RTW Team


Maryssa Beare BS, BA, MA Candidate

Often people come to therapy because they have had trouble being heard; it is my job to help you find successful ways to build and strengthen communication within yourself and others.  The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted peoples’ mental, emotional, and relational health significantly in unprecedented ways.  I am here to support you through the various ways the pandemic has affected you. 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.

I provide therapy for those in partnered relationships (monogamy, non-monogamy, polyamory, etc.), family systems, military-affiliated clients, individual adults, and LGBTQIA2+ clients.  Other therapeutic concerns I address are:

loss and grief, life stages, transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, spiritual, and existential concerns.

As a multi-media art therapist, I am passionate about finding ways to use creative means for healing from various personal traumas. I conduct my art therapy practice in a way that encourages and fosters healing through images and movement, rather than purely verbal communication.  You will be supported in developing creative and resilient responses that best suit your therapeutic needs and goals.

Some of my personal interests include painting, writing, listening to music, and practicing martial arts. I do not like tomatoes, but I like tomato sauce. I am currently learning Mandarin Chinese and American Sign Language. I love spending time with my family and friends, and especially spending time outdoors.

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 https://rinker-therapy-and-wellness.clientsecure.me, email admin@rinkertherapyandwellness.com or by calling/texting the RTW business line at 253-350-8763.


Private Pay:

$50/$75 (50/80 min.) Individual Session

$60/$90 (50/80 min.) Couples/Relationship/Family/Intake Session


Insurance accepted:

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


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

Katie Sparrow BA, MA Candidate

**Not accepting new clients**

All human relationships can and will hit rough patches, and when this happens, couples and family therapy can be useful in providing new tools in helping people navigate life's bumpy moments. Since we are innately social creatures who crave deep connection and intimacy, our relationships have a profound impact on our mental health. When we do the important work of healing and deepening our relationships, this can have a lasting and positive change on our satisfaction with our lives. Couple's and family counseling is a rich place of exploration where everyone can experience deep growth, transformation, joy, and healing.

I enjoy working with couples and families navigating conflict, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, major mental illness, PTSD, addictions, and sexual issues. I have specific training in working with BIPOC, biracial, LGBTQIA+, and non-monogamous people.

As a therapist I am client-centered and collaborative, which means that your needs and desires will be forefront in informing the type of therapy that we do in session, and that you will be invited to provide feedback into what is and isn't working for you. I often use a trauma-informed lens and incorporate story-telling, a focus on emotions, and building an empathetic and compassionate space where people can bring their whole selves into the room.

When I am not seeing clients or in school, I enjoy walking through all the seasons of the pacific northwest, cooking with friends, writing, and meditating.

If you feel that I am the right fit contact me today. I look forward to working with you.

Schedule with me online at https://rinker-therapy-and-wellness.clientsecure.me, email admin@rinkertherapyandwellness.com or by calling/texting the RTW business line at 253-350-8763.


Private Pay:

$60/$90 (50/80 min.) Couples/Relationship/Family/Intake Session

$50/$75 (50/80 min.) Individual Session


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


Rinker Therapy and Wellness PLLC
707 S. Grady Way, Suite 600
Renton, WA 98057

(253) 350-8763

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