Chris Garrido-Philp, MSW, LICSW

(She/her/ella)
Preferred Name: Chris

About Me

My name is Chris and I'm a therapist at Kirkland EMDR Counseling which is an inclusive teletherapy practice providing individual therapy in both English and Spanish for adults in Washington state. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, trauma, and relationships--integrating anti-racist and anti-oppression in the therapy experience. I'd like to work collaboratively with you in your journey towards growth and awareness so that you feel you have the ability to navigate any challenge that comes your way as well as being able to experience healing from the inside out. As a human, I use pronouns she/hers/ella and identify as cisgender female, heterosexual, immigrant, Latinx, and bilingual (Spanish/English). I was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Washington State in 1998, which has now been my home for over two decades. This has given me a rich experience of learning about countries, culture, diversity and changes. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington State (LW 611972). If you'd like to learn more about working together please request a 30 minute complimentary consultation at https://kirklandemdr.com/

Education & Experience

EMDR Trained, EMDR Pre-Certified 2023. I have worked in the field of mental health since 2015 and I obtained my Master of Social Work in 2017 from the University of Washington. I work with adults age 18+ in the areas of anxiety, trauma, and multicultural issues providing gender affirming care. EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy primarily used in therapy, but I include CBT, DBT Skills, and Mindfulness as well. I tailor therapy to you. I've worked with various non-profit and community organizations throughout King and Snohomish counties such as WithinReach, New Beginnings, Swedish Family Clinic and Compass Health by providing resources and therapy services.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Member of the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work and the National Association of Social Workers.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+

Language

  • English
  • Spanish

Insurance

  • Sliding Scale

Premera, LifeWise, and most Anthem BCBS plans