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          ARTWELLSPRING   •  SHEILA SIMPSON-CREPS, MA, LMHC, AT

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Art Therapist  • 360-293-3489




Welcome to the psychotherapy office of Sheila Simpson-Creps.


At times in our lives we may find that the pain of events is seemingly more than one can handle, and life questions are too great. During these passages, healing and stress reduction can be aided through a therapeutic alliance with a mental health counselor. Through listening to and witnessing your story as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I provide a safe and confidential environment to explore those issues which most challenge you or your child. It is an honor for me to provide counseling services for those seeking healing and an increase in the quality of their lives.


My approach is client-centered, and strengths-based. In addition to my Masters in Counseling, I have specialized training in Art Therapy, CBT+ (for children with PTSD), Jungian-oriented psychotherapy, Play Therapy and Sandplay. I encourage the use of creativity, art and imagination, to explore issues that concern the client. None of these tools are required to be used by clients. If a client is curious about these therapies, no previous skills are required; one simply needs a willingness to explore and play with images.


I provide counseling services for individuals, children ages 3+, and adults. I specialize in Trauma Recovery, Bereavment (Grief and Loss), Stress Reduction, and Attachment Enhancement for individual parent/child dyads.  Although I am not an analyst, my therapeutic approach is greatly impacted by the comprehensive work of the eminent analyst Carl. G. Jung.  To me, the rapport between therapist and client is the most important aspect of successful psychotherapy.


I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in Anacortes, Washington. I serve residents of Skagit County, the San Juan Islands, and North Whidbey Island.


For a moving video about Art Therapy please watch:

Art Therapy: Be the Change You Want to See - Cathy Malchiodi





"To the extent that I managed to translate the emotions into images -- that is to say, to find the images which were concealed in the emotions -- I was inwardly calmed and reassured."  

-- C. G. Jung