Yurika Takemoto Gillum

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , MSW , LICSW

(206) 922-8176
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 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
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

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Mindful Therapy Group
21907 64th Ave W
Suite 200
Mountlake TerraceWashington 98043
(206) 922-8176
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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


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

Mental Health:

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood 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

Professional Connections

Ms. Cynthia Shaw, MSW, LICSW

Ms. Cynthia Shaw, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Colleague, known for 4 years
Mr. Derek Crain, MSW, LICSW, DCSW

Mr. Derek Crain, MSW, LICSW, DCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Colleague, known for 10 years
Mr. David Ezell, MA, MS, LPC, LMHC

Mr. David Ezell, MA, MS, LPC, LMHC

Colleague, known for 2 years

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015