Olivia Louko MSW, LSWAIC

Mental Wellness Counselor

A little about me...

I believe that everyone can benefit from and deserves therapy. I see therapy as a process of reflection, self-discovery, and healing. My goal as a therapist is to create an environment where you can have space for yourself to see your own path forward, and to look at and process your path so far. My approach to therapy is reflective, client centered, and trauma informed. I use an anti-capitalist lens and I am passionate about social justice. I am interested in working with adoptees, people of color, and young adults. 
It is important to me that you find the right therapist for you. And in the spirit of this, here is some more information about my identities and life. I am a Chinese transracial adoptee raised in the midwest. I moved to Seattle as an adult and am honored to be living on the unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish people past and present. I enjoy nature, eating food, and spending time with my dog.

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Approach to Therapy 

As we move through life we encounter experiences and systems that shape us in different ways. In our time together we will look at what has shaped your life. We will move at your pace and focus on where you want to go. I welcome all your whole self and intersectional identities. I will extend empathy and active listening to understand.

I believe that people already possess what they need to move forward and heal, but systems of oppression, trauma, and historical trauma can obscure internal and community strengths and skills. Instead, internalized oppression and deep emotions can take over and control everyday life. I also believe that taking an anti-racist, decolonized, and trauma informed approach to therapy will help to un-obscure the health, strength and power that is already within. 

I think that every person’s experience in therapy is unique, and so I work to adapt myself and the modalities I use to each person. I have various levels of training in the following modalities and theories: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Behavioral Activation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems, and Attachment Theory.