Laurie McKechnie


Laurie McKechnie


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor - LH 00006001
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My fees are $135 for individuals or $150 for couples for a 55 minute session.
Free Initial Consultation


5410 California Ave SW Ste 201
Seattle, Washington 98136

My Approach to Helping

When you come to see me you can expect to be treated kindly and with great respect. I will listen and help you formulate your goals for therapy and determine a plan for achieving them as expediently as possible. Along the way we will reassess to make sure you are achieving the progress you desire and make any changes needed to do so.

If you are coming in as a couple my job is to help you understand each other more deeply and clearly and to teach you communication skills and positive ways to deal with conflict.

The tools I use depend on your situation and issues. Fortunately my tool belt is well developed and varied after over two decades in practice. I teach relationship skills, provide trauma treatment, and help you rewire negative and limiting belief patterns that cause anxiety and depression. I will be very engaged with you - giving feedback and homework and providing resources to help along the journey.

I will be on your team. Therapy can be quite challenging and I want you to have a strong sense of my support. I promise to work every bit as hard as you do!

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

The truth is we all have weaknesses and flaws. It's called being human. We also have an innate drive to be whole, healed and happy. Seeking help from a highly trained professional therapist does not mean you are weaker than any one else. There is no truth in believing you should be able to figure it out on your own. We are social beings who are interdependent. We need one another. The real truth is that going to therapy puts you in a vulnerable position and that can be really scary and it takes courage. So I say that going to therapy means you are BRAVE!

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Self-Acceptance Training
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