Quirky, queer, and weird is celebrated here.
Soren Stone (he/him), MA, MHP, LMHC
You deserve a place where you’ll be seen, supported, and empowered to become exactly who you’re meant to be.
Maybe you’ve been to therapy before and learned a few helpful things, but are still seeing the same issues crop up. Or maybe you’ve done everything else but therapy (self-help books and podcasts can only do so much, right?) and are realizing you need a different kind of support to break through the things that are keeping you stuck.
My clients are fun, sensitive, out-of-the-box thinkers who don't want to have to explain or justify the things that make them, them. They’re interested in doing more than just talking about the surface-level stuff. They want to get to the heart of the issues—to understand why—and to develop skills and insight that they can put into practice in their day-to-day lives.
As your therapist, my job is to offer you a place where you can show up as your truest self with no fear of judgment, stigmatizing, or pathologizing. I’ll meet you in the middle of the hard, messy parts of life (including the ones you may have never talked about before) and help you forge a path out of the overwhelm, disconnection, and anxiety you feel caught in right now.
How I work
Therapy sessions with me are about getting back in touch with yourself: learning to tune into your body and mind in new ways. Nothing is “one size fits all,” so we’ll work together to decide what approaches and methods will be best to help you reach your goals.
Many of my clients have tried out traditional talk therapy before and found it to be helpful, but limited in what it helped them address. They find that my more holistic, integrated approach offers a deeper level of insight into themselves that supports the transformation they’re really looking for.
My style is open, warmhearted, and encouraging. People who know me often say that I have a way of putting them at ease, and I strive to create an environment where clients feel heard, seen, and understood. Because that is where the healing starts.
It’s a privilege to be a witness to your growth.
As someone who is queer, trans, and polyamorous, I know what it’s like to feel like an outsider…and how much easier it is to open up and heal with someone who truly understands you. I also know how difficult it can be to still be affected by childhood experiences well into adulthood.
My own growth through personal life struggles is what helps me relate so deeply with clients. Finding therapy completely changed my own life, and it’s an honor to get to pass that gift on to others through this work.
My guiding principles:
-You deserve to feel better.
-You are worthy of love and care.
-We only heal if we take care of ourselves.
-Change is possible when you allow yourself the space to do the work.
Training & Experience
I have an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle. Since 2015, I’ve supported folks in a variety of settings, including private practice and non-profit community mental health agencies.
I have expertise in helping people heal from complex trauma and attachment issues using a somatic, mindfulness based approach called Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
Taking care of yourself is the most generous
thing you can do for the world.
-Initial consultation, 30 minutes: No charge
-50 minute session: $200
-80 minute session or initial assessment session: $300
Can I see you in person or online only?
Online sessions are available for anyone residing in the state of Washington. All you need is a stable internet connection and a private, quiet place to be while we do our sessions.
How long will we meet?
It depends on many factors such as whether or not this is your first time in therapy, where you are at in your healing work, how slow or fast you want to move, and your preferences. Everyone is unique. For some folks, just a few months might be all they are needing or wanting while others may want to be in therapy for a year or more, and for other nerds like me therapy is a life-long journey. I think it is helpful to meet as long as it feels like we are doing good work and making progress towards your goals. You have the right to end therapy at any time for any reason.
What other approaches or modalities do you use?
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Attachment-based therapy
- Psychodynamic/relational psychotherapy
- Feminist Therapy
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Motivational Interviewing
- Family systems
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
I am also guided by:
- Anti-oppression & anti-racism
- Culturally responsive care
- Intersectional feminism
- Body positivity/fat liberation/HAES
- Sex positivity
- Radical self care
- Transformative justice
- Liberation psychology
What is the cancellation policy?
Therapy is a big commitment, and I ask that you commit to attending weekly sessions for the duration of our work together. I allow for one "freebie" cancellation per year and after that if you have weeks you need to miss I allow for rescheduling with 48 hours advanced notice. Without advance notice you are charged the full session fee.
Do you take insurance?
I do not take insurance and am considered an Out of Network (OON) provider with insurance companies. This means that if you have OON benefits you may be able to receive reimbursement from your insurance company for our sessions. It is up to you to call your insurance company and verify whether or not you have these benefits. I can provide a document called a "Superbill" for you to submit to your insurance company.
Do you offer sliding scale or reduced fee sessions?
I currently have one opening for sliding scale; if you are in need please email me to discuss.
What forms of payment do you accept and how is that handled?
I accept credit cards and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards. After we decide to work together I will send you some forms to complete via a HIPAA-secure web-based platform called Simple Practice. One of the forms you will fill out will be a credit card payment form. Your card will be charged after each session and you will have access to receipts and statements in your client portal through Simple Practice.
I'm ready to get started, what do I do now?
If you are ready to book a session, you can go ahead and schedule a time via my online scheduler here: https://soren-stone.clientsecure.me/. I provide a free 30 minute consultation where you can share more about what you are looking for, ask any questions you might have, and we can decide if we are a good fit for moving forward. If either of us decides it is not a good fit, I am happy to provide several recommendations for other therapists you may be a better fit with. I will be transparent with you about whether or not I feel I can help and provide feedback on how I think I can help.
If you would like to move forward with me, the next step would be to schedule an 80 minute initial assessment where I can get to know you a bit more, go over my practice policies, learn more about your goals, and collaborate on a plan for treatment. I will give a clear and specific feedback on my insights and recommendations for moving forward and answer any questions you might have.
After the initial assessment we will meet once weekly for either 50 or 80 minute sessions depending on your preferences. Twice weekly sessions are also an option and often a great idea for times when you are doing more intense trauma work.
What happens during the free 30 minute consultation?
I will ask some questions about what brings you to therapy, about what you have struggled with, what you have tried so far (including any past therapy), and ask you to share what you would like to get out of therapy. Feel free to bring a list of questions to ask me. Towards the end of our time together if you would like to think about it some more that is totally fine and I'll leave it up to you to follow up if you'd like to schedule. If I feel like we are not a good fit, I will tell you and offer support in finding some appropriate referrals if you'd like. When you are ready to schedule, all you have to do is call or email me to get set up.
What happens in an initial assessment session and why is it 80 minutes long?
The initial assessment is where I learn more about your family, life history, relationships, identities, cultural background, and symptoms. This helps me to understand what sort of treatment might suit your unique needs. If there are things you aren't quite ready to get into, that is totally okay. You never have to share anything you're not ready to and I will never push for more information. Learning more about your history takes a bit more time than a standard session so that is why it is an 80 minute session. It also gives me time to talk more about the way I practice and discuss my practice policies so you have a full understanding of the path ahead.
What happens in a typical weekly session with you?
I take an organized approach to treatment, because in the middle of big feelings it can feel very disorienting and having an organized approach helps you feel anchored and continuing to make progress. All of my sessions have a specific structure I hold with lots of room for choice and intention within that.
We begin by checking in on how you're feeling today (with mindfulness and slowing down to really check in with yourself), then we check in on how you've been doing during the week including how your practice from last week has been (again this isn't surface level stuff but how you really have been doing), and then check in on if there's anything left over from the last session that is coming up for you/feedback from last session. I welcome your feedback with warmth and curiosity.
From there we consciously decide what to work on and how we're going to work on it (with the body and mindfulness or more talking about it/conversational). Based on where we're at in the healing process I'll provide feedback on what I think might be useful or come up with a menu of options if that is helpful. Then we will work on whatever you choose. We end with a check in on how you plan to integrate what you learned during the session and a plan of action for deepening into that work during your week.