Andrew Engstrom, MS, LMFTA

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(425) 354-5472
andrewe@seattlechristiancounseling.com

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Christian Counseling for Individuals and Couples

Sometimes you need an objective outsider to help you process particular challenges in your life. Perhaps you have struggled with forming healthy relationships, or you suffer from anxiety or depression—or maybe you just want to identify ways to live a healthy, happy life in community with others. Finding a safe environment to talk about the issues you face every day can be an important step toward empowering you to live fully. As a counselor with a heart for helping others to better understand themselves, I can support you as you explore who you are and who you want to become. As a husband and an expert in marital and family therapy, I can provide you with insight about forming fruitful, lasting relationships with others. And as a Christian committed to furthering the kingdom of God, I am delighted to work with you as you discern God’s great purposes for your life.

My Goal as a Christian Counselor

Being a Christian counselor allows me to be open with my dependency on the hand of God in the therapy room. I approach counseling through the lens of my Christian faith, and I consider my practice of counseling a response to God’s call for me to love others. With this in mind, my primary goal as a Christian counselor is to equip you to overcome the issues in your life that prevent you from growing in relationships with God and with others. By working together to identify your gifts and talents, I also aim to empower you to face future circumstances with confidence and a renewed sense of your identity in Christ. Ultimately, our purpose together is to help you build a vitalized relationship with yourself, God and your loved ones.
 

 

What My Therapy Can Offer You

As a therapist, I can help you increase awareness of yourself—your strengths, weaknesses, desires, and goals. The more you know about yourself, the better prepared you will be to make healthy decisions and solve problems. Understanding how you affect others, as well as how others affect you, enables you to engage important conversations, grow in relationships, and work toward living out God’s command that we love one another.

I can offer you a safe, neutral space to process problems and find solutions. Together we will strive to understand what makes you who you are. We will explore your family history and dynamics, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and identify your goals for the future. Our work together will help you understand how you can grow in your gifts and talents, and will provide you with resources to make sound judgment in the future.
 

My Areas of Expertise

As a certified Marriage and Family Therapist, I offer particular expertise in couples, marriage, and pre-marital counseling. I am licensed to work with complex family situations and to use the PREPARE/ENRICH tools for marital and premarital therapy.

I also offer individual counseling in many areas, including:
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Addiction
• Alcoholism
• Sexuality
• Counseling for teens
• Grief and loss
• Spiritual direction
• Attachment disorders