Changing lives. Lots of lives…
MEND does that.
MEND, because our mission is embedded into our name.
To MEND means to grow back together, to repair, to restore, to make whole. We all have parts of us that need repair, that long to be whole. And we all need healing spaces to do that work. That’s why we’re here.
We believe that growth on the individual and personal level brings about change in families, communities, and to the fabric of the city. We believe that as we grow stronger, more wholehearted, and clear-minded - together, we can change the world.
If there was ever a historical or political moment in my lifetime that calls for every single one of us to show up in our lives with humility and courage, in a collective effort toward justice, this is it.
At MEND, we’re here for it. In the long-term, weekly work we do, we hold space for the struggle and the breakthroughs, for discerning when to resist and when to be resilient, and for permission to rest. And we’re doing the work in our own lives, too.
About MEND Institute
MEND is built with a three-part mission:
Noun: An organization having a particular common factor, especially a scientific, educational, or social one.
At MEND Institute, we see our work as a form of activism and as a vehicle for social change. It's unusual for a social business like us to identify as an Institute, but when we considered the definition, we saw a whole lot of alignment with what we do.
MEND Institute is the umbrella organization for three distinct parts:
MEND Seattle Therapy Services: Providing quality low-cost counseling to the community.
MEND Therapist Community: Providing ongoing support, connection, and referrals to our 75+ alumni.
MEND Institute: Providing clinical training opportunities to graduate level interns and post-graduate externs, fellowship opportunities for more experienced therapists, activism, entrepreneurship, and community engagement, and much more to come.
MEND Seattle Therapy Services
Individuals | Couples | Groups
We’re on a mission to make individual, couples, and group therapy a more inclusive resource in Seattle by providing counseling services at low cost.
Research shows that counseling can lead to increased happiness, productive coping skills, meaningful relationships, and even intergenerational health. Even if the events of your life don’t change, your perspective on them can, as well as your ability to cope, so that together with your counselor you can make your way to a peaceful life, more meaningfully connected to yourself and the ones you love.
Ready to get started? Click here for more information and to be contacted by our intake coordinator.
MEND Therapist Community
Alumni Referral Network
MEND’s Therapist Community is made up of our 100+ Alumni.
MEND ALUMNI REFERRAL NETWORK
Every year MEND refers hundreds of clients to therapists outside of MEND for a variety of reasons. We have a built-in Referral Network thanks to our 75+ alumni in private practice. We love that we can simultaneously support the growth of our alumni's private practices while ensuring our clients get connected to the care they need.
MEND Training Institute
Internship/Externship Programs | Path to Licensure | Fellowship
Thank you for your interest joining our team at MEND Institute! In our short history, we have become a coveted internship site for master's level students as they complete clinical requirements for graduation, as well as post-graduate clinicians wishing to gain experience, training, and supervision in their work towards state licensure.
Application Now Available!
MEND 2020 Application Internship Readiness Form
Application Priority Deadline - TBD
Final Application Deadline - TBD
We hope to have our application for Fall 2020 internship year available by the week of January 6th.
Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.