Accepting New Clients (updated May 25)

About Anchor Light
Therapy Collective

We are Anchor Light Therapy Collective, a multidisciplinary mental health counseling and therapy clinic based in Seattle, WA. Since our establishment in 2014, our dedicated team of licensed clinicians has been providing quality therapy and counseling services for couples, individuals, families, and children.

Our vision is to uplift individuals by nurturing mental health, broadening understanding, and strengthening relationships.

We imagine a future where we’re a beacon for a broad community, enhancing mental wellness, and forging stronger connections. Our commitment is to positively impact our community by delivering exceptional, evidence based services with an integrated, collaborative approach, focusing on providing the best care possible to an ever-increasing number of individuals.

Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate profound healing and personal growth by offering a sanctuary for mental and emotional well-being. We are committed to delivering superior mental health services to individuals, couples, and families through a blend of collaboration, rigorous standards, and cutting-edge treatments to empower our clients to lead their most fulfilling lives.

What We Value

At Anchor Light Therapy Collective, our values stand as the foundation of our practice, steering our actions as we dedicate ourselves to our mission of empowering our clients to lead their most fulfilling lives.

Trauma Informed Care

We recognize the importance of understanding each client’s unique life experiences. Our practice is rooted in the principles of safety, choice, trustworthiness, and empowerment, ensuring a respectful and supportive therapeutic environment.

Evidence-Based Practices

Our commitment to research-driven therapies is fundamental. We believe in the power of scientifically validated treatments to foster successful healing and growth.

Excellence in Care

We are dedicated to providing outstanding and effective care through an integrated, team-based approach. Our services are characterized by a relentless pursuit of quality, continual professional development, and adherence to the highest standards of mental health practice.

Safe and Supportive Environment

It is our privilege to be chosen as a partner in our clients’ mental health journeys. We are committed to creating a space where clients feel safe and supported to explore and address their most vulnerable challenges.

Commitment to Inclusivity

We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of openness, trust, and safety where all attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors can be freely explored and discussed. We respect all peoples, ages, cultures, relationship structures, and identities, offering compassionate non-judgemental equitable services through consistent standards of care.

Model of Integrated Care

We are dedicated to providing exceptional care for couples and families through our Model of Integrated Care. Our collaborative approach allows us to offer a range of therapeutic services to support the entire family system when clinically indicated.

For children and adolescents receiving individual services, we also offer Family Therapy sessions that may include parents, siblings, or other caregivers. Similarly, our Couple’s Therapy can be supplemented with Individual Therapy services for one or both partners. In certain cases, we may refer clients to our contracted Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner for medical health and wellness treatment, including medication.

By adopting this integrated care approach, we can provide comprehensive support to individuals and their families, catering to those who may benefit from a higher level of support. This model also allows for a Care Team approach, with multiple professionals working collaboratively to ensure the highest quality of care. Through shared knowledge and expertise, our therapists can effectively serve clients and their families, resulting in more positive outcomes. Choosing Integrated Care at ALTC ensures that you have a team of qualified therapists working on behalf of your family.

Disclaimer:
We are not an Intensive Outpatient Program. Clients experiencing acute symptoms that result in a higher level of risk will be referred to facilities and providers that can offer a higher level of care or specialized treatment.

Leadership Team

Anchorlight Leadership represents a dedicated group of professionals who steer the direction of our therapy practice with passion and expertise.

Laura Richer

Founder

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Washington State Approved Clinical Supervisor, I have primarily focused on working with adult couples and individuals, always harboring a strong desire to help others through relationships.

This includes developing a loving and positive relationship with the self, as well as with the individuals we are close to and the people in our various communities. The quality of our relationships is foundational in cultivating and maintaining positive mental health. After years of practicing as an independent provider I really craved more professional community and began to imagine what an inspired team of mental health professionals could accomplish working together.

I created Anchor Light Therapy Collective in 2019 to with the intention of providing high quality mental health care that could reach a larger demographic that included more diverse populations. The need to have a broader reach that included couples, families, and children was only reinforced by the unexpected occurrence of a global pandemic in 2020. The increased demand for mental health services was undeniable and thankfully our practice rose to meet this challenge with an incredible community of talented therapists ready to help our clients through these trying times. I am immensely proud that we have been able to expand at such a rapid rate. Through teamwork and collaboration, we have been able to offer quality care that surpasses anything I could ever offer as an individual.

