Our Team

Meet Kimberly.

Kimberly (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, and Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist.

​Kimberly is an AASECT Supervisor, an AAMFT Supervisor, a Washington State Supervisor, and an EFT Supervisor in training. She really enjoys training future therapist, and therefore, often trains future therapist within her practice. Kimberly provides sex supervision throughout the nation. To contact her to become a supervisee, please reach out to her at kimberlycastelo@healingmomentscounseling.net

Kimberly is a national speaker, speaking on topics of faith, sexuality, grief, coping with Multiple Sclerosis, High Tone Pelvic floor, menopause, and more!

Credentials and Training

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist
  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor
  • Washington State Approved Supervisor
  • AAMFT Supervisor
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Supervisor in Training

Kimberly does not have current client openings. Kimberly does telehealth services only.

Kimberly does not have supervision slots available.

Contact Information:

Email: Kimberlycastelo@healingmomentscounseling.net

Phone: (206) 954-9102

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Session Fees:

  • $200 for an individual/couple 50-minute session
  • $300 for an 80-minute session
  • Please contact Kimberly for her supervision and consultation fees

What is a Certified EFT Therapist?

A Certified EFT Therapist has gone through hours of training  in order to ensure they were able to help distressed couples connect using the EFT model of therapy.  For more information about EFT please go to http://www.iceeft.com/.

Why go to a Certified Sex Therapist?

certified sex therapist is specifically trained to deal with all areas concerning sexuality. We have spent years beyond a typical therapist's training so clients can receive the care and expertise they are looking for.

What is a Certified Integrated Intimacy Professional?

A Certified Integrated Intimacy Professional (CIIP) is a person who has been trained in a holistic approach to sexuality. A CIIP is a mental health professional with advanced training in couples therapy, sex therapy and spiritual intimacy. For more information, please visit www.nwioi.com


Kimberly specializes in working with:

Couples and Individuals (LGBTQQIA+ welcome and Poly friendly)

​Couples who are dealing with one partner (or both) having out of control sexual behavior

Sexual concerns such as:​

  • Sexual Trauma
  • Out of Control Sexual Behavior
  • Erotic Conflict
  • Desire Discrepancy
  • Sexual Religious Shame
  • Gender Care
  • Anorgasmia
  • High Tone Pelvic Floor (vaginismus)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Delayed Ejaculation
  • Pelvic Pain
  • LGBTQQIA+ Allied
  • BDSM and Kink Friendly
  • Consensual Non-Monogamy

Medical community: As you care for others, my job will be caring for you and your relationships. I have several years of experience as a chaplain working in a hospital alongside a medical team, so I understand the pressures you face on a daily basis and the effects these have on family dynamics. I realize it is important to find a place where you are seen as just yourself and not as a doctor, nurse, etc. If that is something you are looking for, then I am here to help! 

Other Therapists: I recognize that being a therapist and finding a therapist for yourself can be challenging. As we know, therapists need support in examining their own lives, stories, and trauma not only to enhance their lives, but their clinical work as well. I have extensive experience working with therapists for individual and couples therapy. My goal is always to facilitate an environment where you feel held and seen. 

Supervision and Consultation:  I love supervising and consulting on cases. I find working with other therapists on how to strengthen their craft to be something deeply rewarding. 

  • I can provide supervision for LMFTA and LMHCA is the state of Washington.   
  • I can provide nationwide sex therapy supervision and sex therapy consultation.
  • I can provide nationwide Emotion Focused Therapy supervision to those wanting to learn more on how to work with couples from this approach and to those who want to become certified in EFT. 
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Public Speaking

I love talking in front of people and sharing with others. I have spoken at the University of Washington Multiple Sclerosis Center about sexuality and disability and have spoken at adult living facilities concerning sex education. I have also spoken at many faith communities around issues of marriage, communication, and parenting. If you would like me to come speak at your location, please feel free to contact me.

Contact Information:

Email: Kyle@healingmomentscounseling.net

Phone: (360) 830-6129

Kyle can see clients in both WA and FL.

