Serena Forward-Rodriguez,MA, MHP, LMHC

Serena Forward-Rodriguez,MA, MHP, LMHC

Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 60913081
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $175-255. I don't bill your insurance directly. However, you can still use your insurance benefits! You can pay with HSA or FSA cards. I can also supply a Superbill to submit for reimbursement.

Thanks to my clients and those inquiring! It's humbling to have a wait list. Changes can occur quickly for clients. Reach out and get added!

Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


5608 17th Ave NW
Seattle, Washington 98107

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My Approach to Helping

You're LGBTQIA+, large-bodied, or managing chronic illness and enduring depression, anxiety, or PTSD. You're a therapist dealing with burnout or mental or physical illness. Intersecting identities, oppression, and health issues are complex. You can't waste precious energy on an ignorant therapist or risk prejudice. Therapists are likely feeling stretched or burned out under converging life and work stressors. Others assume we have it handled and we feel we should too. If any of this resonates with you, as your new therapist, I GOT you! These specialties align with my life experiences and identity. Let's hit the ground running!

If you're marginalized due to body size, gender identity, sexual orientation, or chronic health conditions you will get the clarity and skills needed to be authentic, heal, and cope. I also provide letters of support for gender-affirming medical care. For therapists, I will help you feel heard, get relief, and feel re-energized at work and home.

My primary modality is Person-Centered Therapy; you will be driving your own treatment. I formally trained in DBT, which teaches useful life skills, and CPT for PTSD treatment. I use a blend of many other therapies to tailor your treatment. This is a collaboration! Check out my website and schedule your free 15-minute consultation today!

More Info About My Practice

ACT, DBT, and CPT are therapies that focus on valuing your autonomy, not avoiding your pain, skill building, and embracing who you are and your challenges so that you don't add to your suffering. I encourage your authenticity and accountability inside and outside of sessions and deliver on that myself as well. I don't hold expectations of my clients that I don't hold for myself.

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Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Groups I Work With

    I (mainly) serve therapists, large-bodied, and LGBTQIA folx with anxiety, depression, burnout, PTSD, and chronic illness. HOWEVER, I welcome folx of ALL identities struggling with chronic illness or PTSD to reach out! I take time to get to know my clients before offering suggestions and avoid prescriptive advice. I strive to create a safe space so you feel safe to process painful feelings.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Career Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma

Types of Therapy

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