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Our Spokane therapists are solution-focused, offering individual therapy , couple therapy & marriage counseling.

Our Spokane therapy office creates the ideal environment in which to work on your life issues. We offer a solution focused approach to counseling, assisting our clients in building a roadmap to create a happy life. What sets our Spokane therapists apart is a down-to-earth approach to individual therapy, marriage counseling or couples counseling.

Perhaps for the first time in their lives, individuals can find a safe place to explore issues and develop a better understanding of their situation. Most people struggle from time to time, weather with depression, anxiety or relationship challenges that keep repeating no matter how hard they try to change them. Our expert therapists can offer perspective and a game plan to make positive changes in their life.

Couples can benefit immensely from couples counseling. Your therapy sessions can be a safe place to talk, without blame or hurtful words, which can lead to healthy communication and deeper understanding. Your therapist will help you create tools and skills that will help you heal, connect, and find a way to be happier with each other.

Our counselors are practical and tools-based, offering direct feedback about your situation. This counseling approach enables us to help you find clarity and help you get back on your feet.

loriLori Eastep, MSW, LICSW
Lori is a licensed independent clinical social worker who uses practical and relevant techniques to support individuals and families in the healing process to uncover true potential and lead a life and/or relationship worth celebrating. Lori is known for her straight talk approach which incorporates supportive feedback and direct conversation from a place of genuine support and compassion.

Lori has spent the majority of her adult life partnering with individuals and couples in their life journey, joining them in their pain, grief and loss to help foster hope for change.

Lori believes love is hard, life is messy sometimes, and no one is perfect but when two people can remember why they fell in the beginning, are able accept personal responsible for what they bring to the relationship and have the courage to fight, there is always hope.

In the words of EE Cummings “the most wasted of all days is one without laughter”, so Lori embraces love, laughter and life daily and does not take a moment for granted. Lori is happiest when singing and dancing with her 6 year old daughter and drinking coffee with her partner. Lori is surrounded by family and friends who keep her love tank full so she can continue to pour into others. She provides individual therapy, couples therapy, couples counseling and marriage counseling.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with the Department of Health #LW60185885
Member of the National Association of Social Workers
Member of EMDR International Association

Certified Life Coach
Lecturer and Faculty Field Instructor for Eastern Washington University
Member of Community Child Protection Team, Spokane, Washington
Co-Founder of Grassroots Therapy Group in Spokane, Washington

Academic Education

Master of Social Work from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, Washington

Hello. My name is Sevin Philips. I’m a licensed therapist. I’ve created this message to help you understand if we are the right therapist for you. I want to give you some information about what to expect coming into therapy. It could be really helpful, especially if this is your first time. I also want to give you some information about how to help pay for therapy.

Every human being runs into issues and challenges. We hit roadblocks, we don’t know what to do, we feel stuck. It’s normal and natural to be in that place. What we do oftentimes in our culture is that we don’t think we can ask for help. There’s something wrong if we do, we admit there’s something weak about us, and that’s completely untrue. The strongest and most courageous people that I know are the ones that when they’re in a place that they need help can ask for help. And I really encourage you to do so.

Reaching out to a licensed professional can be one of the smartest decisions that you’ve made. We help people for a living. We have a lot of tools and skills that we apply to help our clients move forward in their lives. Maybe just the old strategies you have in your life are not working anymore and you need some new ones. We’re solution-focused therapists. Our job is to help you create a roadmap to move forward.

When you come in for your first session we’re probably going to ask you your thoughts, your feelings, your opinion about your life issue and we’re going to get to know you. We’re going to have a conversation, it’s going to be very interactive. And I think clients find that very comfortable, much like sitting with a friend, we’re going to be talking to you and it’s very… The dialogue flows very nicely. And what happens is we get to know you and we are able to better help you. We also are developing trust, which is a really good thing about therapy.

This is one of the safest places that people find they can work on their life. Unlike family or friends, this is the one place where it gets to be just about you. And as you move forward, you’ll probably find a deeper level understanding about what’s going on in your life, which can feel really good. But ultimately, we want to help you move forward with the tools and skills, helping you develop those in our session and then learning how to take those out into your life in your own pace, in your own time.

Going on our website and watching some of the videos is a great way to get to know who we are. You’re going to probably find some life issues on there you can relate to, maybe even some solutions that will help you today. And you’re also going to get to know the kinds of opinions and the kinds of advice we give to our clients.

The best thing you can do, though, is to reach out and pick up the phone. We have a friendly receptionist staff that could answer basic questions, and they can direct you to the therapist so you can talk to them on the phone. Get to know the therapist you’re going to be seeing, tell them a little bit about what’s going on in your life, see if there’s a connection, see if you feel comfortable. And if you do, and only if you do, make an appointment.
Help paying for therapy, sometimes people call their insurance company and ask if they have out-of-network coverage. We are out-of-network providers, so if you do, we can provide an invoice that may get you some money back. If you have something like an employee benefit, like flex spending, sometimes people can use those funds to pay for therapy. We specialize in a solution-focused approach to individual counseling, couples therapy, couples counseling and marriage counseling.

I hope this was helpful. And ultimately, I really urge you to take the next step in your life, pick up the phone and let us know what we can do to help. Thank you.


Counseling Specialties

  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy
  • Relationship and Intimacy Issues
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Sexual and Emotional Disconnect
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Fighting and Defensiveness
  • LGBTQ Adults
  • Life & Career Transition
  • Life & Career Transition

Spokane Therapist Locations

Relationship Counseling Center
1212 N Washington St #204
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-850-9880

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User Reviews

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Karen B. March 11, 2015

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