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Seattle Wellness Counseling

Shira Wilson-Gross

M.A., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

(206) 769-6584

Seattle Wellness Counseling
3245 Fairview Ave. E.
Suite #200
Seattle, WA
98102

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Seattle Wellness Counseling
3245 Fairview Ave. E.
Suite #200
Seattle, WA
Eastlake
98102
(206) 769-6584

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(206) 769-6584

Seattle Wellness Counseling

Shira Wilson-Gross

M.A., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a focus in mindfulness-based, mind-body psychotherapy. My area of focus is counseling clients living with stressors which are causing a sense of loss of control over one's life, increased stress and difficulty getting a handle on emotions such as fear, anxiety, anger, shame, sorrow, or hopelessness. A significant change in one's situation can challenge one's way of living in the world-- the ways you used to handle stress and challenges isn't quite working well enough anymore. These stressors can include a loss of a loved one, a change in employment, change in relationship, or a change in physical health, to name a few. Often a medical illness flare or new diagnosis will bring a client to my practice. Sometimes a client is feeling stuck in their life, or is looking to make a change but is coming up against long-held habits which get in the way, including self-judgment, shame or fear, and is ready to explore these and learn how to move past these limiting ways of being. The scope of my training and experience comprises issues such as: depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief, life transitions, stress management and relationship issues. I offer a safe and compassionate place for learning new ways to cope and to find greater happiness. My therapeutic approach includes mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy.

MEDICAL ILLNESS & CHRONIC PAIN: I provide therapy for those who are living with physical illness or chronic pain, their caregivers and family members In addition to the traumatic impact disease can have on one’s physical health, illness can also assault one’s sense of self, change personal relationships, and shatter one’s perception of the predictability of life. Illness can create a profound sense of isolation, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, loss and grief. As one experiences the cycles of relapse and recovery, these can intensify and compound over time. Chronic illness can cause physical, social and psychological stress. While our bodies are designed well to deal with short periods of stress, prolonged and unmanaged stress can lead to depression, anxiety, poorer coping responses, lack of motivation, and weaken the body’s ability to heal itself. Increasing the capacity to manage stress through the help of therapy can possibly alleviate insomnia, lessen chronic pain, decrease gastrointestinal disorders, and other physiological conditions, as well as improve overall quality of life, increase one's sense of control and increase comfort with uncertainty.

I focus my practice primarily counseling individuals living with: Stress and looking for healthy ways to cope and manage stress; Anxiety and anxiety disorders; Depression and mood disorders; Trauma-related disorders; Medical conditions, especially chronic "invisible" medical autoimmune illness; Chronic pain. I offer weekend appointments, as well as weekday and evening appointments.

Call or email Shira Wilson-Gross for your free, initial face-to-face or phone consultation now - (206) 769-6584.

Treatment approaches used:

Treatment orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Patient-Centered
  • Mindfulness-Based CBT and Existential Psychotherapy

Professional Memberships:

  • American Counseling Association

Client Focus:

Age Specialty:

  • Adults

Niche Specialty:

  • Chronic Medical Illness

Also Addressed in My Practice:

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Changes
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia


My Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 9 Years
School: Antioch University Seattle
Year Graduated: 2003
License No. and State: LH60488602 WA


Finances:

Sliding Scale: Yes
Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: Yes
Free Telephone Consulation: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Visa, Discover, Mastercard
Insurance Plans Accepted:
First Choice Health, LifeWise, Premera BlueCross, Regence BlueShield

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