Our Story

When we first founded Mindful Therapy Group we had a vision of uniting like-minded mental healthcare specialists to serve greater Seattle with compassion, experience and a fresh outlook on mental wellness. 

More than 8 years later, we are now serving a highly-respected group of over 200 independent clinicians. They have collectively served over 30,000 families, couples, teenagers and children seeking to improve their lives with professional guidance. 

We look forward to carefully listening to your needs and providing access to the most qualified and compassionate mental healthcare specialists offered in the Seattle area. 

Together, we aren’t just Co-founders and CEOs of Mindful Therapy Group; we’re also married and have 3 children together. We run together almost daily and have found that working together has created a different layer to our relationship that really works.  We learn every day how to be better leaders than we were the day before, and evolve this company into what it needs to be in order to meet our mission and serve the community.

We look forward to personally welcoming you to Mindful Therapy Group,   

Derek and Jessica Crain


To value diverse points of view and treat each other, our members, our staff and the folks in our community well

To speak from the heart and to be transparent and honest

To tune in to what we are feeling and communicate from that place

We have a drive like no other and will keep pushing in order to always do better

Our goal is to bring together a group that truly values working together to serve our community in a holistic way


Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington
Bachelors in Sociology and Criminology from Cal State Northridge

Derek thinks big picture, always pushing himself and his staff to think more critically, and throws around the phrase “self-compassion,” every chance he gets. Derek is an auditory learner and works in words. He hears the details and will use them to pivot and teach anyone who will listen how to be a better communicator. He’s also really good at choosing the best soundtrack for any occasion. 



Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Visual Art from the University of Washington
Associates Degree in Nursing from Shoreline Community College

Jessica is a problem solver, can dive into any problem and find the best strategy and people to help solve it. Jessica is a visual wizard and can walk into any room and see a way to improve it. It’s all in the details. Jessica has a passion for order and steers the ship through strategy, clear organization and orderly implementation.  She moves quick and makes stuff happen.