Lia  Kamitsis

Lia Kamitsis

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Maple Valley practice (updated December 04, 2019)

Not accepting new clients in Kent practice (updated December 04, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Lia Kamitsis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) with offices in Maple Valley and Kent, WA who works with teens and adults across the lifespan. She specializes in substance abuse, including alcohol, meth, and marijuana, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, adjustment difficulties & disorders, and LGBTQIA topics.

Lia primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help her clients change their thought patterns and develop healthier coping skills. She also mixes in Gestalt Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and mindfulness practices, when appropriate. Her sessions are person-centered, and she takes a team-oriented approach to ensure all of her clients’ needs are being met. For clients who need additional support, Lia will work with them to find more resources.

Lia wants all of her clients to live the life they envision and feel empowered to live authentically. Before working in private practice, she worked at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

My goal and passion around working with people is always to help all individuals be the most authentic versions of themselves, finding what drives them and gives them satisfaction in life.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $80 (50min)

Location(s)

Maple Valley practice

23836 222nd Place Southeast

Maple Valley, WA 98038

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Kent practice

615 West Titus Street

Kent, WA 98032

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare, 2013 - 2018 (and some present)

ICD, 2012

Community Counseling and Mediation, 2010 - 2012

AHRC, 2009 - 2012

Columbia University Teachers College, EdM, MA, 2009

Arizona State University, BA, 2007


Languages

  • English
  • German

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