About Us

Puget Sound Psychotherapy & Psychiatry (PSP)  is a collective of independent therapists based in Seattle, Washington, offering counseling for individuals, couples, children, families, and teens.  PSP contracts with therapists who are dedicated to rigorous ongoing personal and professional growth so that you receive the best of care. Read more about each clinician below.


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Psychiatry and Medication Management


Geoffrey Fong - taking new clients.

In-network with Kaiser, Premera,

Regence, BC/BS, Aetna, 

Lifewise, FirstChoice and Cigna.



Counseling and Psychotherapy


Seattle Therapist Alexis Spencer Seattle Therapist Nick Coniaris
Audrey Fraychineaud Connor Burgess Alexis Spencer Nick Coniaris
Seattle Therapist Cherry McKinstry Seattle Therapist Jed Jacobson Seattle Therapist Nadene Reichert
Cherry McKinstry Melany Grout Jed Jacobson Nadene Reichert
Seattle Therapist Claire Biringer Seattle Therapist Molly Cvetovac
Claire Biringer Molly Cvetovac Jeremy Gear Lena Bailey
Barbara Gorham Seattle Therapist Amiee Burtoft
Sean Duncan Barbara Gorham Jonathan Gjerset Amiee Burtoft
Kelsey Wallach Rona Polizano Joe Nelson David Coxon
Seattle Therapist Larry Richards
C. John Hall Kirk Webb Larry Richards Gabe Gomez
Hillary Locke Brittany Bacon Evonne Noble Brien Wood






Connor Burgess - Now accepting new clients

Therapist Audrey Fraychineaud Seattle

Connor is in-network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate: $150 per session


My approach to therapy centers around curiosity, authenticity, trust, and courage. I strive to create a relationship with clients that foster these qualities or order to understand together, what it is like for them to move through their life. As a therapist, my role is to stand alongside clients during the process of discovery. I do not play a passive role within this process; I bring my own humanity into the relationship. I offer curiosity, feelings, humor, and collaborative approach to skill building, to help support the client through their own journey of growth. I acknowledge that growth is not linear, nor does it look the same for every individual that enters therapy. With this in mind, I take a collaborative approach to goal setting to identify areas where clients/you would like to work towards meaningful change.

I see healing as the process of understanding the patterns that influence our perception of, and how we act within, the world that surrounds us. For many, these patterns might have been protective, at one point in time, though might not be serving our needs in the present. I help clients create new meanings of their past experience, which allows them to move towards their present goals. I empower the client’s sense of self and build confidence in their ability to be who they want to be in the world.

Therapy offers a space to feel seen, heard, and accepted. I believe that the individual is the expert on their life, and I trust their experience. I seek to follow the client while noticing my own curiosity that I have cultivated through schooling and experience working in the field of psychology. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Spanish from Seattle University in 2016. I spent the next three years working with children and adolescents in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital. I returned to Seattle University to complete a Masters of Psychology with a focus on Existential and Phenomenological Psychology in 2021 and I am currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington. I completed my clinical training at Valley CIties Community Care working with a diverse range of clients.




Audrey Fraychineaud (Telehealth visits only) - Full, please check back

Therapist Audrey Fraychineaud Seattle

Audrey is in-network with Premera, Lifewise, and First Choice Health

Private pay rate: $150 for individuals, $200 for couples


I specialize in couples counseling and working with adults with anxiety, depression, addiction, and self-esteem issues. 

My therapeutic approach is centered around Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Empowerment. I incorporate many different therapeutic modalities in my work with clients including Somatic Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Attachment Theory. 

I help support clients to work through what blocks them from living their most vibrant and joyful life. I help support clients to feel more at ease in their body, to process and heal their trauma, and to have positive and healthy relationships with themselves and others. I believe that the client is the expert on themselves and I offer a warm and collaborative environment where I support them to move toward their goals and talk about what matters to them. 

I’m passionate about optimal health and wellness in mind, body, and spirit, and I believe that the way that we take care of our physical body has a huge impact on how we feel and on our mental and emotional state. I help clients to build awareness about their own nervous system and help them learn how to emotionally regulate when they get triggered. I focus on supporting clients to practice being loving and kind with themselves and others in relationships, and practice healthy communication. 

I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University, and my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Washington. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State (LH.61173052).


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Body image issues
  • Self-worth issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • Codependency
  • Trauma and Secondary-Trauma

At this time, all sessions are done via telehealth.



Nick Coniaris - accepting new clients soon

Therapist Nick Coniaris Seattle

Nick is in-network with First Choice Health, Premera, and Lifewise

Private pay rate is coming soon


We are all in this together, and therapy is one place where we have the chance to live this fact. I think therapy at its best is a collaborative process of exploration and experimentation leading to new ways of engaging with ourselves, the people around us, and the world as a whole. By learning how our past has shaped our survival skills and beliefs, we create the possibility of acceptance, change and growth. 

I believe in recognizing the impact of unequal power structures around gender, class, race and ethnicity and taking care not to pathologize these. Our society is sick in many ways that impact us as individuals, and therapy is a place for us to take stock of this, try a different approach, and plant the seeds of a heathier and more supportive culture. 

I have over 20 years of experience in mental health, with a focus on EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems. I have an extensive background in community mental health, serving active duty Iraq/Afghanistan service members, homeless adults, and people with severe mental illness and substance abuse.

I earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Boston University. I completed a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellowship at the Veteran’s Administration in San Diego 2012, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trauma. I completed basic training in EMDR in 2018, and I am a clinical trainer in Motivational Interviewing.

In my free time, I am a cellist and outdoor enthusiast with a yoga practice that I do every single day, 90% of the time. Along with the skills listed above, I believe in the simple power of exercise, meditation, breath and art to move emotion and build something positive out of our hardest experiences. We have this time – let’s make the best of it. 


