Effective and affordable counseling.

It all started with a question, “What would it look like for the Church to provide great counseling in our region at an affordable cost?”

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About Reach Counseling Center

Counseling has become an even more valuable resource in the wake of what is understood to be a “mental health pandemic.” However, it is often expensive and hard to access.

As we began to consider our desire to serve our community through gospel centered, clinically-oriented mental health services, we connected with Westminster Counseling, a ten year ministry of Westminster Chapel. At that time, they were experiencing some transition and it became clear we should partner together to carry on and expand the current counseling center.

From that point, things happened more rapidly than we anticipated (largely due to the generosity of donors who caught this vision), and nine months later the Reach Counseling Center launched with an excellent team of supervisors and counselors!

Meet the Team

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Amy Lathrop

Amy Lathrop, LMHC, serves as the Managing Director where she oversees operations, the internship program, and group supervision. She is a private practice therapist and leads gospel care groups at Central Community Church in Capitol Hill. She and her family live in Seattle.

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Josh Loy

Josh Loy, LMHC, serves as the Director of Clinical Supervision and Training. Josh is on staff with Reach Church where he gives leadership to Gospel care. Additionally, he leads a group therapy practice, New Ground Counseling. He and his family live in Snohomish.

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Holly Pankratz

Holly Pankratz is a clinical supervisor and trainer at the Center. She has a full time practice in Mill Creek and Everett, and is trained in EFT for couples and AF-EMDR and Lifespan integration. Her favorite hobby is reading, especially learning how to practice IFS and how to use the Enneagram in therapy. She lives in Everett with her husband of 32 years.

About Reach Church

Be the Church, Reach the City.

Reach Church, located in Kirkland, was founded on the mission of being the church and reaching the city, and continues to be a place where all are welcome to come and experience the belonging, healing, growth, and purpose Jesus intends for his Church. Reach exists to equip people to follow Jesus in the midst of their real, ordinary, and everyday lives in order to see people saved, disciples made, leaders trained, cities served, and churches planted.

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Find out if Reach Counseling Center is right for you. Have more questions?

Who is the Reach Counseling Center for?

Those who want relief from their pain and suffering; who long to make sense of their past and their story; who want to see transformation happen in their lives, hearts, minds, bodies, spirits; and anyone suffering from grief, trauma, or stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving.

What type of person does it serve best?

We welcome people of all ages regardless of race, gender, identity, etc. Reaching Counseling offers both individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and couples encountering issues with:

  • Relationships (marriage, singleness and dating, parenting, family, friendship)
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Shame & Guilt
  • Identity
  • Faith & Spirituality
  • Grief & Loss
  • Many more.

While we do not treat active suicidality, psychosis, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders, or personality disorders, we can provide you a referral for someone who can.

Why is it so affordable?

Reach Counseling is able to provide low-cost counseling services through the support of a collection of local churches. We utilize clinical interns in graduate level masters programs who are seeking to complete their education and training in a church-based, gospel-informed counseling center.

Where is the Counseling Center located?

The Center is located inside Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, on the second floor.

What type of counseling does RCC offer?

Our counselors strive to provide the best holistic care possible, pointing to the power of Christ to restore and heal. We believe that people are made in God’s image, and as such, the full dimension of one’s person—body, mind, heart, and soul—must be addressed in counseling. Regardless of your faith tradition, our hope is to come alongside you to facilitate transformation, alleviate presenting symptoms and suffering, and increase your capacity for a more congruent and meaningful engagement with life. Our counselors operate through a gospel-centered, Biblical perspective and use a range of therapeutic methods informed by brain science, psychology, body work, and trauma research.

Still have questions?

We would love to hear from you.

Get Started Today

The Reach Counseling Center (formerly Westminster Counseling) is open now. Fill out the form below to join the waitlist and we’ll contact you soon to schedule your first session.


Please note: We do not treat active suicidality, psychosis, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders, or personality disorders.

Please let us know your primary concern for your counseling session(s).
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