Mill Creek Christian Counseling
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Mill Creek Christian Counseling is a close association of licensed, professional Christian counselors who specialize in the integration of faith, Biblical understanding and top-notch psychotherapeutic technique. Our counselors specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and families through a variety of challenges.
We want to help you live a joyful, meaningful and abundant life, at peace in yourself and your relationships.
If you are seeking support for yourself or your relationships, please contact us today and we will gladly connect you to a counselor who can help.
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I have worked with Dr. Gary Bell quite extensively in the past and have found his solution oriented therapeutic style to be motivating, challenging yet supportive. Good therapy also takes a good relationship, and a healthy dose of humor does not hurt. Dr. Bell provides all of the above, along with sound moral and ethical therapeutic boundaries. In the past I have not hesitated in referring clients to Dr. Bell. It is the Inland Empire’s loss and the Seattle area’s gain that Dr. Bell has relocated his practice.
Alan Wager, LMFT
Susan Goertz was absolutely wonderful. My boyfriend and I saw her for premarital counseling. She was very accommodating to our schedules, addressed our issues and gave us great advice for our future together. We left counseling feeling better about our relationship and ourselves. Susan has a very calming presence and genuinely cares about her clients.
Alyssa Kirkman is an incredible therapist. She is exceptionally bright and never ceased to amaze me with the personal research she would do for each client. You aren’t just another “number” or random person in her presence… she truly cares about you as a person and everything she does when you are in her office (and even when you are away from her) reflects that. She is honest and it is so easy for me to trust and respect her–something I cannot say about many people. She is smart and can stick with anything said to her but she is amazingly humble too. I would, without a shadow of a doubt, recommend Alyssa for anyone who needs someone to help guide them onto the road of recovery.
One of the fascinating traits associated with Andrew Engstrom is his ability to coach couples by helping them gain a deeper understanding of themselves and a growing appreciation of their spouse, or future spouse. Let’s face it, all of us have baggage. Seeing ourselves and others in a healthy view is key to making healthy choices and sustaining loving relationships. Andrew is a master at his craft and excels in guiding men and woman to develop greater depth in their personal and professional relationships.
I’ve known Andrew Engstrom and his lovely wife for years, and I can honestly say that if I weren’t his friend I would have totally hired him as a therapist. Andrew is incredibly intuitive, a remarkable communicator, mature and trustworthy, personally invested in helping others, and one of the people whose faith has kept me from abandoning Christianity. As a friend/brother he has used his gifts in generous and discerning ways to aid both myself and my husband in times of prayer and deep conversation. I would trust him with my life.
I have known Andrew Engstrom for several years. He is a genuine lover of people and of God. He is beyond his years in wisdom and has a strange favor with God that seems to give him incredible insight. He never seems to get flustered and he offers a large and accepting amount of grace to everyone he meets. Andrew is pensive with an exceptional sense of humor and relational openness. I find him very approachable and fun to work with. Thank you for your time with me, Andrew.
Andrew is one of the most integrity-filled, Spirit-filled, sensitive and supportive people I have ever met. He is authentic to the core, humble, discerning, and thoroughly kind. I would recommend him to anyone who is preparing to face difficulties and fears, and anyone who is facing difficulties and fears while not at all prepared! He walks beside you, cares, and his counsel is honest and wise. I highly recommend him.
Andrew is a really outstanding guy with a great sense of how God works in our lives. He’s easy to talk to, positive, and he’s great at keeping faith front and center.
Highly recommended. I had four sessions with Nitish Matthew while navigating a rough patch in my career. Nitish kept me focused on my identity in Christ while helping me discover and implement key actions to get myself back on track. I’m thankful for the time we spent together.
Erik worked with me to help me understand the the many layers of relationships, family, and faith.
I have worked with Madison Fergerstrom in the past and she is a super star! She is incredible gifted in her communication skills and listening abilities. She is in this profession because she cares deeply about others and is going to give her all to help improve your life!
Maddey Fergerstrom is an excellent counselor. She is warm & welcoming, and helps people go to the deep places where healing can occur.
Susan is a phenomenal therapist. She is knowledgeable and professional, yet eminently approachable. I would trust I would highly recommend her.
Having known Susan for over 10 years as both a colleague and friend, I can attest to her clear gifting in the treatment of individuals and families. I would not be able to enumerate the important skills i have gleaned from simple conversations with Susan. I have witnessed her passion for treatment in various settings, be it assisting and leading at State Board levels, or in the intimate therapeutic setting with distressed families. Few therapists possess and fewer demonstrate empathy and compassion needed to create the clinical relationship Susan is capable of. I have and will continue to steer clients to this incredibly valuable resource.
