DBT Group for Teens; Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Call for more Information: 425-670-2102
I am a licensed mental health therapist specializing in issues of adolescence and eating disorders. I also work with people of all ages who struggle with painful emotions, challenging behaviors, and relationship problems. Most of my work is with individuals, but I also work with couples and families. My specialties are:
Kris Coppedge, LICSW
How often and for how long will I come to therapy?
One way to think about how often to see a therapist is to compare it to seeing a physician. If you are sick, you schedule an appointment with your physician. The doctor does an assessment and talks with you about options that will help you. For a minor illness you might have a follow-up appointment. If you have a complex or a chronic problem, you will probably see the doctor, specialist, or an alternative professional for several appointments, and possibly for a long time. If your problem is acute, such as a heart attack, you will need emergency services.
This process is much the same when you see a mental health professional. After gathering information, the therapist and you will talk with you about how they can help you. Sometimes a therapist has particular requirements. For example, when someone has an eating disorder, I require that they see a physician to monitor health risks. As you reach your goals, you might decide to come only one or two times a month, or perhaps only as you want. Many of my clients call this a periodic "tune up."
A bit about me
I was born in Seattle, and lived here until I was 10. My family then moved to Pullman, where I completed High School and cheered for the Cougars. I completed both a bachelor's and a master's degree at the University of Oregon, and completed a second master's degree at the University of Washington.
On weekends I enjoy getting out with my dogs. Murphy loves to swim
To make an appointment with me, call, text or email:
Call me at: (425) 670-2102
Text me at: (425) 275-3429
My Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Cedar Valley Road, Ste 107
Lynnwood, WA 98036
**Beginning June 6, I will be in a new office!**
16825 48th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98037
I am tired every day and all I want to do is stay in bed. I don't know what's wrong with me."
"I feel like a door mat and unappreciated. I would stand up for myself, but I am afraid it will only make us argue. I probably wouldn't be listened to anyway."
"Why am I still bothered by what happened to me as a child? Thoughts go through my head and I suddenly feel scared, like I was 9 years old all over again."
Therapies that I use:
Therapy helps us learn alternative ways to think about our problems.
When you don't feel safe and you need help now:
King County Crisis Line
Alcohol/Drugs Resource Line
24 hour hotline