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Allison Engstrom

LSWAIC

Self-Exploration
Depression & Anxiety
Aging & Caregiving

She/Her

About

Life has been moving really fast for you for a long time. You’ve been keeping up and doing all the things a human is supposed to do and now you’re finding yourself at this point in your life where things are changing in a way that you didn’t expect. Most of that has to do with the people you love. It can feel very overwhelming.

You just find yourself in these life stages without any preparation to get you there. Maybe you’re stuck and maybe you’re scared. Maybe you also want some reassurance that you will find your way.

I like to help people feel grounded, feel at peace with themselves and with their lives. I entered this work because I love connecting with people, no matter what they’ve been through in life, and helping them feel safe, heard, understood, seen, and not alone. I want you to feel respected. I want therapy to be a safe haven that you can launch from.

I think we all tend to feel like we can’t be understood, that our lives are too chaotic or too complex, that nobody could ever empathize or understand, or that we might overwhelm them. Therapy is there purely to support you. Therapy is your sounding board, the place where you can speak freely without worrying about judgment.

I wish on a website profile I could erase any doubt about me being approachable. The reality is that trust is earned over time. I’m a goofy person who both takes life very seriously and not seriously at all. There is nothing that could ever be said to me that would ever make me think less of a person. I would love to have the opportunity to earn your trust.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with the State of Washington (#SC61083715). I regularly seek consultation from colleagues as well as my licensed supervisor, Katherine Walter, MSW, LICSW, CSW-G (LICSW #LW 60136151).

I work with:

Adults & Seniors

Premera, Regence, BCBS, Aetna, Kaiser HMO & PPO, First Choice

Insurances I accept:

Services I offer:

Individual Therapy

English

Languages I speak:

Introduction Video

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