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Lia Schaefer
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW

Lia Schaefer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Let's Connect (206) 202-7647
Welcome to Seattle Couples Therapy. Emotions are what make us human. I help high achievers connect with their emotions in a way that fuels authenticity, attunement, and connection. Suffering that results from trauma, neglect, loss, or oppression can force us to experience our emotions as overwhelming, too painful, and too terrifying to bear. In order to cope, we bury our true feelings under competent-looking facades and ignore experiences that inadvertently continue to undermine us, our relationships, our work life, and our communities. This is a recipe for anxiety, depression, and relationship distress.
There are many reasons to seek out couples therapy. Some couples are dealing with specific issues, such as infidelity, finances, and parenting struggles. Other times couples find themselves constantly fighting or bickering over the same problems, feeling stuck in a never-ending cycle of negativity. Some partners simply want to strengthen communication.
You are ready to understand your patterns and change. My goal is to help you both learn to communicate your feelings and needs and experience pride in yourselves. There is nothing we can’t talk about. This process takes time, I will walk alongside you and your partner and gently push you forward because this work is SO hard. And I believe you can do this.
Call or Lia Schaefer now for a free 15 minute consultation - (206) 202-7647

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Fremont Professional Center

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 202-7647

San Francisco, CA 94117

I'm offering virtual appointments only at this time due to Covid-19
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Anxiety and Life Transitions 
I see couples  
Let's Connect (206) 202-7647

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Fremont Professional Center

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 202-7647

San Francisco, CA 94117

I'm offering virtual appointments only at this time due to Covid-19
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Anxiety and Life Transitions 
I see couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Couple Sessions $450
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa, Wire

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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I am out-of-network. 90min sessions are held bi-weekly (minimum of 2x/month) keeping therapy under $1K/month. All couples will participate in a one time 3-hr family of origin/attachment history session. Superbills (monthly receipts) are available to you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 202-7647
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
"
I am out-of-network. 90min sessions are held bi-weekly (minimum of 2x/month) keeping therapy under $1K/month. All couples will participate in a one time 3-hr family of origin/attachment history session. Superbills (monthly receipts) are available to you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 202-7647
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Washington / LW60820123
  • License: California 76289
  • Attended University of California, Berkeley
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I am a Level II AEDP therapist pursuing certification with advanced training in EFT. I regularly participate in ongoing clinical consultation. I have over a decade of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups, as well as supervising student therapists. Licensed in WA and CA.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 202-7647
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
"
I am a Level II AEDP therapist pursuing certification with advanced training in EFT. I regularly participate in ongoing clinical consultation. I have over a decade of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups, as well as supervising student therapists. Licensed in WA and CA.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 202-7647
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions

Expertise

  • Boundaries
  • Consent
  • Depression
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
"
I offer a unique approach to couples therapy. However, at the core, therapy is a collaborative process, requiring effort and hard work from both of us. When you meet with me, expect to find me totally authentic. I am a real person in the therapy room, not just a blank slate. Here you will work to resolve conflict, improve communication, build trust, and escape the negative cycles you're stuck in.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 202-7647
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
"
I offer a unique approach to couples therapy. However, at the core, therapy is a collaborative process, requiring effort and hard work from both of us. When you meet with me, expect to find me totally authentic. I am a real person in the therapy room, not just a blank slate. Here you will work to resolve conflict, improve communication, build trust, and escape the negative cycles you're stuck in.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 202-7647
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW

Endorsement

Dr. Heather Stevenson
Dr. Heather Stevenson
PsychologistPsyD
Lia is a compassionate, authentic, and thoughtful therapist. She cares deeply about social justice issues, helping her clients become the best versions of themselves, and walks the talk through her own ongoing professional development.

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults

Participants

Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • AEDP
  • Attachment-based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
"
I am a trauma-informed therapist who integrates AEDP, EFT, and IFS to help couples reach their goals. As an "experiential" therapist, I believe that there is a world of difference between "talking" about your emotions and connecting (bodily) with feelings. The latter, I believe, is the fastest route to building trust, safety, and emotional connection. At any time you can provide feedback.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 202-7647
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
"
I am a trauma-informed therapist who integrates AEDP, EFT, and IFS to help couples reach their goals. As an "experiential" therapist, I believe that there is a world of difference between "talking" about your emotions and connecting (bodily) with feelings. The latter, I believe, is the fastest route to building trust, safety, and emotional connection. At any time you can provide feedback.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 202-7647
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW

Location

Primary Location

Fremont Professional Center

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 202-7647

Additional Location

San Francisco, CA 94117

(206) 202-7647
"
I'm offering virtual appointments only at this time due to Covid-19
Call for a free consultation now - (206) 202-7647
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
"
I'm offering virtual appointments only at this time due to Covid-19
Call for a free consultation now - (206) 202-7647
Lia Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2023