Alexis Spencer (she/her) - Now accepting new clients

Therapist Alexis Spencer Seattle

Alexis is in-network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate: $150 for individuals


Welcome, I’m Alexis. I offer individual therapy to those seeking support ages 16 and up.

I believe at the heart of therapy, is a strong and trusting bond between therapist and client. I place high value on the therapeutic relationship and will meet you with warmth, emotional availability and honesty. My desire is to deeply attune to your needs and work collaboratively within a space that cultivates insight, meaningful change and increased sense of self.

Together we can explore underlying fears and wishes, identify patterns and locate pathways to greater freedom and acceptance. My approach is process and relationship driven, rooted in a belief that we heal in and through relationship to one another and all are worthy and capable of connection, growth and healing. I view the therapeutic space as sacred, one that we will cultivate and nurture together. 

I draw from multiple modalities including humanistic/existential psychology, relational therapy and psychodynamic perspectives. This means I am person and relationship centered, seek to understand your lived experience, explore what is in your conscious and unconscious awareness and will be an attentive and transparent observer of what is happening within the present moment as it unfolds. I strive to create a new therapy for each unique client that is dynamic and ever-evolving.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) with a background in community and social services. I hold a master’s in Psychology from Seattle University and received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Gender Studies from Washington State University.  

I completed my clinical training through Seattle Counseling Service working with adults of all gender identities and sexual orientations seeking support related to anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, depression, gender and body dysphoria, relational struggles, psychiatric disorders and other intersecting distresses. I have 10 years of experience working with a variety of adult populations navigating issues related to mental and physical wellbeing, economic stability and increased relationship satisfaction. I am an LGBTQ+ competent and Health at Every Size (HAES) informed therapist.

Areas of focus:
• Trauma
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Dissociation/Dissociative Disorders
• Relationships & Intimacy
• Loneliness
• Identity & Values
• Attachment
• Gender & Sexuality

At this time, all sessions are done via telehealth. 


Cherry McKinstry - Full, please check back

Therapist Cherry McKinstry Seattle

Cherry is in network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate:$150 for individuals and $200 for couples


Approach to Therapy

I specialize in working with couples, families, and adult individuals. I am passionate about exploring and strengthening romantic relationships, your relationships with yourself, relationships with others, including relationships with your co-workers, boss, and/or colleagues. As your therapist, I walk with you through the complexities of your life so you may curate more choices and awareness to foster the type of relationship that gives you peace and satisfaction.

I am inspired by Esther Perel, the Gottman’s, Adam Grant, Adler, Yalom, Bowen, and Minuchin. I like to utilize Prepare and Enrich with couples at any stage of the relationship (dating, engaged, married). I approach the therapy process through an attachment and schemas lens. I integrate different theories as well as consideration of cultural recognition to fit your unique experiences. I believe that you are the expert your life. However, stress, anxiety, resentments, grief, and other factors may be disorienting and there may be a momentary loss in clarity for you. I will walk with you to explore the complexities of your relationships and life to help you realign with your values and visions.

During the first weeks of therapy, you can expect a lot of questions as I work to get to know who you are, where you’ve been, who you’d like to become, and what relationships you’d like to have. I encourage that my clients do the “work” between sessions—whether it is contemplation or utilizing specified communication skills/strategies— as experiences have taught us that we cannot cultivate change without a change in habit.


Education and Credentials:

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, MFT – Azusa Pacific University
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate – Washington/California
Level One – Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Certified Facilitator – Prepare and Enrich



About Me

I used to solo-travel and found a lot of wisdom in that process. During those years, I met my husband, now my favorite traveling partner. Our last exploration was in Nepal where we saw Mount Everest. We have an American Akita— named Lukla, after a town in Nepal— who thinks she rules the roost. My professional life began in higher education where I supported students in the envisioning and planning of their future. I always knew my calling was to be a therapist; in working with students, my interest always circled back to the exploration of the “why” behind their interests, the “how” in which their past, present, and future impact who they are, and “where” they’d like to go from here.

I enjoy reading poems, listening to podcasts, studying comedians, and hanging out by the lake with my girl, Lukla. 



Nadene Reichert - Full, please check back

Therapist Nadene Reichert

Nadene is in-network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate: $150 for individuals, $200 for couples, $225 for co-parenting


I offer therapy to individuals and couples.  I am a client-centered therapist, specializing in the healing and repair of distressed relationships with yourself and others.  By creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment that focuses upon the individual's experience in the present moment trust and hope are created.  The therapist–client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation are vital keys to successful therapeutic outcomes that last outside of the therapy room.   

My therapy weaves together a spiritual, contemplative foundation with traditional and nontraditional therapeutic methodology. I believe in therapy as the process of a person's unfolding the innate wisdom they hold within them as the key to their healing. I see my role in the therapeutic process as a combination of guide and collaborator in your journey towards well-being, integrating mind, body, and spirit towards mental health and wellbeing.   

I have a background in consulting, organization development, training, and technology.  I studied in two separate yet connected masters programs, Organizational Consulting & Coaching through Applied Behavioral Science - the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in 2005, and Marriage and Family Therapy - Alaska Pacific University in 2013, when I made the decision to become a full time therapist.

Post-graduate Training:

  • Level one & two training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Gottman Institute)
  • PICK a Partner, Love Thinks LLC, Certified Instructor (John Van Epp)
  • Psychodrama, Sociometry, & Group Psychotherapy, Certificate course with Georgia Rigg
  • Relational Life Therapy, Certificate Course
  • Sensorimotor Therapy, Level 1 Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute)
  • Co-Parenting Coordination and Facilitation, Parenting Coordination and Facilitation Institute
  • Co-Parent Coaching & Mediation Training, Karen Bonnell
  • Certified Mediator Training, Dispute Resolution Center of King County
  • Appreciative Inquiry, Certificate Course

In Addition, I have enjoyed working with and learning from many eastern philosophy, spiritual, and nontraditional healers outside of the US.



