Accepting New Clients

  • Yes

Therapy Formats

  • Virtual

Eileen Akiaten

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Accepting New Patients

  • Yes

Therapy Formats

  • Virtual

Full Bio

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience, I’m ready to dig in with anyone who is willing to put in the work. I’m committed to holding a safe, non-judgmental space, whether your dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, need anger management, grief & loss, or are just feeling stuck in your life. I believe that there are different levels of transformation and healing because my hope is, we are all evolving and growing daily.

My approach is always strength based, trauma-informed and person-centered. I believe laughter, a foundation of trust and true connection are key to a strong therapeutic relationship. That said, I often pull from Narrative and Solution focused therapy practices, as well as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Attachment Theory, Family Systems and Mindfulness practices.

Being an active listener is my superpower. But that doesn’t mean I won’t challenge those negative beliefs and long held narratives. I like to keep it real while helping you to explore deeper to help you process through your stuff. I’m truly interested in people’s stories, learning about their journey and helping folks grow into the best human they can be. Intentional language is important to me. So if something doesn’t resonate with you or something doesn’t land right, please let me know. Its important to me that you feel validated and understood.

I’ve worked in community mental health for most of my career as a therapist and in leadership positions. I’m an advocate for community and social justice issues focused on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. I’m most comfortable working with folks dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Parenting Issues, Social Justice Issues, Life Transitions, Leadership issues, Work Stress, Imposter Syndrome, Relationship Issues and Family Dynamics.

I was first introduced to therapy in 1997. At the time, I needed help processing my divorce and becoming a single mother to a 2 yr old. My own therapeutic experience was so transformative, I decided to become a therapist in the middle of a couple’s session! As I started working with my clients, I realized that most of us don’t have a safe space with a trusted person to really dig in and process our thoughts and feelings. I believe that we all have the answers inside us. There’s just times when we all need some help quieting that negative talk in our heads and letting go of our old narratives. So let’s get started!

Areas of Focus/Specialty

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Parenting Issues
  • Social Justice Issues
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Family Dynamics
  • Anger Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Leadership
  • Work Stress
  • Relationship Issues

Therapy Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Person Centered
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Attachment Theory
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Practices