Meadowbrook - Bothell, WA

22232 17th Ave SE Suite 305

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Meet the Dedicated Team at Meadowbrook Counseling

At Meadowbrook Counseling, every member of our team, from therapists to administrative staff, is dedicated to supporting you on your journey to wellness. We are not just professionals but also compassionate allies who are committed to creating a safe, nurturing environment where healing and transformation can flourish. Our expert therapists specialize in various evidence-based modalities, ensuring personalized care tailored to your unique needs and goals. Join us, and experience the Meadowbrook difference - where empathy, expertise, and empowerment converge for holistic mental wellness.

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Meet Candice McVayMHP, LSWAIC

Candice is a licensed clinical social work associate based in the state of Washington. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. Candice's practice encompasses a diverse clientele, inclusive of individuals from various backgrounds, such as people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+ individuals, teenagers, adults of all ages, and those who have endured relationship violence or experienced physical and sexual abuse.

As a trauma-informed provider, Candice integrates insights from multiple theoretical perspectives and techniques, primarily rooted in a behaviorist framework. She specializes in understanding how challenging life circumstances can impact an individual's adaptive strategies. Candice frequently employs therapeutic methods derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), person-centered therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), empowerment, and advocacy to best serve her clients.

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Meet Jo BrownLICSW

Jo Brown extends a warm welcome to those seeking the right therapist to connect with. With a career spanning back to 2003, she holds the title of a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Over the years, Jo has had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, spanning from 8 years old to an impressive 106 years old. Her foremost commitment is to actively listen to her clients, forging meaningful relationships to fully comprehend the reasons behind their decision to embark on the courageous journey of therapy, in pursuit of healing, acquiring new skills, and reaching their highest human and spiritual potential.

Guided by the Social Work Mission, which advocates for service, social justice, recognizing the dignity and worth of every individual, nurturing the significance of human relationships, upholding integrity, and maintaining professional competence, Jo has offered her expertise to those dealing with various challenges. Her experience encompasses addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder (sometimes involving substance use), family conflicts in diverse forms, as well as assisting individuals and their families in navigating anticipatory grief, grief, and the eventual process of coping with death.

Jo firmly believes that each client (and their family) holds the expertise in determining their therapy objectives, both in their current situation and where they aspire to be at the conclusion of their therapeutic journey. Her approach is to collaborate closely with clients in formulating treatment goals and selecting evidence-based therapies that resonate with them, ultimately fostering a fulfilling life.

Jo's preferred therapeutic modalities include Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (with clear explanations provided), Grief Therapy, or a combination of these evidence-based approaches.

As a native of the Pacific Northwest, Jo has an affinity for the region's rain, relishing the soothing sound of it on the roof, and has no need for an umbrella, fully embracing Seattle's wet climate. Fond childhood memories of horseback riding remain close to her heart, and she cherishes the velvety noses and unforgettable scent of these noble animals. Jo holds a deep affection for cats and dogs, and her adventures have led her to hike and snowshoe on many challenging hilltops, explore the world of golfing with enthusiasm, and indulge her love for water activities, with paddleboarding being a particular favorite. Her spiritual practice and prayer hold significant importance in maintaining her own mental health. Above all, love radiates through Jo, with her family occupying a special place in her heart that words cannot fully express.

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Meet Dylan WallaceLCSW, QCSW, EMDR

He believes that every individual has the potential to lead the life they genuinely desire and that enduring change is achievable. As a strengths-based therapist, he builds upon and leverages clients' strengths in therapy, assisting them in navigating the challenges they face. He creates an environment where clients can confide in him without fearing judgment or being instructed on how to live their lives. He sees therapy as an interactive process, one that shouldn't appear identical for everyone. Beyond talk therapy, he believes individuals resonate with diverse techniques, often incorporating music, art, and experiential interventions.

Meet Whitney HutchingsLCSW, EMDR, Neurofeedback

At times, certain aspects of life can become daunting and paralyzing. Navigating these moments can be challenging, leaving one unsure of where to turn. In her practice, she understands the significance of having someone offer tools, techniques, and knowledge to achieve healing. She believes in working hand in hand with her clients, fostering a team-based approach to therapy. She has assisted adults, couples, college students, and adolescents dealing with a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, relationship troubles, familial concerns, grief, self-harm, and suicidal tendencies. Regardless of the struggle, she emphasizes that there is always a beacon of hope for recovery.

She employs a diverse range of evidence-based methodologies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), and Gottman couples’ therapy. In every approach, her aim is to operate with compassion and empathy, ensuring she starts from where the client is and progresses at their preferred pace.

Whitney is dedicated to aiding her clients in cultivating understanding, security, empowerment, and contentment. Whatever the concerns may be, clients can anticipate receiving care, sensitivity, and understanding. She is confident that through collaboration, they can pave the way to a richer, happier, and more tranquil existence. She encourages potential clients to reach out, eager to discuss how she can be a partner in their journey to healing.