I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Washington state with over 17 years of experience. I have worked along side clients in various settings; telehealth, private practice, community mental health clinics, hospitals, military bases, detention centers and schools. I have worked with clients with a wide range of socio economic backgrounds and concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting problems, school/career challenges and life transitions . I also helped many people who have experienced trauma or abuse including domestic violence.
I have been recognized for my strengths of interpersonal skills, assessment and diagnosis, as well as, my professional writing and organizational skills. I have worked extensively with people of color, young adults, families/couples and have acted as a liaison for these client's in their communities. I devote my time and energy to my clients with no hesitation and have been appreciated for going above and beyond my general work duties. I have received awards for being a team player and for my exceptional crisis management techniques.
My therapy style is personable and flexible. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My expertise is in Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I am also certified in Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) and Motivational Interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LMFT 00002677
She is very good person. A good counselor. She listens to me and my needs, looks out for me
Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Malikah for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Malikah is a great therapist who has helped me understand myself immensely. I would highly recommend her!
Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Malikah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes