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Empowering women to reach their full potential and love life while doing it.

Gladys

Hi, I’m Gladys,

Pronounced GLA-DEES

and I am excited you’ve taken the time to visit my website. Here, you can find information about me, my services, updates on my work, and mental health resources.

About Me

I’m licensed in the state of Washington to provide therapy and other social services as a LSWAIC. I specialize in providing therapy to women to prevent and treat perinatal* mood and anxiety disorders. While that is my specialty, my services are not limited to perinatal clients. Click here to see the other services I offer.

As a social worker, I have worked with refugees resettling in the United States by providing assistance in navigating their new lives away from their homes. I have also worked with non-profits aiming to empower families and young women by helping them recognize their potential and reach their goals. In the past, I’ve provided counseling and group therapy to young women ages 13-19.

In my spare time, I enjoy working out, reading a good book, or trying a new restaurant. When possible, I love to escape to a sunny place with an amazing beach﹣ my “happy place” away from home. I am passionate about studying trauma and raising awareness about mental health disparities, resources, and support.

In therapy, each person’s goals are different, whether it’s to reduce anxiety symptoms, treat depression, or to increase attachment with your baby, etc. I utilize an integrative therapeutic approach, working with you to build an individualized plan to help reach your unique goals. I’m trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR therapy (EMDR). EMDR therapy is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. I also use other evidence-based therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), but most importantly I hold no judgement. I encourage open communication and hope to find you support whether it’s with me or another provider who may be a better fit.

*Perinatal: Relating to the time before and after birth, usually during pregnancy and up to one year postpartum.

Education & Credentials

Gladys is licensed in Washington State to provide therapy and counseling as a Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinician. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University and then moved to Seattle to attend one of the top ten social work programs in the world, the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. In June 2019, Gladys received her MSW from UW.

Gladys jumps at any opportunity to learn more ways to serve her community. While at UW, Gladys completed the Joshua Center Fellowship; a highly competitive fellowship committed to increasing knowledge of programs for child sexual abuse prevention. Gladys developed a project assessing the cultural competency of an existent child sexual abuse prevention program and developed recommendations to make the program more accessible and effective to communities of color. At the University of Washington, Gladys also completed the Northwest Leaders in Behavioral Health Fellowship; a fellowship granted to individuals committed to working in behavioral health. Gladys continues to practice continuing education to increase her knowledge and skills as a therapist and agent of change.

Professional Memberships
  • Perinatal Support International (PS-I), since 2019
  • Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color (PMHA-POC), since 2019
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW), since 2019
Certifications & Trainings
  • EMDR Trained Clinician, 2019
  • Circle of Security-Parenting, 2019
  • Promoting Maternal Mental Health and Wellness, 2019
  • Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Facilitator, 2019
  • Suicide Risk and Assessment Training, 2018

Services

Pregnancy and postpartum (perinatal) therapy

Pregnancy and Motherhood don’t always go as expected. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are the most common complication of pregnancy, affecting nearly 20 percent of women. Symptoms of a PMAD may develop during pregnancy or in the postpartum period.

Depression symptoms

Traumatic childbirth

Anxiety symptoms

Attachment to baby

Adjusting to new identity

Challenges with adoption

Miscarriage and infant loss

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or experiences, you may benefit from additional support. Please contact Gladys to discuss what’s coming up for you. You deserve to feel well.

Individual Therapy for Women of Color

Everyone’s needs are different and so are their experiences, values and beliefs. It’s important to find a therapist you feel comfortable sharing your experiences with. As communities of color continue to push to normalize mental health awareness and support, people of color have limited options when looking for a therapist of color.

The majority of Gladys’ therapy clients are perinatal (pregnancy & postpartum) women, but Gladys also works with women of color seeking support for the following:

Life Transitions + adjustments

Depression symptoms

Anxiety symptoms

Trauma

Grief +Loss

Stress management

If you are a woman of color and are wondering if therapy may help you to meet your goals, contact Gladys to discuss your needs.

Facilitating and guest speaking

Gladys works to raise awareness on important topics such as mental care, perinatal care, child sexual abuse, and increasing use of mental wellness resources for communities of color.

