is best suited to help you reach your goals. To schedule an appointment or a free 15 min. phone consultation, please email scheduling@acuitycounseling.net or call 206-910-9476.

Colleen Hilton

Colleen Hilton

MA, LMFT

Founder and CEO

Maggie Rodriguez

Maggie Rodriguez

MA, LMFT

Chief Clinical Officer
Individual & Couples Therapist

Portia Bajwa

Portia Bajwa

MSW, LICSWA, MHP

Individual Therapist

Lisa Dean

Lisa Dean

MS, LMFT, RPT

Child, Teen & Adult Therapist

Evey Duran

Evey Duran

MS, LMFT

Individual and Teen Therapist

Rachel Frank

Rachel Frank

MS, LMHC

Individual and Family
Therapist

Jessica Fritz

Jessica Fritz

MSW, LICSW

Individual Therapist

Connie Guy

Connie Guy

MS, LMHC, CMHS

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Janelle Hamann

Janelle Hamann

MA, LMHC

Individual & Couples Therapist

Jeff Hill

Jeff Hill

MA, LMHCA, NCC

Individual Therapist

Jillian Nichols

Jillian Nichols

MS, LMHC, NCC

Individual Adult
& Teen Therapist

Marcella Oreta

Marcella Oreta

MS, LMFTA

Individual & Couples Therapist

Shea Robinson

Shea Robinson

MA, LMHCA

Individual &
Adolescent Therapist

Daley Ruthven

Daley Ruthven

MA, LMHCA

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Beth Sanders

Beth Sanders

MA, LMHC

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Hannah Tanaka

Hannah Tanaka

MA, LMFT

Individual and Relationship
Therapist

Diana Tilson

Diana Tilson

MSW, LICSW

Individual Therapist

Mike Washington

Mike Washington

MA, LICSWA

Individual Therapist

Julia Williams

Julia Williams

MA, LMHCA

Individual, Couple & Trauma
Therapist

Katelyn Yam

Katelyn Yam

MAED, LMHC, NCC

Individual and Trauma Therapist

GET STARTED

If you have questions and would like to talk about any of our counseling services, please reach out for a complimentary phone consultation or send us an email.

First Session Within 72 Hours of Calling

We book you an appointment within 24 hours of contacting us (usually less) and make sure your first appointment is soon after.

Seattle: 206-922-2376

Bellevue: 425-549-3242

Bothell/Woodinville: 206-910-9476

info@acuitycounseling.net

for Billing questions call:
206-922-2298

SCHEDULING

Use our Online Scheduling Tool or call our office to schedule your appointment, or for any changes regarding scheduling.

Schedule by phone: 206-910-9476

INSURANCE

Counseling services are often covered in full or in part by your health insurance company. Acuity Counseling proudly accepts most major health insurance plans.

Aetna

First Choice

HMA

Lifewise

Meritain

Cigna

GEHA

Kaiser Core/PPO

Sound Health & Wellness

Premera Blue Cross

 
 

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