Laurie McKechnie, West Seattle Counselor

Laurie McKechnie

Welcome! I’m Laurie. Thanks for visiting my website. My heartfelt desire is to help you gain a sense of ease, freedom and confidence in your life, enjoy the best relationships possible, or find that deep sense of purpose you have always wanted.

I have three areas of specialization:


My Style:

I don't just sit there and ask “how do you feel about that?” I am warm, non-judgmental and direct. Besides being interactive I give homework and offer resources, and teach coping and communication skills. I earn your trust by being kind and honest and creating a safe space. I'm casual. I take my shoes off. I laugh with you.

I love this work and am ever grateful for the honor of being part of another's journey.

Professional Background:

MA - Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Seattle
BA - Cultural Anthropology, University of Washington
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. My license number is LH00006001.
I have been in private practice since 1994.
In my previous career I was a professional singer.


I love nature, music, dogs, reading, and sharing wonderful food.


Please call or email to set up an appointment or ask for a 15-30 minute free phone consultation to see if we are a good fit.


West Seattle Whole Health Center (lots of free parking)
5410 California Ave SW Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98136

Laurie McKechnie   West Seattle Whole Health Center
5410 California Ave SW Suite 201   Seattle, WA 98136