Melany Grout (she/her) - Now accepting new clients

Therapist Melany Grout Seattle

Melany is in-network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate: $150/session.
Sliding scale rates: not currently available but please check back.


Hello and welcome. I provide therapy to individual adults and adolescents 16 or older. What I offer in our time together is accompaniment and invitation into connection and self-acceptance. I believe that being in healthy, meaningful relationship with others, our world, and our own self is a core human need, and that we deserve to be supported and held without judgment when this is unmet. Therapy is a space that allows for this. I can think of no greater honor than to hear your story and partner with you in your distress, discovery, healing, and growth


My approach
My primary approach is humanistic, person-centered, and relational, which means that I believe wholeheartedly in your worthiness as a person and your ability to understand yourself and evolve. I also view therapy as a collaborative experience where our relationship is an ingredient for change. I hold you as a completely unique person with always present potential and will always work to set aside assumptions about you, remaining curious, open, and respectful towards your experiences and the meanings they hold for you.  My practice is shaped by my responsibility to be anti-racist, my understanding that psychology and therapy are not apolitical and my belief that our identities –complex, unique, and intersecting – are relevant in the therapeutic space.

I bring warmth, patience, and goodwill to our relationship and view you as the expert on yourself and your experiences. In this work, I show up as myself, with vulnerability and a reverence for the courage it takes for any of us to reveal ourselves in relationship. Together, we can gently uncover and understand experiences, histories, oppressive structural forces, patterns, and beliefs that affect you and nurture a way of being that serves and honors you.

At this time, all sessions are done via telehealth

Education and experience
I graduated from Seattle University with a master’s in psychology following 12 years as a human rights attorney. Across my career, a guiding compass has been an interest in supporting others to meet fundamental rights or needs. I have experience in a variety of contexts, including: providing crisis intervention and emotional support on a crisis line; engaging families and children navigating child welfare issues; supporting clients who have experienced emotional or physical trauma and are seeking social support and legal protections on that basis; and serving as a clinician and case manager for clients seeking support related to anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, depression, chronic pain, psychotic conditions, and other types of distress.

  • Master of Arts, Psychology, Seattle University, 2021
  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington, 2002

For more information about me, please visit my website at https://www.crescent-therapy.com.   



JED JACOBSON (he/him) - Now accepting new clients

Therapist Jed Jacobson Seattle

Jed is in-network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate: $150 per session


I am an attentive, empathetic listener with innate curiosity about the infinite range of lived human experience. Trained in existential therapy, I seek to invite people into deeper relationships with themselves, with others in their lives, and with their environments. I approach therapy holistically, working to align mind, body, and spirit, and exploring themes such as personal agency, interconnectedness, and meaning/purpose. What role do these themes play in your life?

Depending on client needs and goals, I also draw on techniques from Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and other traditions. I hold an MA in Psychology from Seattle University, and am licensed as an LMHCA in Washington State.

I work with adults and adolescents with a wide array of strengths, values, and challenges, including:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Substance/addiction issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Artistic/creative process
  • Spiritual exploration


JEREMY GEAR - Full, please check back

Therapist Jeremy Gear Seattle

Jeremy is in network with Kaiser, Lifewise, Premera, Aetna, First Choice Health, and Regence.

Private Pay rate is $140/session


I offer an accepting and nonjudgmental atmosphere where clients can explore what feels important to them. I work relationally with clients. This means I see the therapeutic relationship as an important factor in the healing process. The therapy is trauma informed. I am sensitive and attuned to the effects of trauma and how this impacts all areas of life and the many ways it can occur. My approach is also strengths based. Often we can forget about the strengths that got us this far in life, so accessing and utilizing these strengths can aid in therapy. I support clients to work with their emotions and identify needs and healthy boundaries. When clients identify patterns of thinking, behaving, and relating that they want to change, I offer support in this area. Additionally, the therapy process is informed by my study in Developmental, Existential, and Depth Psychology with a proficiency at teaching Cognitive Behavioral skills and Mindfulness skills. I believe when we have knowledge, skills, and increased awareness this can lead to a sense of empowerment and encourage development.


I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2017. I hold an M.A. in Psychology from Seattle University and a B.A. from University of Washington. I have training in Gottman Level one couples counseling, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT) Trauma Informed Care including specific issues related to Male Trauma. I am Tele health Certified. I am also committed to ongoing personal and professional development as well as practicing and modeling the ideas and skills introduced in therapy.


Areas of focus:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • PTSD 
  • Relational Trauma 
  • Attachment issues
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • fears of intimacy and abandonment 
  • life transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • existential questions
  • addictions
  • codependency
  • emotional regulation
  • men’s issues


LENA BAILEY - Full, please check back 

Therapist Lena Hoeflich Seattle

Lena is in network with Premera and Lifewise.

Private Pay rate is $130/session.

Sliding scale rate: I have several sliding scale spots based on income/need. Please contact me to discuss.


In therapy, we'll explore your hopes, dreams, and goals. I will help you navigate, and walk by your side, until you reach them or are confident enough to do it alone. My practice is grounded in the belief that we all have answers within us, but we sometimes need a little help to get re-connected to that wise self. 


Therapy can be an incredibly gratifying and healing experience, but it can also be really hard. I believe sometimes we need to work through things in order to come out on the other side. I want to help people with this often scary and challenging process because I believe through it we can find peace. My approach to therapy is compassionate, engaging and honest. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, attachment theory and mindfulness in my practice.


I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work Associate (LICSWA) and therapist. I  have over ten years of experience working in social services with a wide range of populations. I received my masters of Social Work from The University of Washington where I specialized in children, youth and families. I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Gender Studies from Seattle University.

I provide counseling services to all ages, with a primary focus on children, adolescents and young adults. Areas of focus include: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Trauma 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Self-esteem 
  • Life transitions 
  • Identity work 

At this time all of my sessions are done via telehealth. 


BRITTANY BACON (Telehealth visits only) - Full, please check back

Therapist Rona Seattle

Brittany is not in-network with any insurance panels, but we can provide superbills to you monthly for any OON coverage you can get from your insurance company.

Private pay rate is $250/hr for couples and $200/hr for individuals.


I am a relational psychotherapist who specializes in working with couples and adult individuals. I work to facilitate awareness and provide support that is specific to the unique needs of each individual or relationship. I use an eclectic approach that draws from many different schools of thought, but I am primarily a process-based therapist.  This means that I am primarily interested in the process by which my clients interpret, communicate, and make meaning out of their experiences.


I have a special interest in helping my clients have fulfilling relationships, as I believe that well-functioning relationships reduce the negative effects of stress and hardship.  I am interested in facilitating my client’s self-knowledge both individually and in relationships; knowing yourself is imperative to making satisfying choices and building meaningful connections with others.  While I have dedicated my post-graduate training towards specializing in working with couples and individuals struggling in relationships, I also very much enjoy working with individuals who are going through major life transitions, who are struggling in relationships, or who experience depression or anxiety.


I enjoy working with individuals who are seeking to broaden their understanding of themselves and deepen their personal sense of intentionality and connection with themselves and others. I work with relationships of all configurations, including the LGBTQ community and non-monogomous styles.


Education and Professional Experience

  • B.A. in Philosophy from University of Portland; Portland, OR
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Seattle University; Seattle, WA
  • Levels One and Two Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Certified Trainer of Gottman “7 Principles to Making Marriage Work”
  • Three years (and ongoing participation) training in individual adult and couples therapy with Gestalt Associates Training of Los Angeles
  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing
  • Five years of clinical experience
  • Four years of experience working with adolescents and families as a behavioral aid and paraeducator 
  • One year as YMCA Director of Youth and Family Services


RONA POLIZANO (Telehealth visits only) - Full, please check back 

Therapist Rona Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, Anthem, Regence, Aetna, Kaiser CORE and PPO, First Choice Health, and BCBS plans. 

Private pay rate $150/session.


I believe the primary factor that makes therapy successful is the relationship between a therapist and their client. With that in mind, I focus on creating a safe space where you can relax and be free from judgment. I combine my training and experience with a belief that you are the expert at your own life. Instead of asking you to change, I will work with you to create a more authentic, aware, self-loving version of yourself.


My therapy style draws from a Gestalt perspective, which means I focus on what is coming up for you in the moment. I incorporate elements of mindfulness into my practice to help you discover the thought patterns keeping you stuck. I also integrate other evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).


My experience includes working as a therapist in Community Mental Health for four years and co-leading a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills group at a private practice.  I work with clients age 16 and up in an individual therapy setting.


My areas of focus include:

• Anxiety/Panic Attacks

• Depression

• Stress/Workplace Stress

• Perfectionism

• Shame

• Grief/Loss

• Boundaries


Education and Credentials:

• Master of Arts, Psychology, Counseling Specialization—Saybrook University (previously LIOS)

• Bachelor of Arts, Sociology—University of Connecticut 


Professional Training:

• Ongoing Post-Graduate Training in Counseling with Gestalt Associates Training, Los Angeles

• CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for Depression at the Beck Institute, July 2016

• TF-CBT: Online Training Course for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), May 2017

• CBT + (Cognitive Behavior Therapy Plus): Certificate of completion at University of Washington: Harborview Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress Center (HCSATS), March 2018 ---Two day training in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and six months of bi-weekly consultation with a TF-CBT expert.


MOLLY CVETOVAC - (She/Her//They/Them) Limited Openings

Therapist Molly Cvetovac Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, Kaiser CORE and PPO, Aetna, Regence, First Choice Health,and BCBS plans.

Private pay rate is $150 for 55 min sessions and $200 for 85 minute sessions.


I provide counseling services to all ages, with a primary focus on children, adolescents, and young adults. My counseling philosophy is client-centered, existential, and trauma-informed. I approach my clients with compassion and curiosity. I believe that each person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors make sense in the context of their particular history and present environment. As the client, you are first and foremost the expert on your experience and my goal is to support you in finding your unique path towards recovery.


I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology at Seattle University. I have training and experience with Child-centered Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have five years of experience working as a therapist in a community mental health setting and prior to this I was a therapeutic childcare worker at Childhaven, a specialized daycare for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. I am a LGBTQIA-identified provider and have experience working with both youth and adults of various sexual orientations and gender identities.


My areas of focus include:


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Attachment issues
  • Difficulties with emotion regulation
  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem


Mondays and Tuesdays: Telehealth or in-person

My office is located at:

9 Lake Bellevue Dr. 

Suite 217

Bellevue, WA 98005


Wednesdays and Thursdays: Telehealth only 


AMIEE BURTOFT (Telehealth visits only) - Full, please check back 

Therapist Amiee Burtoft Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, Kaiser CORE and PPO, First Choice Health, and some BCBS plans.

Private pay rate: Individuals $150, Couples $200


Providing therapy and counseling to adults around a range of issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Dis/connection
  • Codependency
  • Attachment Injuries
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Transgender Concerns
  • Grief & Loss
  • Career or Academic
  • Meaning & Existence

My style as a therapist is warm and interactive. I’m a thoughtful observer as well as an active voice in our discussions. I use an integrated therapeutic approach to explore areas of concern, recognize patterns, connect dots, and illuminate areas within you that are often too difficult to figure out alone. 

Our time together is collaborative and designed to foster a growing capacity to navigate your own way, healthily, now and whatever the circumstances to come. You will benefit from expertise based on years of practice, research, study, and real-life experience. The power of our relationship is rooted in connecting as human beings....I show up as myself with curiosity, candor, and humor.

