Charles Velez, LMHCA

Description of Counselor/Practice

I love seeing people be empowered. The best compliment I’ve ever received is someone saying, “I now understand this is a reaction to trauma and it doesn’t mean I’m a bad or shameful person.” My goal is to help you feel empowered within yourself, within your world, and in your future. I want you to feel effective and confident in those realms. Maybe you feel that you’re just too broken. Here’s what I’d tell you – You’ve done the best you could with the knowledge, supports, and resources at your disposal. Each of those 3 areas can be grown, developed, enhanced, and made stronger. We are not static. Maybe you feel too ashamed of your past or who you are. Here’s what I’d tell you – shame is a liar. It tells you that you’re a bad person unworthy of love, consideration, or anything good. That’s what it wants you to accept. The good news again is that shame cannot possibly capture everything that makes up your essence. You have strengths. You have been able to survive to see this day. Once you unshackle yourself from shame, that’s when you unlock your potential. I am bilingual in English and Spanish, and want to help you express yourself in the language you feel most comfortable in.

Phone: 4259989769



Ethnicities Counselor Identifies As
(or has Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist designation in)


Languages Counseling Provided In
(in addition to English)


(trained in / integrates into counseling)


Client Types


Client Ages

Adults Age:19-64
Teens Age:13-18

Insurance Accepted

First Choice Health


Catalyst Counseling
17330 135th Ave NE Suite 2B
Woodinville WA 98072

Organization: Catalyst Counseling

Offers sliding scale

Offers online counseling

Available for consult

Cost: $140 per session

College: Southern Adventist University

Degree: MS

Year Graduated: 2014

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