Margarita Lalayan, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Margarita is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing individual psychotherapy to children, adolescence and adults in Redmond, WA and surrounding communities.


Margarita approaches psychotherapy as a creative, collaborative undertaking between therapist and client with a goal of creating a safe, healing relationship through which clients can discover and mobilize their deepest capacities for transformation.


It is within the safety of this relationship that you will increase your insight and understanding, remove obstacles from your path, improve communication skills and realize your talents and potential. Margarita often incorporate mindfulness into her work, and has an interest in dream analysis.


Children are communicating through their play and behavior, therefore, Margarita loves using Play Therapy and Sandplay in her work with them. 

Concerning Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life transitions (career & relationship changes)

  • Personality issues

  • Autism spectrum issues (e.g. Asperger Syndrome)

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Identity Issues

  • Codependent relationship

  • Emotional Disturbance

How Margarita Helps



Art Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)


Play Therapy


Margarita is able and happy to work with you or your child in English, Russian or Armenian. A good fit between client and therapist is important for therapy. She welcomes you to set up an initial consultation so you can get a sense of how we might work together.

Education & Licensure

Margarita is a licensed therapist in the state of Washington, holding a Master’s degree in Psychology from Higher School of Psychology (Institute), Moscow, Russia. She holds a Licensed Mental Health Counselor license in the state of Washington.