Valerie Hewell, Ph.D.

Valerie Hewell, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience working collaboratively with diverse populations at individual and community levels. She earned her doctorate from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Clinical-Community Psychology and completed internship at the University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center (both APA-accredited). She completed her dissertation on success in buprenorphine treatment and was the program director for a buprenorphine treatment program in Alaska during her practicum. Other experience includes practicums working with college students and community members, applied behavioral analysis with children with Autism-spectrum diagnoses, and outpatient treatment for children with emotional and behavioral disorders. While Dr. Hewell is trained as a generalist and can treat a wide-range of concerns, she has specific experience, training, and interest in working with adults and adolescents on matters including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Helping individuals understand emotions and utilize them in healthy ways
  • Personal growth
  • Relational concerns, early childhood experiences, and attachment issues
  • Identity development and characterological change
  • Self-concept, body image, and perfectionism
  • Existential concerns and life transitions
  • Substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders

Dr. Hewell believes the therapeutic relationship accounts for a great degree of healing. She works from a relational orientation that focuses on emotions, here-and-now experience, conscious and unconscious processes, and striving for understanding. In therapy, she values collaboration, compassion, authentic interaction, unconditional acceptance, safety, and co-creating a meaningful experience.

Dr. Hewell thoroughly enjoys exploratory depth-psychotherapy. She also values employing short-term and evidence-based approaches as appropriate for individual patients including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness-based approaches, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She adheres to practice-based evidence by measuring individual therapy outcomes.

If you are interested in seeing if Dr. Hewell is a good match for your needs, please contact her at or (425) 523-6896.

Please note that email is not a secure method of communication. Please do not send sensitive information via email. Sending or receiving an email does not establish a psychologist-patient relationship.

Insurance: First Choice, Lifewise, Premera