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Carie Winchell

Carie Winchell is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist (LH00011270), Approved Clinical Supervisor and Child Mental Health Specialist. She was awarded her masters of psychology from Seattle University. Carie received her bachelors degree in psychology as well, with a minor in human and family development. She has been practicing for over 15 years in a variety of capacities. During this time Carie has provided therapy for children, couples, families, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Over the years she has worked within community based agencies in the Seattle and Montana areas, serving at-risk youth and families as well as providing clinical supervision to clinicians working toward licensure. Carie has also worked in an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in the California area. A large part of her work has also been implementing and developing treatment teams to support her clients. Her focus has always been to work from a holistic approach which supports and compliments other modalities of healing. Carie’s treatment team experience includes close collaboration with both Eastern and Western health care providers.

Carie started her private practice roughly 8 years ago. She currently sees clients with all types of needs and concerns. She also provides clinical supervision for clinicians who are working toward licensure. Carie uses a variety of modalities, ultimately meeting her clients where they are at in their healing process. Carie is also very passionate about continuing to expand her clinical knowledge and is invested in ongoing studies related to her specialties. These include inner child work, allowing for healing from the past so that you can live the life you were meant to live; Cognitive Behavioral techniques which challenge and heal long lived “mistaken beliefs” about oneself and the world (typically developed in childhood) which ultimately dictate how we walk through life and the experiences we attract; Gestalt therapy, an existential/experiential approach which focuses on one’s experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of one’s life, and the self-regulating adjustments one is making as a result of their overall situation. Carie is highly invested in assisting her clients in becoming conscious of patterns which no longer serve and to create changes that lead to empowerment.

Carie also specializes in Somatic Transformation, a relational model using empathic attunement and natural wisdom for the healing of trauma held in the body. Everyone holds trauma in their body as a result of the lived experience. There are variations of course; however all perceived trauma has the ability to affect ones emotional state, ability to regulate emotions, and to develop and/or maintain strong intimate relationships. Everyone's body also holds the wisdom needed to heal the trauma which can begin to emerge within the interpersonal relationship. Using mindfulness and empathic attunement this model gently explores the trauma held in the body which in turn reveals and allows access to the body's healing wisdom. This modality allows for access to thwarted emotions which often manifest as physical symptoms in the body and/or emotional deregulation. These can then be processed and moved through and out of the body so that you can be free of physical and emotional issues and symptoms.

Insurance and Rates

Carie is currently contracted with United, Aetna and First Choice. She also has several clients with out-of-network coverage who get reimbursed at a reasonable rate. In these cases, Carie provides you with a receipt to submit to your insurance for partial reimbursement. Please do not hesitate to contact Carie with any questions or concerns regarding fees or insurance. She is more than happy to discuss her rates and payment options to meet your needs.

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