Riley Cornett, MEd, LMHCA
LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
Riley Cornett is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist Associate who has experience working with diverse populations and mental health issues. He completed a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Law and Justice at Central Washington University. He completed his Master of Education in Community Counseling from Seattle University. Riley’s positivity and engaging personality, as well as his variety of life experiences such as being in the Navy and coaching high school wrestling, help him relate well to others. During his time coaching, student-athletes often came to him for guidance and support in their lives outside of wrestling; prompting Riley to realize his calling and passion was to become a Counselor.
Riley believes that each person strives toward self-improvement and becoming their ideal self; however, life has a way of “muddying” this vision or placing obstacles on this path. He acknowledges that life provides everyone humbling experiences and that a person’s willingness to engage in self-reflection and work on themselves alongside a therapist takes courage and humility. Riley is passionate about creating an authentic relationship in which each client feels valued, heard, and supported in their journey. He has seen that when given proper support, insight, and validation, clients can make great strides in their happiness, mental health, relationships, and life satisfaction.
Riley’s approach to therapy is personalized to each individual to support their personal growth. Riley uses evidence-based methods including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relational, Family Systems, Play Therapy, Lifespan Integration Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. He is actively engaged in his own personal and professional growth which helps him provide the highest quality of care for everyone he works with. Riley has completed multiple trainings in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and has over a year of experience in co-leading DBT groups.
Mindfulness and self awareness are cornerstones of his work with clients. He is well versed in teaching skills and tools for clients to employ in their daily lives. He has experience working with a breadth of presenting concerns for clients ages 6 to 55. He has particular interest in working with teens and young adults, as well as issues of self-esteem, performance anxiety, relationship conflict, ADHD, adjustment, life transitions, trauma, depression, and anxiety. He is enthusiastic about his work and would be happy to meet you.