Emily Sinclair, MA, LMHC, Marriage & Family Therapy in Kirkland, Washington, 98034

Emily Sinclair, MA, LMHC

Emily Sinclair, MA, LMHC
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Emily Sinclair, MA, LMHC

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - LH 60528134
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 14722
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Kirkland, Washington 98034

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Without judgment or pathologizing, I will help you find a comfortable place in therapy. From there, you can securely examine your inner-world: find your voice, put words to your story, and work through emotional and relational challenges -- to achieve relief, peace, and a life worth celebrating. I engage each client with an open heart, see each story with a fresh eye, and am a collaborative, compassionate therapist. With new angles of consideration and creative techniques, I help you move from insight to change.

Focus areas of my practice are: women's issues, codependency, and couples and family therapy. I also treat a broad range of concerns, such as trauma and PTSD, depression, loss, anxiety, grief, difficulty coping with relationships/life, spiritual and existential confusion, and life transitions. I also work with families recovering from a variety of addictions.

Like a Sherpa - I will be your guide and companion on the therapeutic climb. I will check your gear, keep a strong grip on your rope, and advise when you need oxygen or rest. I regularly use metaphor, and help you change shame-based language (good / bad, right / wrong) to questions of open curiosity: "What would decrease suffering, versus increase suffering?" or "What is effective or ineffective?" I also teach some DBT skills: which can increase distress tolerance, improve emotional regulation, and expand interpersonal effectiveness.

People naturally move toward health with the right support: authentic compassion, sincere curiosity, and nonjudgmental validation. My clients report increased self-awareness and personal growth, more meaningful insights, stronger connections, and greater satisfaction in life.

Email or Call Emily Sinclair, MA, LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14722

More Info About My Practice

Because a "good fit" is imperative for successful treatment, I have a complementary "30 minute Get Acquainted" appointment available to be sure that you feel comfortable with me, and that I can meet your needs therapeutically. If I am not the best fit for you, I will help you to find someone who is. You can schedule this appointment directly through my website (on the Request An Appointment tab), or email or call me. I will respond as soon as possible.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

I have had a few very negative therapy experiences myself, so I know what this is like first-hand. In fact, I remember consoling one therapist about her own life for a good portion of a session, and wondering at the end as I wrote my check, "Shouldn't she be paying me?" And, "Should I know that about her?"

I can tell you that direct honesty is one cornerstone of my practice. I encourage my clients to tell me directly how I am doing, and I frequently ask for feedback. I ask questions such as, "Was this helpful?" and "Are we working effectively together toward your goals?" I want to know about any negative experiences you've had (previously or currently) so that we can work toward a reparative experience for you in therapy.

Our real-time moments together in session - the interactions, successes, struggles, and conflict that we may share - provides the richest source of data about your relational style. Our therapeutic relationship is an important place to find insight and tools for change. It is a safe place to work through relational obstacles together, and to learn new and different ways of communicating, interacting, and resolving conflict through direct experience.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women's Issues, Men's Issues, Couples Work, Codependency and Families in Addiction Recovery, Spiritual or Existential Crisis, and Premarital Education and Counseling.

    I will work with children in a family context.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Lifespan Integration ©†
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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