Credentials and Training

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
  • The Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training: Level One, Two, and Three. Kyle is starting the certification process shortly.
  • The Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Couples Addiction and Recovery
  • The Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Treating Affairs and Trauma
  • The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader Training 
  • Bringing the Baby Home Leader  Training
  • Trained SPAFF Coder for The Love Lab
  • Crucible Neurobiological Therapy
  • The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy 
  • Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator
  • Clinical Work with Consensual Non-Monogamous Relationships
  • Applied Tantra for Practitioners
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)
  • Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

Meet Kyle.

Kyle (he / him) is a couples and sex therapist. His therapeutic approach is based on The Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Polyvagal theory.

You and Kyle will work together to come up with therapeutic goals and steps to bring healing, change, and transformation to the areas of your life that you are looking to change. To support long-term changes, Kyle highly encourages other family members and significant others to participate in the therapy process.

Kyle is a trained SPAFF coder in Dr. John Gottman’s world famous Love Lab where he codes conversations couples have, manages research studies, and nerds out on the science of relationships.

Kyle also sat on the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy board from 2018-2019.

When not highlighting research articles on a Sunday morning in his bathrobe, Kyle enjoys writing for The Gottman Relationship Blog, doing Crossfit with his spouse, and cuddling with his cat Hendrix. Most importantly, Kyle's favorite thing in the world is a good hug. 

Kyle is non-monogamous and BDSM-friendly. Kyle provides therapy in English and is supervised by Kimberly Castelo, LMFT.

Areas of Focus with Clients

  • Couples Conflict & Relational Distress
  • Infidelity and Affairs
  • Non-Monogamous Relationships
  • Perinatal Mental Health/Adjusting to Children
  • Sexuality and Intimacy
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • ​Cultural Issues
  • LGBTQQIA+ Affirming
  • Kink Friendly
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Session Fees:

  • $160 for an individual/couple 50-minute session
  • $240 for an 80-minute session

Meet Nika.

Nika (she / her) is an individual and couples therapist, specializing in sex therapy and utilizing EFT in her work. Nika has extensive background in behavioral health crisis work and is passionate about supporting clients who struggle with sexual behaviors that are problematic and/or feel out of control (OCSBs, aka Sex Addictions). She works with both OCSB clients and their partners, individually and as a couple.

Nika holds her clients’ integrity and worth in the highest regard and is committed to providing compassionate and judgment-free care to those seeking change. Nika recognizes the unique and challenging ways in which OCSBs impact partnership. She is prepared to address the partners’ individual perspectives and wellness needs, as well as assist in navigating toward the relationship agreement both partners consent to.

Nika is a sex-positive and pleasure-focused therapist, who utilizes a strength-based approach to treatment and views individuals and their concerns though a sovereignty affirming holistic lens.

Nika is trilingual and has the ability to provide therapy in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Credentials and Associations:

  • Licensed by WA Department of Health Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • ICEEFT Member

Speciality Training:

  • Sex Therapy (NWIOI)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • Healing Trauma and Addiction (Dr. Gabor Maté)

Session Fees:

  • $170 for an individual/couple 50-minute session
  • $255 for an 80-minute session

Nika is accepting new clients at this time.

Contact Information:

Email: Nika@healingmomentscounseling.net

Phone: (425) 470-3541

Nika is Kink, Poly and LGBTQIA+ friendly

Nika specializes in working with individuals and couples on:

  • Out of Control Sexual Behavior (Sex Addiction)
  • Problematic Sexual Behaviors
  • Infidelity (Emotional and/or Sexual)
  • Desire discrepancy
  • Erotic Conflicts
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Sexual Shame
  • Body Image and Sex
  • Sex Education
  • Vaginismus
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Low Libido

Annie is accepting new clients at this time.

Contact Information:

Email: Annie@healingmomentscounseling.net

Phone: (360) 524-2799

Credentials and Trainings

  • Bachelor’s Degree from New York University (NYU)
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University 
  • Member of Washington Mental Health Counselors Association 
  • Gottman levels 1 & 2 
  • Member of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) 
  • Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trained in Narcissistic Relationships & Emotional Abuse Recovery
  • Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP) 
  • EFT Externship May 2022

Meet Annie.

