Kim Ykema Counseling PLLC

Kim Ykema Counseling PLLC

Thanks for your interest in Kim Ykema Counseling PLLC!

In addition to life experience, I have a business degree from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and experience in many different administrative projects.  I earned a MSW degree from Marywood University then earned my credential as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in February 2018 after logging over 3,000 hours of supervised therapy work.   My license for the state of Washington is LW60816188.  I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 2013 and I subscribe to the NASW Code of Ethics.

While I was in grad school, I discovered an InterPlay group in Pennsylvania... my confidence grew as I learned how to have fun with people using movement and storytelling. 

  1. You can learn more about InterPlay by clicking on this link.
  2. To learn more about InterPlay classes and events in the state of Washington, click on this link.

Now I use InterPlay techniques to support my therapy work in the state of Washington... and I look forward to sharing those tools with you when you are interested.

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I also use:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • and Internal Family Systems in my practice.


  • Therapeutic assessment and treatment for adults, college age through retirement
  • Empowerment for those who feel trapped or helpless
  • Mindfulness to increase awareness of self and the ability to focus
  • Relaxation skills to reduce the awareness of chronic pain

Photo Credit: Annelle Hollingsworth

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