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 clients in Kaiser, 

Premera, Regence, BC/BS, Aetna, 

Lifewise, FirstChoice and Cigna

   

 

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Seattle Therapist Amy Cromer Seattle Therapist Amiee Burtoft Barbara Gorham
David Coxon Amy Cromer Amiee Burtoft Barbara Gorham
       
Seattle Therapist Molly Palmer Sarah Dyrhaug
Molly Palmer Jonathan Gjerset Joe Nelson Sarah Dyrhaug
       
Sean Duncan Gabe Gomez C. John Hall Kelsey Wallach
       
Seattle Therapist Larry Richards
Kirk Webb Hillary Locke Larry Richards Evonne Noble
       
     
Brien Wood      

 

 

 

AMIEE BURTOFT (Telehealth visits only) - full, please check back or request waitlist

Therapist Amiee Burtoft Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, Regence, Kaiser CORE and PPO, and BCBS plans. Aetna pending, please check back.

Private pay rate is $150.

 

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

 

 

AMY CROMER - full, please check back or request waitlist

Therapist Amy Cromer Seattle

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

Private pay rate is $150

 

Hello and welcome. I work primarily with adults and adolescents (ages 14-18) in an individual therapy setting. As a therapist, I want to take time to get to know you, your story, and what brought you to where you are today. While I see myself as someone with training and experience, I honor your expertise on your own experiences and your journey through life. We will look at both your past and present to build an understanding of what has shaped you into who you are today, as well as how you relate to the world around you today.

I come from a place of compassion, empathy, and understanding to build trust and a supportive therapeutic relationship. I see my role as a collaborator here to listen, support, reflect, and challenge you along your journey. We will utilize a variety of approaches and tools to build resilience, honor your experiences, give time and attention to points of pain and struggles, and support you in moving through your life. My hope is to help you bring to life your best, most authentic self.

I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University, a Bachelors in Psychology from Washington State University, and a certificate in Human Development and Family Studies from Washington State University. I have training in both Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which are both tools to process through and cope with trauma and its associated challenges.

 

Areas of clinical interest

  • Trauma
  • Sexual assault
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Shame
  • Stress

 

MOLLY PALMER - full, please check back or request waitlist

Therapist Molly Palmer Seattle

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

Private pay rate is $150

 

I provide counseling to individuals and couples from a place of compassion and reinforcement. I challenge my clients to live in the moment and to develop healthy coping strategies. I sit alongside my clients in discovering new ways to regulate emotions and improve relationships with others. I encourage my clients to cultivate insight and set personal goals. I infuse empathy, positive regard, and humor into my practice.

I have worked as a Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee at the Veterans Village of San Diego, a substance abuse facility for homeless veterans. I have experience using evidence-based practices to treat major DSM-5 disorders (such as Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder). I take particular interest in treating clients from a trauma-informed perspective. I had previously created and established a psychoeducation class on Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction group – I am particularly passionate about these two areas of focus. I have been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (2019), Motivational Interviewing (2019), Psychological First Aid (2018), and Suicide Prevention (2018). 

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington. I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the CACREP-accredited University of San Diego in 2019 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Washington in 2013.

 

LARRY RICHARDS - full and not taking new clients at this time

Therapist Larry Richards Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, 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 or request waitlist

Therapist David Coxon SeattleIn network with Premera, Lifewise, 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 or request waitlist

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 - taking new clients 

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.

 

In addition to my general therapeutic capacities, I have a focus on work with adults with ADHD. I view ADHD as a strength that comes with particular sets of challenges, which are often imposed by the norms of our society. My approach values bringing awareness to your many strengths while navigating the places where you get stuck. Each experience of ADHD is different, and our work will help you to better understand how your own mind works and ways to optimize your approach to daily life. I am actively engaged with professionals in Seattle on the cutting edge of research and therapeutic approaches to adult ADHD and integrate that information into my practice.

 

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 or request waitlist 

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 or request waitlist

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 or request waitlist 

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 - limited availability for clients interested in long term depth work, check to see if appointments still available

Therapist Hillary Locke Seattle

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

Private pay rates: $200 intake session for relationship therapy, $175 subsequent sessions 

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)

Education:

  • 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 - taking new clients  

Therapist Joe Nelson Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, and some BCBS.

Private pay rates: $175 for relationship therapy, $160 for individual therapy

 

My intention is to help couples and individuals with vulnerability, communication, and intimacy in their relationships with others and within themselves.

I have an attitude of curiosity about my clients’ experiences. Working from a process model, 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 cause challenges or disconnection. I hope to bring empowerment and greater capacity for choice by creating space for clients to overcome difficulties and become who they want to be.

I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Seattle University. I am in an ongoing training program in couples and individual counseling with Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles, and I have completed advanced trauma training in the body-based psychotherapy approach of Focusing. I enjoy working with complex trauma.

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

 

My clinical interests include:

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

Additional Trainings:

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1 and Level 2

  • Certificate Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Jonhson: Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis 
  • Advanced Focusing with Complex Trauma - Years 1 and 2 training programs
  • Mindfulness, Seattle University
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Training, Valley Cities
  • Motivational Interviewing, Valley Cities
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Ongoing Post-Graduate Training in Individual and Couples Counseling with Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles

 

GABE GOMEZ - taking new clients 

Therapist Gabe Gomez Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, 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.

 

SARAH S. DYRHAUG - full, please check back or request waitlist

Therapist Sarah Dyrhaug Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, and some BCBS.

Private pay rates: $165 per session for individuals, $175 for couples

 

Most of us have the experience at some time in our lives (or maybe a lot of the time!) that we can't quite figure out what is missing. Or maybe we know what we wish were different but can't seem to make it happen. Maybe we're not clear about how we keep ending up in the same situation when we try so hard to change... Or we are just having a hard time accepting things we have no control over. Sometimes the world seems to be asking us to change something about ourselves that we can't or don't want to... When I sit with clients, my goal is to help you gain clarity about what is and is not working for you in your life. This awareness makes it possible to develop more effective and satisfying ways of dealing with the realities of your particular circumstances.

As a mental health therapist, I see individuals (ages 12 and up) and couples who struggle with a variety of things including depression, anxiety, life transitions, identity issues, trauma, systemic oppression, and loss/grief.

In my work with couples and variously-shaped families, I focus on the duo/group as a whole and complex system. I see each combination of people as having a particular set of dynamics that are unique. I am interested in how each member is affected by those dynamics and how each member contributes to them (knowingly or unknowingly), as well as in discovering how I can help you co-create a more honest and connective experience of those key relationships.

I tend to have a warm, direct, and often playful style of interacting. I love the experience of building relationships with clients and witnessing what is possible in the context of a relationship full of care, curiosity, and a welcoming attitude toward the messier parts of our human selves.

I have engaged in ongoing training with Gestalt Associates of Los Angeles in Seattle and Europe since 2015. I have also attended trainings in: AEDP (a relational/process-oriented approach based in attachment theory and neurobiology); Mindsight (an interpersonal neurobiological approach developed by Dr. Daniel Siegel), ARC (a framework for intervention with youth and families who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress); The Sanctuary Model (trauma-informed organizational development); and as a volunteer co-facilitator at the Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families from 2014 to 2016.

 

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

Therapist Evonne Noble SeattleIn-network with Premera, Lifewise, BCBS, 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 or request waitlist

Therapist Kelsey Wallach Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, and some BCBS.

Private pay rates: $125 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

Please note that I do not take insurance for couples counseling

 

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 offer marathon therapy for couples who want to do longer sessions+++++++


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)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy Externship (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

 

Education:

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