This fuels my commitment to excellence, continued growth, and building a family of mental health professionals that gives back to our community. As a practice we are dedicated to elevating the standards of mental health care. Our team is committed to providing the highest quality mental health services, rooted in evidence-based practices and ethical values. We foster meaningful relationships between our therapists and clients while creating a learning environment that enables us to stay informed on advances within mental health care. Our collaborative approach ensures each client receives tailored treatment plans and a high quality of care and has a team of mental health professionals working on their behalf.

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Lawrence Friese

Clinical Director

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in Washington state. I received my BA from The Evergreen State College in 2004, my MA from Saybrook University in 2010 and have completed coursework in Substance Use Disorders through Eastern Washington University.
My experience as a clinical manager began in 2013. I have managed several teams, including interdisciplinary teams, where I provided supervision to mental health counselors, as well as other professionals, such as nurses, ARNPs, substance use disorder counselors and vocational counselors.
I am trained in several therapeutic modalities, but in my clinical work, I primarily use Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Prior to getting my MA in Psychology in 2010, I had worked in the field since 2003. During my time as a clinician, I also became a credentialed substance use disorder (SUD) professional and completed coursework in SUD studies. The span of my career includes inpatient and outpatient work, work with state funded programs, as well as privately funded settings and I have extensive experience with treating co-occurring disorders (mental health and SUD). Additionally, I have years of experience providing and managing services for individuals experiencing crisis.
My goal as a leader at Anchor Light Therapy is to assist our clinicians in providing quality, trauma-informed care with skill and empathy.

Administration

AnchorLight’s Administration is committed to providing efficient and effective support for our clients and therapists.

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Travis DeMott

Business Manager

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Carolina Moricet

Marketing Specialist

Care Coordinators

The role of Care Coordinators at AnchorLight is essential to ensuring a seamless and supportive therapeutic experience for our clients.

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Katie Richer

Care Coordinator

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Casey Hingos

Care Coordinator

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Estefany Simental

Care Coordinator

Location & Contact Info

Anchor Light Therapy Collective is located in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood

Please note appointments are required for all office visits. If you are a first-time client, please schedule a consultation.

Uptown

This is our new primary location

Anchor Light Therapy Collective
200 W. Mercer St. Suite E412
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 765-8265
info@anchorlighttherapy.com

Office Hours

Monday: 8AM–8PM
Tuesday: 8AM–8PM
Wednesday: 8AM–8PM
Thursday: 8AM–8PM
Friday: 9AM–6PM
Saturday: 8AM–6PM
Sunday: 10AM–3PM

Please note appointments are required for all office visits. If you are a first-time client, please schedule a consultation.

We’re passionate about empowering our clients and improving lives. We believe that everyone has the answers and the insight they need inside them—it’s just that sometimes they need some help bringing their truth into focus. It’s an honor to partner with you in this work, and to help bring such positive change to our community.

When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” —Brené Brown

Couples, Individual, & Online Therapy in Seattle, WA

We work with individuals and couples in the Seattle area, but we also offer secure, HIPAA-compliant online therapy throughout Washington state. Our specialized training includes individual therapy, hypnotherapy, and couples therapy using the Gottman Method. Online therapy is highly regulated; there are a few specific protocols that must be followed, and it is available for couples seeking relationship counseling.

Regardless of whether you choose distance or in-person therapy sessions, our individualized approach to mental health and wellness takes a wide range of modalities into consideration. The first objective is to create a supportive and compassionate environment—a place where you feel safe releasing difficult emotions and breaking down the barriers between the life you have and the life you want. As soon as it feels comfortable, we’ll explore the different evidence-based approaches that best suit where you’re at and where you’d like to be. We always move at your pace in a way that feels good for you.

Some of the techniques we might consider are:

Is counseling or therapy right for me?

Busy lives, uncertain futures, anxiety, stress, and the unique pressures of this modern world can impact you in any number of ways. You may feel overwhelmed and at a loss about how to move forward. You may feel overly tired, and uninterested in the things that usually spark happiness for you. You may struggle with a lack of confidence or feelings of low self-worth. It can be hard to meet commitments at work and at home. You may have come to a point where all of the comparing, striving, and self-analyzing has you feeling burned out and unproductive.

In working together to apply the best approach for you, we can help you overcome these kinds of concerns:

  • Grief and loss
  • Change of career
  • Lack of work-life balance
  • Lack of productivity
  • Work stress
  • Dysfunctional family and personal relationships
  • Divorce and separation
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self-worth
  • Lack of self-acceptance
  • Lack of confidence
  • Unresolved issues from the past
  • Body shame
  • Self-sabotaging behavior

What are the next steps?

The best way to determine whether Anchor Light is right for you is to schedule a no-cost Zoom® consultation.