Elaine Waller-Rose, LICSW

Competent and Compassionate Psychotheraphy


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At A Glance

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Phone: 1-206-399-4529

eMail: elaine@wallerrose.com

Location: 3300 E. Union Street, WA 98122

Hours: Set By Appointment: Tuesdays - Saturdays

Insurance: Regence, Aetna
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Fee: $130 per session.
Sliding scale available

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I'm glad you're here.

We’ve got a lot in common, we human beings. Our life experiences have been full and complex, including the kinds of trials and obstacles that life offers us all. And then some! Perhaps you have tried ways to work with the difficulty that brought you to this site, but have not been satisfied with your progress so far. You may feel at a loss as to where to go from here. At times, emotional pain can make a person feel hopeless or trapped in their present situation. You’ve decided to seek out a person skilled in understanding how people grow, develop relationships and manage the emotional and mental challenges that come our way as people. Throughout my practice I’ve worked at, developed, and practiced these skills. Equally important, I make daily effort to cultivate a listening ear, a resourceful mind and a compassionate heart--to walk through difficulty with you. Read on and consider how I might assist you in discovering your own abilities to heal, and grow.

This site has been created to give you a sense of what working with me might be like. If you find that you relate to what you see here, please contact me. Feel free to bring your questions and get a better sense of whether our combination suits your needs, temperament, values and goals. Whether or not we meet, I hope your experience here informs you about ways therapy may be beneficial, answers questions you might have and raises questions you might want to ask any practitioner you are considering. I hope it also stimulates further thought and personal soul-searching. Recalling experiences and strengths that have aided you in the past can help to guide you toward wellbeing now.


Elaine Waller-Rose

“I don’t want to feel like this forever.”

“But I’m the one everybody else comes to for help.”

“Seems like I’m always expecting the other shoe to drop.”

“We don’t have problems. He’s the problem.”

“I did all the right things and I make less money than the guys who screwed up.”

“I keep finding Mr. Wrong and marrying him over again.”

“Is it normal to think and feel this way so much?”

“Nothing’s really wrong but I feel like I’m just going through the motions with everything.”

“I think about the day ahead of me and I can barely get out of bed.”

“I don’t want my kids to grow up and stay in the kind of relationships I have.”

“She’s under so much stress, but I can’t be expected to do everything.”

“My parents don’t get it. Is it wrong to want to know where you came from?"

“Every day, random people treat me like they’re better than me. It gets tiring.”


Philosophy of Care

A change is gonna come. Psychotherapy and Change describes a view of change and how this view of change informs how I work with clients. It and future essays can be found in No Wrong Notes. This series of reflections that explore intersections between therapy and everyday life. I offer these reflections to provide further perspective for prospective clients and general readers alike.

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Services and Areas of Focus


People seek out a therapist for many reasons. See the issues, circumstances and conditions I assist clients with. Problems can deter us but shouldn’t define us. Know that, while we may focus on a problem, the major goal of therapy is to maximize one’s overall experience of wellbeing in life.

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How I Practice

Psychotherapy is a professional relationship between two or more knowledgeable people. Each has important expertise in their field. My role is to help clients access, value and use their expertise in themselves and in living. Here is a general description of the thinking and theory behind what we’ll do in therapy and why.

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