My name is Keira Engelke and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington. I have a private practice located in Bellevue, Washington.
I approach therapy as a collaborative relationship between myself and my clients. Life issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and vocational uncertainty are heavy burdens if we carry them alone. Counseling can lighten the load when you share your burden with another person in a safe and caring environment.
I was born in Tumwater Washington, and grew up on a family farm. I worked helping my parents run their small, local convenience store. I have also worked for the State of Washington in a large office situation. I have experienced people both in large environments and small business settings.
I have seen what therapy can do to help people work through trauma, major life events and also help deal with everyday life.
I am currently a partner in a state-certified domestic violence intervention treatment program with Dr. William Singer, Ph.D. We conduct DVIT assessments and provide group therapy for DVIT clients. Our program is called Northwest Evaluation Center.
MA, Counseling Psychology (Honors) Northwest University, Kirkland, WA (2018)
BA, Applied Psychology (Dean’s List/Honors) City University of Seattle (2016)
American Psychology Association
American Counseling Association
I have experience helping clients with the following issues:
Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral concerns, Self-esteem, Stress, Social skills, Communication, Vocational Change and exploration, Life Change, Anger and Grief.
I have been in private practice for nearly 3 years after I completed a 13 month internship in a sole-practitioner's office. My work spans across diverse populations including children, families, couples, at risk teens and the elderly. I work with clients who have experienced trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, LBGTQ community and many different cultures, religions and ethnicities.
I approach therapy with a very strong "Client Centered" orientation. This means that the client is central in deciding the direction of therapy. This is your journey and I just help read the GPS in assisting you in finding your path to travel. My work with clients is based upon empathy, listening, openness and caring.
Know that it may take several appointments to determine the best course of treatment. During these sessions we will also set treatment goals. The course of treatment and goals may change during our time together. This is ultimately decided through active participation by both of us.