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.

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 cis-women, trans women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks.

$40-60 per Session

Couples 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 for couples to sort through stuck places, to repair what’s been broken, and to learn to stay connected even when things are hard.

$55-75 per Session

Group Therapy

NOW OFFERING

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

If you've recently lost a loved one, this group is for you. Space created to companion alongside one another and process grief collectively. 

Mondays @ 6:30-8pm from April 1st - June 3rd, 2019

We will use materials created by Dr. Alan Wolfet. Books cost $25. For more information about next steps, please contact Ashley Gangadean at Ashley.G@MendSeattle.com or Lisa Kothari at Lisa.K@MendSeattle.com. 

WOMXN'S PROCESS GROUP

MEND Seattle is offering an ongoing womxn’s process group starting this spring. This long-term group is open to adult womxn ages 18 and older, and will provide an opportunity to explore patterns and challenges in your relationships within a supportive and encouraging environment.
 
Wednesday 6 - 7:30 PM, beginning April 24th. For more information about next steps, email Sophia.m@mendseattle.com.

MEND Groups $30 per Session

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. We offer several workshops a year to support your growth and development.

Coming Spring 2019
Intersectionality and Therapy

#metoo: What Now?

Anxiety's Root System & Finding Relief

Depression's Root System & Finding Relief

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. 

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.

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

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. This covers the cost of counseling and helps to offset the cost for others at the Sponsored Level to have the opportunity to receive the benefits of weekly counseling.