Seattle University is where I chose to complete my Master of Arts in Psychology. Grounded in humanistic theory, our program prepared me through engagement in practice, research and reflection from across the fields of clinical psychology, philosophy, and the humanities. Preceding graduate studies, I gained my footing at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Counseling with a minor in Psychology. 

Intensely curious about the human condition, I seek to reach my clients in a way that inspires a life worth living. By ongoing engagement in therapeutic networks, conferences, workshops, and training, I continuously expand my knowledge to work diversely yet consistently with clients from any walk of life. My framework draws from and interweaves the following modalities which I understand may be unfamiliar, so I encourage you to inquire:

  • Relational
  • Existential Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Attachment Theory
  • Gendlin’s Focusing
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Phenomenological Method
  • Gestalt
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Parts & Memory Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Professional LIcenses

  • Washington: Licensed Mental Health Counselor #LH60561542
  • Nevada: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor #CP0199
  • Virginia: Licensed Professional Counselor #10701008298



CLAIRE BIRINGER - Full, please check back 

Therapist Claire Biringer Seattle

In network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate: $150 


Hello, and welcome. As your therapist, I will approach our sessions with warmth, acceptance, and the idea that you are the expert on your own life and experience. One of my core beliefs about the therapeutic relationship is that we meet each other as human beings — I will always show up as myself, bringing empathy, compassion, and humor along with professional experience. I work to create a non-judgmental and collaborative atmosphere based on trust and openness. Together, we will build awareness around your patterns and processes, bring curiosity to their purpose and origin, and use the therapeutic relationship to deepen insights, strengthen self-awareness, and nurture your most authentic life.

My past professional experience includes providing individual and group therapy at a community mental health clinic and an outpatient eating disorder facility. I use an integrated style, primarily informed by Gestalt and humanistic principles, with theories and skills from existential, emotion-focused, mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapies.

I earned my BA in Music and Psychology from Macalester College and also hold a Masters degree from the University of Washington in Music History. I attended Seattle University for my clinical education, resulting in an MA in Psychology; my program fostered an existential-phenomenological approach, which serves as the foundation of my therapeutic work. I continue to deepen my practice through ongoing trainings with the Seattle chapter of Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles.

I provide counseling to adults of all ages, and welcome all genders and identities. Areas of clinical focus include the following:


  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Sexual assault and intimate partner violence
  • Disordered eating, including body image and relationship with food
  • Existential questioning
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Shame, self-esteem, and perfectionism
  • Relationship and intimacy struggles

Currently, all services will be provided via telehealth.



LARRY RICHARDS - Full, please check back 

Therapist Larry Richards Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, Aetna, Regence, and some out of state BCBS plans

Private pay rate is $150


I work primarily with young people (age 11 and up), adult individuals, and families

My philosophy about therapy has three basic tenets. First, I want clients to feel accepted, welcome, and heard. Second, I work to help clients improve their own sense of self-worth. Third, I want to help them find their own power and agency to change the parts of their world that they can, while also working to let go of the places that are out of their control.

I like to think of therapy as a practice space for life, so many of the dynamics that cause distress outside the therapy room can be addressed in the therapy room. We can work on new ways to exist in the world, experiment with new perspectives and processes in your life, and continuously readjust our techniques until it fits for you. 


My areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Existential questions
  • Depression 
  • Trauma

I earned my MA in Psychology from Seattle University and a BA in Holistic Psychology from Lesley University. 


DAVID COXON - Full, please check back 

Therapist David Coxon SeattleIn network with Premera, Lifewise, Aetna, some out of state BCBS plans.

Private pay rates: $150 for individual therapy


What makes therapy work is trust and safety, in my experience. No matter what you're carrying, you can walk into my office and have a space to work through your stuff without criticism or judgement. I help people through all sorts of issues, and I have found that I work best with folks struggling with demons that they feel like they have to fight, who have aches in their chest. Whether this comes up as anxiety, PTSD or relationship difficulties, we can shine a therapeutic light into those places of darkness and open an invitation to healing.

My practice is founded on the tenets of Existential philosophy, which I put into practice by encouraging my clients to become aware of the breadth of choice they have at their disposal. We often have a plethora of choices before us, but only see a select few due to: childhood experiences, gender, deeply held beliefs, trauma, etc. Our perceptions are filtered, but through awareness we can shift our perspective and increasingly seize power over our lives. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which are both about enabling choice through awareness. In addition to these modalities, I'm also familiar with and frequently draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and mindfulness/somatic awareness.

In addition to my practice, I have over six years of professional mental health experience with individuals and groups working in varying capacities, including a psychiatric hospital, a community mental health center, a neighborhood recovery center, and a crisis and suicide prevention hotline. It has been my passion to support individuals with trauma and difficult mental health struggles, and to help destigmatize the taboos around mental illness. I have my MA in Psychology from Seattle University, and my BA from the University of Washington.

Areas of clinical focus:

  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Existential/Identity Concerns
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Thoughts of Suicide

In addition to the main PSP office, I provide counseling services on Mondays at my Wallingford office, a PSP satellite location at 4510 Thackeray Pl NE Seattle, WA 9810. For more information about me and the way I practice, please visit www.cascadiancs.com


SEAN DUNCAN - Full, please check back 

Therapist Sean Duncan Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, Regence, Aetna and BCBS plans.

Private pay rate is $130


Background and approach to therapy:
I work with individuals ages 16 and up. I have expertise in working with depression, addictions, life transitions, identity, stress, grief and loss, and trauma. My approach to counseling is collaborative, supportive, and humanistic. I enjoy being supportive and compassionate while helping people learn new ways of relating to themselves as well as reduce the symptoms that negatively impact their lives. I encourage growth and overall health and vitality.