Susan Goertz has the unique ability to deliver truth in love. She is the definition of what a warm, compassionate, and grace-filled therapist is to be. I’m grateful to her for modeling kindness to me as both a professional and a friend.
I have collaborated as a colleague with Daniel McKenzie for several years and have known him to provide a thoughtful and caring approach to serving each of his clients on a consistent basis. I have experienced him to have an ongoing dedication to learning and expanding his experience professionally. I can recommend him highly as a therapist accordingly.
I have known Daniel for several years as a colleague. He is compassionate and understands the issues of sex addiction and parenting. He understands the uniquely difficult situations we find ourselves in these days, and is able to help with healing from anxiety and depression, as well as sex addiction.
Daniel McKenzie is an excellent choice for teenage boys, you will be happy with his ability to relate, be cool enough and positive influence.
I went to graduate school with Chris and have been collaborating with him in private practice since 2013. Chris is a great counselor and colleague. He is compassionate, knowledgeable, and relatable. I strongly recommend his counseling services!
I have worked with Chris Chandler for the past three years and appreciate the combination of professionalism, accountability, grace and strong work ethic in our working time together. I especially appreciate his timely coordination with therapy planning and sensitivity to partner trauma and grief. I look forward to continuing to work with Chris in the months and years to come!
Counseling is such a vulnerable journey to undertake, and finding the right counselor is crucial in making sure this journey is a positive experience. Lauren is a counselor who will help you get to where you need to be–she is personable, a great listener, and deeply caring. When you talk with her, she won’t just be your counselor, but your friend as well. You won’t be disappointed!
Lauren is amazing! Her ability to listen without judgement and empathize with me made me feel so validated and valued when I needed it the most. You can just tell she loves her job and really cares for other people. I would highly recommend seeing her!
Lauren is a wonderful therapist, she is an attentive listener and authentically warm and helpful!
Lauren is the best listener and always knows just what to say. She makes me feel understood, and I always feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest. I’m very grateful for her!
Therapy can be an undertaking, but going through it with Lauren has been an amazingly freeing experience! Lauren makes me feel so valued and she always reinforces the validity of my emotions while helping me through difficult moments. Her wisdom, listening spirit, and desire to truly help people through the ups and downs of life truly set her apart in the best way!
Lauren is a naturally insightful, empathetic and caring person. I always feel heard, known and understood by her. She has the words for feelings I didn’t know how to express and the listening ear for the the things I didn’t even realize I really needed to share. I would highly recommend her counseling skills, you won’t be disappointed!
Lauren has a true gift for empathy and for making you feel heard and seen. She listens attentively, connects authentically, and has amazing insights into relationships with others and with your own self. Highly recommended!
Lauren is a gifted and empathic therapist. She truly listens, has insightful perspective, and is easy to talk to. As a colleague and friend, I would highly recommend her!
Lauren Trittin is amazing! Her style is warm and comforting. She always makes sure to make you feel heard and seen. Thankful for her insight and therapeutic being.
Noel is a wonderful at counseling and I would recommend him without reservation.
Noel is absolutely amazing. He is very patient and takes time to build rapport with his clients. I was highly satisfied with his services and techniques. Thank you, Noel! You are awesome!
I highly recommend Ashley Hoss. She is incredibly empathetic, compassionate and affable. She has the ability to make you feel heard and empowered, while providing obtainable solutions to your struggles. If you are looking for a therapist that is trustable, you will certainly find that and so much more, in Ashley
Once you meet Ashley Hoss, you’ll know what it means to be heard. Good listener doesn’t seem the appropriate way to describe her because it’s really more than that. She has this way of hearing you and responding exactly how you need: commiserating, sharing wisdom, comforting, giving a pep talk, or telling you the real hard stuff that is hard to hear, but is needed. She has an ability to sense what’s on my heart. I’m very grateful for her in my life, and don’t hesitate to recommend her. If you’re looking to be heard, looking for real talk, she’s the one you’ve been looking for.
Ashley Hoss has exhibited dependability and timeliness when working on group projects and attending classes while we went through a rigorous graduate program in marriage and family therapy together. She is passionate about her work and exudes positivity. I have enjoyed getting to know her as a fellow colleague in the mental health field.
Matthew is a skilled counselor who has a variety of experience working with multiple issues and populations.
Kevin is fantastic. His approach to counseling is tailored to the individual, is soft while being direct. Religious or not, I’d highly encourage and recommend anyone, of any faith to go see Kevin.
Dr. Boll has been helping me through a crisis time in my life by pointing me to Jesus. He is also giving me practical tools and encouragement that as I use them are helping me get to a place of healing and wholeness.
I highly recommend Richard Price as a counselor. He is trustworthy and possesses exceptional interpersonal skills. I find that he understands the human condition and inspires hope and optimism with those he counsels.
I was a client of Dr. Richard Price for about 9 months in 2018. I thoroughly enjoyed our sessions! He was punctual, very cordial, gave practical/effective advice, and he also started the majority of our sessions with prayer which meant a lot to me as a believer.
Matthew is a great man to sit with navigating tough seasons of life. Thankful for this man’s presence and compassion.
It has been my privilege to know and benefit from the life, ministry, and skills of Matthew Antolick for many years. He is a dedicated, compassionate, insightful, and competent practitioner in the realms of counseling, conflict coaching, and mediation. I am delighted to commend him to anyone searching for help from an effective mental health professional.
Working with Matthew has been phenomenal! He is warm, approachable, and has an intuition when it comes to the people he serves. His skill with people is only rivaled by his openness and care for others!
Kevin Boll is an effective counselor due to his excellent communication skills and his acceptance of who you are (he hears what you sharing). He is compassionate and he has great problem-solving skills. Kevin holds you accountable for your actions. He loves our Lord Jesus!
Sarah Farrell, MSW, LSWAIC, is an amazing therapist! She really cares about her clients and is passionate about her work, and is always genuine and authentic in every interaction- something many therapists fail to be. Sarah really ‘gets’ it, and helps you put the pieces together to lead the best possible life you can!
Missy is a great counselor who has been easy to talk with about matters happening with our daughter. She is great with our daughter. Our daughter doesn’t want to go but once she has spent a session with Missy she cant stop talking about how she enjoyed talking with Missy.
The moment you are greeted by Maryann’s outstanding smile, you will be assured of the quality care ahead. Her warm, intuitive nature is guided by The Holy Spirit and her thorough education. With ease, you will be able to trust in her kind guidance and wisdom.
Maryann is a wonderful person to work with. She is supportive, compassionate, and has a true gift in helping others. Anyone would be lucky to work with her.
You will not go wrong with Maryann Stigen!!! Full of compassion, wisdom, and joy, and has the most contagious laugh! Maryann is truly one of a kind. Highly, highly, highly recommend!
I have worked with Erik as a colleague for a few years. I refer to him often because I know that his approach is grounded in Biblical principles of grace and truth. He values people and is highly skilled in working with a variety of struggles. I have received positive feedback from clients that Erik has helped. I highly recommend him.
I have known Erik Mildes for many years. As a Christian counselor he is not only a man of diverse experience and knowledge, but also understanding, integrity and empathy. His goal is to see his clients improve so that they ultimately don’t need him. I would definitely recommend him.
I have known Erik Mildes for about 15 years. He is an exceptional therapist. He is able to deeply hear what people are really saying and nothing is too much for him. I have noticed that clients bring their hardest struggles to him and he helps them sort through what is going on and find lasting help. He is a solid Christian, both respectful of other people’s beliefs but very grounded in his beliefs
worked with Erik Mildes of Bothell Christian Counseling for several years. He’s a man of integrity, good humor and grit, clear on personal boundaries and confidentiality, consistent in his faith. He takes the counseling work prayerfully, yet is not stuffy about the process.
I especially appreciate how Erik was fine with having my husband sit in on a counseling session every few months. Given the intimate nature of psychological and spiritual counseling, such accountability (more than simply putting a face to a name) is wise. Erik repeatedly honored the “sanctity of marriage” (as he called it) by listening to my husband’s side of the story, encouraging him for his faithfulness and calling me to be responsible for my part in our marital conflicts.
Every friend and family member I have referred to Erik’s group has thanked me. In one case, the friend-of-a-friend finally found a Christian counselor familiar with (not unnerved by) dissociative disorders, in the past, more of a niche market, apparently. (Erik did not “confirm or deny” whether he was working with my friend’s friend, let alone tell me how she was doing.)
With God’s help, through Erik, my life changed for the better. I’ve “tried” quite a few counselors in my day, and Erik was the keeper
I’ve known Jessica Berg for the last few years and am so grateful for her advice and guidance in my life. She’s kind, caring and professional – highly recommend her for any woman seeking counseling services!
I have personal experience with Jessica Berg. She has provided me with sound counsel in times of need. As a fellow mother and wife, I have found her advise useful and timely. No she would be a great counselor to young teens as well.
Curran has had such a positive impact on my life. He is truly focused on helping. He compassionate , understanding and very professional. I’d highly recommend him to anyone.
I cannot recommend Curran enough! Very professional, kind, compassionate and patient. He is always open minded, supportive and understanding to clients. I have witnessed the dedication he puts in and feel this contributes to him being an amazing counselor!
