Family Therapy in Seattle, WA

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Michele Deklaver White
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
With adolescents, I build positive partnerships grounded in trust and accountability, integrating dialectical behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, psychodynamic and existential interventions, with an understanding of developmental stages and individual world view.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and families to promote growth and empowerment through supportive listening, mindfulness, and examination of past experiences, allowing clients to cultivate insight and bring about lasting change. I use a collaborative and dynamic approach that incorporates multiple theoretical approaches and techniques to meet both individual and family needs and preferences. I believe that insight alone does not bring about change; rather, we must do something different to become something different. I offer compassion, humor, honesty, and straightforward feedback while I empower individuals and families to explore their own goals and work toward growth and healing.
(206) 453-2163
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Seattle, WA 98122
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Benjamin Rhodes
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP, BCPC, DAPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with individuals who are seeking to relinquish legacies inherited from backgrounds of family dysfunction, such as abuse, neglect, alcoholism and domestic violence.
I am a Clinical Psychotherapist,Board Certified Professional Counselor, Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington I'm committed to grounding my work in a spirit of curiosity and collaboration. .I use an integrative/relational approach in therapy. I actively help my clients to better understand and gain clarity of their concerns in order to make necessary changes to facilitate personal growth. Psychotherapy can improve the quality and intimacy of your relationships, provide solutions to specific life problems, and significantly reduce feelings of distress.
(206) 429-4741
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Seattle, WA 98122
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Jason Chug
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Utilizing CBT, Internal Family Systems and Existential theory, I facilitate my clients achieving clarity on their core values and goals in life, and help them develop practical plans to achieve them while overcoming obstacles along the way.
Are you struggling to find motivation or purpose? Do you feel like your life isn't where you had hoped it would be by now? Do you struggle to get your needs met? You're not alone, and you've come to the right place. Every person needs help sometimes, and it takes courage to acknowledge it when that person is ourselves. I've helped many people in the same situation you’re in. Utilizing scientifically-proven approaches, I give professionals and young adults the space to heal their developmental trauma, and begin prioritizing their happiness by taking concrete steps to reach their goals in life, work, and love.
(206) 312-7087
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Seattle, WA 98122
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Juan Pablo Valbuena
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a bilingual and bicultural licensed clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults (college-age up to 25), and their families from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I take an active role in my work with patients using cognitive-behavioral and family systems techniques in a supportive and compassionate environment.
(425) 903-8858
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Seattle, WA 98103
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Dr. Denita Benyshek
Counselor, PhD, MFA, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
PhD psychology, MA marriage/ family therapy , MFA/BFA visual arts, graduate certificate psychology of creativity.
I work with intellectually gifted, creative, and/or artistic adults and teens, many with multi-cultural or immigrant backgrounds, who struggle with thoughts, emotions, and actions triggered by past events. I specialize in treating trauma, PTSD, and C-PTSD. We will look at how past dysfunctional family patterns invade your present life, improve relationships, help you learn to down regulate negative emotions, support setting boundaries, lessen dependence on addictions, and cope with the challenges of being gifted, creative, or talented, and teach skills that will allow you to create a rich and meaningful life.
(206) 489-3543
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Morgan McCormick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults and young adults. I approach the therapeutic relationship with genuine curiosity, openness and warmth and seek to provide a comfortable environment for you to explore your concerns. I see the therapeutic process as an opportunity for you to gain personal insight so that you may achieve satisfaction in yourself and your relationships. I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, general mood disorders, stress management, anger, grief, family -of-origin concerns, and trauma. I also welcome those who are new to therapy.
(607) 269-5077
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Seattle, WA 98134
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Kurt Dale, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
I am a marriage and family therapist who helps couples, families, and individual adults, navigate through challenging transitions in life. My work is focused on helping people get unstuck from unhelpful patterns in themselves and in their primary relationships, and in amplifying their strengths and resiliency.
(206) 745-6301
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Seattle, WA 98115
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Eza Dios
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
You deserve to experience joy, pleasure, and peace in your body. As a survivor of the oppressive and traumatic conditions we are living under, you may struggle to connect to and accept your body as it is. The corrosive external messages you've experienced from family , peers, doctors, and media, may have seeped in, triggering shame and blame, or making you feel unlovable and alone.
(206) 558-0247
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Seattle, WA 98122
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Jordan K. Wolfe
Counselor, LMHC, CGP
Verified
Verified
I like to include other family members in sessions as well, which tends to support and accelerate progress, strengthen connections, and bring unexpected benefits for the whole family .
I specialize in helping couples, families, and men deal more effectively with their emotions and difficulties in their important relationships. I also offer support for major life transitions, identity issues, and personal growth. My style is warm, interactive, holistic and compassionately direct, and the strength of my approach rests on forging a genuine and trusting therapeutic relationship so that you can feel comfortable in getting real about what's happening with you. As your sense of trust and readiness deepens we'll take stock of what changes are needed and find personal, realistic and creative ways to help you move forward.
