Therapist in Issaquah, Washington Valerie Walser, Therapist

License: LMFT

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Issaquah, Washington Valerie Walser, LMFT

Valerie Walser, LMFT

Philosophy & Therapeutic Approach
​My approach is collaborative. I believe in working together with clients to create a strong therapeutic alliance to help achieve desired therapeutic goals.
I enjoy working with children (as young as 6), adolescents, adults, and families struggling with navigating life transitions, including the transition to adolescence, the transition to parenthood, as well as parent coaching.
My background also includes helping adolescents with social skills and peer relationships. I have experience with two grief programs, and am familiar with helping both children and adults with the grief process during my 5+ years of providing therapy post-internship.
​I have found that family systems, experiential, emotion coaching, and cognitive behavioral approaches promote the positive change my clients are seeking. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist. I have experience helping clients process traumatic experiences, including relational trauma. Whatever your life story or your reason for seeking help, we can work through it together.

​Education, Licenses and Experience
Master of Arts, Psychology, Antioch University Seattle, 2016
Bachelor of Arts, Communication & Psychology, Washington State University, 2006
Associate of Arts, Highline Community College, 2004
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LF61146103) in Washington state, 2017 – Present
Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2017 – Present
Children’s grief group volunteer, The Healing Center, 2019 – 2020
Sole Clinical Support for The Clemente Veteran’s Initiative, 2016
Clinical Point Volunteer for children’s grief services, Safe Crossings, and Camp Erin, 2015 – 2017

Personal​
I live and play on the Eastside with my young son and husband. I have always had a passion for psychology and neuroscience. In my free time I can be found practicing hot yoga, playing and traveling with my son and husband, finding the next best stand-alone espresso stand, going to movies, and gardening.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Centivo
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • First Choice
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente Washington
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence BlueShield
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare West (HealthNet)

Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills

Populations

  • LGBTQ+
  • Women

Languages

  • English

Locations

FAQs

Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Valerie Walser. You can also call 253-752-7320 to have someone assist you.

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