Sheena Kaas, Therapist in Puyallup, Washington — Zencare
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Sheena Kaas

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Washington Accepting Online
Puyallup Accepting In-person
Updated November 15, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Self-care
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Sheena Kaas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Shelton, WA. Many of Sheena’s clients come to therapy because they want to know more about themselves and also want to develop their coping skills. Sheena treats clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, panic, PTSD, phobias, or other difficult emotional states due to the experience of trauma. She also provides couples counseling for couples who are in conflict, going through a major transition such as marriage, or simply want to deepen their bonds with one another.

Sheena’s approach to therapy is trauma-informed, which means that she takes special care when working with clients who have trauma backgrounds. Her main goal is to create a therapeutic atmosphere that is kind, compassionate, and one that feels safe for clients. She practices an evidence-based modality called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which helps clients harness their brain’s processing power to overcome heightened emotional reactions to difficult memories. She also uses Internal Family Systems to help clients learn more about their backgrounds and identities.

Sheena earned a Master’s degree from Saint Martin’s University. She has over seven years of experience supporting individuals and couples. When appropriate, Sheena may bring in elements of Christian Counseling upon client preference. She offers clients space for self-exploration while also equipping them with the tools they need to face any difficult situation.


Message to clients

Welcome. I am delighted to have you here.

I am a woman of Coast Salish heritage; I worked for many years helping indigenous men and women heal from the effects of historical and intergenerational trauma. I have come to believe that we each carry emotional baggage from previous generations, whether from inside our families or from greater society. I also believe that each of us is responsible for our own healing and that professionals like myself can help fill in the gaps.

When you work with me for individual treatment, you will learn skills to immediately manage symptoms. Because life stress can block the mind from healing, you will gain support to navigate challenging life circumstances that contribute to your stress. Even when your mind knows how to cope and stress has decreased, your body can still trigger the message that something is wrong; you will have the opportunity to process difficult memories so that your body can come up to date.

Emotional baggage can affect your intimate relationship; however, your relationship may also provide a rich opportunity to heal from past wounding. In couples counseling, you will learn to communicate in productive ways. You and your partner will come to understand how your relationship dynamics perpetuate conflict, and you will develop new dynamics to better serve each of you and your relationship.

Whether seeking individual treatment or couples treatment, your path to healing can become bigger than yourself and you create a new legacy to pass on to future generations.


Specialties

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

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

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.

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sheena Kaas 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: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (50min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Fee is charged at time of service. Superbills are provided so that clients may submit claims for insurance reimbursement.


Location(s)

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 1:30pm-3:30pm, 5:00-6:00pm
  • Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm, 5:00-6:00pm
  • Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm, 5:00-6:00pm
  • Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm, 5:00-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Puyallup practice
16714 Meridian Avenue East, Puyallup, Washington 98375
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 Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Private Practice, Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - Present
Squaxin Island Tribe, Mental Health Counselor, 2015 - 2021

Saint Martin's University, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, 2015


Licensure

Washington: 61003291


Languages

English