My name is Averry and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. I help couples and families navigate their current life or relational struggle to unify and redirect their energies into an agreed upon solution. I understand that over time through routine, work, and children, relationships may lose their meaning. Some of my specialty work includes assisting partners in hitting the refresh button by helping navigate difficult conversations to assist in growth, empathy, and intimacy within the relationship, and to improve communication. My goal is to help couples and families become a team; working towards the same goal, as opposed to focusing on the problem and working as individuals in a system pitted against one another. I also support individuals in mending their self-compassion by discovering the unhelpful patterns that are active in their life; and assist them in developing the skills to break the negative cycles, better their quality of life, and alter their mindset surrounding their problems.
I am a believer in honesty, playfulness, curiosity, and direct communication, and encourage clients to engage with these characteristics during session. I have been told that my calmness within the thickness of the session, and my being challenging to promote growth is encouraging. I often use humor to help clients feel comfortable in expressing themselves, and encourage them to be comfortable and compassionate with their authenticity. I am also a woman of color, and understand for those with diverse backgrounds, that finding a therapist of color is difficult; so I extend a warm invitation to people from all cultures to join me in therapy.
Hi! My name is Caitlin Hendricks and I am here to help. When working with my clients, I am curious, collaborative and empathetic. While I believe in being honest, I do so gently and with a dose of humor. Through our work together I will help you and your partner communicate with less defensiveness and criticism. You will learn how to bring up issues you are having in your relationship with a soft approach. This is done by exploring and talking about what you actually need in your relationship, instead of what you don’t. My goal is to show you the importance of creating positive experiences with one another and build up your emotional bank account. This in turn will help you move through times of conflict more quickly and with less damaging communication. I am a queer and trans-affirming therapist I create a safe and judgment free environment to promote self-exploration. All people are welcomed and respected.
I am passionate about emotions. All of us are full of them. The emotions we carry with us as individuals, as well as, what we bring into relationships can be powerful and challenging. I also understand that each of us carries with us an emotional heritage that is unique and has served as a means to support, protect, and empower each of us.
I provide therapy for men by partnering with adolescents, men, husbands, and fathers to open up and develop emotional flexibility. You might call it emotional yoga! Feelings and emotions are not an easy topic of conversation. Especially for males, as we don’t always express them. Or when we do, they can come out sideways. I appreciate the opportunity to work with men of all ages as a resource to deconstruct false presumptions about “how a man should act” while also providing support to enable men of all ages to become who they authentically want to be.
My passion and focus is relationships. I provide couples counseling and marriage therapy here in Seattle, WA.
Empathy, understanding and validation do not always come naturally to us, yet those are the things we need the most of, especially in relationships. I provide these skills to each of you in our sessions together. You will also be encouraged to do the same for the people you are in relationships with. I am honest and direct, yet gentle in my approach with couples. Couples counseling is most effective when negative communication patterns are called out as they happen in session. This allows you to work towards developing more effective communication skills and healthier patterns. I am in your corner and want to support you in your goals during therapy. My hope is that you and your partner can learn to manage conflict, form a deeper more fulfilling emotional connection, learn to have open communication in all areas of your relationship including sex, have kisses that last 6 seconds and laugh with each other daily.