worked with Erik Mildes of Bothell Christian Counseling for several years. He’s a man of integrity, good humor and grit, clear on personal boundaries and confidentiality, consistent in his faith. He takes the counseling work prayerfully, yet is not stuffy about the process.
I especially appreciate how Erik was fine with having my husband sit in on a counseling session every few months. Given the intimate nature of psychological and spiritual counseling, such accountability (more than simply putting a face to a name) is wise. Erik repeatedly honored the “sanctity of marriage” (as he called it) by listening to my husband’s side of the story, encouraging him for his faithfulness and calling me to be responsible for my part in our marital conflicts.
Every friend and family member I have referred to Erik’s group has thanked me. In one case, the friend-of-a-friend finally found a Christian counselor familiar with (not unnerved by) dissociative disorders, in the past, more of a niche market, apparently. (Erik did not “confirm or deny” whether he was working with my friend’s friend, let alone tell me how she was doing.)
With God’s help, through Erik, my life changed for the better. I’ve “tried” quite a few counselors in my day, and Erik was the keeper