Erik Mildes, MA, LMHC | Biography
Professional and Life Training
Erik Mildes works as a Masters level, licensed mental health counselor specializing in Christian counseling in Downtown Seattle and North Seattle. He works primarily with individuals and couples seeking Christian counseling or Christian marriage counseling in a private practice setting.
Erik has successfully worked with individuals and couples of many ages. His passion and experience for Christian counseling began with a deep love for working with people and a natural intuition for relational dynamics and understanding of how wounds happen and then play out in relationships. His training as a Christian counselor formally began at Mars Hill Graduate School, which is a Christian seminary graduate school, located in the Belltown neighborhood of Downtown Seattle that specializes in Christian counseling and pastoral studies.
Erik has found faith and family to be an integral part of his decision-making, motivations, and professional growth. He believes strongly in personal choice and feels that it is never too late to make the changes necessary to have a fulfilling and satisfying life. He also believes that for him consistency (walking the talk) in and out of the office is crucial to what makes him an effective counselor, good husband and father, and Christ following Christian.
Erik relies on the leadings of the Holy Spirit intimately paired with understandings of humanity through clinical training and psychological study in order to guide his clients through dark or painful experiences. His diverse training allows clients to bring faith into the therapeutic relationship as they grow both relationally and spiritually. Erik’s colleagues note that he displays genuine love and appreciation for others, energy, and accurate insight into his client’s lives both relationally and spiritually.
When Erik isn’t in the office he enjoys spending time with his family and friends in both leisure and adventures on a grand scale. He also enjoys prayer and good conversation, mountain biking, snowboarding and reading.