Jeremy Kiskadden, MA, LMHC
Having a therapist is like having an extended brain. Most people have insights and plans to improve their lives, but actually changing our behaviors or confronting our emotions can be difficult. Counseling provides an open, non-judgmental space where we'll form a strong working relationship to help you with whatever you're facing. I'm here to learn about your world and what matters to you, but also to help you find new ways to navigate it.
I have experience treating chronic mental illnesses, but depression, anxiety, and relationship issues are universal parts of the human experience. I've found that many clients need a balance of feeling more in control and cultivating humor and compassion for themselves. My philosophy in a nutshell is "Tactics, Not Boring, Big Heart."
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is the core of my practice. I like this approach because it can be adapted to treat many mental health issues. I also incorporate some Gestalt and Psychodynamic concepts, which is just to say that I like to borrow useful ideas that serve clients' goals. I also love learning about neuroscience because sometimes it really reshapes how we might conceptualize a client's problem.
Education & Background
I received my Master's in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2013. Currently I'm accepting new patients age 15 & up for individual counseling. Most of my professional experience was leading an intensive outpatient team that helped stabilize people and resolve crisis situations. I have also worked in specialized treatment programs for early psychosis and recently-incarcerated youth.
I'm from a small farming town near Pittsburgh, but I moved to Seattle for grad school in 2011. My undergrad degree was in music, but I changed career paths because I felt more drawn to helping than teaching or performing. I care deeply about social justice in healthcare and providing a compassionate and supportive service.