Mario White, M.A., LMHCA

Mario White View Specialties

I can honestly say that one of my favorite moments is the point that the stem and the leaves pop out of the ground.  I will often reflect on the days that passed in which I planted, watered, covered and cared for the seeds.  Seeing those little starts pop up out of the ground remind me that the work was worth it.  

The same can be true for our lives and in therapy.  We often have many hard moments of learning about the ups and downs of life but those brief moments of experiencing and celebrating life change makes it worth the hard work that happen in therapy.  

What makes me and my approach unique is that as a Jesus follower, I believe that deep change can take place in our work together because of the willingness to weave theology and psychology together in a way that produces results.  All of this takes place from a relational perspective.  What is unique about the relational approach is that our work together will address the symptoms that cause impasses in your life and if you wish, to also draw us near and experience the sources of impasse in a way that will more likely bring about long-lasting change.

Here is a little about my upbringing:

I grew up in a naval family in the Kitsap area and have remained on the peninsula for the past 30+ years.  My wife Michelle and I have been married over 13 years and we have two young, energetic boys.  If it is warm, sunny day, you'll likely find us playing near some body of water.

  • I am a Master's level therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. 
  • I received a MA in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
  • I have also double majored with a B.A. in Psychology and an B.A. in Biblical Studies from Northwest University.


My experiences have prepared me well to be both professional and personable.  I have been counseling in various capacities for the past 15 years and it has been an honor to be a help to people along the way.

Along with being a therapist, I am also employed as a teaching pastor at Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo, WA where I have a chance to guide couples to health and encourage parents.  Prior to this role, I served as the student ministries pastor in which I had the opportunity to lead and mentor adolescents as well as provide counsel to the parents of teens and pre-teens.

My pastoral roles have allowed me to experience and serve in different cultures such as India and Indonesia.  In addition to these, I have helped those in need in the inner cities of East L.A. and Washington D.C. These experiences have helped me to be more culturally conscious as I enter into new relationships with people.

I previously worked with Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, which is located in Bremerton, Washington.  I had the opportunity to work with a vast array of clients to prepare me for the diversity that Western Washington offers.

Mario White Reaches

Bremerton WA