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Taylor Svetlichny, MA, LMFTA, LMHCA

Spokane marriage counselor

Taylor earned a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Whitworth University. She is licensed in the State of Washington as a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, a Mental Health Counselor Associate, and a Certified Professional Telemental Health Provider - Associate with extensive specialized training.

Taylor has worked with K- 12 grade children at Medical Lake Elementary and Medical Lake High Schools and adults, families, and couples at the Whitworth Marriage and Family Therapy Center. She is excited to open her private practice and provide confidential, accessible, and convenient telehealth, along with in-person counseling.


Taylor is originally from Oahu, Hawaii and has made Spokane, Washington her home for the past several years. Newly married, she recently became a “Dog Mom” to a 5 pound Yorkie. When she is not counseling, she is a professional Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer ( Having grown up on an island, Taylor is drawn to oceans and lakes. Whether soaking in the sun, snow, or rain, being near the water renews her soul. Her faith and spirituality, along with spending time with family and friends, taking care of her mind and body, and making connections with others are her inspirations for Discovering Joy Counseling.

Therapeutic Approach

Taylor uses a client-centered, compassion-focused, and culturally-sensitive approach to help clients find greater meaning, purpose, fulfillment, and joy in their lives. She utilizes an attachment theory and systems perspective as she works with clients, integrating an array of evidenced-based therapies that are grounded in the core values of diversity and inclusion, compassion and empathy, collaboration, and hope. Taylor’s non-judgmental, kind, and approachable style creates a welcoming and safe space for clients to experience self-discovery and growth.

Trainings & Certifications

  • Anxiety by PALS Seattle Children’s Hospital

  • Art therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety

  • Certified Professional Telemental Health Provider-Associate

  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship

  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) Core Skills

  • Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1

  • Social Emotional Learning 

  • Suicide Prevention by PALS Seattle Children’s Hospital

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals

Professional Affiliations

Spokane mental health counselor
Telemental health counseling
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

  • Psychology Today


Mission Statement

Discovering Joy Counseling provides a wide array of evidence-based treatments to individuals, couples, and families who desire positive, healthy, and satisfying relationships with self, others, and the world around them. Through a collaborative, compassionate, and empathetic approach, we seek to improve the well-being of our clients and their overall sense of joy, purpose, and enjoyment with life.

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Core Values

Compassion & Empathy

We RESPECT you and hold you in positive regard. We help you reach your therapy goals through an approach of self-kindness, -understanding, and –acceptance.

Core Values


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