growth & wellness counseling

Thank you for stopping by. Currently, my practice is full and I am no longer working with new clients. 

meet: kenneth

Hello, my name is Kenneth Marshall. 

 

I am gay. I am male. I am multi-racial. I am a son, brother, uncle, friend, and partner. I have many identities, all of which enrich my approach to working with clients. 

 

Being of Native Hawaiian, Chinese, and Western European ancestry and having been raised in a bicultural household, I learned that there are many ways to make meaning of the life that you were born into, while informing the life you create for yourself. 

 

As a child growing up in Hawaii, I remember one of my aunts telling me, "Never turn your back to the ocean and she will always take care of you." 

 

As a student at University, I remember one of my professors saying, "Personal growth is directly proportional to personal discomfort." 

 

As a mental health therapist, my approach to working with clients is based on building upon strengths, to generate solutions that empower the individual. I support my clients as they fortify their connection to themselves and others. 

My formal education includes earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Spanish from  Seattle University  in 2006. Later, I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Washington in 2012. I am fully licensed in the state of Washington as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LW 60804492). 

I have over ten years of experience working at the University of Washington managing clinical research trials and developing therapeutic interventions, Seattle Counseling Service providing individual mental health therapy, and Sound  (formerly Sound Mental Health) facilitating various therapy groups and providing individual mental health therapy.

Preferred pronouns: he | him | his

 
 

AREAS OF FOCUS

I specialize in working with adults in the following areas:

  • Gender/Sexuality

  • LGBTQI Issues

  • Intersectional Identity

  • Multiracial Identity

  • Cultural Identity & Group Belonging

  • Men's Issues/Masculinity

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

I have been trained in and incorporate the following therapeutic methods in my practice.

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  • DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

  • MI (Motivational Interviewing)

 

SERVICES & FEES

Initial Consultation (in-person or phone)

30 minutes | Free

Intake

60 minutes | $150

 

Individual Session

55 minutes | $130

Individual Session

90 minutes | $160

INSURANCE

I am an in-network provider with,

 

Even though I am an in-network provider for the above insurances there is no guarantee that I will be covered by your specific insurance policy. Please verify with your insurance provider that I am a preferred provider. 

 

I am an out-of-network provider for all other insurances. Your insurance provider may offer partial reimbursement for out-of-network services (typical out-of-network reimbursement is 50%-80% of the provider fee). I can provide invoices or monthly statements for you to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement upon request.

 

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PAYMENT

All fees are due at the beginning of the session. I accept cash, check, or credit/debit card. Checks should be made payable to Growth & Wellness Counseling PLLC. 

CANCELLATION

If you need to cancel or reschedule our appointment, please call or email me at least 48 hours prior to our session. If you cancel or reschedule an appointment with less than 48 hours notice or do not show up to an appointment then you will be charged for the session, emergencies excluded. 

CONFIDENTIALITY

No system of communication is 100% secure. Email, cell phone, and fax communication may be accessed by unauthorized parties and the privacy and confidentiality of such communication may be compromised. While Growth & Wellness Counseling PLLC cannot guarantee that communication by email, cell phone, and fax will remain confidential, protecting your information is important. As such the methods of communication are in compliance with Federal and State statutes.

non-discrimination

Growth & Wellness Counseling PLLC is a safe, and respectful space for individuals of all races, sexes, genders, bodies, classes, and backgrounds. Racism, sexism, heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ableism, xenophobia, and any form of bigotry/hate will not be tolerated unless addressing these biases is part of your therapy.

 
LOCATION

My office is located in Ballard at:

The Valhalla

5306 Ballard Ave NW

Suite #210

Seattle, WA  98107-4366

HOURS

Monday - Thursday

10 AM - 8 PM (last appointment at 7 PM)

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