Balance & Being Counseling
Mary-lynn Ballew - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Trained as a licensed marriage and family therapist associate (LMFTA), I have received a master's degree from Antioch University, in Seattle, WA. My supervision and clinical work was completed at Sound, a mental health organization in King County, where I worked in the Eastside family services department. Much of the work there was around trauma and domestic violence. My undergraduate degree is a bachelor of arts from the Evergreen State College with an emphasis in fine art.
Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Gottman Leader in The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Program.
Gottman Leader for the Bringing Baby Home Program.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Washington State Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)
Over the years I have volunteered with Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS), with the King County Crisis Line, and as a school board member.
Hobbies and Interests
With interests in health, wellness and the outdoors, I enjoy fitness, hiking, gardening, reading, making art, cooking healthy foods, yoga, adventure and spending time with family and friends.
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
"The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise person."