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Child, Individual, and Couples Therapy


My name is Maria Klots, and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State (LH61431885).  I received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University which emphasizes whole-person wellness and healing.  I have worked with children and families my entire professional career in one way or the other, and I have seen the meaningful changes my clients make.
My therapeutic approach is a combination of Humanistic, Existential,,  Client-Centered, and Psychodynamic. I use Child-Centered Play Therapy when working with kids. I see myself as a guide and a fellow traveler along with my clients, rather than as the expert on their lives or experiences. I believe that we are all concerned in some way with having meaning in our lives, relationships, and our work, and we are deeply invested in making more satisfying choices.
Outside of the session, I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, swimming, biking, and engaging in meaningful and deep connections with family and friends. I truly believe in the healing power of nature and the human capacity to change and grow.

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My mission is to provide a safe environment in which you can grow, come to know yourself more deeply, and find ways to relieve your suffering. My counseling style is both educational and therapeutic. I believe that each person is fundamentally healthy and good and that by finding out more about yourself, you can find healthy ways to get your needs met and live your life more fully.


Play is a native language for kids to explore and express their feeling, emotions, relationships and to understand themselves in the challenging world of adults. Through play, art, and sandbox therapy kids learn to know and accept themselves and learn new skills to navigate their lives in a safe environment.

Learn more about Child Centered Play Therapy.


Individual 45-minute session: $140
Family or Couples 75-minute session: $180

Dandelion Counseling does not accept insurance at this time. However, most insurance plans may reimburse with the superbill form provided. Please check with your insurance provider - you may be reimbursed for services. I am happy to assist you with that.

I strongly believe that financial hardship must not prevent access to therapy. Please contact me to inquire about the sliding scale.

Free services: I provide a free 20-minute phone consultation prior to the first session. This allows us to get to know each other better and briefly explore what brings you to therapy as well as address any questions you may have about my approach.

Fees are payable at your session through a secure Simple Practice client account. 

Cancelation Policy: All sessions may be cancelled with at least 48-hours notice with no fee. If sessions are cancelled with under 48-hours notice, the full session fee is due.

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11415 NE 128th St, Suite 100
Kirkland, WA 98034

(425) 448-1668

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