My name is Mandy Traut of New Connections Counseling. I am a sex-positive, licensed mental health therapist (LMHC) in Lynnwood, Washington. What do I mean by “sex-positive?” In a nutshell, I embrace sexuality as part of the human experience, I embrace sexual diversity, and I promote straightforward sex education and advocacy – the latter especially in the area of safety and consent. Ultimately, I respect your lifestyle choices, and I aim to act as your guide, advocate, and support. Walking this path with you, I will help you uncover, own, and advocate for your inner truth. Let me empower you to, overcome adversity, transcend shame, honor your true self, and work towards establishing meaningful relationships.
I believe that what we say to ourselves influences our physical, mental, and spiritual health. I talk a lot about the connection between mind, body, and spirit. In helping you connect to your truth, I aim to encourage you to “rewrite” stories that are negative or outdated; replacing them with stories that are more conducive to growth, empowerment, and self-acceptance. This, in turn, may only improve your physical and spiritual balance and alignment. I look forward to walking this journey with you, bearing witness to the amazing inner wisdom and self-healing powers I believe you already possess.