Call us at
(509) 892-1100
Call us at
(815) 555-5555

About Us

Our Vision
We are dedicated to the support, growth and development of our counselors, who have unprecedented relevant, on-going training in a collaborative environment so they are better prepared to walk with you on your journey to a happy fulfilling life.

Our Mission
We exist to empower individuals, couples, families and groups to increase happiness, loving connections, peace and self-worth through supportive therapeutic relationships.

What We Value

  • Growth: Learning and reaching together
  • Integrity: Whole authenticity
  • Confidentiality: You choose who hears your story
  • Inclusion: Everyone is welcome
  • Empowerment: Just enough help to do it yourself
  • Accountability: Owning our stuff and support for others to do the same
  • Excellence: Pursuit of what is best in this moment
  • Advocacy: We’re here to help
  • Vulnerability: Creating safe space to explore emotional exposure


We have two convenient locations located in the valley and on the north side.

northside coming soon

Our Friendly Office Staff

We assist clients in scheduling with their counselor for their first appointment and support their use of health insurance to help pay for sessions.

Keisha Ritter

Keisha Ritter

Financial Clinic Manager

Keisha is our clinic director. She does all of our client and business accounting, insurance contracting, and managing of Family Essentials and our clinicians. Her goal is to make sure that everyone at Family Essentials feels welcome and has a positive experience.

In her free time Keisha spends all of her time with her family. She has a newborn son, 4 year old daughter, and an 11 year old daughter. As a family they enjoy doing anything outdoors and love the four seasons Spokane has, in the summer its the lake and in the winter it's in the snow.

Kim Fijalka

Kim Fijalka

Administrative Assistant

Kim is our Administrative Assistant, she handles many aspects of the day to day function of the main office. Working together with all the office staff to make your experience with Family Essentials Counseling the best it can be is what she loves. Along with the privilege of being part of your journey in helping you get established with the help you need and supporting the administrative part of your journey.

In her free time she is a holistic nutrition student and loves spending time outdoors, riding her bike, hiking and spending time with her husband and two grown kids.

Paige Bickford

Paige Bickford


Paige is our Receptionist, she completes a variety of tasks within the office all aimed at connecting you to your therapist and supporting the office staff. Having the opportunity to greet and interact with you is her favorite part of the day and she feels privileged to be a part of your experience at Family Essentials Counseling.

Paige recently moved here from Alaska and is an online student who loves; reading, going to concerts, and exploring her new home!