I was trained in Humanistic and Existential theory and use these within my sessions. This means that we would work together to explore how you interpret the world around, paying special attention to the relationships in your life. I also utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques to help increase awareness about behaviors and thoughts between sessions when it applies. We would explore the systems and cultures that you were shaped by and examine their relationship to your current lifestyle and values. I hope to help you examine all this and more so that you can replace or rearrange the puzzle pieces of your life toward whatever goal you’ve set for yourself.


I graduated with a Bachelors in Science in both Biology and Psychology from the University of Washington. I moved on to receive a Master’s degree in Psychology from Seattle University. I have worked with several diverse communities including adults with a mental health diagnosis and an IDD (Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled) diagnosis, Veterans, youth who have experienced trauma and have behavioral challenges, and individuals in residential facilities. Most recently, I supported individuals at a local community mental health center where I provided therapy and case management services for adults of all ages and diagnosis. Within this role, I also facilitated therapeutic and psychoeducational groups and conducted outreaches to clients’ homes and hospitals for emergency evaluations.


JONATHAN GJERSET - Full, please check back 

Therapist Jonathan Gjerset Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, some out of state BCBS plans.

Private pay rates: individuals $150


I offer therapy for adults who are looking to grow and learn through their challenges. I approach therapy with a deep respect for the unique experiences of each person. While I rely heavily on my training and professional experience in the field, I also believe that each person is the greatest expert about themselves. My intention is to bring power and awareness of your own knowledge and capabilities as we work together.


In my work, I draw upon several therapeutic modalities including: Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, and Gottman relationship principles. I believe a variety of theoretical understandings allows for excellent therapy and provides the opportunity for me to tailor my approach to what is most effective for you. I bring my heart to our sessions and you can expect an approach that demonstrates dignity, compassion, and a genuine care from me towards your own healing and growth. My approach can also be characterized by curiosity that arises out of care and interest.


I received my M.A. in clinical psychology at Seattle University and my B.A. in psychology from Lewis and Clark College. I am engaged in ongoing training with Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles. I have also received training in Focusing Oriented Therapy, which can provide a useful opportunity to learn from the wisdom of the body and the creative, unformed wisdom in the mind. Professionally, I have worked with a variety of populations since 2011.


C. JOHN HALL - Full, please check back 

Therapist C. John Hall Seattle

Soon will be in-network with Premera, Lifewise, Regence, BCBS, Aetna, and First Choice Health.

Private pay rates: $200 for relationship therapy, $150 for individual therapy


I have over 10 years of experience providing counseling services across diverse populations. I feel enriched to work in this capacity and I value a collaborative and genuine approach. I often work with individuals and couples to help find clarity, gain insight, discover new strategies, and support healing. My work with couples is heavily influenced by the Gottman method, of which I’ve completed levels 1, 2 and 3 of training.


My influence is informed by evidence-based practice and the following modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).


Areas of clinical focus:

  • Relationships and marital counseling
  • Divorce
  • Family conflict
  • Depression
  •  Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Workplace stress
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Life transitions
  • Older adult and geriatric wellness
  • Caregiver stress/burnout
  • Goal development and motivation
  • Postpartum depression
  • Veteran PTSD and transition back to civilian life


Professional Experience:


November 2017 – December 2018
The Gottman Institute - Seattle, WA
Practicum in Gottman Couples Therapy: Levels 1-3

June 2016
University of Washington – Seattle, WA
Certificate in Guardianship 

September 2015
Robert Douglas and Associates – Seattle, WA
EAP Critical Incident Response 3

February 2014
Humanitarian Assistance Programs – Seattle, WA
Eye Movement and Desensitization Rehabilitation (EMDR): Phase I and Phase II

July 2012
University of Washington – Seattle, WA
Geriatric Mental Health Specialist Certificate

October 2011 - June 2012
Seattle Central Community College – Seattle, WA
Completed recommended coursework towards chemical dependency professional license


BARBARA GORHAM - Full, please check back

Therapist Barbara Gorham Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, some out of state BCBS plans.

Private pay rates: $175 for relationship therapy, $150 for individual therapy


I work with individuals ages 18 and up, as well as couples and parents.  I believe symptoms are a request from the psyche to grow -- whether this manifests as depression, anxiety, or just a feeling that you want more from your life or your relationships.  Or you may be experiencing a transition, grief, or loss and need support to navigate this change.  Therapy creates a space in which healing and growth can happen.  I believe humans have a natural, inherent tendency toward health and self-actualization.  We are hard-wired to live good and meaningful lives, but sometimes need support to do so.  Therapy helps clients feel “safe and seen,” which helps them feel better, but it also helps them think better and make important changes and adjustments to their lives.

I use an eclectic variety of humanistic modalities with individual clients, including Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, the Emotional Freedom Technique, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  With couples, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, Contextual Therapy, and Gottman principles. 

I also love working with parents, supporting them as they navigate the hardest job in the world.  My work with parents is informed by Structural Family Therapy, attachment research, and the work of Dan Siegel, John Gottman, Wendy Mogel, and others.  I am also trained to treat pregnant and postpartum women and their partners, helping them take care of themselves as they adjust to life with babies and young children. 

I am a frequent presenter on stress management and work/life balance for the Washington State Bar Association.  I love working with busy professionals, helping them improve their wellness – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – so they can find greater satisfaction and happiness, both at home and at work.

Before becoming a therapist, I worked in law and public policy, with a focus on improving safety net programs for families and vulnerable populations.  I enjoy nature, meditation, exercise, fiction, and cooking large quantities of food for my three adolescent children and their friends.  I am committed to health and wellness for individuals, families, society, and the planet.


Education and Credentials:

  • Master of Arts, Psychology, Counseling Specialization – Saybrook University (previously LIOS)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate – State of Washington
  • Juris Doctor – University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts, English – Washington State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – Washington State University


KIRK WEBB (Telehealth visits only) - Full, please check back  

Therapist Kirk Webb Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, Regence, BCBS, Kaiser PPO, Kaiser Core, and First Choice Health.

