Crystal Chen, MPS, LMHC, LCAT


Philosophy of Care

Taking the first step to reach out for counseling takes a tremendous amount of courage. My approach to therapy is to meet the client with where they are at to set attainable goals partnered with learning effective coping skills through an eclectic therapies to find what works best for the client. Some of these include CBT or DBT; with families using FBT or EFFT; and expressive arts.

For those interested in art therapy, the first question people ask me is “But what if I can’t draw?” The intention and purpose of art therapy is not defined by the product of what is made, rather it is to use art materials as a way to find expression in ways that we may be limited through words. I find it to be a powerful way to tap into our most intimate thoughts in a non-intrusive way. My role is to guide you through your expression and act as a helped and witness through your expressive arts journey.

I believe that together we can move towards creating a life that is not necessarily free from suffering but one that is empowering so that whatever challenge comes your way you have the effective tools and the skills to get through life’s hurdles and come out stronger.

Education and Licensure

MPS Creative Art Therapy, Pratt Institute, 2017
BFA Drawing and Painting, Diversity Minor, Art History Minor, University of Washington, 2013
LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor, WA, 2021
LCAT Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, NY, 2020
ATR-BC Art Therapy Registered - Board Certified, National, 2019

Specialties and Modalities


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ+
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Shame and guilt
  • Self-Harming
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health Disorders

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT & RO-DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Family Based Therapy (FBT)
  • Feminist
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Sandplay
  • Trauma Focused


Young adults
Groups (list type)
Teens, Neurodiverse, art therapy, studio arts

(425) 242-6267

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9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm