Licensed Mental Health Counselor
My name is Cindy Goering; I am a psychotherapist. I offer therapy services to adolescents and adults, individually and as couples. My role as a therapist is to create a safe and compassionate space for you to discover and live out your most authentic self. My goals are to help you reflect, make discoveries, and experience healing. My areas of expertise include:
Grief and Loss
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Reproductive issues, including Loss and Trauma
To schedule an appointment with me, please call 206-922-4885.
Therapy is a conversation about what it means for you to be human. By pursuing therapy, you are courageously exploring your human experience and the possibilities for healing, growth, and authentic living. My goal as a psychotherapist is to provide compassionate support to each individual I work with through the use of knowledge, understanding, intuition, and competencies that I’ve acquired during my years of practice.
My practice is client-centered. I use a variety of approaches in therapy depending on what I believe will be the most effective and the best fit for you. My approach may be based on interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, gestalt, mindfulness, humanistic or existential philosophies. Your relationships, particularly those formed in your early life, greatly influence the development of your beliefs, ideas, choices and relational patterns. With this in mind, we can explore the intricacies of your interpersonal life, and their influence on your struggles, to find and address the sources of these struggles. We will explore how your way of relating to others contributes to the nature of your relationships, with the hope of nurturing your awareness, acceptance, and ultimately encouraging shifts.
In addition to being a psychotherapist, I am also a licensed physical therapist. My extensive experience in the physical realm is an asset that will benefit you as I strongly believe in the interconnectivity of emotional, mental and physical health. My interdisciplinary, holistic approach honors the beauty and complexity of our humanness. I look forward to working with you.
Social Justice and Self-Identity Statement
I identify as a Caucasian of English, French and German descent, English-speaking, cisgendered, heterosexual, able-bodied, US born, middle-class, middle-age, female health care provider. I am an advocate for reproductive and abortion rights. I endorse and affirm the rights of those who identify otherwise such as those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQQAIP+, disabled, an immigrant. I approach my work with those who identify differently than I with respect, humility, and the intent to hold myself to account. I recognize that all parts of my identity and background influence my worldview, and that some, because of our societal systems, grant me undue privilege and therefore contribute to my position of power in our society. I practice from an antiracist-striving stance. I affirm and acknowledge that systemic racism has existed for centuries and has intimately influenced the structure and fabric of and every aspect of society. I recognize that I personally have benefitted from these systems. I endeavor, in my professional and personal life, to challenge and dismantle these systems, and to advocate and fight for the proliferation of equality, justice and profound kindness in our world. I continue to reflect on my experiences and roles in various contexts with the intent to understand myself more deeply, so that I may more fully and authentically support you in doing the same.
Scheduling and Forms
I am currently conducting virtual sessions only.
I use a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform for communication and sessions.
Please print, fill out, and bring the following forms to our first appointment.
I am a preferred provider with many of the insurance companies in our area including Premera, Kaiser Permanente, and First Choice. Most insurance plans offer mental health or behavioral health benefits. In order to understand your benefits, I recommend contacting the Member Services Department of your insurance company.
Good Faith Estimate
A Good Faith Estimate is available upon scheduling or upon request
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