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Katelyn Nies, MA, LMHC

Education & Training

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Seattle, Washington. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and completed my Master’s Degree in professional clinical counseling at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. I attend trainings, seminars, as well as research and read relevant books and articles to further my education and clinical skills throughout the year. 

I work with adults and couples dealing with many different issues, including depression, anxiety, couples/relationship issues, grief, work stress, life transitions, and self-esteem, among many others. 

BACKGROUND

I began my career working as a residential counselor helping individuals with persistent mental illness and developmental problems learn to lead more independent lives while providing them with care and support. I moved on to work as an outpatient therapist helping children, families, couples, and adults in a community mental health facility in Philadelphia through difficult issues such as persistent mental illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, familial & relationship issues, and substance abuse.

Though working in those settings was personally and professionally rewarding, after moving across the country to the Pacific Northwest, I decided to pursue private practice.

I provide a safe, trusting, nonjudgmental environment to facilitate feeling heard and supported in your journey toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, incorporating theories and techniques from person-centered therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to teach clients to change how they relate to their thoughts and feelings, discover strengths, and gain acceptance for who they are. See more about my therapeutic approach here

Personal interests

Outside of counseling work, I enjoy hiking, knitting, lifting weights, playing with my dog, spending time with friends and family, DIY home improvement projects, snowboarding, learning how to garden, and drinking lots of coffee.