Carlo Quedado

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Pronouns:  he/him

About

Therapy is a setting and an opportunity to learn to create a space where we can explore, challenge, and resolve.

  • It gives us the space to re-explore how we’ve always addressed difficult moments

  • It helps us create another way of telling our stories with compassion and understanding.  We don’t have to be defined by what has happened to us in our past.

  • It shows us what coping skills, strategies, and means of survival we’ve been using to get past difficult moments in our lives.  Sometimes we learned ways to cope that aren’t really working anymore -- often we were taught to cope that way by people we trust, or we were doing the best we could to survive. We can work on challenging those lessons/mindsets/patterns if they negatively impact our growth

  • It teaches us to see our own strengths - it took a lot of resilience and perseverance to get to where we are today, despite all that we have gone through.

 

The Nuts & Bolts:  What to Expect

  • We discuss our current coping skills: do they help? Do we use them enough? What gets in the way of us using our coping skills? Are they sufficient for what we need?

  • We will explore new coping skills that we’ll add to our everyday lives to help us when school, work, relationships, or life becomes overwhelming

  • We will always practice adjusting our old/new coping skills so that we learn to trust that we can adapt to situations that prove difficult to us

  • We will explore our symptoms: what are they? Do we realize when our symptoms are starting to show/increase? Do we treat ourselves fairly & with compassion when our symptoms impact our lives?  Even as we work to manage symptoms and create a better quality of life, we don’t let our symptoms define us as people.

 

What I try and do:

  • Lead by my words/actions to create a space where you know that I am always on your side

  • Create a space where you’ll be able to openly share, redirect me if my interpretation of what you’re saying is off, and retell your story with the values/ethics you use today

  • Create a space that is engaging, caring, positive, and

  • Create a space where you’ll feel like your therapist is never going to judge you


I am a licensed independent social worker (LICSW:  LW60913237). My background includes extensive experience in community mental health providing therapy services to a wide range of adults from a variety of backgrounds.  

Availability

Tuesdays, 2:30pm to 9pm 

Wednesdays, 2:30pm to 9pm 

Thursdays, 2:30pm to 9pm 

Fridays, 2:30pm to 9pm 

Saturdays, 8:30am to 3pm

Carlo offers individual counseling (not couples).  He sees teens 13+ and adults.

Insurances Accepted

Medicare, Regence, Premera & LifeWise, First Choice Health, Kaiser, Tricare, Wellspring EAP
Out of Network:   If you have an insurance not listed above, we may still be able to help.  Many insurance plans accept out-of-network providers and will reimburse at some level for mental health services. We can provide you with a monthly statement which can be submitted for reimbursement. Please verify your mental health benefits beforehand.

Specialties:

  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Anxiety & Depression

Connect With Us:

To make an appointment with Carlo, please call or email our office.

Important:  If this is a crisis or you need immediate support, please call the Crisis Clinic at (206) 461-3222 or go to your nearest emergency room.  Catalyst Counseling cannot provide emergency services.

17330 135th Ave. NE

Suite 2B

Woodinville, WA 98072

Tel: 425-998-9769

Fax: 844-837-1339

welcome@catalystcounseling.net

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