The power of personal narratives and story-telling dates back to our origins as human beings. We feel seen and heard when our stories are held with compassion and dignity.

How would it feel to be witnessed without being pathologized? Healing is a collaborative process and I want to be a witness to your story, to your history and to your healing. Our inner-world matters as much as the universe outside of us.

My aim is to explore these worlds with you and connect the different threads of your stories so you can witness yourself as whole.

We have on this earth what makes life worth living: April’s hesitation, the aroma of bread at dawn, a woman’s point of view about men, the works of Aeschylus, the beginning of love, grass on a stone, mothers living on a flute’s sigh and the invaders’ fear of memories.

Mahmoud Darwish

About Me

Menosh Z.

Menosh Z. (LSWAIC) - Washington / SC 60869118

I am a mental health therapist based in Seattle, WA. I provide therapy to individuals and couples. I have experience working in fields of education, advocacy and the nonprofit sector.

My therapeutic approach is relational, holistic and anti-colonial. I value complexity in personal narratives and believe that relationships and systems such as religion, culture, gender, sexuality, race, class and nationality coalesce to make us who we are.

My work is grounded in striving for social justice and an anti-oppressive sense of self via utilizing storytelling and study of our relationships.


B.S Psychology M.S Public Policy M.S Clinical Social Work Certificate from The Harvard Program in Refugee Studies Certificate from The Vancouver School For Narrative Therapy Certificate in Conflict Analysis from The United States Institute of Peace

Services and Costs

Services and Costs

Silk Route Therapy offers the following services:

Individual Therapy

I provide individual therapy to persons aged 16 and above. The length of therapy is based on the individual’s needs and our collaborative process. Individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes long at a rate of $135 per session.

Payment is due on the day of the session.

Couples Therapy

I provide couples therapy to partnered folks who want to foster a healthier and a loving relationship. Couples therapy sessions are 60 minutes long at a rate of $145 per session.

Payment is due on the day of the session.

Asylum Evaluations

I provide evaluations for asylum seekers in the U.S.

Please contact me for further information.

Guest Lectures

I have extensive experience in teaching, delivering seminars and presentations to eclectic audiences around the country and abroad.

Please contact me for booking and further information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept insurance?

I am happy to prepare a detailed monthly billing statement (“super bill”) which you can submit to your insurance company for partial reimbursement as I am an out-of-network provider.

You may be able to get a significant portion of the session fee reimbursed through this process. Please be sure to contact your insurance company for the most accurate information on your exact coverage.

Are you accepting new clients?

I am not currently accepting new clients. I will update this page regularly as spots become available.

Please check the resources section to find other therapists of color in WA that may have availability.

Are you seeing clients via teletherapy or in person?

Currently I am seeing clients only via teletherapy. Once we are all vaccinated hopefully we can meet in person.

Do you offer an initial consult?

Though I do not offer an initial consultation, after our first session if you or I feel like we are not a good match, I can waive that session’s fee.



Therapists of Color in WA

Canh Tran
Arianna Korangy
Bina Bakhtiar
Amal Muammar-Hastings
D.J. Burr

NAMI Seattle - Black, Indigenous & People of Color Mental Health Resources
Mindful Therapy Group

Supervisors I am thankful to and continue to learn from:

Lavonne Bryan
Diana Mena
Jamie Weber

All About Love : New Visions by bell hooks
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire
Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy
Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing by Suzanne Methot
Culture and Resistance by Edward Said
Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption by Rafia Zakaria
Letters from Diaspora: Stories of War and its Aftermath by Arnesa Buljusmic-Kustura
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Take Care of Yourself:The art and cultures of care liberation by Sundus Abdul Hadi
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
The Tiny Journalist by Naomi Shihab Nye
A River Dies of Thirst by Mahmoud Darwish


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