Nils Ringo, Therapist in Bellevue, Washington — Zencare
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Nils Ringo


Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT
Washington Accepting Online
Bellevue Accepting In-person
Updated September 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual health & dysfunction
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Nils Ringo is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a private practice in Seattle, Washington. He works with individuals and relationships to help them experience healing and growth in their lives. Many people who see Nils identify stuck patterns and places in their lives. Stuck in relationships, in difficult emotions, in distress and overwhelm. It is hard to see a way forward without help. Therapy with Nils brings awareness and understanding to his clients and ultimately transforms the stuckness/pain/distress into healing and growth. He helps people process through difficult experiences and emotions in order to emerge as a more free and whole version of themselves.

Nils received his Masters in Couples & Family Therapy at Seattle University. His training and personal experiences help him recognize how people are impacted by all things in life including their families, society, forms of oppression, sex, religion and spirituality, and people's inherent strengths and resilience. He approaches therapy with authenticity, heart, and candor. The therapeutic approaches he uses help people to work through trauma, to learn to see and treat themselves more compassionately (instead of critically), and to practice healing where there is pain and fear. As individuals, partners, and families learn and internalize their own healing and growth, their relationships also transform.

Nils offers virtual sessions only at the moment for people in the Seattle area and residents of Washington State.

Message to clients

I work with people who feel stuck in patterns, situations, cycles of avoidance/pain/distress/conflict. I work with individuals who need to figure out a new way forward and are open to diving into the mess. I work with couples and partners who want to repair, need to decide/figure out their next step, need help separating, want to establish new ways to communicate and connect.

My favorite part about the therapy process is seeing people grow to feel like more free and whole versions of themselves. There is so many messes in life that cause hurt, overwhelm, anxiety, and depression. Therapy is your place to see and understand the messes and to find your way forward. Therapy is a place to clean up hurts, to learn to repair, and to move forward more freely.


Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Nils Ringo is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $215 (55min)
  • Initial session: $215 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11-7
  • Wed 10-5
  • Thu 12-7
  • Fri 10-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Bellevue practice
2370 130th Ave NE, Ste 104, Bellevue, Washington 98005
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11-7
  • Wed 10-5
  • Thu 12-7
  • Fri 10-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Nils Ringo Therapy, Therapist/Founder, 2019 - Present
Pacific Behavioral Healthcare, Therapist, 2022 - Present
Center for Human Services, Mental Health Therapist, 2018 - 2019
Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care, Masters Level Clinical Intern, 2016 - 2018

Seattle University , MA in Couples & Family Therapy, 2018
University of Portland, BA in Sociology & Spanish, 2010


Washington: LF61186470