Bellevue Family Counseling
Child/Teen Therapy & Parent Coaching

1601 116th Ave NE, Ste. 102
Bellevue, WA  98004
425-417-5902
Csilla Vegvari Child & Family Therapist




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Csilla Vegvari, MA LMHCA

For more information, email Csilla here or call her at 206-395-9221

Background

I am a child therapist, school counselor and teacher, currently working with children ages 3 – 18. As a lifelong student and educator, I have always been interested in learning about my fellow humans, and my journey has taken me to many different paths. I was born and raised in Hungary, and came to the United States after graduating from college with a B.A. in Education.

Working with children is my calling. I have been a Montessori teacher for the past 15 years, and have worked in various other educational settings prior to that. Through my teaching career my emphasis has always been on giving my full attention to the children, respecting their personalities and interests and helping them reach their full potential while collaborating with their parents and families. This is still my focus as a counselor.

“It takes a village to raise a child.” In our fast paced, busy lives where parents often lack the support of extended family, we need the support of others to help us navigate the ups and downs of raising our future generation. For children, it is important to have adults, besides family members who can support them through their early life challenges, lessons and transitions. It has been my privilege to be that trusted and caring adult in the lives of hundreds of children whom I have had the chance ofCsilla Vegvari working with throughout my career.

In everything I do, I incorporate Mindfulness and Balance, which is the inspiration for the name of my counseling practice. Practicing mindfulness is a skill which can help all of us become more aware of our minds, bodies, our surroundings and our relationships with our fellow human beings on a deeper level. Mindfulness helps us stay in the present and helps us regulate our emotions and attention. Finding balance is a goal which requires continuous reflection and reminders. Just like learning a balancing pose in yoga, balance in life takes practice, focus, strength and perseverance.

My other interests are practicing Yoga, taking long walks and hikes in nature, learning about the human energy field through Reiki and other healing modalities and finding the beauties and little miracles of everyday life.

Education

-  MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, City University of Seattle, Seattle, WA

- BA in Education, Vitez Janos Teacher Training College, Esztergom, Hungary

- Montessori Teacher Certificate, Montessori Teacher Preparation of WA

- Mindfulness Teacher Curriculum Training, Mindful Schools, Oakland, CA

- Certified Positive Discipline Instructor (Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott)

- Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training (children’s yoga)

 - Northwest School of Healing (Reiki Master), Redmond, WA

- Serious Play: Using Play Therapy to Address Depression, Anxiety, Self-harm and Suicidal Ideation – Holly Willard LCSW, RPT-S – 2016

- Cultural Issues in Mental Health Treatment – Relias – 2015

- Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief Through Play Therapy – Cory McAdams Hamilton, MA, LMFT, RPT-S – 2015

-Sandplay: Therapy Inside the Box – Becky Rudd PhD, LMFT, RPT-S – 2015

- Creative Play Therapy Techniques for Children and Families – Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S – 2015

- Ethics in Clinical Practice – Laura W. Groshong, LICSW – 2014

-A Guide to Play Therapy and the Modern Family – Clair Mellentin, LCSW, RPT-S. Holly Willard, LCSW – 2014

- Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy – 2014

- Psychological First Aid – 2014

- Strategic Communication Skills – Miriam Dressler – 2012

- Love and Logic – Leah Koenig MA, LMHC – 2009

 

Licenses & Affiliations

    - American Counseling Association
    - Washington Association for Play Therapy
    - American Montessori Society