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Dean Nakanishi, LMHCA

Meet Dean


I believe that we are created for wholeness: mind, body, and spirit. This world, circumstances, and we cause fractures and injury to all three of those elements of our being. When we are rightly related to our Creator, to others, and to ourselves then we can operate in the fullness of life that we are meant to experience. I will listen intently as you reflect upon your story, partner with you in a dialogue, explore dreams and hopes for the future, and look for practical steps to get there. Whether you are in the middle of a faith or existential crisis, struggling with anxiety or a habit, looking to improve relationships, or considering a course adjustment in life, I look forward to meeting with you along the journey.


I am a husband, a father of three, and a teacher for over 20+ years in the area. Seattle sports, golf, swimming, hiking, family game night, and coffee are a few of my guilty pleasures. 


Seeing: Individual adults and couples - ACT, EFT, and Gottman informed with a faith integration emphasis. Beginning to see clients starting Sept. 2022 (Mondays through Thursdays, 2 pm - 5:30 pm).


Professional Credentials:

Northwest University, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Willamette University, BA History and MA in Teaching

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Additional Information

COUNSELING FOCUS AREAS


  • Additional Information: 
  • Adjustment/Life Transition
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Boundaries
  • Burnout
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Coaching/Goal Setting
  • Marital and Premarital Counseling
  • Men’s Issues
  • Mind/Body Connection
  • Ministry Issues 
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality/Faith Development
  • Trauma
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Billing & Rates

Dean's counseling rates for individuals are $100 for 50-minute session, $120 for couple's/pre-marriage 70-minute session (plus $30 1x fee for Gottman Marriage Assessment OR $35 1x fee for SYMBIS Premarital Assessment). Credit Card (put on file) preferred, OR check/cash (day of service) also accepted. Dean is out-of-network with all insurance companies but can offer a Superbill upon request. Superbill can be turned in to your insurance company and may cover your session in full or in part. Before making your appointment, we recommend that you call the number listed on the back of your insurance card to find out your plan’s benefits and coverage.


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