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Carlos Encalada, MSW LICSW

Contact Information
Gender:
  • Male
Address:
Brinca, PLLC, 5400c Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA, #207 98118
Practice Information
Disciplines:
  • Psychotherapy

In my psychotherapy practice, 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. Particularly, I speak and practice a variety of languages including anti-racism and  active problem-solving and logical, creative ephemeral pensive, intuitive caregiving, as well as those languages that exist between margins in borderlands such as mixed cultural identity, interdisciplinary, and design thinking.

My ancestors come from Colombia, Ecuador, South America, and the stars. I 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. I have worked as a psychotherapist working in mental health contexts since 2012. In my 37 years experience in this life, I continue to develop my own self-awareness in the service of growth and becoming aware of my own privileges, and unlearning the racism instilled upon me in the institutionally racist capitalist system. Reclaiming my ancestry I was sheltered from has been important. I've studied computer science and psychodynamically grounded 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.

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.