StudioWorks Building

1417 NW 54th St #420

Seattle, WA 98107


Tel: 206.851.8276

Fax: 206.577.5007

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© 2018 by Robyn Howisey, PLLC.

Phone calls are difficult (I'm in session all day). 

The best way to contact me is by email: or via the form below. 



Therapy for Children

I believe every child and parent has inherent strengths. My counseling approach brings this back into focus. There aren’t “bad kids” or "bad parents," but there are circumstances that can reinforce or bring out unwanted behaviors and responses. It's easy to get caught up in noticing the things that aren't working, and to minimize or forget what is going well.


I help parents acknowledge what children are doing right and support them in seeing their own strengths as parents. Children also begin to see their own competence, skills, and unique gifts. This leads to better behavior, happier children, and a stronger parent-child relationship.

Therapy for Teens

Teenage years can be rough on parents and teens alike. It's not uncommon for adolescents to feel out of place, depressed, irritable and/or anxious. Parents and teens may struggle to communicate. Even though teens love to say things are "fine," most of the time they aren't. Middle school and high school can wear on self esteem and confidence and the reality is most teens don't want to talk to their parents about their personal lives.

I'm someone who is not their parent, their friend, their teacher. I have no judgement on where they are at in their life or choices they've made. Let's face it, being a teenager can suck and it's nice to have someone on your side but not in the drama.

Therapy for Adults

So yes, my site talks a lot about kids and teens, and even the url is Thriving Child, but I love to work with adults as well. I'll save you from some cliche statement about "thriving child" referring to the inner child because, well, it doesn't...

But if you choose to work with me, you'll see I come from a supportive place to help uncover why things aren't working the way you want them to work, and how to make things better.

Parent Coaching

No one provides a manual for how to raise a child. Most parents fly by the seat of their pants until things become unbearable. Parents beat themselves up for not being perfect. Children often want to connect but instead act out or push parents away because they don’t know how to get their needs met.

I understand that as a parent, you are doing the best you can, and sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what your child or teen needs. I work from a strength-based approach, focusing on what works and identifying the supporting pieces that draw out those strengths.

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