Christina Yranela, MSW, LICSW, Therapist

Mountlake Terrace Location

Mountlake Terrace Location

Christina Yranela, MSW, LICSW


A blend of Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness models, supporting flexibility in the therapy work we may do. 


Growing up, I learned my father to be the hardest worker. Working three jobs, he had instilled values such as resilience and care for others. Yet, my family’s experience of trauma and addiction had darkened some victories. Emotional pain had become empowered and had begun to carve into our tough economics. 

My experience in feeling vulnerable as a young person has complemented my path as a therapist and clinical social worker.  In valuing self-compassion, growth, and feelings of connection in the life you live, we begin to understand and take steps in through the depth of painful feelings and memories, and heal. 

My recent training includes working in Snohomish County, providing intensive mental health outreach in the community, post-hospitalization.

I also have foundational experience in working with families and children, working both indirectly, in research settings, and directly with parents, assisting in positive parenting topics. 

I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington, and my Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Washington.

My clients describe me as patient, poised, and open-minded.  I work well with introverted clients.

I look forward to taking this journey with you.