Get Started

To schedule a first appointment, call Mindful Therapy Group at (425) 640-7009.

David Flack, MA, LMHC, CDP ~ Seattle Area Counseling for Teens, Young Adults, and OthersThis number connects you to Mindful Therapy Group’s intake staff, who will do a brief screening, discuss scheduling options and verify your insurance.

During our first meeting, we’ll explore your goals for counseling, discuss possible treatment approaches and I’ll make an initial diagnosis.

Insurance companies require a diagnosis, so this is an essential part of our first session — at least if insurance is paying for services. I don’t believe it’s possible to make a thorough, thoughtful diagnosis in just one session, so this initial diagnosis is always provisional.

If counseling seems appropriate and we agree I’m a good fit for your goals and needs, at the end of this first meeting I’ll most likely suggest scheduling weekly appointments.

I believe therapy is most effective when sessions occur on a predictable basis. With that in mind, I almost always recommend weekly appointments at a regularly scheduled time, at least for the first few months. If you’re unable or unwilling to commit to weekly sessions, I’m probably not the right therapist for you or your family.

Sessions typically run 50 to 55 minutes. They are held in-person at the Tukwila or Mountlake Terrace offices of Mindful Therapy Group.

Once you’ve scheduled your first appointment, you’ll be emailed a few forms. Please complete them at least one day prior to our first session. That way I can review them before we meet. 

Would you like to chat before scheduling an initial session? I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. This gives you a chance to ask questions you may have and to see if we’d be a good therapeutic fit. The consult can include the parent, teen, or both. To schedule a consult, email me with a couple times that work for you and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.