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B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP
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B. Bartja Wachtel

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP (he, him)

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Seattle, WA 98109
Let's Connect (206) 538-2935
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Wed 9:00AM HST/12:00PM PST. Prior to contact, please check the in-network insurance list below. Resistance to the very normal experience of suffering, as if something has gone terribly wrong, is natural. We become disconnected from the fullness of our experience and ourselves; the mind, body and our relationships. We practice inclining toward your experience and yourself in these areas with curiosity, cultivating tenderness, interconnectedness, and wise attention. Within all of us these precious core values have a capacity to hold space and a sense of wholeness that runs deeper than our problems.
I am honored to work with people facing challenges in chronic illness (ALS, early on-set Dementias, MS, Parkinson's, TBI, Stroke, Cancer), end of life, caregiver burnout, finding meaning, depression/anxiety, non-dominant gender, romantic orientations, trauma, toxic masculinity and Sex-Positivity.
I value holding non-judgmental acceptance and compassionate presence for you and your experiences, the suffering of life, in a kind and gentle awareness. I am open and stay informed regarding the diversity of human identity and expression across all the various ways we show up. I hope you find the best fit for your life and experience.
Call or B. Bartja Wachtel now for a free 15 minute consultation - (206) 538-2935

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Engaging Mindfulness Forging Meaning, PLLC

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 538-2935

Oahu Hawaii

Kaneohe, HI 96744

In-Person Unavailable. Exclusively offering HIPAA compliant on-line PsychologyToday Telehealth.
I specialize in Chronic Illness, Trauma and PTSD and LGBTQ+ 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
B. Bartja Wachtel
Let's Connect (206) 538-2935
Photo of B. Bartja Wachtel, MSW, LCSW, MHP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Engaging Mindfulness Forging Meaning, PLLC

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 538-2935

Oahu Hawaii

Kaneohe, HI 96744

In-Person Unavailable. Exclusively offering HIPAA compliant on-line PsychologyToday Telehealth.
I specialize in Chronic Illness, Trauma and PTSD and LGBTQ+ 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
B. Bartja Wachtel

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $165
  • Couple Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • First Choice Health | FCH
  • Hawaii Medical Services Association
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • LifeWise
  • Premera
  • Out of Network
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Hawaii Clients: I am in application process for Hawaii Medical Services Association HMO/PPO plans, likely starting July 2024. If you have out-of-network benefits, I can provide a "superbill" for insurance reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 538-2935
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B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP
"
Hawaii Clients: I am in application process for Hawaii Medical Services Association HMO/PPO plans, likely starting July 2024. If you have out-of-network benefits, I can provide a "superbill" for insurance reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 538-2935
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B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Washington / LW00008447 B. Bartja Wachtel
  • In Practice for 23 Years
  • License: Hawaii LCSW-4668-0 / 2021
  • Certificate from National Association of Social Workers 886471700 / 2007
  • Attended Eastern Washington University, Graduated 2001
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (206) 538-2935
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B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (206) 538-2935
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B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Chronic Illness
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ+

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Caregiver Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • First Responders
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Traditional/Toxic Masculinity
  • Transgender
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The way we evolve toward anything we wish to transform is for us to understand things as deeply as possible. This happens through contemplative practices, as well as traditional talking therapy, and then practicing the ways you really wish to be, how you wish to relate to how you feel, and how you wish to relate to the beings and world around you. Talk and then Practice is key.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 538-2935
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B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP
"
The way we evolve toward anything we wish to transform is for us to understand things as deeply as possible. This happens through contemplative practices, as well as traditional talking therapy, and then practicing the ways you really wish to be, how you wish to relate to how you feel, and how you wish to relate to the beings and world around you. Talk and then Practice is key.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 538-2935
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B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Religion

Buddhist

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Religion

Buddhist

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Couple's Therapy Only where One is Caregiver
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Self-Compassion Based
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (206) 538-2935
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B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (206) 538-2935
Photo of B. Bartja Wachtel, MSW, LCSW, MHP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Engaging Mindfulness Forging Meaning, PLLC

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 538-2935

Additional Location

Oahu Hawaii

Kaneohe, HI 96744

(206) 538-2935
"
In-Person Unavailable. Exclusively offering HIPAA compliant on-line PsychologyToday Telehealth.
Call for a free consultation now - (206) 538-2935
Photo of B. Bartja Wachtel, MSW, LCSW, MHP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP
"
In-Person Unavailable. Exclusively offering HIPAA compliant on-line PsychologyToday Telehealth.
Call for a free consultation now - (206) 538-2935
Photo of B. Bartja Wachtel, MSW, LCSW, MHP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP