As a therapist, I take a cura personalis—care for the whole person—approach to my practice. Your mental health is infused with many intersecting factors—your family, loved ones, spirituality, sexuality, physical health, education, vocation, hobbies, trauma, lived experience, imagination, hopes, and dreams for your life.

Anxiety, depression, relationship and family problems, and life dissatisfaction often flow from being disengaged from one of these vital parts. My hope is to integrate them into your care. I believe that we are our most authentic selves when we get to know all of these parts, and get comfortable enough to integrate them into our personal identity.

My training is in family systems therapy. Therefore, I take an intersectional approach to my practice, especially emotion-focused therapy and Bowenian intergenerational family therapy. I help individual clients, couples, and families with anxiety, depression, relationship distress, grief and loss, and post-traumatic stress. I also love to help clients navigate phase-of-life challenges and religious/spiritual problems. Together, we will work to integrate every part of you into a more authentic self.”

– Molly Downes

p: 425.869.2644, ext.

CLIENT FOCUS & LOCATIONS

Ages 18+, couples and families via Virtual & Bothell Branch.

SPECIALTIES

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Discernment Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorder
  • Phase of Life Changes
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Spiritual/Religious Issues
  • Suicidal Ideation (not active)
  • Stress Management

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Molly has been with Emmaus since 2022 and is a marriage and family therapist in the state of Washington. She holds a Masters in Couples and Family Therapy from Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Intergenerational Family Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Narrative therapy
  • Gottman Couples

TRAINING & SKILLS

  • Lifespan Integration, Level 1.
  • Behavioral Health Leadership Summit.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Washington Association of Marriage and Family therapists
  • Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County Volunteer Ministry