Kerry L McCarter, BSN, RN, MSW, LSWAIC


206-459-7994 ext.105

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”.

Specialties

  • Certified in Teletherapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
  • Certified SYMBIS Facilitator for Marital and Premarital Assessments
  • Relationship Issues
  • First Responders
  • Grief/Loss
  • PTSD
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness
  • Self–Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples
  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Children

Fees:

Initial Intake Session 60 Minutes – $165

Individual Therapy 53 Min./90 Min./2 hr.15 min. – $135/$245/$365

Couple or Family Therapy 50 Min./80 Min./2 Hrs. – $135/$245/$365

Insurance:

In-Network

Can be billed directly for clients

  • Premera (*see below for exceptions)
  • Global
  • Heritage
  • LifeWise
  • BCBS plans that run through Premera including most Anthem plans

Out of Network

Can be billed on clients’ behalf and will be reimbursed based on specific client coverage

  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • HMA
  • RGA
  • First Choice plans that start with 87

Not Covered

  • *Premera plans that contract out benefits through Optum, or begin with PBQ
  • Regence and other BCBS plans that run through Regence, including Boeing BCBS

Offering teletherapy online and counseling services in Edmonds, WA.