Sala T. Afalava, MA, LMHCA

Sala T. Afalava, MA, LMHCA

Sala is a licensed professional mental health counselor that runs an exclusively online private practice while also pursuing her Doctorates degree in Clinical Psychology at Northwest University. Sala earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University. Her clinical experience is in working with children, adolescents and adults in addressing anxiety, complex trauma, life transitions and relationship concerns.

Sala believes that every person is unique and different and therefore tailors her approach to fit her clients. Her theoretical orientation employs a combination of Person Centered Therapy, Existential approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure Response Prevention and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.
She values her relationship with clients and understands the sacredness of each individual and their healing process. Sala is committed to helping her clients and firmly believes in their success.

Sala is a mother to two boys and is married to her husband of 14 years. Together they live in Washington State with their dogs Chief and Blu. Prior to being a mental health therapist, Sala served in the military for 15 years. She is among the very few therapists in Washington State that is of Samoan nationality. She is also fluent in the Samoan language.

When Sala is not working, she enjoys watching movies with her family or taking their family dog Chief to play fetch. She also enjoys listening to podcasts or catching up on her Audible books. Sala values time with her close friends and enjoys their occasional get togethers over coffee.


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