Located on the border of Bellevue and Redmond, Washington,
The Center for Relational and Family Therapy (CRAFT) provides
therapy for families, children, teens, and adults.
The Center for Relational and Family Therapy (CRAFT) is a collaborative of clinicians who practice integrative therapy within a relational framework. Our therapists understand the problems patients face in the context of the social world and relationships with others. We practice evidence-based approaches to therapy and our child clinical psychologists have received specialized training in child development and psychology.
Our team follows the best practices in our field that are described by the American Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers, Washington Administrative Code for Psychologists and Social Workers and other specific ethics codes and guidelines. Each of these documents describe our responsibilities to you as your doctor or therapist. We also strive to foster the following values in our practice: Relationality, Craft, Care, and Context. In addition to reading more about these values here, talk to your therapist about what this means for you and your family.
MEET OUR TEAM
Therapists for any problem at every age
We welcome you to contact our therapists for an initial meeting or phone conversation to get an idea if they could be a good fit for you or your family. Our therapists have been practicing in the mental health field for over 10 years and are all licensed in Washington State.
Board Certified Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Lord enjoys therapy with infants, children, teens, parents and families. Dr. Lord specializes in treating trauma and providing forensic assessment.
Licensed Social Worker
Laura provides individual therapy and care management for clients of all ages. She enjoys working with a variety of individuals, and specializes in assisting individuals in recovering from major mental illnesses and life changes.
Alex provides individual therapy to teenagers, adults, and college students. He specializes in depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship and social struggles, multicultural issues, and persistent dysfunctional patterns.
Licensed Social Worker
Tai provides individual therapy for children, teens, and adults. He enjoys working with concerns related to depression, behavior, anxiety, trauma, life stages, and multicultural identities. Tai additionally enjoys working with individuals of color.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Mary is a seasoned counselor with a wide-range of expertise in child behavior, special education, and severe psychopathology. She is trained in expressive arts and play therapy, as well as animal-assisted therapy.
Jessica is a doctoral trained therapist who works with individuals of all ages. She has experience working with complex developmental trauma, depression, and anxiety. Jessica has a special interest in working with new parents, college students, and those interested in exploring the mind-body connection.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Miri enjoys working with children and families. She specializes in supporting individuals of all ages to cope with Anxiety and build meaningful relationships with others. Miri also specializes in Group therapy. She is fluent in English and Hebrew.
For Families, Children, Teens, Parents and Adults
Anxiety, depression, trauma, social difficulties, and problems with school and work are a few of the areas that might bring you or your family to therapy. At The Center for Relational and Family Therapy, our therapists are licensed professionals that are comfortable with a range of issues. We see individuals, children, parents, and entire families.
Adults, teens and children can be seen in one-on-one therapy. It is common for most therapists at our Center to recommend a weekly meeting. For adults, therapy often involves talking to the therapist in a confidential and comfortable treatment room. We strive to make the therapy room feel like a home-environment rather than a clinic. For children, we offer play and expressive arts therapy; we have two uniquely designed child therapy rooms. Teens and pre-teens sometimes enjoy a blend of talk therapy and interactive therapy games. In general, we try to make the therapy environment as welcoming and non-intimidating as possible. Speak with your therapist to learn more about what therapy might look like for you.
For younger children or teens, our team may recommend wrap-around care where parent-child, parent coaching, and individual child therapy are all possibilities. We also offer family or sibling therapy where each child can have their own therapist, and the therapists work as a cohesive treatment team with the parents.
Neuropsychological, Academic, and Forensic Psychological Assessment
Our team specializes in assessment and diagnosis of neuropsychological disorders such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. We also offer academic and psycho-social testing for school accommodations. We can work with your school on the design of an IEP or 504 plan and recommend tailored tutoring. Our licensed psychologists have completed advanced training in forensic family assessment and are available for consultation and records review for court purposes.
Here For You When Life Gets Complicated
Sometimes families come to us with complex referral questions: Should my child receive an assessment from an outside psychologist or the school psychologist? How do I create a parenting plan? Should I begin medications now or just start with therapy? How do I find a psychologist that will serve as an expert witness in Court for my family? For all the questions life throws at you, we can provide consultation. Our therapists can meet you for one or more sessions to direct you to the next steps. We can also create a comprehensive treatment plan and connect you to the appropriate resources and support. We can even provide care management, attend meetings outside of the Center, and follow-up to make sure all professionals involved in the treatment remain on the same page.
Our psychologists have specialized training in forensic psychology for questions that pertain to domestic violence, sexual abuse, family and dependency court, CPS, divorce, custody and other common forensic issues.
The majority of our clinicians are contracted with several major insurance companies including those listed below and more. We will also submit claims as out-of-network providers, which means you can be partially reimbursed for the cost of the session.
Two of our clinicians accept Medicare and Medicaid (Apple Care/Molina).
Call us and your insurance company to confirm coverage prior to your first visit.
Our office has moved to Forest Office Park, Building F as of May 2019. There is all-day parking surrounding the building. Our building is ADA accessible and has elevators. Childcare is available in downtown Bellevue at Adventure Kids Playcare; mention our name for a discount.
Note that email is not confidential. Clinical information is best communicated via phone; however, due to a surge in referrals, our response time on email is much faster.
Forest Office Park, Building F
14655 Bel-Red Road
Bellevue, WA 98007