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

Amy Sharma - Seattle

Amy Sharma - only taking clients in

the Aetna network

Geoffrey Fong - taking clients in Kaiser, 

Premera, Regence, BC/BS, Aetna, 

Lifewise, FirstChoice and Cigna

   

 

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Seattle Therapist Larry Richards Seattle Therapist Molly Palmer Jill Muscatel
Larry Richards Molly Palmer Jonathan Gjerset Jill Muscatel
       
Sarah Dyrhaug Andrew Groeschel
Sarah Dyrhaug C. John Hall Andrew Groeschel Kelsey Wallach
       
Therapist Kelly O'Brien Seattle Therapist Christina Cantwell Seattle
Kelly O'Brien Hillary Locke Christina Cantwell Joe Nelson
       
Kirk Webb Gabe Gomez Brien Wood Evonne Noble
       
     
Sean Duncan      

 

 

 

MOLLY PALMER - taking new clients

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 - taking new clients

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. 

 

SEAN DUNCAN - taking new clients

Therapist Sean Duncan Seattle

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

Private pay rate is $120

 

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.

 

JILL MUSCATEL - taking new clients

Therapist Jill Muscatel Seattle

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

Private pay rates: individuals $150

 

My goal is to understand you and your world so that I may support you in uncovering more choice and movement in your life. Therapy is a creative and collaborative endeavor and I strive to bring presence, authenticity, and awareness to every session. I am primarily an experiential and process-oriented therapist, although I draw on many tools and techniques based on your needs, including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. I do not believe there is a one-size-fits-all type of therapy; Instead, I believe it is most effective when client and therapist can be their authentic selves and share both common and different understandings of their experience.

 

I am involved in ongoing training in Gestalt Therapy with the Gestalt Associates of Los Angeles. I am trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I have also been practicing yoga and meditation for 12 years and have received training in trauma-informed yoga.

 

I have worked in the mental health field since 2012, providing support services, case management, group and individual therapy. I received my M.A. in Existential Phenomenological Psychology in 2016 from Seattle University. I have a B.A. in Gender Studies and Human Geography from the University of Washington. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington: MC60685194.

Learn more about Jill at her website: 

www.jillmuscateltherapy.com

 

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 - taking new clients

Therapist C. John Hall Seattle

Soon will be in-network with Premera, Lifewise, Regence, BCBS, 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

 

ANDREW GROESCHEL - limited availability, check to see if appointments still available

Therapist Andrew Groeschel Seattle

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

Private pay rates: $165 for relationship therapy, $145 for individual therapy

 

With over 15 years of professional practice in various counseling settings, I believe therapy is most effective when it focuses on finding solutions and not only revealing old patterns. I try to bring a special kind of caring curiosity and humor along with a dedicated eye toward mapping present-future aspirations. My experience of working with a wide range of client populations - from homeless clients struggling with substance use to senior executives and their families – informs my eclectic approach to therapy.

 I aim to infuse the therapeutic process with a sense of tangible possibility and creative solutions. I am very passionate about helping couples, families, and individuals experience and sustain change and feel equipped to meet the challenges of life long after therapy ends. I work with a wide range of issues, from overcoming depression and substance struggles to helping clients discern their life’s calling. An area in which I feel particularly adept is working with clients in the technology sector and other high stress professions given my own history as the husband of a wife in the tech field.

 In my work with couples, I focus on the redemptive and healing qualities of appreciation, apology, forgiveness, and possibility. Through my inclusive strengths base approach, I believe couples can revive their latent capacities for resiliency and ever deepening loving partnership. I am open to and inspired by working with all family constellations including cross-cultural and LGBTQ clients. As with all my client work I draw on my own experience. I daily bring my knowledge, my successes and foibles, as a husband and stay-at-home dad in a cross-cultural, bi-racial relationship into the therapeutic process.  I believe we are all in this together.

 I also offer teletherapy services to clients for whom getting to office appointments can be a challenge. Teletherapy provides the convenience of counseling support on the go and where it works best for you. You no longer need to worry about childcare, parking, commute times, or explaining to your boss where you are going every week. All you need is a quiet confidential place and an Internet connection. In this rapidly changing world I believe it is imperative to embrace technology as another medium through which healing and personal growth can unfold. 

 I would love to talk to you about the possibility of working together.    

 

  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in Washington (#60680360), California (#79840), and Texas (#202440)
  • 2018: Gottman Couples Therapy Training Level 2, Seattle, WA
  • 2018: Zur Institute Telemental Health & Digital Ethics Certificate Program
  • 2015: Helen Palmer’s Enneagram in Psychological Assessment – Union Institute
  • 2014: Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator Training, Dallas, TX
  • 2010: Gottman Couples Therapy Training Level 1, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010: Presenter at Association of Transpersonal Psychology Annual Conference, Menlo Park, CA
  • 2012: Solutions Focused Brief Therapy – UW-Milwaukee
  • 2009 – 2014: Intern, Earth Circles Counseling Center, Oakland, CA
  • 2013: Substance Abuse Counselor, Curry Senior Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Training Level 1, Austin, TX
  • 2009: Received MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007-2009: Dual Diagnosis Counselor and Intern, Westside Community Services, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007 – 2008: Trainee, California Institute of Integral Studies Church St. Gestalt Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006 – 2007: Residential Counselor, Walden House, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007 – 2014: Extensive training and supervision with master therapist, Stuart Sovatsky, author of Words From the Soul: Time, East/West Spirituality and Psychotherapeutic Narrative and Advanced Spiritual Intimacy: The Yoga of Deep Tantric Sensuality.
  • 2006: Received MA in Communications Studies from University of Houston
  • 1999 – 2006: Guidance Counselor and Educator, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston
  • 1996: Received MA in African Studies from University of Texas at Austin

Learn more about me at my website.

