Kerry L McCarter, BSN, RN, MSW, LICSW

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”.



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



Can be billed directly for clients

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

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

A good faith estimate of expected charges is available upon scheduling or upon your request.

Offering teletherapy online and counseling services in Seattle,WA.