I find joy when working with individuals, families and couples. My therapeutic approach is to create a safe, empathic and authentic relationship with my clients. Areas of emphasis include self-compassion and strengths-based, client-centered strategies. I employ techniques from several theoretical backgrounds including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have also been trained to apply Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Method couples therapy.

I began my career as an emergency medical technician, and then earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Northwest University. As an RN I worked in cardiology, oncology and intensive care units. I also served on a crisis hotline and worked with incarcerated youth and victims of sexual exploitation at a Seattle-based nonprofit. While earning a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington I served as a social work intern at the King County Department of Public Defense and then at the Mindful Therapy Group.

In my free time, I enjoy having adventures with my husband and our four children. Fun Fact: My husband and I co-created the popular “Gottman Couples Retreat Boardgame”.

Kerry L McCarter, BSN, RN, MSW, LICSW



  • Initial Intake Session 60 Minutes – $200
  • Individual Therapy 53 Min./90 Min./2 hr.15 min. – $175/$300/$445
  • Couple or Family Therapy 53 Min./80 Min./2 Hrs. – $175/$300/$445


In-Network Coverage

Can be billed directly for clients.

  • Premera
  • Global
  • Heritage
  • LifeWise
  • BCBS plans that run through Premera including most Anthem plans
  • Kaiser
  • First Choice Health

Out of Network Coverage:

Clients be provided a superbill to pursue reimbursement.

  • Regence
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna

Not Covered

Premera plans that contract out benefits through Optum, or begin with PBQ

Offering teletherapy online and counseling services in Seattle,WA.