Lisa Ann Mikulencak
Counseling in Ballard

  

Finding the right therapist can be a challenge.

Does she understand me?

Welcome

Let's get real. "Life is hard.  We need to remember that more often," a dear friend of mine told me the other day. I'm a real person who is trained as a real therapist for children and adults for the last 24 years.

Children

I work with children's life problems -  

learning challenges

understanding friendships, enemies, bullies and other funky and awkward social challenges

family coming apart and putting it back together,

coping and getting through and adjusting to divorce

having to move homes, schools, 

worries, lots of worries

Adults

I work with adult's life problems -                         

learning challenges

understanding friendships, enemies, bullies and other funky and awkward social challenges

family coming apart and putting it back together,

coping and getting through and adjusting to divorce

having to move homes, towns, jobs

worries, lots of worries,

demands on being a parent and what to do next

confusions in relationships at home and work

accepting what life has brought you

About me

I am somebody's daughter, somebody's wife, somebody's mother.  I am somebody's sister, somebody's friend, somebody's step mother. I am somebody's niece, somebody's coworker, somebody's neighbor and somebody's mother in law, and somebody's grandmother. I have many years of schooling both from Pacific Lutheran University (BA in Communication Arts) and from Antioch University, Seattle (MA in Counseling Psychology).  I have learned what comes from books but also from the roles I play in life.  Life has taught me so much and I continue to learn each day.

I feel very fortunate to earn my living being somebody's therapist. I have the honor to listen to many life stories each week.

My Focus

You're different.  You are you. And you are somebody's mom, dad, sister, brother, friend, partner too.  You have an opportunity not to just be listened to and heard but to also shape the kind of help you want.  Orienting your care with exactly where you are in life is key to finding and receiving good therapeutic care.

My Philosophy

Therapy means working together.  I provide straightforward, compassionate and practical support that is effective.  I whole-heartedly hold the hope that change is possible and that the deepest and most powerful change starts on the inside.   You provide starting exactly where you are now.

My Practice

Fees and Appointments

My fee for the initial assessment session is $150.00. My fee for regular sessions—50 minutes in length—is $130.00. Payment, or insurance co-payment, is due at the end of each appointment and I accept cash, check or Visa/Mastercard. 

Appointment Cancellation

Please know when you schedule an appointment with me, you are reserving that time for yourself. If you are late for your session, the session will end on time. If you cancel an appointment with more than 24 hours' notice, this allows your therapist time to fill the space, and you are not charged. If you cancel with less than 24 hours' notice, you will be responsible for paying for the missed appointment at our next session. Similarly, if you miss your session completely, you will still be responsible for paying for the time, and payment will be due at the beginning of the next session.  Insurance does not cover the cost of missed appointments.

Emergencies

If your emergency involves imminent risk to yourself or to someone else, call 9-1-1 immediately, or contact the crisis line at (206) 461-3222.


If you are a current client please leave me a voice message (206) 683-8625 and state that your message is urgent.  I check my voice mail regularly and will call you back as soon as possible.
If you need to speak with someone immediately, call the crisis line after leaving your psychologist a message.
When I am out of town, another therapist will be available in the event of an emergency.  I will discuss this with you in our session prior to my absence.

License Information

I am a licensed mental health therapist with Washington State since 2001 (#6558).

My office is located downtown Ballard.

Lisa Ann Mikulencak, MA LMHC

2208 NW Market St. - Ste 430-D - Seattle, WA 98107

(206) 683-8625

Hours

Tuesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm

Wednesdays  1:30pm – 6:30pm

Thursdays  1:30pm – 6:30pm

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