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Shoshauna Mohlman, MSW LSWAIC

Therapeutic Approach:

Therapy is a journey; a journey toward healing, acceptance and self-discovery. As a therapist, I approach my work with my clients as a partnership, knowing that we both bring essential elements to this process and can learn from one another. I practice using a dialectical, holistic and strengths-based lens, striving to help my clients recognize their strengths and leverage those strengths in order to achieve their goals and build their healthiest lives. I also incorporate mindfulness into my work, as awakening to the present moment is a crucial component on this journey. We are all doing the best that we can, given our current understanding, and yet have the capacity for endless growth and change. I’m eager to partner with my clients on their journey; loving, listening, growing and guiding along the way.

Education/ Experiences:

I am a Master’s Level Clinician and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work Associate (LSWAIC). I received both my BASW and MSW from The University of Washington. Additionally, I have received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) working with clients individually, as well as facilitating DBT Skills Groups. I have also received training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I bring a wealth of life experience to my work with clients. Before beginning my clinical career I spent the previous 20+ years predominantly working at home, raising children. This has given me experience with the foster care system, transracial adoption, advocating for children with ADHD and intellectual disabilities, championing LGBTQ children/ teens, navigating faith transitions and supporting children/ teens with myriad mental health diagnoses including Anxiety, Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder. I developed and facilitated a support group, within my faith community, for LGBTQ individuals and their families, as well as working with Arts with a Purpose to implement a Drama Workshop with the youth at Denney Juvenile Detention Center.

About Me:

Though raised in California, I consider myself an honorary Washington native, having spent nearly all of my adult life here. My husband and I were married in 1996 and moved to Mill Creek in 1997. We have watched this community grow while we have raised our 6 children here. Over the years, I have been actively involved in my church congregation, in various leadership and teaching capacities, as well as the local theater and music communities, both as a performer and a director. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, singing and listening to music or a good podcast, going on long walks, traveling, and spending time in nature.

I recognize the inherent trust that is needed in an effective therapeutic relationship, and I strive to foster an environment that will allow that relationship to flourish; creating space for both open and challenging dialogue as well as deeply nurturing connection.