Sally Whalen, Therapist in Kirkland, WA

Sally is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate practicing in Kirkland, WA and the surrounding communities.

Sally believes that individuals have a profound capacity for growth, healing, and change and a need for both autonomy and connection. She is honored to walk with her clients as they grow in their ability to be present with and regulate their emotions, to be themselves with other people, and to make new and more adaptive choices for the lives they want to lead.
Sally seeks to understand how each client’s unique experiences, relationships, and environment have impacted them and works with them to craft goals that match their specific needs and strengths.


Sally Whalen, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Assoc.

How Sally Helps

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, families, and individuals

  • Attachment-based interventions

  • Mindfulness-based interventions

  • Self-compassion

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Concerning Issues
Relationship concerns / couples counseling
    •    Family dynamics / family counseling
    •    Depression
    •    Anxiety
    •    Adjustment and stress
    •    Trauma
    •    Sex and sexuality
    •    Self-esteem
    •    Identity exploration
    •    Grief
    •    LGBTQIA+
    •    Body image concerns

Informed by the science of attachment, Sally fosters a therapeutic relationship that serves as a secure base from which clients can explore the difficult and beautiful work of becoming more connected with themselves and other people. Sally is grounded in Emotionally Focused Therapy and incorporates elements of mindfulness, self-compassion, and other attachment-based modalities.

Education and Training
Sally holds a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling from Gonzaga University. She has completed the Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy with Individuals Level 1 (EFIT).