Yurika Takemoto Gillum, LICSW, Counseling in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, 98043

Yurika Takemoto Gillum, LICSW

Yurika Takemoto Gillum, LICSW
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Yurika Takemoto Gillum, LICSW

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW - LW60238359
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 12997
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
21907 64th Ave W
Suite 200
Mountlake Terrace, Washington 98043
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Office 2
7100 Fort Dent Way
Suite 220
Seattle, Washington 98188
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • First Choice Health
  • GHI
  • LifeWise
  • Medicare
  • Premera
  • Regence/BCBS
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions

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I believe that people who seek therapy are brave individuals. They are choosing to face their unfavorable selves and allow their therapists to be part of the journey. I feel extremely honored that my clients let me be part of this life changing adventure. My practice aims to help my clients find authenticity in their lives, and learn healthy coping mechanisms to withstand the joy and suffering that life brings. I believe the key to a fulfilling life is to accept your pain, weaknesses and strengths - and to love who you are instead of who you should be.

My therapeutic approach, based on a unique melding of therapy modalities, focuses on a person's strengths - his or her ability to bounce back from difficulties, and to grow and change for the better. I strive to always be transparent, direct, empathetic and genuine with my clients and create a non-judgmental environment.

One of my specialties is Emotional Trauma - emotional wounds due to prolonged shaming, criticism, neglect, rejection, betrayal, shattered trust, enmeshment, and toxic family of origin issues. Another speciality of mine is working with couples who have experienced betrayal and trust injuries due to extramarital affairs.

Email or Call Yurika Takemoto Gillum, LICSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12997

More Info About My Practice

BlueCross and/or BlueShield
First Choice Health
GHI/Group Health Incorporated
Horizon Healthcare
MHN/Managed Health Network
Out of Network
Magellan Behavioral Health
Value Option

Individual Sessions - $130
Family/Couple Sessions - $150

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to guide you to your goals, answers and strengths. I believe each individual has the strength to overcome any obstacles, and my job it to draw it out of them.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe that effective therapy is aways a two-way street. It takes both the therapist and client's effort to achieve something meaningful. I am transparent, direct, genuine and empathetic and I strive to create a safe and caring environment for my clients.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Japanese

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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