Modern & Simplistic in Washington

 

FP fans, meet Taylor A. Moss, a therapist in Seattle, WA!
1) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR THERAPY OFFICE?

My business partner, Brian, and I wanted to create a space that felt modern yet comfortable. Our top priority was that our clients weren’t distracted by or felt put off by the space.

I think we were able to hit a great balance of modern, simplistic style that also feels warm and inviting. It’s a room you don’t mind sitting in for an hour, or all day as we do!

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2) WHAT VIBE DO YOU HOPE YOUR OFFICE GIVES YOUR THERAPY CLIENTS?

Like I mentioned above, I hope our clients feel comfortable and welcomed by the space, and that it helps focus towards the work at hand.

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3) DO YOU HAVE ANY CREATURE COMFORTS IN YOUR OFFICE FOR CLIENTS?

We work in a shared office space, Regus, and our clients get greeted by a receptionist and offered coffee, tea and water. I love this perk of working in a co-operative working space as it helps the clients feel welcomed right away.

In my office I have a small candy stash, because life is always just a little better with something sweet.

Recently I added some great figit toys – Tangle, Jr. and Kush Balls. These have been a hit with clients, and also help me when I’m on calls!

4) WHO DESIGNED AND DECORATED YOUR THERAPY OFFICE? DID YOU GET HELP FROM PROFESSIONALS, COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS, OR FAMILY?

My business partner, Brian, and I were extremely lucky because my husband, Ryan, works in the creative marking field and has done lots of work in design.

The three of us took a trip to IKEA and Ryan helped us pull our ideas for the room into a plan. We did most of our purchasing in one trip.

Brian and I then filled in details – the clock, the artwork in, and consulted with Ryan when needed.

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5) ANY ADVICE FOR THERAPISTS WHO ARE JUST STARTING OUT AND DESIGNING THEIR OFFICE FOR THE FIRST TIME, OR SEASONED THERAPISTS LOOKING TO REDESIGN THEIR OFFICES?

Figure out how you need support then go find it. Brian and I both knew we were not great at design, and also knew we needed to talk through in person with Ryan what our goals and visions were.

A shared Pinterest board and emails just weren’t cutting it, but a half day at IKEA and we were nearly there. It doesn’t take a lot of money, but consistency and continuity is key.

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Taylor A. Moss is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate & Certified Sign Language Interpreter in Seattle, WA…

She specializes in premarital and couples counseling, and counseling in sign language.

You can find out more about Taylor’s practice by visiting:

www.tayloramossmft.com
@tam_mft on Facebook
@tam_mft on Twitter