Paige Ziebell, MSW, LSWAIC
Seattle Ballard – Tuesdays and Thursdays
Seattle Greenlake – Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
My Goal as a Christian Counselor
My goal as a counselor is to create a safe place where people feel valued, empowered, and challenged while always being supported and encouraged by me. My hope is for each individual to find their own voices in their stories and gain understanding, peace, and strength through our time together. I want each client to leave understanding themselves more and knowing they have a safe place where they can process and grow.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
I provide a calming, non-judgmental atmosphere for you to process your struggles with someone who is there to listen to you and focus on you. It is very important to me that each client knows their time with me is their time. I believe in creating space for people to process their emotions in the way they most need to, whether that means crying tears of pain or joy, laughing, or sitting in silence. Together we will work to help you reach your specific goals and equip you with the necessary skills to meet your individual needs.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
I believe in a whole person approach. Human beings are complex and beautiful. When working with an individual, I seek to combine all the aspects of life that are important to them. For believers, faith and mental health are intertwined, so I incorporate these elements into our session in whatever way is comfortable for each client. I also try to empower my clients to voice their wants and needs in the therapeutic session and work collaboratively with them to develop treatment plans that will help them achieve the results they desire.
Qualifications & Experience
I am a Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) with a Masters of Social Work from Baylor University. My studies included a clinical concentration, with an emphasis on children and families. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University. I am also certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I hold a biblical certification from Kanakuk Institute.
I have experience working in a variety of areas, including student missions, children’s ministry, an anti-trafficking agency, school counseling settings, and a juvenile detention center. In each role I have learned so much about meeting people where there are, counseling from a strengths perspective, and walking with people without judgement.
My Call to Christian Counseling
As long as I can remember I have loved knowing people’s stories, sitting in the messy parts of life with others, and seeking truth with people. God has given me a desire to walk with others and has shown me that loving others during some of the harder times of their lives is to show them Jesus and to bring Him glory.
Acts 20:24 says, “. . . I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” This verse speaks to what I long to do. To be with people as we together aim to finish the race and the task the Lord has given us. To testify about the good news.
Life is hard. We all face challenges. Being a counselor allows me to come alongside others in those hardships and to point them to the ultimate healer and provider, the Prince of Peace.
More About Me/On a Personal Note
I have been married to my husband since 2017. We moved from Houston to Seattle in 2018 after the Lord made it very clear that He was calling us here. I love to read, watch movies and TV shows, be outside, hike, play sports and board games, and spend time with friends.
The experiences God has given me – both good and bad – help me relate to my clients. Even though our experiences are different, going through trauma and difficult times brings a sense of empathy and grace that is beautiful.
I lost my two best friends a year apart when I was in high school and college. These losses really brought me to my knees to seek the Lord for my comfort during those times of grieving. I have also worked through parental divorce and difficult family situations, including family addictions and struggles with chronic health issues. I believe these experiences help me to be an empathic listening ear for my clients.
- Counseling for Teens
- Counseling for Children
- Grief and loss
- Personal Development
- Anger Management
- Individual Counseling
- Life Transitions
- Women’s Issues
- Abandonment and neglect
- Sexual abuse
Counseling for Children
Children’s mental health and physical health are equally important. I have a passion for working with kids who may need someone to talk to. I work with children for a wide variety of reasons – ADHD, expressing emotions, anxiety, depression, parental divorce, trauma, and more. As a child whose parents divorced while I was young and then remarried, I valued the role a counselor had in my life during that time. I would love to walk with you and your child as we journey through the difficulties of growing up.
Counseling for Teens
Adolescence is hard. During adolescence, our bodies and minds are changing rapidly. Simultaneously, our culture is also changing rapidly. New challenges arise almost daily while teens try to navigate their world. It is so important to focus on your teen’s mental health during this time. One of my biggest passions is for working with youth who are struggling from a variety of concerns. It can be helpful for your teen to have someone to talk to, help process, and verbalize their emotions with no matter what they are going through. I would love to provide your teen with healthy coping skills, strategies, and a listening ear in a safe and non-judgmental space.
Anxiety can override our entire day. It is a common concern we see in our society and is something that can hinder the way we live our lives due to symptoms such as racing thoughts, excessive worry, and fatigue. In session we will partner together to identify the root causes and triggers, and reframe negative thoughts into positives. We will also work on learning and establishing positive coping skills and strategies for you to use on your own.
Depression can cause a persistent feeling of hopelessness and sadness. It manifests in many different ways for different people and can sometimes feel isolating, but you are not alone if you struggle with depression. We will work together to engage the cognitive and behavioral aspect of depression while finding effective ways to cope in daily life and overcome the darkness you face.
Trauma is unique for each individual. I am here to meet you wherever you are in the recovery process. I want you to feel safe, supported, and empowered in your healing journey. Learning how to cope after experiencing a traumatic event of any kind can be very difficult. Many people feel anger, fear, guilt, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and much more. Trauma can affect our mental health, our physical health, and our spiritual health. I will listen to your story and we will work together to find holistic healing.
Availability (by office location):
- Seattle Ballard – Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Seattle Greenlake – Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Fees: I offer a Risk-Free Initial Session for adult and adolescent individuals looking to pursue counseling with me. Please note that there is a fee for the Risk-Free Initial Session as it is a clinical hour and reimbursable to most insurance companies, but if you choose not to reschedule and continue therapy after the initial session the entire fee for the session will be waived. For ongoing treatment the full fee per session is required at the time of service. For more information regarding standard session fees, please contact me directly at 206-620-1601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insurance: As a Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) a majority of insurance companies will reimburse for a portion of my services (as an Out of Network Provider). Please consult with your insurance provider as to whether they specifically cover adolescents, individuals and couples.
Receipts/Statements: In the event you require a printed or digital receipt, I will provide receipts for personal use, insurance reimbursement, Flex Spending Accounts (FSA), and Health Savings Accounts (HSA).
Payment options: Cash, Check, or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, & American Express). A fee of up to 3.7% plus $0.15 per transaction will be added for credit card payments.