Philosophy of Care
I take a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy. I specialize in working with the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual impacts of stress and trauma and the many subsequent outcomes.
No matter what a person seeks in their therapeutic journey, I believe that they are the expert of their own life. I believe that every individual holds an inner self that is wise, intuitive, and has the capacity to heal and grow.
Using the approach, Internal Family Systems (IFS), I work to help clients access lost or forgotten parts of themselves. Often, because of trauma and stress, we might consciously or unconsciously disown parts of ourselves. We might grow to view certain coping skills or patterns as “bad”, when ultimately, they most likely served an important purpose in our lives. In my office, I strongly adhere to the mantra, “All parts are welcome”. Even our most destructive coping mechanisms contain valuable qualities and I believe that everyone has within them what is necessary to heal these pieces, allowing us to become more integrated, free, and whole.
Education and Licensure
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University, 2018
BS in Health Psychology, Bastyr University, 2013
LMHC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Washington State, 2020
SUDPT Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee, Washington State, 2018 - Present
Specialties and Modalities
Substance Use Disorders and Other Forms of Addiction
PTSD and Complex-PTSD
Teens and Adults
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping)
Life Meaning and Purpose
To make an appointment with Kayla Gingerich, please give us a call at (425) 242-6267.