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Welcome to Indigo Mental Health.

We appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you on your journey toward emotional health and the goals that bring you to us.  The counseling session is often described as creating a container, or a safe space, in which one can explore their emotional needs with the assistance of a knowledgeable guide.  It is our mission to provide that container, and to guide our clients toward healing and growth.

Who/What is Indigo Mental Health

Indigo Mental Health Counseling the business name of our offices, and it exists as a safe space, where mental health professionals serve those in need.  Indigo Mental Health PLLC is the business name of the counseling practice of Ismael E. Gerena Jr. Th.D., MA, LMHCA, who is also the business manager of the office.  As additional associate practitioners come to work in the office, we will add their information to this page, and link to their personal sites as necessary.

About Selecting a Counselor

Choosing a psychotherapist (also known as a therapist, or counselor,) is a highly personal decision, one that’s often made under duress. You are encouraged  to take the time you deserve to make an informed decision about your therapy.  Your selection of a psychotherapist may best be informed by information about his or her qualifications and your experience of feeling comfortable and understood as you begin therapy.

Each practitioner has areas in which they are particularly knowledgeable, we invite you to explore under The Therapist menu to gain a sense of our individual specialties and approaches.

What To Expect From Your Counseling Relationship

Any counselor associated with Indigo Mental Health will use their best knowledge and skills to help you.  These professionals all meet and exceed the continuing education expectations of the State of Washington, and are constantly expanding their professional skills.  We all ascribe and adhere to the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association (ACA), American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) or the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  We also answer to the ethical and professional standards of the Washington State Omnibus Credentialing Act for Counselors, Psychologists, or Social Workers, and the Uniform Disciplinary Act for the Regulation of Health Professionals.  Additional credential and association memberships can be found in the counselor’s biography pages.