Private pay rates: $185 for individual and relationship therapy


All matters that bring us to counseling inevitably result in dissatisfying relationships. I work to address both the problem that brings you to counseling and the inevitable relational strain. We will work together to help you find relief from emotional and relational pain and dissatisfaction, and we will work to give you hope for a more meaningful and satisfying life.

I am a licensed psychologist and have worked as a therapist and counselor since 1995 with individuals, couples and families.  I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Additionally, I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling and I am a graduate of Wake Forest University with a major in Psychology.  I have extensive training in marriage, family, and individual therapeutic intervention. 


I can help with many life and relational struggles such as anxieties, recovery from childhood abuse, and addictions such as sexual or drug and alcohol addiction. I'll be pleased to assist you in your desire for growth and meaningful living.


For a more detailed description of my work please visit my website at www.kirkwebb.com.


Kirk provides his counseling services at his Greenlake office, a PSP satellite location at 6800 E. Greenlake Way N, Suite 255
Seattle, WA 98115


HILLARY LOCKE (Telehealth Visits Only) - Full, please check back 

Therapist Hillary Locke Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, Regence, BCBS, Kaiser PPO, Kaiser Core, and First Choice Health.

Private pay rates: $175 intake session for individuals, $150 subsequent sessions 


Background & Approach to Therapy:

I have experience providing individual, couples and group psychotherapy in private practice and University settings with adults between the ages of 17-65 since 2004.

I have expertise regarding relationship & family dynamics, life transitions & identity, mood & anxiety, and stress & trauma.

I enjoy supporting people to learn new ways to relate to self and others through self-awareness and experiential exercises. I work with individuals to reduce symptoms that impact life, work, and relationships and encourage growth by exploring untapped potential and enhancing overall wellbeing.

My approach to counseling is dynamic, collaborative, and Humanistic. I work from a culturally-informed and inclusive therapy model and incorporate all aspects of the individual’s identity and experiences into treatment. I work from a Gestalt and Emotion-Focused Therapy perspective and integrate Cognitive, Behavioral, Mindfulness, and Narrative Therapy interventions.

In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I am a faculty member at Ashford University for graduate and undergraduate psychology courses and a certified martial arts instructor. Learn more about me at my website.


Professional Training:


  • Mindfulness Therapy Training (2017)

  • Training with the Gestalt Therapy Training Center NW (GTTCNW)
    • Intro & Advanced Contemporary Gestalt Therapy (2002-2005)
    • Intro & Advanced Buddhist Psychology Contemporary Gestalt Therapy (2012-2015)
  • Level 1 & 2 Training in Emotion-Focused Therapy, Les Greenberg (2012-2014)
  • Internship & Externship Training in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (ICEEFT; 2009)
  • The Aftermath of the Fight; Gottman Couples Counseling Workshop (2011)
  • Level One & Two training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Gottman Institute; 2003)
  • Training in Psychodramatic Theatre & Psychotherapy, Ruth Friedel (2003-2005)

Professional License:

  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Washington, License # PY 60273018 (2012-Present)
  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Idaho, License # 202309 (2006-20012)


  • Doctor of Psychology, Pacific University, School of Professional Psychology, June 2005
  • Master of Science, Pacific University, School of Professional Psychology, June 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts, Montclair State University, May 2000

Learn more about me at my website.


JOE NELSON - Full, please check back 

Therapist Joe Nelson Seattle

Joe is not in-network with any insurance panels, but we can provide superbills to you monthly for any OON coverage you can get from your insurance company.

Private pay rate is $250/hr for couples 

Please inquire about Joe's rate for couples intensives.


I specialize in couple therapy. My focus is on helping couples and adult individuals with communication, connection, vulnerability, and intimacy in their relationships. We experience the most fulfillment in life through satisfying relationships.

I orientate from a collaborative approach, which is experiential and process based. With curiosity and compassion, I am interested in helping clients discover the underlying patterns around what they do and how they do it. This happens through dialogue in the here-and-now, which helps clients raise awareness of their habits and patterns that can cause disconnection and unsatisfying relationships. I hope to bring awareness and greater capacity for choice by creating space for clients to overcome difficulties and access who they truly are.

My background, training and therapeutic approach comes from Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Gestalt therapy. My education was in existential-phenomenological psychology. 


**Inquire about my weekly process groups for a special and unique growth, awareness, and healing opportunity!

** Please inquire about couples intensives for a deep dive into restoring your relationship!


Clinical areas of focus include:

  • Couple Therapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Process Groups
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Intimacy
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Emotional Regulation and Emotional Intelligence
  • Addiction/Substance Use and Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Loneliness/Existential Despair
  • Life Transitions/Changes
  • Adoption/Abandonment Issues

Post-graduate Training:

  • Certificate Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Jonhson: Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis, 12 CE
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, 28 CE
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Core Skills - currently training
  • Advanced Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma - 2 year program with Seattle Focusing Institute, 120 CE
  • Level One & Two training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness, Seattle University
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Training, Valley Cities
  • Motivational Interviewing, Valley Cities
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • "A Couple of Individuals",  Individual and Couples Therapy Training from a Gestalt Therapy perspective. Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles, 48 CE each year, annually 2017 - current

Professional License:

  • Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor # LH 61079941



  • Gestalt Associates Training, Los Angeles, 2017 - present
  • Seattle University, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2017
  • Seattle University, BA in Psychology, 2006


GABE GOMEZ - Full, please check back 

Therapist Gabe Gomez Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, First Choice Health, Regence, Aetna, and some BCBS.

Private pay rates: $175 per session


Gabe has worked for over 35 years as a therapist and consultant (and trainer and consultant to other therapists).


