Dr. Nicole Montes (she/her)

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I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who offers person-centered psychotherapy from a feminist, diversity-informed lens.

Clinical Psychologist in Seattle, WA

Services
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

I specialize in perinatal mental health, chronic pain/disability, trauma, and identity development in young adulthood. I also have experience working with: anxiety & depression, attachment & relationship issues, family of origin issues, life transitions, multicultural issues, impact of cultural bias and oppression (e.g., racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia), LGBTQ, women’s issues, and disordered eating/body image concerns.

My Background and Approach

I approach therapy primarily from an empathic relational orientation using a feminist, diversity-informed lens. My style is warm and non-judgmental. I honor the idea that the client is the expert of their own life and I value being collaborative, transparent and authentic with clients. I aim to shift the power dynamic in therapy by empowering clients to make decisions about their treatment and construct the narrative about their lives. I aim to convey that no matter where clients go in a therapy session, I’m willing to go there with them, and work to deeply understand them. This process of deep understanding, I find activates clients’ innate tendencies towards insight and personal growth. I don’t offer advice or quick fixes, instead I see it as an honor to sit with clients in their vulnerability and help them make meaning out of suffering.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I work from a feminist, diversity-informed lens which means I am not neutral in situations of injustice, and openly recognize the role systems of oppression play in the lives of all clients but particularly those that hold marginalized identities. I value the intersecting identities that make up clients’ lives, and find that my style of therapy often allows clients to make sense of parts of their identity or experience that previously felt off limits and ultimately develop a more cohesive sense of self. As a multiethnic (Hispanic & White) white-passing psychologist, I also understands the complexity of what it's like to hold identities that may not be clearly visible. As a supplement to depth-orientated work, I also offer mindfulness-based interventions. These include specific breathing techniques to guided meditations to help clients feel more grounded and connected to the present moment, as I have over a decade of experience as a yoga and meditation teacher.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Kaiser
  • First Choice Health
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Islam
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $185 - 200/session

Info

206-880-1179 Email Dr. Nicole
5306 Ballard Avenue NW
suite 308
Seattle, WA 98107

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