 

KIRK WEBB - limited availability, check to see if appointments still available

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 - has openings every 4-6 weeks for clients interested in long term depth work

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 - limited availability, check to see if appointments still available

Therapist Gabe Gomez Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, and some BCBS.

Private pay rates: $150 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.

 

KELLY O'BRIEN - full and not taking new clients at this time, please check back or request waitlist

Therapist Kelly O'Brien SeattleIn network with Premera, Lifewise, and some BCBS.

Private pay rates: $120 per session

 

My goal is to provide support to individuals, couples, and familes who struggle in their relationships. I enjoy helping people to repair their relationships and to learn the skills that are essential to building a well-balanced and stable relationship. 

My clinical interests include:

  • Individuals Struggling with Relationships
  • Couples
  • Blended Families
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Co-parenting
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (including Social Anxiety and Panic Disorders)
  • Trauma and Sexual Abuse

 

My education includes a M.A. in Applied Psychology with an emphasis on Couple and Family Therapy (Antioch University) and a B.A. in English (University of Washington). From 2010-2014, I was a King County Crisis Line volunteer and Crisis Intervention Specialist. My training includes continuing education events such as Attachment and Psychotherapy with David Wallin and Collaborative Coaching with Collaborative Law Group of Seattle.  I have completed Level 1 training in Couples Therapy from the Gottman Institute and I am currently training in individual and couples therapy through the Gestalt Associates Training of Los Angeles. I am is a member of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Additionally, I am influenced by Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, John Gottman’s research, Gestalt Therapy, and Existentialism. Learn more about me at my website.

 

CHRISTINA CANTWELL - full and not taking new clients at this time, please check back or request waitlist

Therapist Christina Cantwell Seattle

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

Private pay rates: $125 per session

 

I work with individuals and couples who are going through transitions, or who have become unhappy or dissatisfied in some aspect of their lives.  I believe that people are doing the best they can, but that we get stuck in old ways of relating to ourselves and others; these patterns can hold us back from having the life and relationships that we want.

 

Some of my specialities include working with anxiety, depression, relationships, queer issues, and trauma.  I  provide an affirming environment for members of the LGBTQIA community to explore sexual and gender identities.

 

Whether working with you individually or with you as a couple, I will help you with your relationship struggles by improving your ability to communicate and maintain your individuality while being in relationship with another.

 

Together we will examine the causes of your anxiety and depression and how old patterns may be keeping you from living a full and satisfying life.  Through this awareness, you will have more choice over your current patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior.

 

I have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced past trauma from childhood or another difficult time in their life.  From a place of collaboration and warmth, I will work with you toward growth and change.


Educational and Training Background:

  • Masters in Counseling from Seattle University, 2012
  • Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles-Seattle Training Group, 2010-Present
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Seattle University, 2006
  • Level One training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Gottman Institute)
  • Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee Certification Number: CO6031765
  • National Certified Counselor Number: 300784
  • Mental Health Counselor License Number: LH60434423

Learn more about me at my website: https://www.christinacantwell.com/

 

 

SARAH S. DYRHAUG - taking new clients, has daytime availability

Therapist Sarah Dyrhaug Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, and some BCBS.

Private pay rates: $150 per session

 

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: $175 per session for individuals, $200 for couples

 

I offer counseling services to adults, couples, and families of all backgrounds and 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 in the process of earning by official Gottman Certification. 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 recently 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 have over 20 years of training and personal experience with mindfulness and meditation that I also bring to my work. Since 2010 I have led Gottman Relationship workshops for couples and new/expecting parents as a Bringing Baby Home and 7 Principles Educator.

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.

Preferred pronouns: she | her | hers

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

 

KELSEY WALLACH - limited availability, check to see if appointments still available

Therapist Kelsey Wallach Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, and some BCBS.

Private pay rates: $125 per session

 

I offer compassionate counseling to adolescents, adults and couples. 

My motivation for doing this work comes from a drive to help others find meaning in their life, but even more so, from a desire to accompany people on life journeys that feel too difficult to tackle alone. I offer myself as a willing and knowledgeable companion, another human that is eager to help others engage in their lives more fully, more powerfully and more meaningfully. 

I am experiential in my approach to therapy, meaning that I focus treatment on exploring how my clients engage with and process their life experiences. Often times this means teaching clients how to move out of the past and towards engaging with how the past is affecting them in the present. My overarching goal for each therapy session is to provide awareness and support for my clients and, in the process of doing so, strengthen their ability to support themselves. I help clients to develop new understandings about their selves and the worlds they live in and, consequently, take advantage of the freedom, choice and change which naturally arises. My style of practice is engaged, warm and affirming although I adjust my approach to fit the comfort, needs and goals of each client. 

 

My education includes a M.A. in Psychology from Seattle University 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 as well as Level 1 and Level 2 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I am trained in advanced Focusing Oriented Therapy, a means of doing therapy which accesses the understandings and traumas that we hold in our physical body. In addition to a daily personal practice, I have completed coursework in the use of mindfulness techniques and meditation in psychotherapy. My past working experience includes over 8 years in Equine Facilitated Therapies and the use of play therapy as a means of connecting with clients under the age of 13. 

 

BRIEN WOOD - Taking new couples 

Private pay rates: $200 individual therapy, $250 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