Mental Health Counselor | M.A. | LMHCA
Education and Licensing
Cresaya earned a Bachelors of Psychology and a Masters of Counseling Psychology from Walla Walla University. She’s a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington State, and completed a certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care from The Allender Center (housed within The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology), and is currently pursuing additional certificates.
Experience and Therapeutic Style
So often we settle for less—Cresaya invites you to a life full of more. Each of our lives is a story. And, our stories intersect with those around us. The places we become stuck (or repeat unwanted patterns) are rooted in relationships and experiences that were formational. In a kind and conversational style, Cresaya invites you to step into the earth of those places. And, in walking barefoot through the dirt of your deepest heartache, and how you were shaped by it, you will find that you return to your truest and best self.
Cresaya is aware of both the deep beauty and the deep brokenness of religious communities.
As an eclectic, relational therapist, the therapeutic style Cresaya most often draws from is Narrative Focused Trauma Care and Allender Theory. As part of that, she truly believes that she can only walk alongside clients as far as she’s gone in her own story, so she is committed to engaging her own story. Additionally, Cresaya often draws from Attachment Theory, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Areas of Expertise
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Childhood trauma
- Anxiety, Depression, and other emotional issues
- Feeling that you have lost who you are
- Living with a concussion/post-concussion syndrome/mild traumatic brain injury/traumatic brain injury
- Living with chronic illness
Cresaya is not a preferred provider with any insurance, but is happy to offer a superbill so you can seek reimbursement directly from your insurer.
Outside of the office, Cresaya soaks up the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and unwinds through gardening, reading, and writing. She relishes exploring international cuisine and, most of all, spending time with her four-footed friends.