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Melinda Walker, MSW, LICSW

Insurance Accepted

  • First Choice Health Network
  • Kaiser PPO
  • Lifewise
  • Premera

Out of network Rate: $175/50 min session

Weekday appointments available

Welcome to my profile! I am a licensed independent clinical social worker who has been in the field since 2005. Having worked as a mental health and a medical social worker, I am very receptive to supporting clients experiencing a broad range of mental health conditions, new or chronic illnesses, grief and loss, and life transitions, including aging and retirement. As a frontline healthcare provider, I have seen how difficult and objectifying interfacing with the medical system can be and the impact of illness on individuals and their families. I look forward to supporting you in your healing journey.

My approach to therapeutic work is eclectic. Though I lean toward a psychodynamic, insight-oriented model, I adapt my approach to the individual and structure sessions accordingly.  I bring compassion, sensitivity and creativity to the therapeutic relationship and work intuitively with my clients. I listen deeply and bring much life experience to my work. I believe it is important to create room for the expression of the many voices within us so that our individual complexity can be understood and valued.

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW) in the State of Washington, and received my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. Additionally, I have training in Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programing), which is sometimes referred to as “waking trance.” Though I don’t utilize these techniques directly, they provide a framework for me to work with and understand the power of the unconscious as it manifests in our daily lives, in our behaviors and decisions.

Whatever your reason for seeking support, I would be honored to walk with you on your journey.


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Please contact us to set up a complimentary 20 minute consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!