Maryssa Beare

Maryssa Beare (any pronouns)


Not Accepting New Clients as of Jan 2024

Oftentimes people come to therapy because they have had trouble being heard; it is my job to hear you and help you find successful ways to build and strengthen communication within yourself and others. Ultimately, it is my belief that everyone deserves wellness and that everyone is just trying to get their needs met.

I am a systemic trained multicultural therapist; meaning we will look at the many factors (relationships, education, religion, gender, community, culture, etc.) that impact you to best understand and honor you as a whole person.  Remaining curious, empathetic, and highlighting your strengths are other important perspectives I weave into our work together.

As a multi-media art therapist, I am passionate about finding ways to use creative means for healing.  I conduct my art therapy practice in a way that encourages and fosters healing through images and movement, rather than only verbal communication.  Artmaking is a somatic and neurological asset for wellness journeys.  You will be supported in developing creative and resilient responses that best suit your therapeutic needs and goals, whether or not that includes artmaking!

As a sex therapist, I’m trained to look at the systems that affect your sexuality. At its most basic, my sex therapy practice considers how sex, intimacy, attachment, and affection take place in your life.


Some of my personal interests include painting, plant parenting, listening to music, and martial arts.  I love blueberry pastries, but dislike the texture of blueberries.  I am currently reading Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis, and listening to My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem.

Areas of focus:

  • those in partnered relationships (monogamy, non-monogamy, polyamory, etc.),
  • family systems
  • military-affiliated clients
  • individual adults
  • teens
  • LGBTQIA2+ clients
  • identity work
  • emotional regulation/expression
  • loss and grief
  • life transitions
  • sexual health and concerns (sex education, familial influences and messaging, policies, health and pain, gender, intimacy and affection, birth and pregnancy experiences, trauma, personal histories, and broader social histories)
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • interroception/body awareness
  • spiritual and existential concerns
  • trauma

Contact me today, if you feel I am the right fit for you!  Let’s collaborate on how best to strengthen your health!

Schedule with me online at, email or by calling/texting the RTW business line at 253-350-8763.


$130 50min session

$195 80min session

Insurance accepted:

Cigna, Premera, United/Optum, various BCBS

*Contact for further information as some insurance coverage is plan-specific.

Reduced Rates:

Adjusted Rate Scholarship (ARS) slots available for those in need of reduced session rate

*Under supervision of Amy Rinker, MA, LMFT-S at Rinker Therapy and Wellness (RTW)

Rinker Therapy and Wellness PLLC
603 Hunt Avenue, Suite B
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 350-8763

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