By empowering women, Gladys strives to guide women in the direction of self-healing and growth. She is a trained facilitator in Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P) , an attachment intervention. By incorporating COS-P into her therapeutic work, Gladys is able to share skills and feedback to parents wanting to learn different ways to engage and bond with their babies. 

Gladys is also a trained facilitator in Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention program for adults. She is committed to raising awareness of CSA prevalence and equipping adults with tools to prevent CSA in their communities. By sharing ways to identify signs of CSA and ways to prevent it, Gladys hopes to protect more innocent children from this heart wrenching trauma.

Currently facilitates leadership arts & wellness curriculum to youth ages 13-19 at Young Women Empowered’s LEAD program. Y-WE Lead offers young women* ages 13-18 the opportunity to explore their leadership through workshops in art, performance, health and wellness. The program includes learning and community engagement opportunities that support success in school, career and life. https://youngwomenempowered.org

Gladys enjoys facilitating and sharing her experiences with others. She often shares her experiences as a first generation American, a woman of color, and social worker and therapist. She is passionate about mentoring young women, and learning from them as well. By sharing her experiences with others, Gladys hope that she will influence other women to begin their journey of self-love and growth.

For questions regarding collaborating with Gladys, please contact Gladys here.

Fees

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Fees

Gladys is an out-of-network provider. While she does not directly accept insurance, she is happy to provide clients with an invoice of service that can be submitted to clients’ insurance companies for reimbursement. 

Individual Therapy for WOC
$125/session (55 minutes)
 
Pregnancy & Postpartum (Perinatal) Therapy  
$125/session (55 minutes)
 
Facilitating, Guest speaking, etc 
Contact for availability and rates

If cost is an issue, please contact Gladys regarding sliding scale options. She has a specific amount of time slots available for clients needing services at a reduced-rate.

Gladys is committed to making sure individuals find the care they need, whether it’s with her or not. If she feels that your needs are out of her scope of training or expertise, she will provide you with helpful resources and referrals if requested. For more information regarding policies and privacy of Gladys Rodriguez Therapy Services, PLLC, review the disclosure statement below.

Link to my Disclosure Statement – This is a comprehensive document outlining my background, training, treatment modalities, and policies of Gladys Rodriguez Therapy Services, PLLC. All new clients are required to review and agree to the terms and conditions in this document prior to beginning care.

“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” 

-Nelson Mandela

Contact

Gladys offers a free 20-minute telephone consultation for individuals seeking to find out more about her services. This consultation provides individuals with an opportunity to ask questions you may have regarding credentials, approaches, and what to expect when working with Gladys. 

Disclaimer: Gladys Rodriguez Therapy Services, PLLC cannot guarantee that the information you input in this form is secure. Please keep this in mind when filling it out. Gladys offers HIPPA secure phone communication and is glad to speak more about your needs during your free 20 minute consultation.

RESOURCES

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RESOURCES

Sometimes, additional resources are needed. Whether you are interested in therapy services or looking for resources, Gladys is happy to share resources for both perinatal and mental health below.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing a non-life threatening mental health crisis and need immediate assistance, please call one of these crisis lines for help:

  • National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273- TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: an additional resource for crisis support (text 741741)
  • King County (Seattle) 24 Hour Crisis Line: 866-4-CRISIS- (866-427-4747)

Additional resources for women needing support

Directories for Finding a Therapist 

Browse a variety of therapists nationwide: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

Latino therapists https://www.therapyforlatinx.com

POC therapists: https://www.multiculturalcounselors.org

Perinatal related: https://psidirectory.com 

Sliding scale options: https://openpathcollective.org/city/seattle/

RESOURCES

Sometimes, additional resources are needed. Whether you are interested in therapy services or looking for resources, Gladys is happy to share resources for both perinatal and mental health below.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing a non-life threatening mental health crisis and need immediate assistance, please call one of these crisis lines for help:

  • National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273- TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: an additional resource for crisis support (text 741741)
  • King County (Seattle) 24 Hour Crisis Line: 866-4-CRISIS- (866-427-4747)
Additional resources for women needing support