Amy Schottenstein

Amy Schottenstein Puget Sound Psychotherapy & Psychiatry

Amy Schottenstein

MA, MBA, LMFTA
she/her
Insurances Accepted:

BlueCross (Premera), Lifewise, Premera

Fees:

Private Pay: Individual $150
Private Pay: Couples/Families $200

Office Location:

Amy's Office
2910 E. Madison Street, Suite 204
Seattle, WA 98112


Amy Schottenstein

MA, MBA, LMFTA

Amy's clients describe her as connecting, curious and committed.

Amy's approach to therapy is experiential, attuned and nonjudgmental.

Words like “growth” and “development” align with my underlying beliefs about what is beneficial to clients, rather than words like “change” and “improvement.” While there is nothing wrong with wanting to change or even to “fix” ourselves, it is uncommon that our lives shift by setting those kinds of intentions. For most of us there are thoughts, emotions, memories, and physical sensations that block us from moving forward in our lives. This feeling of being blocked can mean that an unrecognized part of us needs to be attuned to and potentially healed.

My approach to therapy is based upon entering into an alliance rooted in an appreciation for your inner wisdom and intuition. In this way, the therapy room becomes a healing laboratory where clients can explore your inner self, beliefs, personal history, cultural, and societal expectations to better understand and develop compassion for your individual struggles.

My goal is to spark your own curiosity about your unique challenges. When clients have chaotic internal experiences, I help you to organize and fruitfully navigate what you are going through. In our sessions, we will work with tools and practices that improve emotional regulation, self-understanding, and healthy relationships. I gravitate toward humanistic and experiential models like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) and I have a foundation in Gottman Couples Therapy and attachment theory. I also work with mindfulness strategies that help clients find balance and attune to the wisdom of your body.

I work with individual teens and adults, as well as with couples and families.

Education:

BA, Yale University, Literature and Theater Studies
MA, Antioch University, Couple and Family Therapy
MBA, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

Trainings:

Training in Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Training in Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
Gottman level 1
Experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Certified Integral Associate Coach, Integral Coaching Canada