“I’m a healer at my core and my aim is to provide a warm, welcoming space where you feel safe, comfortable, supported, understood, and accepted. I meet people where they are and strive to help my clients gain clarity and understanding, feel empowered, and develop a greater sense of connection and agency. “
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More About Mikaela
While in my Limited-Too gaucho pants and Lisa Frank T-shirts, people much older than I would claim I was an “old-soul”. Does a 10-year-old know what that means? No. Were they correct? I like to think I have grown and continue to align myself with Carl Jung’s “wounded healer” archetype.
I’m a trauma-informed, LGBTQ+ affirming, anti-oppressive & anti-racist, kink positive, female-identifying therapist-in-training. My approach is collaborative. I believe that my clients deserve therapy that works for them and their needs. Through a trauma-informed and eclectic lens of Emotion Focused Therapy, the Gottman Method, and the support of Strength-Based and Narrative approaches, I join you on your journey of discovery. Therapy is a gift of time for yourself and your relationship/s where we can work to increase connection, intimacy, and playfulness. It is a dream of mine to help clients thrive and claim the self-worth they deserve through the many stages of life.
I completed my bachelor’s degree in Fine Art at the University of Washington in 2018. I started my graduate work at Antioch University in 2018 in the Couples and Family Therapy Program, and in 2020 joined the Sex Therapy Certificate Program. I am also Gottman Level 1 certified.
Outside my work as a therapist, I most enjoy spending time with my friends, my partner, and our animals. I love a cozy set of pajamas as well as a hike in the mountains and never turn down a good meal. I am also a caregiver for a young woman with ASD and cherish my time as part of their chosen-family. Skincare, cooking, and nature walks are some of my favorite self-care practices, along with celebrating a good hair day.