Children & Teen Counseling

 

CHILDREN AND TEEN COUNSELING


Helping your Child be Happy and Healthy

As a parent, you want the very best for your child. To live a full, happy and healthy life. To pursue their dreams and let nothing stand in their way.

From the day your child was born you promised yourself to give them everything you could. To provide them with opportunities you didn’t have and a loving family to support them along the journey of life. You knew this wouldn’t be easy but you made sure to be active and present to ensure their road to success as an adult.

All of this love for your child makes it utterly painful to watch them struggle. Childhood these days is more challenging than you could have imagined with the influence of technology and social media on their self-esteem, the pressure to excel in all areas of life in order to be accepted into the dream university. Worst of all, the stress and worry created by school shootings; a terror that couldn’t even exist in your worst nightmare is a part of their daily reality.

Sometimes, despite all your best efforts to guide your child, they decide to go their own way. They might behave in ways that go against everything you’ve taught them or make choices such as hanging out with the wrong friend group or even experimenting with drugs and alcohol. When this happens you feel hopeless or liked you’ve failed as a parent.

Acuity Counseling Can Help.

Just because your child is struggling now, doesn’t mean you can’t help them find their way. Children encounter obstacles in life just as adults do, but often lack the life experience and skills necessary to overcome these hurdles effectively. Counseling offers a unique opportunity for children to connect with another adult (their therapist) in a relationships where they are fully accepted, with no potential for judgement or punishment.

Children and Teens have the opportunity to learn and practice new skills for managing the obstacles in their lives. Therapy also teaches your child to better communicate their thoughts and emotions in a more helpful way. The counselor/child relationship can serve as a building block for improving your own relationship with your child giving you both a resource for navigating the challenges of growing up.

Acuity Counseling is a multi-disciplinary team of counselors and therapists, specializing in a variety of counseling approaches including Play Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). We take great care in matching you with the right counselor for your child and their specific needs. Each therapist tailors their approach to help your child makes changes that will last a lifetime.

Acuity Counseling counselors and therapists are ready to help you and your child through….

  • Social Skills, Communication Skills and conflict resolution
  • Life Transitions (divorce, re-marriage, blending families)
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Feelings of Anxiety and Depression
  • Eating Disorders & Body Image Concerns
  • Traumatic experiences

Acuity Counseling Services

Therapies and Services our Counselors specialize within

Therapy is a collaborative process where you and your counselor work together to explore things in life that may not be working well. This is a uniquely safe space where you can truly be yourself, without fear of judgement. Where you can pause to breathe and focus on being your best self. Together, with your therapist, you identify areas for growth, learn better skills for handling your negative thoughts and feelings and implement changes to reach your goals for a better life. Counseling can help you to manage the symptoms that stand in the way of being happy, whether it be anxiety, depression or relational issues.

New! Remote Counseling

Not enough time? Uncomfortable with office visits? We are able to help with Acuity Remote Counseling (ARC).

Individuals

A collaborative process where the client and the counselor work together to facilitate positive change. As experienced counselors, we help you to make progress towards your goals.

Relationships

Increasing each individual’s awareness of the patterns within the relationship, you become more able to make distinct choices around communication with your partner.

Families

Using family systems based therapies our counselors consider each individuals needs while partnering to create positive changes.

Children & Teens

It can be hard to sort through feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness and being overwhelmed by all that is happening in their lives.

First Responders

Police, Firefighters & Medics: Anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, PTSD, substance abuse and relationship stress are not uncommon.

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

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Maggie Rodriguez

Maggie Rodriguez

MA, LMFT

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Kristina Anderson

Kristina Anderson

MA, LMHC

Individual and Trauma
Therapist

Joanne Blum

Joanne Blum

MS, LMHC, NCC

Individual Therapist

Maria Dalbotten

Maria Dalbotten

MA, LMHC

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Lisa Dean

Lisa Dean

MS, LMFT, RPT

Child, Teen and Adult
Therapist

Zach Dungca

Zach Dungca

MA, LMFT, MHIMCP

Individual, Couples and Child
Therapist

Evey Duran

Evey Duran

MS, LMFT

Individual and Teen Therapist

Rachel Frank

Rachel Frank

MS, LMHC

Individual and Family
Therapist

Shannon Goodwin

Shannon Goodwin

MA, LMHC, CMHS

Child, Individual
& Family 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

Julia Williams

Julia Williams

MA, LMHCA

Individual, Couple & Trauma
Therapist

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson

MA, LMHC

Individual Therapist

Katelyn Yam

Katelyn Yam

MAED, LMHCA, NCC

Individual and Trauma Therapist

If you're a clinician, come work with us!

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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.

Call Us: 206-910-9476

info@acuitycounseling.net

for Billing questions call:
206-420-8522

SCHEDULING

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

Call Us: 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

Cigna

First Choice

Kaiser HMO/Core/PPO

Premera

Regence

United Behavioral Health

 

Acuity Counseling Locations

Seattle

Bellevue

Bothell/Woodinville

BELLEVUE, WA
Cascade Place II
12729 Northup Way, Suite 6
Bellevue WA 98005
(206) 910-9476

SEATTLE, WA
Plaza 600 Building
600 Stewart St, Suite 1228
Seattle WA 98101
(206) 910-9476

BOTHELL/WOODINVILLE
Falcon View
12900 NE 180th St, Suite 160
Bothell, WA 98011
(206) 910-9476

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