Kristen Schaer

LMHCA
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  • Elliott Bay, Washington
  • Washington In-Person

Not Accepting New Patients

  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • she/her/hers
  • Serves Ages 18 to 99

Primary Specialties

  • Sexuality
  • Intimacy Issues
  • LGBTQ Specialized
  • Creativity
Also Experienced With
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Biofeedback
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Stress
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma

Overview

As a therapist, I believe that my work is to help others locate the strength, courage, self-compassion, and tools to create the life they want. Pleasure is a vital part of our human experience, and I am interested in how identity, cultural background, history, trauma, gender, identity, ability, and relationships help us experience it in a way that feels profoundly personal, empowering, and connected to others.

I’ve worked with a variety of populations, including LGBTQIA, trans, neurodivergent, kinky, polyamorous, disabled, and asexual. Decolonization, anti-racism, inclusivity, Transformative Justice, and understanding how we are all responsible for dismantling systems of oppression are central to my framework of practice. I try to decenter myself as an “expert” and strongly endeavor to foster a person-centered, hope-based, bio-psycho-social minded, collaborative experience.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare EAP