People We Serve/Availability

Our therapists are encouraged to practice what they preach, and that includes setting boundaries for their own life balance, working with the right age and mix of clients, and setting a schedule that allows them to bring their best to every session.   We update our availability every Thursday and openings fill quickly.  We do not keep a wait list.  It is our goal to serve all folks age 6 and older, but at this time we have very limited availability for kids 12 and under.  See the Our Team page for details on age/session limits for each therapist.

Our Specialties 

Anxiety, Depression and Trauma 

Practical tools for coping with stress and life changes

Relationship and communication problems

Veteran/Miltary (we are veteran owned and operated)

Grief and Loss

Strengths based, compassion focused

Locations/Telehealth Options

We have two locations in Everett and Freeland and are able to serve all Washington state residents through our Video office.   

For video sessions, we use Telehealth by SimplePractice, the same company that we contract with to manage our electronic health record and to file insurance claims.  It is easy to use and exceeds privacy and security requirements. Click here for an FAQ for clients from SimplePractice that provides more information. 


Fees for Services (click here to see our full fees/insurance list)

Individual Counseling:                                           $125 a session

Couples or Family Counseling:                           $130 a session

Associate Level Therapist session:                   $70 a session if an insurance                                                                                                         option is not available 

Intern Level Therapist session:                         $30 a session (insurance pay is not                                                                                            available)

Working with you to create lasting change

We have a strong belief that access to behavioral health services should be universally available to everyone at a reasonable cost, because there are challenging times in every life when we all need some help.  Our world and society are ever-changing and it's hard to keep up, yet we expect ourselves to do just that- manage it all- and preferably with a smile on your face and all on your own.  We are in network with most insurance companies (including Medicaid WA Apple Health plans) and many Employee Assistance Programs to minimize out of pocket costs to our clients.  We also contribute to training the next generation of therapists so we can offer low-cost cash pay options when using insurance is not an option for our clients, and to do our part to address provider shortages.  

Building Skills, PLLC
Main Phone  425.350.2434