NICOLE BARQUIST (She/Her)

I approach my therapeutic practice with curiosity and compassion for the human condition in its many forms.

Counselor in Seattle, WA

Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Making the choice to begin therapy can be difficult. Diving into memories and behaviors which no longer serve us can be challenging and uncomfortable work. Knowing this, I find the therapeutic relationship to be imperative to the foundation of making change. I work to conduct therapy in a means which makes the client feel heard and safe to explore their inner experience without judgment or concern of consequence.

My Background and Approach

I have an MA in Mental Health Counseling with an Art Therapy specialization from Antioch University in Seattle. I am an honors graduate from Portland State University with a BA in Child and Family Studies. Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees have a focus on social justice which is of great importance to me in my practice and personal life. I have experience working with persons with eating disorders, refugees, abuse survivors (including children), persons in psychiatric settings and the homeless population. Using an individualized approach, I work to meet each client where they are. While I specialize in Art Therapy, I also have experience using Narrative, Attachment and Trauma informed modalities.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

It is imperative in my practice to be client affirming and knowledgeable not only of the systemic issues that may be affecting my clients, but the ways in which my systemic privilege and oppression may affect how clients see me. Because of this, I identify as an LBGTQ ally, I believe Black, Brown and Indigenous lives MATTER, I identify as a feminist, I believe in science, I value each person's spiritual choice, I believe in affirming all physical and mental abilities, I support immigrant rights, and believe in the autonomy and individuality of children and youth.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $60 - 120/session

Info

2532935033 Email NICOLE
506 Second Ave.
Suite 1506
Seattle, WA 98109

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