Degrees

– Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University

-Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University

-Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies from Eastern Washington University 

 

Certifications & Trainings

-Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington (#LH60926764)

– Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee in the state of Washington (#CO60792163)

-Mental Health Professional (MHP, credential through WA DOH)

-Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy Cerification

-Level 1 Dialectical Behavior Therapy

-Gottman level 1 Certification

-Exposure Therapy for Anxiety

-Behavioral Parent Training

– Telehealth Laws & Ethics

 

 

Marykate Tihinen, MA, LMHC, CDPT

Mental Health & Substance Use Therapist

425.224.5439

marykate@unifiedbh.org

I strive to create a space where you have the ability to heal from your past and the freedom to pursue a life worth living. As a therapist and chemical dependency professional trainee, I want to help you explore the connection between your emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Whether you come to my office in Duvall, or prefer video therapy, we will work together to help you achieve your goals.

Through compassion, encouragement, radical honesty and humor, we will collaborate to find tools, techniques and skills to help you foster new growth in your life. Psychotherapy is a journey that promotes authenticity and inspires change, two opposing experiences that can exist at the same time. My goal as your therapist is to meet you in the space of holding both, helping you feel understood and supported no matter what challenges you are facing.

I work with individuals ages 13+, couples, parents and families, struggling with a variety of concerns including stress management, depression, anxiety, trauma, prenatal and postpartum challenges, substance abuse and relationship distress. I hold a degree in Addiction studies, and am a former certified personal trainer. With my training, I use a holistic approach to address the whole self- mind, body and spirit.

Marykate is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Mental Health Professional (MHP), Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT), and has received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). 

Teens 13-17

  • Anxiety, depression, mood disorders
  • Relationship skills
  • Emotional regulation
  • Mindfulness skills – build awareness of present moment and behaviors
  • Substance use & other high risk behaviors

Adults 18 and older

  • Anxiety, depression, bi-polar, mood disorders
  • Prenatal, pregnancy and post-partum
  • Stress management
  • Job disatisfaction
  • Increase motivation & productivity
  • Grief & loss
  • Terminal illness

Couples

  • Gottman method
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Non-traditional relationship dynamics
  • Co-parenting/Behavioral Parenting Training (BPT)
  • Intimacy
  • Trust & communication

Substance use

  • Comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment
  • Marijuana
  • Alcohol
  • Opiates/ prescription medication
  • Teens, adults and elders

“Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging.”

– Marsha M. Linehan