After nine years hanging our shingle out as Seattle Therapy Alliance, our a little operation with a big heart has a brand new name: MEND Seattle.

We love MEND Seattle, because our mission is embedded into our name. To MEND means to grow back together, to repair, to restore, to make whole. We all have parts of us that need repair, that long to be whole. And we all need healing spaces to do that work. That’s why we’re here.

We believe that growth on the individual and personal level brings about change in families, communities, and to the fabric of the city. We believe that as we grow stronger, more wholehearted, and clear-minded - together, we can change the world.

If there was ever a historical or political moment that calls for every single one of us to show up in our lives with humility and courage, in a collective effort toward justice, this is it.

At MEND, we’re here for it. In the long-term, weekly work we do, we hold space for the struggle and the breakthroughs, for discerning when to resist and when to be resilient, and for permission to rest. And we’re doing the work in our own lives, too.

Cultivating spaces for growth.

We are concerned about all the things that work to hold you down. Hold you back. Keep you quiet. Keep you small. Distort you. Invisibilize you. Erase you. 

TO THIS WE SAY:

You might feel broken, but you are not broken. You might have problems, but you are not a problem. The problem is the problem.

Trauma. Shame. Fear. Scarcity. Perfection. Isolation. Individualism. Comparison. Hierarchy. Superiority. Dominance. Violence.

Let’s address the problems. 

Let’s do the work. TOGETHER. 

Our Process

MEND Seattle provides therapy at low cost to people of all genders. We also offer relationships counseling. 

We have a variety of daytime, evening, and weekend appointments available. If you’re interested in taking the next step, the first thing we do is invite you in for a First Session.

First Sessions are our way of ensuring that MEND Seattle is a good fit for you. You’ll meet with one of our therapists, and they’ll walk you through a series of in-depth questions to get a good sense for why you’re coming in and a bit about your story.

Our goal in the First Session is to make sure you’re getting connected with the care you deserve. MEND Seattle is a training clinic for graduate-level and post-graduate counselors. We have top-notch clinicians on our team. Even so, sometimes the concerns that bring folks to counseling are better supported by someone with specific expertise or more experience.

First Sessions last up to 90 minutes, and they cost $75. We recognize that we’re asking for an up-front commitment of time and money. Our commitment back to you is that we will connect you as best we can with the care that you’re seeking.

We hope that means that you’ll get to land at MEND Seattle. If we for any reason we discern that MEND isn’t going to be the best place for you to get care, we are committed to giving you solid referrals based on the constellation of your needs – emotional, financial, and otherwise.

Better yet, the MEND Referral Network is full of our MEND Certified Therapists, so if we don’t place you at MEND, we’ll do our best to connect you with someone who has been through our clinical training program and aligns with our values. Just look for the MEND Certified Therapist badge on their website.

Time and money well spent.

Individual Therapy

So much can shift, expand, and grow when we take time to listen to ourselves, to give voice to our insides, and to know someone has our back. At MEND, we create space for you to unfold and to do the inner repair work, so you can show up in your life more meaningfully and powerfully yourself.

MEND provides individual weekly therapy at low-cost for people of all genders. 

$40-60 per Session

Relationship Therapy

Intimate relationships create some of the most meaningful moments of our lives. They can also create some of the most painful and confusing parts too. At MEND, we provide space to sort through stuck places in relationship, to repair what’s been broken, and to learn to stay connected even when things are hard.

$55-75 per Session

Group Therapy

Relating Within: A Womxn's Process Group

We are wired for connection, but many of us experience isolation and a deep yearning for connection. Process groups offer a unique opportunity to experience community and social support as you learn how to show up for yourself and others. Relating Within is a therapeutic process group for womxn - cisgender women, trans women, gender nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals. The group is co-facilitated by Katie Ament and Sophia Mehl, recent graduates of MEND's internship program. It runs on Wednesday nights from 6-7:30pm on First Hill in Seattle. Please join us to engage in self-discovery, learning, and transformation! Email sophia@elmcounselingseattle.com for more info or to get the process started.

Workshops

Sometimes what we need is to add some tools to our toolkit. Workshops at MEND Seattle allow us to get outside the walls of our therapy office and learn together through information sharing and skill building.

Workshops are in the works to support our clients' growth and development.

Fees

We want counseling to be an inclusive resource that can support as much of the community as possible. We also need MEND Seattle to be a sustainable business so that we can support the community for years to come.

We offer a sliding scale to all of our clients, and we are grateful to each client who pays what they can based on their economic situation. We will never ask you for your income. We just ask you to honestly consider what you can sustainably pay within the sliding scale over the course of your time at MEND. No guilt. No shame.

Modeled after Rainier Beach Yoga, a local social justice yoga studio we love, here's how we think about fees. 

Supporting     $60 - Individual      $75 - Couples
The Supporting Fee is MEND’s full fee. We ask all who can pay the Supporting Fee to do so. 

Sustaining      $50 - Individual      $65 - Couples
The Sustaining Fee covers the cost of counseling and keeps our doors open.

Sponsored      $40 - Individual      $55 - Couples
The Sponsored Fee is the reduced fee we offer so that together, we can make counseling available to more people.