In Step Counseling
Christie L Messina, MA, LMHC


720 N 35th St. Ste 201 Seattle, WA 98103 206-271-4819

Welcome

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice based in the Fremont Neighborhood. My experience includes work with individuals, couples and families.  I have worked in community mental health settings, in homes and in various school settings. I have also worked in early intervention with new moms and their children.

I see the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative one, in which we work together to explore areas in your life that you may be struggling with. My role is to provide a safe space to explore these challenges that you may be facing, or areas you would like to improve upon in your own personal journey.  Many times these obstacles may be hindering you from moving forward. Whether you are struggling in relationships, school, family, with depression, anxiety, a traumatic event, life changes, or you are just looking to grow further as a person. I can help guide you in this process towards growth and change.

In my practice I see adolescents, adults, and couples. An area of focus in my practice is in working with clients who struggle with depression and anxiety. I also specialize in working with women struggling with perinatal mood disorders, pregnancy loss, birth trauma and infertility. I work with new parents struggling to find that balance in their life and relationship after baby arrives. I do individual sessions as well as work with couples.

Some of the areas I focus on in my practice include:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Disordered Eating
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety
  • Birth Trauma
  • Infertility
  • Drug and Alcohol issues
  • Life transitions


If you are interested in working with me, or have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact me by phone or email at instepcounseling@comcast.net or 206-271-4819. I am available for a free 20 minute phone consultation if you would like to make sure it is a good fit before working together.