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Cody J. Lail, MA, MFTA

MASTERS IN MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY
Pacific Lutheran University, WA

MASTERS IN THEOLOGY
Fuller Seminary, CA

BACHELORS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Concordia University, OR

Supervision Provided by

LINDA SKINNER, MA, LMFT
Pathway to Change Counseling

Credential Number

MFTA.MG.61003899

Cody J. Lail, MA, MFTA

MASTERS IN MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY
Pacific Lutheran University, WA

MASTERS IN THEOLOGY
Fuller Seminary, CA

BACHELORS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Concordia University, OR


Supervision Provided by

LINDA SKINNER, MA, LMFT
Pathway to Change Counseling

Credential Number

MFTA.MG.61003899


Cody J. Lail, MA, MFTA

MASTERS IN MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY
Pacific Lutheran University, WA

MASTERS IN THEOLOGY
Fuller Seminary, CA

BACHELORS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Concordia University, OR

Supervision Provided by

LINDA SKINNER, MA, LMFT
Pathway to Change Counseling

Credential Number

MFTA.MG.61003899


Individual, Couple, & Family Therapist

Individual, Couple, & Family Therapist

I know it can be challenging to find the right therapist, someone you feel comfortable talking with about difficult things. To help you consider whether I might be a good fit for you, I’d like to share a bit about myself and my practice.

One of the things I’ve come to value the most in life is honest conversation. It’s freeing to share about things we’re struggling with, and to be truly heard without judgment. In every session, I aim to give this opportunity to my clients.

My Approach to Therapy

I use a number of therapeutic approaches, all of which consider the whole person and recognize the impact of their closest relationships. This tradition is known broadly as family therapy, which might be confusing if you weren’t seeking out a family therapist. Being a family therapist means two things:

  1. In addition to individual therapy practices, I am also trained to work with couples and family systems in addressing their unique challenges.
  2. I look at common mental health concerns through a broader lens, considering the impact of close relationships and larger cultural forces on a person’s well-being.

Most often, I follow the tradition of Virginia Satir, who inspired a model known as Transformational Systemic Therapy. She was known for her warmth, and for helping her clients to find a sense of harmony between their internal world and outward expression. She recognized that mental health issues arise when people have low self-worth, suppress their emotions, and live in relationships where honest communication is missing.

I serve individuals, couples, and families from a diversity of cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, as well as those with a spectrum of gender and sexual identities.

Reach out any time to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation. Before you spend a dime, you can get answers to any questions you might have, and decide if you’d like to schedule a session.

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