Carlos Encalada, MSW, LICSW, EMMHS, CMHS

Description of Counselor/Practice

My ancestors come from Colombia, Ecuador, South America, and the stars. Carlos settled in Duwamish Territory in 2012, originally born in Massapequa, NY, in 1982 on land originally occupied by the Algonquian-speaking Lenape people. I now have approximately 10 years of experience in social services including the Peace Corps, clinical internships, crisis response, individual and family psychotherapy, and facilitating groups. In my 37 years experience in this life, I continue to develop my own self-awareness in the service of growth. Becoming aware of my own privileges, and unlearning the racism instilled upon me in the institutionally racist capitalist system we live in as well as reclaim the ancestry I was sheltered from. This work is ongoing. I've studied computer science and clinical social work, participated in meditation retreats, and trained in mindfulness-based therapies that use attention to heal the mind in the service of improved mental health. I help clients use mindfulness and compassion to realign their intentions towards their values and the change they want to see in their lives and the world. I have humbly witnessed others on their journey towards joy, redemption, and meaningful awareness of mind and body through individual, family, and group psychotherapy sessions. Particularly, I speak the language of active problem-solving minds wanting to reconnect with their creative roots. Tengo 10 años de experiencía en obra social incluyiendo trabajando en Informatica como voluntario de Cuerpo de Paz en Republica Dominicana, como terepeuta en clinicas medicas durante mi maestria, como asesor de crisis en King County, y luego como psicoterapeuta de individuales, familias, parejas, y grupos Latinos los ultimo tres años y medio. Durante mis 35 años en este mundo, he seguido desarrollando mi consencia plena para servir mi crecamiento como adulto y consejero. He estudiado injenieria de sistemas y obra social enfocado en salud mental, participado en retiros de meditación, y entrenado en terapias de mindfulness que use la practica de meditación para desarrollar y sanar mentes en el servicio de cultivando una salud mental sano. Uso estos practicas con mi experiencía para enseñar y guiar individuales hacer los cambios que desean en su vida. Humildemente he sido testigo de mis clientes en su viaje hacia la alegría y la conciencia significativa de la mente y el cuerpo a través de sesiones de psicoterapia individual, familiar y de grupo. En particular, entiendo que las mentes activas que resuelven problemas desean volver a conectarse con sus raíces creativas.

Phone: 253-470-6448



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
Seniors Age:65+
Teens Age:13-18

Insurance Accepted

First Choice Health


Seattle WA 98118

Organization: Carlos Encalada, LICSW

Offers sliding scale

Offers online counseling

WA approved supervisor

Available for consult

College: MIT, Smith College School for Social Work

Degree: Masters of Social Work

Year Graduated: 2012

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