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.

We believe that a key to healing our wounded world lies in supporting women,

who are disproportionately affected by physical, sexual, and domestic abuse, economic instability, and the weight of single parenting.

Think about it: 70% of the people who live in poverty in the United States are women and children.

And, while women represent 50 percent of the world population, they perform nearly two-thirds of all the working hours, receive only one-tenth of the world income and own less than 1 percent of world property.

There are very few places where women will get a break.

This is one way we can help.

Our Process

MEND Seattle provides therapy at low cost to cis-women, trans women, non-binary and gender non-conforming people. We also offer couples 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.