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Uniq Metcalfe

Uniq Metcalfe BA Masters Candidate

Pronouns: She/Her


  • Uniq is fulfilling internship hours towards the degree of Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Eastern Washington University.
  • Uniq is enrolled in a CACREP accredited program

Population Specialty

  • Children (3-10)
  • Tweens (11-14)
  • Adolescents (ages 15-18)
  • Adults 
  • Individuals

Treatment Interests

  • Children & Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance

Upcoming Training Interests

  • Sand tray
  • Play therapy
  • Art therapy 

Population Ally

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

About Uniq

Uniq is a graduate student working towards a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Eastern Washington University. She receives weekly supervision by her university professors and directly supervised by Site Supervisor and Senior Therapist, Tiffany Kelly MS, LMHC, CMHS. Uniq is practicing under the license of Ms. Kelly who is licensed in Washington as a Mental Health counselor.

Uniq uses a Person-Centered approach to working with clients and borrows from Adlerian and Cognitive approaches to help her clients uncover and better understand what contributes to their current struggles, then work with her clients to address maladaptive coping skills and unhelpful thoughts, them work with her clients to strategically address how to resolve the problems they encounter.

Uniq's Areas of Interest:

  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Career Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD

A Message from Uniq

Finding the right counselor that seems to just “get you” on a deeper level can often be scary, frustrating, and anxiety-provoking. Don’t fret, you have already shown immense courage and bravery for being able to take that first step of trying to get help. As a counselor-in-training, it is my upmost priority to create a safe space for you to be vulnerable in, with no shame or judgement. Facing our own inner demons, traumas, or problems can feel absolutely terrifying, but as your counselor I will try to empower you during this difficult and rewarding journey. At the beginning of counseling, I’ll let you take the lead and ask you to disclose anything you’d like to me to know about yourself and your current situation. During this time, I will stay present and in the moment with you by being empathetic and validating your lived experiences as Carl Rodgers would’ve wanted. Once the therapeutic relationship is established, I shift more into a solution-oriented focus that’s closely aligned with CBT. Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all deeply intertwined with one another and have a direct influence on how we live our lives. We tend to get emotionally and sometimes physically stuck when we find ourselves trapped in our own thoughts which can oftentimes be overwhelming and downright unhelpful. Know that it is “normal” to experience these thoughts during difficult times (as our brain is hardwired to more easily focus on the negative), but I will challenge any faulty beliefs and encourage you to generate more positive/adaptive thoughts. As humans we are born with these inherently messy and overly-complicated brains that can cause us emotional strife. Being able to relate in a more positive way with yourself and others can facilitate the healing and growing process in therapy. My ultimate goal is to provide you with empathy, support, and encouragement so that you will be able to live life to your fullest potential.

Client populations that I am most interested in working with are children, adolescents, and families. Early intervention is key to addressing the child’s needs and developing an action plan to alleviate any disturbances within their inner world. Incorporating the parental figures in the therapy process is also essential to ensure the child’s future success, emotional stability, safety, and fulfillment in life. Being able to change the trajectory of the child’s life is important as no child should ever feel helpless, broken, or alone during their struggle.