Gina Kanagawa Schwartz

LMFT, ATR (she/her)

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington state and am also registered as an Art Therapist.  I have been providing mental health support to children, teens, and families since 2005 in a variety of settings, including clinical agencies and schools.  I have experience providing therapeutic services to clients individually,  in groups, and within family systems who suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, trauma, learning difficulties, and emotional or behavioral dysregulation issues. Over the past 15 years,   I have worked extensively with youth on the Autistic spectrum. In addition, I provide regular support to their parents and families.

I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy that is tailored to the needs of the individual client or family in my office. My approach to counseling generally combines Art Therapy techniques with Relational Neurosciences, (e.g. Polyvagal Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology), Somatic Experiencing, play, CBT, Family Systems, and Attachment. These techniques are used to promote a healing process that is truly unique and experiential for my clients. Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, I draw upon a wide variety of clinically-based tools (both directive and non-directive) along with humankind’s innate creativity, compassion, and inner wisdom. My goal is to assist clients in practicing more mindful, and authentic ways of connecting with themselves, others at home, and the world at large.

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Areas of Speciality

  • LGBTQ+
  • Family issues
  • Parenting
  • Autism
  • Art Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Self-esteem