Margaret Prescott

MA, LMFT, ATR-BC

Margaret Prescott
206-491- 5239

Margaret Prescott

MA, LMFT, ATR-BC

Professions: Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - LF60078873
Secondary Credential: Board Certified Art Therapist - ATR #12-052
Billing and Insurance:
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Offices

610 NW 44th St.
#102
Seattle, Washington 98107

My Approach to Helping

Compassion comes with knowledge and self-understanding. It is my belief that when we are not living a life that is true to who we are, we aren't able to make our lives fulfilling or enjoyable. Our culture presents us with many pressures and conflicting messages that we struggle to manage. I help people identify and build on their unique values and strengths. I believe that when you live authentically, you are more resistant to feelings of unhappiness, anxiety, and relationship struggles because you will have learned to respect and support your unique self.

I believe in helping people in a thorough and holistic manner. In addition to exploring short-term solutions, I will help you understand the source of your feelings or frustrations and develop a sense of self-mastery and self-compassion. Equipped with a core understanding of self, we will create and work towards your life goals. I believe in a "bottom, up" approach because I feel that it is essential to creating stable, long-lasting change.

My work with couples and families is also holistic in manner. I strive to champion the individual and joint strengths in order to address relationship challenges. Through various mechanisms, I aim to help couples recover the aspects of their relationship that brought them together, heal wounds from past hurts, and learn new ways of relating that will move them forward with strength. Life changes such as cohabitation and children can be wonderful and also necessitate changes that can lead to stress, frustration, and relationship dissatisfaction. I help my clients regain balance in their lives so they can more fully enjoy each chapter.

My approach to counseling and therapy draws on a number of different techniques and I recognize that everyone has a unique story to tell. Unfortunately, social attitudes towards things like gender, sexual orientation, substance abuse, or family situations can make someone afraid to speak out. I will support and nurture you regardless of culture, gender, sexual orientation, or background. I strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment, free of judgment.

Transparency and directness are two important things that I practice. I will give you feedback and communicate with you in a supportive way. I believe that the best therapy happens when there is collaboration and communication.

To learn more about the specific techniques I use, please visit my website.

More Info About My Practice

Making an Appointment

A successful outcome in therapy relies heavily on a positive relationship with your therapist. You will make the most progress with a therapist in an environment of mutual respect, trust, and enjoyment. To get a better understanding of how well we might work together, to see if we "click," I offer a complimentary 20-minute "meet and greet" session. If we decide that it isn't a good fit, I am happy to give you referrals for someone better suited to your needs.

Insurance & Payment

I am passionate about what I do, and I firmly believe that everyone who wants to change their lives should be able to do so. For this reason, I offer a limited number of reduced rate slots for individuals experiencing financial hardship. I also offer referrals to other professionals and agencies that offer sliding scale fees or that do pro bono work.

I am in the First Choice Health Network. I am considered an "out-of-network" provider for all other insurance companies. I am happy to provide you with a detailed receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. I accept cash, check credit card and Paypal.

Scheduling

I generally meet with clients Monday through Thursday, and I have daytime and evening hours available. Most sessions last 50-minutes. However, 90-minute sessions are sometimes recommended when multiple people attend the session or during intake.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Parents, students, caregivers, self-employed, artists, people in the music and entertainment industries.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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