Annie (she / her) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA). She holds a bachelor's degree from New York University (NYU) and a Master's degree from Bastyr University. Her approach to counseling is trauma-informed and client-centered, integrating a variety of therapeutic modalities including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic, Family Systems and The Gottman Method.

She believes therapy is a courageous process of self discovery and is committed to supporting her clients with compassion, intuition and honesty. ​

She seeks to understand the whole person within the context of their relationships, inviting clients to explore and challenge their patterns to create sustainable change.  

Areas of Focus with Clients

  • Insecure attachment styles
  • Conflict & Relational Distress
  • Anxiety and depression 
  • Body Image
  • Codependency
  • Complex PTSD
  • Life Transitions
  • Infidelity (emotional and/or sexual)
  • Desire discrepancy
  • Non-monogamy

Session Fees:

  • $140 for an individual 50-minute session
  • $180 for a couples 50-minute session
  • $210 for an 80-minute (individual or couples) session

Meet Eli.

Eli (They/she) is a relational therapist who wants to aid you in your journey to becoming your most authentic self. Eli holds a Bachelor's from Western Washington University and a Master's from Antioch University Seattle with a specialization in Creative Arts Therapy and Sex Therapy. Eli wants to help clients in destigmatizing pleasure and build stronger communication skills within themselves and others. Eli’s hope is to create a safe, non-judgmental space with a person-centered approach, to challenge and meet the goals of therapy. For those participating in therapy, engaging in the art making process will always be an invitation and clients can always state they do not wish to participate in that form of treatment. 

Eli is a white, queer, non-binary femme (They/she). Eli is neurodiverse, able bodied, middle class, and raised with two different faiths. Eli is living on occupied Coast Salish and Duwamish Land. These are the identities that Eli brings into the therapeutic space. When not engaging in therapy, one can find Eli tangled in yarn with their two cats, who are named Time & Space. Eli loves being outdoors, hiking, art, reading, cooking & baking, and the thrill of travel. 

 

Eli offers a variety of modalities and services depending on the client’s needs:

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Narrative Therapy

 

 

Eli works with teens, individuals, couples, poly relationships, the LGBTQQIA+ community.

Areas of Focus with Clients

  • Gender Identity
  • Desire Discrepancy
  • Non-Monogamous Relationships
  • Navigating Relational Structures
  • Sexual Shame
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Creative Arts Processing
  • Attachment Styles
  • Life Transitions
  • Communication Skills
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Body Image
  • Sex Education
  • LGBTQQIA+ Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied

Eli is accepting new clients at this time.

Contact Information:

Email: Eli@healingmomentscounseling.net

Phone: (501) 887-7126

Credentials and Trainings

  • Masters of Arts from Antioch University Couple & Family Therapy: Art Therapy
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Associate
  • Provisional Art Therapist (ATR-P)
  • Sex Therapy Certificate from Antioch University
  • Sex Education Certificate Candidate
  • Member of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT)
  • Member of Washington Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (WAMFT)
  • Member of American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Session Fees:

  • $170 for 50-minute session
  • $225 for 80-minute session
  • There is a limited amount of sliding scale spaces available for select times.


Ellen is accepting new clients at this time.

Contact Information:

Email: Ellen@healingmomentscounseling.net

Phone: 253-234-5554

Areas of Focus:

  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Low Libido
  • Vaginismus
  • Fetish and Kink Friendly
  • BDSM Friendly
  • Non-Monogamous Relationships
  • Erotic Conflicts
  • LGBTQQIA+ Affirming
  • Infidelity and Affairs
  • Desire Discrepancy
  • Sex Education

Meet Ellen.

Ellen (she / her) holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in Communication and is currently a master’s candidate at Bastyr University where she is a clinical intern specializing in Sex Therapy.  