He specializes in helping his clients as they go through transitions like divorce, death, trauma and loss, adoption, and other life changes (going to college, adjusting to new work/school/city, adjusting to a new life stage, etc.). Gabe also provides services to adults and young adults looking for support around anger, anxiety, depression, individuation, and establishing better relationships with oneself and better relationships one's partner, family, school, and work.

Gabe also supports individuals and families to better understand diagnoses like ASD, PTSD, and ADHD. If the client is a child, Gabe has expertise helping parents interact more effectively with their children around those needs (as well as helping parents advocate for services in systems like the school).   


Gabe's interest in and understanding of healthy development and health relationships informs how he supports clients of all ages. His focus is on helping his clients to better cope, care for, and support themselves whatever the situation.


Gabe's clinical areas of focus include:


  • Anxiety and depression in children, youth and adults
  • Understanding the impact of trauma across the lifespan and across the family
  • Fostering attachment through healthy relationships for individuals of all ages
  • Co-parenting
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal neurobiology: Our Brains in Relationship
  • Brain development and trauma

Click to learn more about Gabe's specialization helping in children and families or at his website.



EVONNE NOBLE - Full and not taking new clients at this time

Therapist Evonne Noble SeattleIn-network with Premera, Lifewise, BCBS, Aetna, Kaiser PPO, Kaiser Core, and First Choice Health.

Private pay rates: $200 per session 


I offer counseling services to adults, couples, and families of all constellations. I also offer business consulting and clinical supervision services to other mental health professionals. 

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LH.60649659). My education includes a M.A. in Clinical Psychology (Seattle University), a B.A. in Mathematics (Boston University), and a B.A. in Philosophy (Boston University).  I have completed Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I am a Certified Gottman Therapist. I have been participating in annual post-graduate training in individual and couples counseling with Gestalt Associates Training of Los Angeles since 2011. To better serve my clients with trauma and attachment needs, I completed the AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Immersion Training which focuses on treating trauma from an attachment and neurobiological model. To expand my skills to support couples, I am also actively training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) which also uses a neurobiological model of attachment.  The goal of EFT is to repair bonds, increase resiliency and promote secure attachment to help create emotionally fulfilling relationships.

I also have over 20 years of training and personal experience with mindfulness and meditation that I also bring to my work. 

Evonne Noble's profile on the Gottman Referral Network

I am a member of the American and Washington Mental Health Counselors Associations. In addition to my formal training, I have presented papers on the experience of parenting a child with anxiety and other issues related to parenting and parenthood. I am interested in understanding and supporting the development of healthy relationships and healthy families.

I am primarily a process-focused and experiential therapist. This means that I will work with you to: (a) explore the process of what you are doing and how you are doing it, (b) raise awareness about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, (c) explore the benefits and limitations of your habitual ways of responding to the environment, and (d) experiment with choices to facilitate deeper and more meaningful interactions with yourself and others.

I work with couples of all configurations, including LGBTQ couples as well as couples in non-monogamous relationships.

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Learn more about my background and services at my website here.


KELSEY WALLACH - Full, please check back 

Therapist Kelsey Wallach Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, First Choice Health, Kaiser, Aetna, and some BCBS.

Private pay rates: $150 per session


I offer counseling to individuals ages 18 and above. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients gain awareness about the ways in which suffering is created in their life. From this place of awareness we can be specific and realistic about the skills, attitudes and choices that would alleviate suffering and nurture health and peace. 


Many of the people I work with feel stuck in behavioral patterns or situations that cause them unhappiness.  Others come to me seeking clarity and company as they navigate transitional life periods or challenges within their relationships. I especially enjoy working with people who have never done therapy before and welcoming them gently to what many imagine to be a scary or uncomfortable setting. I specialize in helping clients nurture their ability to be self-compassionate, a skill which is difficult for many that have loud inner-critics. 


I am process-oriented in my approach to therapy, meaning that I focus treatment on exploring how my clients experience, interpret and make meaning out of their life experiences. I am also present-oriented in my sessions, often times this means teaching clients how to move out of remembering the past and towards engaging with how the past is affecting them in the present. During sessions I am open and explicit about what we are doing therapeutically with the hopes that clients can develop the understanding and skills to eventually “therapize” themselves one day. I like to have open dialogue with my clients about what is working and what is not working in therapy so that we can co-create a therapeutic path that will be the most effective for them. 


I received a M.A. in Psychology from Seattle University (with a specialization in existential and phenomenological psychotherapy) and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington. I am in on-going training for individuals and couples counseling with Gestalt Associates Training of Los Angeles. I am trained in Focusing Oriented Therapy, a means of doing therapy which accesses the understandings and traumas that we hold in our physical body. In my free time I am studying Buddhist philosophy and its applications to psychotherapy. My past working experience includes play therapy with children ages 13 and younger and over 8 years as an instructor in Equine Facilitated Therapy.  


BRIEN WOOD - Taking new couples only for weekend intensives

Private pay rates: $250 individual therapy, $300 relationship therapy $3600 for a 2 day 12 hour couple therapy immersion 



Since 2005 I have specialized in relationship counseling. My goal is to help couples co-create deliberate and fulfilling relationships. I work as a process consultant whereby I focus on both of the individuals and their relationship. I work collaboratively to de-escalate negative cycles of disconnection and I support the development of new and positive cycles of connection. I teach relationship skills and a relational philosophy for maintaining both a vibrant self and a loving relationship. 


I offer counseling services to adults, couples, and families of all backgrounds and all constellations. I am a clinical supervisor to mental health professionals and I am faculty at Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles.


+++++ I have availability for couples who are interested in scheduling a two-day, twelve-hour therapy immersion. ++++++

Therapist Brien Wood Seattle

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



Gestalt Associates Training, Los Angeles, 2005 - present

Antioch University Seattle, MA in Applied Psychology, 2005

The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA BA in Anthropology, 2000


Learn more about me at my website at www.brienwood.com