Monica Cagayat (she/her/hers)

LF 60460799

I am a LMFT with experience in grief and loss, life transitions, severe mental health diagnoses, caregiver support and more.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Woodinville, WA

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

My ideal client is coming motivated for change and open to utilizing different methods for making change (i.e. homework, open processing and discussion, challenging ones ideas/beliefs). I best serve those who identify a recent loss or time in their life when they realize what was true in life before is no longer. I have worked with people after a death of a loved one, retirement, change in faith, identity challenges, and more.

My Background and Approach

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in WA state, with an inactive license in CA state. I have worked in community based settings (hospices, hospitals, school systems) as well as in non-traditional settings (client's homes, Adult Living Facilities). My predominant experience is in grief and loss, including anticipatory grief and Complicated grief. I visualize grief and loss as an umbrella which covers all of us. We will all lose someone we love, someplace we call home, something that has been important to us. Out of these loses we may find new things which help us continue to find meaning. Not all loses are bad, and I welcome those who wish to find a safe space to acknowledge sadness, relief, comfort and distress about their change. I utilize several different methods of therapy, such as ACT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness and more. Each year I volunteer with Camp Erin, a part of the Eluna Network, providing kids a healing experience after grief.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Relationships, feeling connected with others and finding our community is a key factor in happiness and meaningful lives. I honor family and "framily." Our connection and comfort with each other in session is key to making change. I hope to provide a safe space to discuss what changes and challenges or stressors are making an impact on your life. I honor positive stress. Perhaps you have made changes to your life that allow you to grow and develop into more of the person you have always known to be inside. With these changes new stressors may appear. It is important that your story and experience guide you to feel empowered to life your life. We can explore this together by tapping into your strengths, deciding what you want to change, and exploring what you hope your future will look like. Early experiences shape our adult lives. Each year I volunteer with Camp Erin, a grief and loss camp for children. It is important from an early age to know we are not alone even in dark times.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser
  • First Choice Health
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Premera Blue Cross

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English

Info

425-236-4554 Email Monica
17924 140th Ave NE
Suite 203
Woodinville, WA 98072

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