Ellen is a sex positive and pleasure focused therapist. She holds the belief that being your true self is paramount to leading the most fulfilling life. She doesn't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to your care; Ellen will constantly assess and adjust her work with you to meet you where you’re at. It is with these beliefs that Ellen will walk with you on your path to emotional and sexual well-being. 

Ellen values her clients’ integrity and holds space and empathy for everyone that she sees. She is committed to providing her clients with honesty, compassion, and objectivity. Ellen will strive to provide a safe space for you to share without judgement.

"While these challenging times in your life seem dark, I will hold the lantern while we walk together towards the light at the end of the tunnel." ~ Ellen

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Session Fees:

  • $60 for a 50-minute session
  • $80 for a 80-minute session

Ellen's services will not be covered by insurance.

Credentials and Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree from Washington State University
  • Master’s Degree Candidate from Bastyr University
  • Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • SAR - Sexual Attitute Reassessment
  • Treatment of Vaginismus

Meet Celeste.

Celeste (she/her) is a master's degree candidate with Capella University where she is a marriage and family therapy intern. She has been training under the emotionally-focused therapy modality because she feels that in order to heal we must go more deeply into ourselves. 

Celeste aspires to provide a safe place for clients to be vulnerable and build stronger attachment bonds while knowing that she will hold and make space for them during those brave and vulnerable moments. 

Celeste is friendly and non-judgmental towards all people including being affirmative towards LGBTQIA+ members, is faith-based friendly, and strives to be culturally sensitive and aware towards all. Let her know how best to respect you as she is open to learning from all. 

Session Fees:

  • $60 for a 50-minute session
  • $80 for a 80-minute session

Celeste's services will not be covered by insurance.

Credentials and Training

  • Bachelors of Science from Weber State University
  • Master's degree candidate from Capella University
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy externship training
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Student Member
  • Washington American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) Student Member
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) Student Member
  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) Student Member
  • Introduction to EFIT with Roy Hodgson
  • EFT Training in Dealing with Shame
  • EFT Training in Grief, Loss, and Trauma
  • EFT Training in Emotional Healing
  • EFT Training in Working with Reactivity and Blocks

Celeste is not currently accepting new clients.

Contact Information:

Email: Celeste@healingmomentscounseling.net

Phone: 360-499-9051

Areas of Focus:

  • Couples - including poly relationships
  • Individuals
  • Insecure attachment styles
  • Conflict and relational distress
  • Attachment issues
  • Life challenges
  • Sexual religious shame
  • Desire discrepancy
  • Communication skills

Bailey is not currently accepting new clients.

Contact Information:

Email: bailey@healingmomentscounseling.net

Phone: 206-627-0037

Areas of Focus:

  • Members of the LGBTQIAA+ community 
  • Teenagers and their families
  • Couples & polycules
  • Gender identity
  • Survivors of sexual assault
  • Consensual non-monogamy & polyamory
  • Kink & BDSM
  • Anxiety & stress
  • Depression & worry

More About Me:

I identify as a White, cis-gendered, queer, millennial woman. I am also able-bodied, middle-class, and non-religious. The identities I hold shape how I see the world and inevitably, our work together. As part of our therapeutic work, we'll discuss our shared and differing identities and how those perspectives can help or hinder our work together. While I will broach the topic, I always allow the client to lead how much identity work is part of the therapeutic space. I provide care that is anti-racist, body-positive, and trans-identity affirming.

Meet Bailey.

Bailey (she/her) is a Master's degree candidate with Antioch University Seattle. She will begin taking clients in January of 2022.

I believe my clients are the experts of their own lives at any age. For that reason, my approach to therapy is highly collaborative. My hope is to provide a judgement free space where you can explore yourself and your relationships without shame. I work to provide a space where clients feel safe, held, and seen when the outside world can be so harsh. We will thoughtfully pursue the changes that brought you to seek therapy, while remaining open to whatever else might come up during the process.

My theoretical approaches are rooted in Emotion Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, Solutions Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Bowenian methods.

If you don't know what any of that means, don't worry! I intentionally approach each of my clients with a theory that I believe suits their definition of the problem and world view. I am always open to feedback about our work together and will formally ask for your input at several points during treatment. On that same note, our work is done when you are satisfied.

