Brien Wood

Brien Wood Puget Sound Psychotherapy & Psychiatry

Brien Wood

Insurances Accepted:

Private Pay Only


Private Pay: Individual $250
Private Pay: Couples/Families $350

Office Location:

Private Office - Leschi
811 Yakima Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

Brien Wood


Clients often report that Brien's presence is grounding, warm, and supportive.

I have a special focus and love for relationship counseling.

For 15+ years I have had a special focus and love for relationship counseling.

I am an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. I specialize in relationship counseling and trauma, i.e. helping individuals heal from the wounds of a difficult childhood. My goal is to help my clients feel at home within themselves while having deliberate, fulfilling, and connected relationships.

When working with couples and families I work collaboratively to de-escalate negative cycles of disconnection, develop relationship stability, and construct new patterns that result in connected and satisfying relationships. I teach relationship skills and a relational philosophy for maintaining both a vibrant sense of self and a loving and connected relationship. 

I work with relationships of all configurations and sexual orientations, including LGBTQ and straight relationships, non-monogamy, monogamy, married, unmarried, together for decades, newly connecting, with or without children, and blended families.

Post-graduate Training:
  • Certificate Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Jonhson: Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis
  • Certified Gestalt Therapist (Gestalt Associates Los Angeles) 
  • AEDP Immersion Course (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
  • Treating Affairs and Trauma (Gottman Institute)
  • Clinical Supervision: Becoming an Approved Supervisor (Antioch University)
  • Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator (Gottman Institute)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy: Love as an Attachment Bond (ICEEFT)
  • Level One & Two training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Gottman Institute)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship (ICEEFT)
  • Core Skills Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • The Heart of the Matter: A Clinicians Guide to Attachment Theory (ICEEFT)
  • Mindfulness and meditation with Pema Chodron
Professional Experience:
  • Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles, Faculty
  • Private Practice Psychotherapist, since 2005
  • Private Practice Clinical Supervisor to Licensure Associates
  • Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator
  • Ruth Dykeman Youth & Family Services Family Services Therapist
Professional License:
  • Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor # LH 60071756
  • Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # LF 60354195

BA, The Evergreen State College, Cultural Anthropology
MA, Antioch University, Child Couple & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling


Gottman Levels 1-2
EFT Externship, Core Skills, and Certification Track
Certified Gestalt Therapist
AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Immersion Training
Mindfulness and meditation with Pema Chodron