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I am a Child and Family Counselor in private practice in downtown Everett on Colby Ave and California St. I have 23 years of experience as a counselor and parenting educator.

Specifically, I –

  • Work with individual adults, children, teens, couples and families on a wide variety of topics
  • Specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, relationships, communication, loss and grief
  • Use an integration of cognitive, behavioral, insight and/or humanistic psychology
  • Trained in the Child Advocacy Project for children that recently disclosed sexual abuse
  • Experience as a Teaching Assistant and Group Leader at Seattle University
  • Mental Health Professional for the Skagit Valley Critical Stress Management Team working with First Responders such as EMT’s and police to reduce trauma stress reactions.
  • Created Parenting Day By Day, parenting course and workbook

Parenting Day By Day is a parenting program I developed to coach parents who are not looking for counseling to help with the various aspects of parenting including behavioral, emotional and cognitive skills while clarifying the values of the parent and the family as a whole. Some of the available webinars and classes are –

  • Parenting Day By Day
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • The Think Out

These classes, and more, are available:

  • Private in-person or local class
  • Online private session
  • Webinar

Learn more on the Illuminated Parenting page.

I look forward to connecting with you.

Thank you,

         M.Ed., LMHC, DCEP

Melinda Moats, M.Ed., LMHC, DCEP

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#1 Parenting Tip:
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The Think Out parenting tool is a method that will help make lasting changes in your child’s actions.

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Parenting Day by Day: Consultation (free!)

Max Participants: Individual/Couple Cost: Free Time: 15 min

Opportunity to talk with Melinda Moats about how your specific issues may be solved and what services best meet your needs. Easily talk via phone or Skype. To set an appointment email your available times to

Illuminated Living: One to One

Max Participants: Individual/Couple Cost: $110.00 Time: 45 min
Discount Quantity Pricing: 4 Classes for $380

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