Session Fees:

  • $60 for a 50-minute session
  • $80 for a 80-minute session

Bailey's services will not be covered by insurance.

Credentials and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts from University of Oregon
  • Master's in Couple and Family Therapy candidate at Antioch University Seattle
  • Sex Therapy Certificate candidate at Antioch University Seattle
  • SAR (Sexual Attitude Reassessment)
  • AAMFT student member
  • WAMFT student member

Meet Simone.

Simone (she/they) is a mixed race, queer Womxn of Nigerian and German heritage residing upon unceded Coast Salish lands. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in Sociology with an emphasis in Psychology, gender, and ethnic studies. She is currently a master’s candidate at Bastyr University where she is a clinical intern specializing in decolonizing practices.  

Committed to centering Black, Indigenous, People Of Color experiences through a decolonization, liberation, and social justice framework, Simone approaches her work in a way that incorporates healing centered engagement. She embraces a holistic view of well-being that includes spiritual domains of health while applying culturally responsive approaches that include intersectionality and traditions and adapts and incorporates new techniques as needed. 

The theories that guide her approach to counseling include: Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care.

We will work collaboratively to identify how your cognitions and social systems impact your feelings and behaviors while moving toward the cultivation of each of these systems into a fluid ecosystem that leads to whole-person healing. 

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Areas of Focus:

  • Trauma Informed Care and wellness 
  • Interpersonal and relationship wellness 
  • LGBTQIA+ Wellness 
  • Survivors of sexual assault 
  • Survivors of domestic violence 
  • Epigenetics and race-based traumatic stress 
  • Somatics and mindfulness-based stress-reduction 
  • Ambiguous Grief  

Simone is currently accepting new clients.

Contact Information:

Email: simone@healingmomentscounseling.net

Phone: 901-295-9952

Session Fees:

  • $60 for a 50-minute session
  • $80 for a 80-minute session

Simone's services will not be covered by insurance.

Dara will be accepting clients in July.

Contact Information:

Email: dara@healingmomentscounseling.net

Phone: 206-486-0714

Credentials and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from University of Texas
  • Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification in K-8 Education
  • Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle candidate
  • Sex Therapy Certificate candidate at Antioch University Seattle
  • SAR (Sexual Attitude Reassessment)
  • AAMFT student member
  • WAMFT student member

Meet Dara.

Dara (she/her) is a master’s degree candidate from Antioch University Seattle in Psychology, specializing in Couple and Family Therapy. She is a clinical intern specializing in Sex Therapy and will begin taking clients in July 2022.


Dara believes that therapy is a collaborative process, and the client is the expert of their own life. She aims to provide a non-judgmental space that encourages exploration of self and relationships, by examining attachment (in)securities, internalized oppression, and family of origin narratives. She is compassionate and helps her clients to live their most authentic lives. Her orientation is strength-based and she believes that healing happens in the presence of others.

Session Fees:

  • $60 for a 50-minute session
  • $80 for a 80-minute session

Dara's services will not be covered by insurance.

Areas of Focus:

  • Couples and Individuals
  • Adolescents
  • Gender Identity
  • Body Image
  • HAES (Health at Every Size)
  • LGBTQIA2S+ affirming
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Desire discrepancy
  • Infidelity
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Consensual non-monogamy

Meet Kalvin.

Kalvin (he/him) is the Administrative Assistant for Healing Moments Counseling and is in charge of social media, the website, supervision schedule, and paperwork.

He is an anti-racist, body-positive, pro-equality member of the LGBTQ+ community, and he has a love for animals, books, self-care, podcasts, and connecting with people. Kalvin is an empathetic, compassionate, kind-hearted person who has an obsession with coffee, blankets, and plants. If you get him started talking about mental health, he probably will never stop. 

For any questions or concerns, you can reach Kalvin at kalvin@healingmomentscounseling.net. He’d love to hear from you!

Contact Information:

Email: Kalvin@healingmomentscounseling.net

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