Claire de Leon, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Claire is a Licensed mental health counselor committed to helping learn how to stay afloat while suffering from mental and emotional struggles. She has been working in the mental health field for 20+ years, providing behavioral and emotional support.
Claire approaches therapy with trauma-informed Therapy where safety, trust, and collaboration are essential principles to our work together.
She is certified in Trauma Stress Studies, Internal Family Systems, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Selective Mutism, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorder.
Claire is a licensed mental health counselor (LH60618686) providing therapy for children, teens, and adults. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Washington and earned her Master’s degree at City University of Seattle.
As a therapist, she has provided services in a non-profit agency including school-based counseling, crisis intervention, and collaboration with medical providers, families, schools, and community partners. She has specialized in Child Mental Health, the Asian Pacific Islander population, and Sexual Assault Prevention/Intervention services. She is also certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy through Selective Mutism Training Institute, Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Linehan Institute, Eating Disorder Treatment through Seattle Children’s Eating Disorder Clinic, and Trauma Specialist through Trauma Stress Studies. As a clinical supervisor for 4 years, she has supported interns and clinical staff providing clinical supervision, group consult, training, observations, and support.
Claire is a 1st generation Filipina, who struggled and learned from experiences of loss and homesickness from her birth country, culture shock, racism, and acculturation. She has found and learned the value of support, resources, and strength from clients, families, and staff in workplaces such as Childhaven and Asian Counseling and Referral Service. With her recent transition to working in private practice, she has found the need to continue and specialize in supporting clients struggling with severe anxiety such as Selective Mutism, and complex trauma and also able to provide mental health services in her native language, Tagalog.
She enjoys spending time with her teens exchanging tiktoks and watching Netflix shows, gardening, hiking, and home projects and this past year has newfound love being a cat parent.
AREAS OF FOCUS
THERAPY FOR CHILDREN, TEENS & FAMILIES
I believe that our society often makes us believe that symptoms and issues need to be fixed in order for us to be successful and happy. It's tempting to beat ourselves up and carry this heavy load of torment, stagnation, or dread. 'Malaya' is a Filipino word that means 'to be free.' I gravitate towards this concept deeply and hope that by the end of our treatment, you gain a sense of content, solace, and freedom from your suffering.
I've been working in the mental health field for 20+ years, providing behavioral and emotional support. I'm a Licensed mental health counselor committed to help learning how to stay afloat while suffering from mental and emotional struggles. It is important to ask your permission as we enter your world, understanding where the struggle, patterns, and symptoms are coming from. I approach therapy with trauma-informed Therapy where safety, trust, and collaboration are essential principles to our work together. I am certified in Trauma Stress Studies, Internal Family Systems, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Selective Mutism, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorder. If you're interested in getting started, feel free to schedule consultation with me and I will do my best to support and accompany you on this journey to your internal freedom.
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