We all have a story to tell. In that story there are chapters of joy, happiness, tragedy, sadness and difficulty. In therapy, my goal is to provide you a safe, sacred, grace filled and nonjudgmental space to share your story and express yourself freely. I have a heart for building caring and trusting relationships with individuals, both men and women, as well as couples. My hope is that we would walk together to uncover and remove those obstacles in your life that prevent you from moving forward. We can create meaning out of problems and discover hidden strengths and uncover pearls of insight. I am gifted with drawing out the treasure in the lives of those I am privileged to work with. God is always creating a new thing in us even in the midst of hardships. Restoration is at the core of God’s character. Isaiah 43:16 states,
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”
Life can often resemble a wilderness where we feel lost and discouraged. Together we will work to gain direction, clarity and discover the signs of new growth and hope. A new perspective into our struggles often bring about freedom and empowerment and can lead toward the process of personal renewal. I would be honored to walk alongside you in your therapeutic journey towards healing and wholeness.
Please don’t hesitate to give me a call and come in for a risk-free initial session.
I do look forward to meeting you and would be honored to be part of your healing journey.
Amanda Rowett is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA. Her graduate program included an emphasis on culture, faith and social justice. She also has her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in biblical literature from Northwest University. Amanda is also a certified facilitator of the PREPARE/ENRICH couple’s assessment tool.
Amanda has extensive training in bereavement counseling from her work at Providence Hospice and Homecare of Snohomish County. There she provided support, empathy, psycho-education and validation to help her clients work through the pain of their grief. Amanda has had experience counseling children, adolescents and adults. At Providence, Amanda also co-facilitated adult grief and loss support groups and has been a camp counselor for Camp Erin, a children’s grief camp, for 3 years. Amanda currently volunteers at Standing Together, a grief support group for children, every month. There she helps children and parents process their grief through activities and discussion. In addition, Amanda has counseled women who found themselves in unplanned pregnancies at Life Choices pregnancy clinic where she provided support, encouragement, empathy and resources.
In the past, Amanda has worked with CRISTA Women’s ministry, which focuses on empowering and equipping women in the church. Amanda is active in her church. She was youth leader for 3 years where she provided spiritual guidance and coached teens through life challenges. She has also lead bible studies and traveled oversees to South Africa to minister to local churches through music and drama. Currently she and her husband are associate pastors at their church.
Amanda utilizes several therapeutic modalities in her practice such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems theory, attachment theory, person-centered therapy, hope-focused marriage counseling and emotional-focused couple therapy. She assumes a holistic framework taking into account the body, mind, soul and spirit. She also draws upon biblical truths and relies on the Holy Spirit’s guidance in sessions. In sum, she operates from both an individual and relational perspective taking into consideration one’s personal thoughts, emotions, behaviors but also examining the family environment and how secure one feels in those relationships. Lastly, she believes each person is unique and has a God given worth and significance and should therefore be treated with acceptance and empathetic understanding.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband of five years, journaling and reading books that inspire her, visiting with friends at coffee shops while enjoying hazelnut soy lattes, making music playlists, cooking organic healthy foods and walking at Green Lake.
Specialities & Interests:
Low Self-esteem and Worthlessness, Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety and Worry, Loneliness, Relationship Conflicts, Difficult Life Transitions, Parenting Challenges, Identity Issues, Spiritual Direction, Boundaries, Overcoming Shyness, Divorce Recovery, College Students
Individual counseling is a time for you to explore and understand the deeper parts of you and regain and rehabilitate the parts that have been hidden or lost beneath pain. I believe you have unique strengths and resources that can help you achieve your goals and overcome your struggles. My role is to provide you with support, understanding, empathy, feedback and strategies so you can heal from the hurt and discover your true potential. My colleagues describe me as being a compassionate, warm and attentive therapist. I am also an active therapist, which means I provide you with direct feedback, practical strategies and at times homework. Homework is simply applying the insights and strategies you learn in therapy at home. Part of therapy is wondering and reflecting together to help you sort through and process your concerns. Therapy is also about asking questions and being open to something new. Benefits from individual counseling can include:
Specialities & Interests:
Communication, Intimacy Issues, Boundaries, Unresolved Conflict, Infidelity, Premarital Counseling, Parenting Challenges
My goal in couples counseling is to promote hope and strengthen the emotional bond in those couples who are discouraged and discontent in their marriage. I primarily draw from Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling, Attachment Theory, as well as Emotionally Focused, Gottman Method, and Transgenerational Couple Therapies.
I am also a certified facilitator of the PREPARE/ENRICH couple’s relationship assessment tool, a scientifically proven program that helps couples identify their strengths and growth areas. This data will help guide us in addressing important concerns in your relationship, help you resolve present conflicts and equip you with the skills to prevent future problems.
I work with couples on building skills in communication, intimacy, conflict resolution and changing thinking patterns, as well as working on forgiveness, negotiation, and confession, which will all help restore the emotional climate of your marriage. Couples counseling can be a place where you learn more about you and your spouse’s needs, personality and desires. In my work with couples I strive to provide a safe place where both spouses’ concerns and feelings are heard and validated. My role is to empower and equip you with the tools needed to help you achieve the relationship you both desire. Out of our time together, my hope is that your love and commitment in your marriage will be stronger and you both will be full of optimism for the future. Benefits from couples counseling can include:
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Sessions: I offer 45-minute sessions. Sessions can be held more than once per week, weekly, or every other week. Scheduling options are discussed in greater detail during your Risk-Free Initial Session.
Availability (by office location):
Fees: I offer a Risk-Free Initial Session for Individuals looking to pursue counseling with me. Please note that there is a fee for the Risk-Free Initial Session as it is a clinical hour and reimbursable to most insurance companies, but if you choose not to reschedule and continue therapy after the initial session the entire fee for the session will be waived. For ongoing treatment the full fee per session is required at the time of service. For more information regarding standard session fees, please contact me directly at (206) 701-9133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insurance: As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) a majority of insurance companies will reimburse for a portion of my services (as an Out of Network Provider). Please consult with your insurance provider as to whether they specifically cover individuals.
Receipts/Statements: In the event you require a printed or digital receipt, I will provide receipts for personal use, insurance reimbursement, Flex Spending Accounts (FSA), and Health Savings Accounts (HSA).
Payment options: Cash, Check, or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, & American Express). A fee of up to 3.7% plus $0.15 per transaction will be added for credit card payments.