Isabel Decian, MA, LMHC, RPT
I'm glad you are here!
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist in the state of Washington offering both in-person and online psychotherapy sessions.
My play therapy background, enables me to skillfully integrate expressive activities into sessions to enhance client learning consolidation. Clients frequently express that utilizing expressive tools assists them in comprehending, retaining, and efficiently apply skills when they need them.
I inform my practice with evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention, I-CBT, and Mindfulness to help you decrease suffering and start enjoying your life again.
Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of gaining valuable experiences and knowledge in various settings such as Intensive Outpatient Programs, Partial Hospitalization Programs, and Outpatient hospitals settings for children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have also had the opportunity to work in group practices before embarking on my own independent practice.
Growing up with a mother who was a teacher, I developed a deep appreciation for education As a result, I am committed to enhancing my knowledge through regular participation in trainings and consultations.
I grew up in Brazil and I'm fluent in both Portuguese and English. If you'd like to get in touch with me, please feel free to send me an email. Let's connect and see how I can be of assistance to you.
"The way we behold our people cannot help but echo within them and begin to reshape their inner world"
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - North Central College, IL
Master's degree in Clinical Psychology (2013) - Governors State University, IL
Post-Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy (2019) - Antioch University, WA
A sampler of past, meaningful trainings:
Interpersonal Neurobiology - Immersive year-long training with the warm Bonnie Badenoch, PhD which has helped me to inform my practice in which I lay the ground for the therapeutic safety.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills training - Behavioral Tech Institute, A Linehan Training Institute Training Company
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety - The Beck Institute
Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD - Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania.
I-CBT - Cognitive Behavior Institute