Welcome.

Mend Seattle provides quality, low-cost mental health counseling to individuals, couples and groups. We are a collective of healers with diverse educational backgrounds and identities committed to an anti-oppressive and liberatory approach to therapy. We emphasize serving the QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Community. Please see our "About Us" page to learn more about who we are.

*Due to covid-19, we are currently offering all appointments via telehealth until further notice.*

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 is a training clinic for graduate-level and post-graduate counselors. We are able to provide low cost counseling starting in September of each year for 8-12 months. 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 to our Intake Process.

The first part of our Intake Process involves filling out a few forms. Upon review, we will determine if the next step is to schedule a more in-depth Intake Appointment with us. Intake Appointments are our way of ensuring that MEND Seattle is a good fit for the care you deserve and support you are needing. Intake Appointments last up to 90 minutes and cost $75.

If for any reason in our intake process we discern that our group of therapists-in-training won’t be able to provide you with the best care, due to scheduling, financial needs or level of care, we will do our best to provide referrals and resources as needed. 

To access our intake forms, please click on the "Ready to Get Started?" button below. 

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.