Individual Counseling

As a therapist, my goal is to help you to heal, to achieve clarity, to uncover your true potential, or to find the answers you need to take your life in the direction you want. Using the therapeutic approaches that best fit your needs and goals, we will work together to help you process trauma experiences or grief, or to identify unwanted behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Together we will explore your situation in order to help you understand yourself more clearly and determine what types of outcomes you seek.


You, yourself, as much as anybody
in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection. 

Emerald City Therapy, PLLC

Erin Byrnes, MEd, LMHC

Counseling for Individuals and Families


Family Therapy

Family can be a great source of strength, but
also a source of stress and heartache. Learning to understand ourselves within the context of family and/or the systems within which we operate is key to personal well-being and optimal functioning. Family or systems therapy can help build or reinforce a family or group foundation, in order to ease functioning, decrease conflict, improve communication, and enhance mutual understanding and support. Family therapy can be helpful for navigating a crisis or any difficult or painful experiences. It can also be very useful for addressing long-standing relationship issues or interpersonal conflicts.


I take an integrative approach to therapy, which means that I find truth and value in several different psychological

foundations that are generally rooted in the Psychodynamic, Attachment, and Systems Theory models. 

Combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with strategies and interventions borrowed from several different therapies,

I specialize in family of origin issues, self-discovery and identity issues, life transitions, grief, loss and trauma. 

I am professionally and personally devoted to issues of equity and justice, which have guided my

ongoing professional development in multiculturalism and systems theory.