Neshia Alaovae, MA, LMHCA, Mental Health Counseling in Seattle, Washington, 98178

Neshia Alaovae, MA, LMHCA

Neshia Alaovae, MA, LMHCA
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Neshia Alaovae, MA, LMHCA

Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Supervisor: MA, LMHC, LMFT
Primary Credential: LMHCA - MC60678993
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 39452
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Seattle, Washington 98178
Accessibility
  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

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: $100 for 50 minute individual psychotherapy session

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Weekend Availability
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As a mental health practitioner trained in the existential-phenomenological tradition, I understand that some of our deepest questions involve asking who we are, what is the meaning of life and how we can align both of those things. As a person of color from multiple cultural backgrounds, I also know that who we are and the healing that we need is shaped by our historical context, community, and identity. I strive to offer my clients a space where they can leave with a sense of relief that they were seen, heard and understood fully - sometimes for the first time in their lives.

My approach to counseling adjusts with each client, as we co-create a therapeutic relationship that is most helpful for each individual. However, I always enter therapy with a strengths-based and culturally curious mindset. Though all people are welcome and cared for, my focus is on supporting clients of color.

Email or Call Neshia Alaovae, MA, LMHCA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 39452

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Grief, loss, and bereavement
Depression
Questions around cultural, racial and/or ethnic identity
Anxiety
Sexual abuse

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

Many of the people I see in therapy often feel immense guilt that they are not doing enough to support their families, be professionally successful or be a good person. They say this while working stressful jobs, maintaining important relationships and trying to pursue their goals. Despite what their actions reveal - that these clients are resilient, adaptive people - they feel like they are failures.

One of the most human responses I offer people is the fact that they are not alone. We all feel this kind of 'impostor syndrome' at various times in our lives yet as a society we rarely acknowledge this. Choosing to pursue therapy is a way of acknowledging that despite how challenging life may become, you are determined enough to give yourself the best possible chance of wellness. It is an act of resistance, resilience and refocusing. Working in therapy to increase your self-awareness, develop stronger tools for mental well-being and bolster your emotional endurance can positively impact all aspects of your life. You are worth the effort.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with people of color navigating multiple cultural identities.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic

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