I’ve attended two different group counseling courses by Mike Newman. Can’t say enough about him: thoughtful, prepared, compassionate, well-trained, fun, and effective. I’ve learned a ton and look forward to the next opportunity.
I’ve known Mike Newman for 23 years as a friend and fellow Christian. He brings genuine faith, wisdom and humor to his humanity and has a unique ability to help others do the same. I believe he has the Biblical gift of “helping other” in their souls, emotion and intellect
Mike Newman did an excellent job facilitating the class I attended : “Making Marriage Simple.” He was vulnerable about victories and challenges he experienced from his own marriage and inspired all of the attendees to invest our marriages. He also taught us how to communicate with one another using Imago Relationship Therapy. Myself and my wife will forever be grateful for his leadership and insight in helping us build a stronger marriage
Mike Newman is fantastic. He’s worked with me for months and I have had dramatic change in the way that I think and act and view the world…all for the better. He’s patient but still will hold you accountable. He also has a strong spiritual background.
I have worked with David Hodel and he is an thoughtful, thought-provoking person. His insights into situations exceeded my expectations. I also know that his therapy style produces results in his clients!
Matthew Antolick is one of the most understanding and skilled counseling students I have had in my many years of training counselors. Any client will find Matthew to be safe, sage, perceptive, and helpful.
I was blessed with the opportunity to have had Missy Neill as my counselor. She help me cope after the loss of my husband. She provided me with tools to get my life going again. She is kind, caring and a great listener. I would highly recommend Missy and Kent Christian Counseling to others.
Richard has been very helpful. I was struggling with high levels of stress at work and home. I felt like I was going crazy. Richard listened carefully to my stories and validated that the stress I was experiencing was indeed unusually high. He gave me homework which helped me to focus on what I could control and to practice self care. Putting these methods into practice has helped me to move through this difficult time.
It has also helped me keep my sanity while increasing my faith and strengthening my walk with God.
Richard Price is a compassionate and professional counselor. It is easy to sense his care from the first session! I recommend Richard for his solid, ethical, and practical counseling.
Richard Price is an EXCELLENT therapist. He is one of the few clinicians who takes the time to really listen. He has a deep compassion that creates a feeling of connection from the onset of therapy. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a competent Christian therapist. 5 stars!
Richard is an amazing counselor and human being. His premarital guidance opened our eyes to the intracaceys of marriage that we otherwise would have never though about or discussed prior to marriage. I was sceptical about the whole counseling thing but Richard harbored an environment where we felt safe to freely speak our minds. It was apparent that the sessions were carefully thought out by Richard and the lessons learned went above and beyond our expectations. My wife and I both feel that we understand each other on a deeper level now and I will be forever greatful to Richard for that.
I have been so pleased in my work with Mike Newman. He has helped many people in my church find hope and healing. His commitment to biblical truth, along with a deep understanding of how people practically grow, have been such a blessing and great resource. I highly recommend him. Daren Overstreet, lead pastor, Seattle Church of Christ
I’ve worked with Michael Newman for well over a decade and referred dozens of people from my church community. Mike is a compassionate and effective counselor who has profoundly impacted people in a deep, spiritual way in their healing process. David Bruce, Associate Minister of Turning Point Church
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Florida and have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Reyes as a colleague. She is a highly caring and skilled psychologist, who does everything she can to ensure that her patient’s are able to overcome their obstacles and get back to their normal functioning.
It feels awkward to rate a counselor like an Amazon purchase. So instead of rating Benita, I’ll tell you how I feel after spending an hour with her… I feel better. Like 5 stars better. I feel heard and understood, and I leave with helpful and applicable wisdom that makes sense.
Benita is a wonderful counselor. She is kind and thoughtful. She is able to help you find new ways to look at issues and help you discover how to address the issues.
Benita has been a wonderful counselor offering insight and advice with a Christian perspective. She is attentive, listens well, and is perceptive. I highly recommend her as a family counselor.
I would highly recommend Benita Weems to anyone seeking counseling. She is a great listener, gives truly insightful feedback and genuinely cares for her clients.
Benita Weems has been insightful, caring, and comforting during some very dark days. She has helped guide my wife and I through this trying season of life and we are very appreciative. She comes highly recommended.
Excellent experienced counseling! Highly recommended! Benita is insightful, engaged and I have appreciated her guidance.
Carrie Umporowicz is a warm, thoughtful therapist, and a great listener. She shows her clients how much they mean to her.
My husband and I worked with Richard Price, regarding difficult parenting issues and he was one of the most professional, attentive and considerate counselors I have encountered. He took notes, and provided verbal feedback so I had confidence that he was tracking out story accurately. The sessions were balanced and fair; both my husband and I felt we were heard and respected as individuals. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone who was seeking a good counselor.
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