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.
|Jonathan Gjerset||Andrew Groeschel||Kirk Webb||Sarah Dyrhaug|
|Amy Sharma||Geoffrey Fong||Emilie Zuckerman||Kelsey Wallach|
|Eli Hastings||Jonathan Ehlinger||Gabe Gomez||Joe Nelson|
|Hillary Locke||Kelly O'Brien||Sarah Frey||Christina Cantwell|
|Evonne Noble||Brien Wood|
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.
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.
Learn more about me at my website.
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 wit individuals, couples and familiies. 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
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.
Mindfulness Therapy Training (2017)
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My intention is to help couples and individuals with 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.
**Enquire about my weekly process group for a special and unique growth, awareness, and healing opportunity!
My clinical interests include:
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I offer psychotherapy and support for late adolescents, adults, and couples with a focus on relationship, communication, and developmental struggles. As we move through life, we are challenged not only buy our relationships with others, but also our relationship with ourselves. When working with me, you can expect a compassionate but direct approach tailored to your goals and expectations for your counseling experience.
My Areas of Focus:
When working with individuals and couples, I draw on many theoretical approaches including: cognitive-behavioral, existential, and Gottman relationship principles. The relationship I have with my clients is one of the most important considerations in my approach, and I regularly hear from my clients that my calm and accepting presence quickly puts them at ease, creating a safe space in which to begin the counseling process.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington (LH60737388). I hold a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Akron, and have pursued supervision and ongoing training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational interviewing, Substance use and recovery, and Crisis intervention. I have also completed level I and II Gottman Method Couples Therapy training. Learn more about me at my website: www.jonathanehlinger.com.
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:
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:
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.
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:
Learn more about me at my website: https://www.christinacantwell.com/
"Let me fall if I must, the one I will become will catch me." - Baal Shem Tov
I help clients with:
- T/trauma (psychological and emotional, fresh or dated, especially sexual abuse and assault.)
- grief and loss (not just due to death, but due to change, end of relationships, etc.)
- family crises (families with children 14 and older)
- anger/rage (targeted/acute or general)
- family of origin wounds/unfinished business/attachment issues
- sexuality, kink and gender exploration
- individual discernment work (do I stay or do I go?)
- socio-political anxiety/dread
- the impact of racism, bigotry and hatred
What's Your Story?
Throughout my adult life, first as a writer and writing instructor and now as a psychotherapist, I have found that stories have the power to liberate and heal as well as to oppress and wound. Underpinning all therapeutic exploration and work, to my mind, is the question of what our core stories are and how they may need to be edited or revised for more power, more freedom. Often, at the root, is T/traumas, from which stem the majority of "mental health issues," and therefore where the work awaits.
Training and Experience
I spent many years working with trauma and grief in the form of creative nonfiction and poetry writing with young people, from the University of North Carolina to King County Juvenile Detention Center. I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (but do not provide "gold standard" DBT); trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which I use extensively with T/trauma; a member of Gestalt Associates Training Program, which most informs my therapeutic stance; I utilize concepts from all of the above as well as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Bowenian Family Therapy, Four Directional traditions, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and more. Also, I survived my own youth.
I am passionate about justice in every form -- sociopolitical and personal while remaining highly aware of my privilege as a cisgender heterosexual white American male. I prefer reading novels at my neighborhood bar. I motorcycle mindfully and try to parent and practice therapy that way.
Puppies are the reason. Learn more about me at: http://changingstoriescounseling.com/
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.
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 completing my final Gottman Certification in 2018. 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 neurobiologial model. I have over 15 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.
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
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.
I offer counseling services to adults, couples, and families of all backgrounds and all constellations. Additionally, I am a clinical supervisor to mental health professionals and I train therapists at Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles.
Since 2005 I have specialized in relationship counseling. My goal is to help my clients have fullfilling and connected relationships. With support and in collaboration I help my clients to develop relationship skills and a relational philosophy for maintaining both a vibrant self and a loving relationship.
I also offer marathon therapy for couples who want to do longer deeper sessions.
Trainings and Workshops:
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
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