Creative Expressions Therapy

Shelby Kanaly MPS, LMHC, ATR

Where healing happens through creative collaboration and self expression. 

Therapeutic Philosophy


I believe the therapeutic relationship is a powerful tool that is valuable in making change. I strive to understand the way you experience yourself, your world, and others around you. You are the expert on your life and it is an honor to bear witness to the changes clients make. I value compassion, social justice, creativity, humor, and honesty in my work with clients. 

What I Do:

Experience with:

  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress
  • Adolescence
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Intersectional Identities
  • Polyamorous relationships


  • Art Therapy
  • Verbal Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Emotion focused
  • Strengths based
  • Systems Theory
  • Client-centered
  • Social Justice focused
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness


  • Assessments
  • Individual Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Letters and case management for gender affirming medical interventions
  • Referrals to Trans-competent Medical Providers
  • Professional Consultation

Insurances Accepted:

- Regence

-First Choice


Practice is Currently Full

As of February 2019, my practice is full. If you would like to be put on my waitlist, please message me and provide the following:

1. What, if any insurance will you be using?

2. What days / times are best for appointments?

3. How frequently would you like to be seen? 

4. If referred by someone, who were you referred by?

5. What would you like to work on in therapy?

Contact Me

Get in Touch!

Creative Expressions

409 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: (206)717-4884 Fax: (206)596-0719