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Balance & Being Counseling

Mary-lynn Ballew - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

About Me



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.


Gottman Training

  • 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.


Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

  • Washington State Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)


Volunteer Work

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."

Albert Einstein

"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."


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