Karen Sutton, MSW, LICSW, Therapist

Mountlake Terrace Location

Mountlake Terrace Location

Karen Sutton, MSW, LICSW

I work with people to encourage them to practice self-acceptance and improve their relationships. For many people, the difficulty they are experiencing began with early learning. Sometimes the beliefs we carry about ourselves are at the root of anxiety and depression. Sometimes there are issues of trauma that need more resolution. With time, understanding and support, you can improve your life. In working with clients my first step is to build an understanding of the issues and the person/persons in front of me as well as I can. From there it's a process of finding what skills and techniques work for you. It does get better.

I frequently assist people with accepting themselves and practicing self-compassion. This can take the form of becoming more aware of how you speak to yourself, or how you manage your feelings and making small changes. I work frequently with folks who are struggling to meet their own expectations and goals. I also work with couples using the Gottman method.