I believe that people who seek therapy are brave individuals. They are choosing to face their unfavorable selves and allow their therapists to be part of the journey. I feel extremely honored that my clients let me be part of this life changing adventure. My practice aims to help my clients find authenticity in their lives, and learn healthy coping mechanisms to withstand the joy and suffering that life brings. I believe the key to a fulfilling life is to accept your pain, weaknesses and strengths - 'and to love who you are instead of who you should be.
My therapeutic approach, based on a unique melding of therapy modalities, focuses on a person's strengths - his or her ability to bounce back from difficulties, and to grow and change for the better - and takes place in a welcoming, supportive, non-judgmental environment.
These modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based modeling and mindfulness therapy. I strive to always be transparent, direct, empathetic and genuine with my clients. My primary areas of focus are: Relationship issues, family therapy, acute mental health diagnoses, addiction related issues, depression and anxiety.
Call or Email Yurika Takemoto Gillum for a free consultation now - (206) 922-8176


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: University of Washington
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: LW60238359 Washington


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • First Choice Health
  • GHI
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • LifeWise
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicare
  • PacifiCare
  • Uniform
  • United
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian
Alternative Languages: Japanese


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Child Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • ParentChild Interaction Therap
  • Play Therapy


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015
Yurika Takemoto Gillum, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mountlake Terrace

Yurika Takemoto Gillum

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW