407 E 2nd Ave Ste 250 Spokane WA 99202 | (509) 315-9776

Meredith Thompson

Meredith Thompson MSW, LICSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Independence Clinical Social Worker
  • CBT+ Certified
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) Certified
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certification track

Population Specialty

  • Children (ages 6-11)
  • Tweens and Teenagers (12-18)
  • Young Adults (19-28)

Treatment Specialty

  • LGBT Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Specialty Training

  • EMDR
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Affirmative Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

Groups

  • Parent Group and Workshops 
  • Teen DBT
  • Teen Anxiety and Depression Group

Population Ally

  • HIV/AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open-Relationship Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • LGBT

About Meredith

Meredith earned a Masters of Social Work from Eastern Washington University and a Bachelors of Psychology and Criminal Justice from Gonzaga University. She is licensed in the state of Washington as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

Meredith uses an integrated Cognitive-Behavioral and humanistic approach to her work with youth. She artfully combines these approaches to build an affirming and compassionate environment to explore and work to resolve underlying issues related to attachment, trauma, family roles and communication. Meredith has a variety of experience in the helping profession. She worked as a caregiver with elder and intellectually disabled people for two years and assisted with care of those at the end of life. Meredith completed her internship at Family Service Spokane and worked in both a community mental health setting and agency setting.

Meredith's areas of specialty are:

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self-harming
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep and Insomnia
  • Stress

A Message from Meredith

Do you wish you had a neutral person who would listen without judgement and offer a new perspective?  Have you tried everything you can think of and keep getting stuck in a pattern that isn’t working?  I hope to work collaboratively with you to reach your goals and offer my expertise to help you in doing so.  I feel privileged to be invited into your life(s) and offered the chance to really get to know you or your family.  My favorite part of being a therapist is learning about my clients, who they are, what they are passionate about, their values, strengths and goals.  I understand that this process involves vulnerability which can be disconcerting.  I look forward to helping you to feel comfortable and confident in working through your struggles with me.  In our sessions, we will work together to build on your strengths and skills to create significant changes in your life.  I can help you to process and heal from traumatic events, adjust the way that you think, improve interpersonal relationships, understand the impact of the past on your present, and learn healthy coping strategies to manage daily stressors or mental health symptoms you want to overcome.  I have several years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and young adults and use a combination of evidence-based treatment strategies.  Each session will be tailored to your needs and goals, often using creative means such as art, writing and other activities.  With therapy, you will increase your awareness of the patterns you want to interrupt, where they come from, and learn how to act intentionally in order to reach your goals.

Children and teens:

Ok so, therapy is not what it looks like on TV.  I promise I will not have you lay on a couch, look at inkblots, or scribble on a clipboard saying “and how does that make you feel?”  This is a collaborative, creative process.  Whether coming in for counseling is your idea or not, I’m ready to work with you on what you want to change or feel better about in your life.  I will truly listen and focus on understanding who you are and what matters to you.  You will be accepted openly and supported no matter what challenges you are currently facing.  Together we can develop new skills/coping strategies, improve your relationships, decrease conflict in your family, build your confidence, lessen emotional difficulties, and heal from past hurts.  You are in a transitional and high growth period of your life, and I am excited to have the opportunity to help you move toward your goals and dreams.