(415) 390-2345
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Seattle, WA 98103
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Lily C Munavu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As an integrative therapist, I tailor my approach to each client's unique needs, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, and Interpersonal Therapy.
I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients, helping each to develop the specific and unique tools necessary to cultivate a more satisfying and fulfilling life. My approach is to first actively listen, gaining a thorough understanding of the history of the situation and symptoms, the presenting challenges, and any other influences such as family history, cultural or racial factors, chronic illness, and economic stressors. We will then work together to identify treatment goals and ways to reach them. I work with a broad spectrum of clients ranging in age from 16 and above, offering individual, couples, and family therapy .
(206) 590-3431
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Seattle, WA 98166
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Kirsten Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
As a family therapist , a parenting coach, and a parent myself, I help parents manage the stress that can sap family closeness.
I help parents build the warm relationships they want with their children. Managing childcare, school, and work dynamics can all prove demanding under the best of circumstances. Behavior issues only increase the challenges. You may be struggling with the transition to parenthood. The stress of life with a new baby might contribute to feelings of anxiety or depression. Together, we help you build confidence in your parenting and add playfulness and laughter back into your home. You and your children develop healthy communication patterns that address your concerns and behavior issues while building a warm emotional connection.
(206) 899-4109
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Seattle, WA 98117
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Alexandra Brouwer-Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to Wright Counseling located in the Eastlake area of Seattle, Washington. Wright Counseling provides therapy and life coaching for where you are right now. With 20 years experience in community mental health and private practice, Alexandra Wright, Licensed Marriage and Family therapist , can help you identify the issues you need to work on, build on your strengths, address self-sabotaging behaviors, increase your confidence and productivity, and launch you into your most fulfilling, most joyful, your best life.
(206) 923-9878
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Seattle, WA 98102
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Caitlin Moretz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I also work with family issues, and relationship issues and teach about boundaries.
Hi there! I am a relational and holistic therapist working via telehealth. My clients are generally tired of feeling disconnected from themselves and others. They want to be able to trust themselves and heal from the past. They want hope and empowerment to be free from the trauma and issues that continue to effect their daily life. They want to understand their emotions, rather than their emotions controlling them. I want to help my clients to tap into their inner strength and wisdom and I believe I provide practical tools to achieving these goals.
(253) 733-1113
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Seattle, WA 98107
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Caitlyn Gilmore
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, R-DMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I will then sit with you (and/or your family ) and help you sift through where you can shift unconscious reactions into conscious responses to increase feelings of a strong sense of self, interdependence, and connection to both self and others.
DO YOU FIND YOURSELF THINKING... "I wish I hadn't reacted that way. ​I feel like I am giving too much of myself to others. I feel burnt out. I wish I had a stronger sense of self. I've heard about intergenerational trauma, but I'm not sure what that might look like." If any of those statements sounded familiar, then you're in the right place. I'm here to help you explore those thoughts and behaviors in a trauma-informed, creative, and individualized way. Let's get curious together.
(206) 558-0345
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Seattle, WA 98103
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Nichelle Alderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, FNTP, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Life Happens! Sometimes it helps to have compassionate and non-judgmental support as you work through life issues and transitions. I offer a client centered and holistic therapeutic approach that aims to bring to light the associations between: nutrition/diet; stress; family history; support systems & resources; life experiences; environment; and issues related to current and/or historical oppression; and how YOUR body, mind, and spirit have been reacting. I believe in encouraging and empowering my clients towards achieving the results they seek. I help clients identify and utilize their strengths and to identify and release unhealthy practices or defense mechanisms.
(206) 745-6195
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Seattle, WA 98108
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Karen E. Clark
Psychologist, PhD
With children ages 2 through 18, I employ a combined approach, using individual art and play therapy, meetings with parents, and family therapy .
Welcome. In my practice I see individual adults as well as children and families. The essential elements of therapy are compassion and deep understanding. As your therapist, my intention is to meet you where you are and go with you on your journey. My hope is that you will feel safe to express all of what you're feeling, that we can explore these feelings with compassion, and discover what can be understood. I will use my knowledge, training, and all that I've learned from my patients to help you negotiate the crossroads and crisis points in your life.
(206) 673-2197
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Seattle, WA 98115
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Eileen Underhill
Counselor, MSc, LMHCA, CCLS
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Raising children is not always easy, especially during a pandemic. With more of us at home for work or school the usual family stresses can be amplified. Children process the stress of these changes in a variety of ways. Working with a therapist who specializes in play therapy, a developmentally appropriate method of providing mental health support to children, can lay the ground work for your child's future success and well being.
(253) 262-0104
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Seattle, WA 98199
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Cari Seaborne
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
We explore family of origin dynamics and personal values to better understand patterns and ideas that have been beneficial versus those that are not currently serving the life you want to live.
Are you experiencing issues that are impacting life satisfaction, decisions, career, and relationships? You may find yourself experiencing anything from a vague sense of un-ease about your life to an intensely felt anxiety, worry or depression. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic styles that serve to increase awareness and build new understandings so that change may be experienced within a supportive therapeutic relationship.
(206) 535-1803
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Seattle, WA 98101
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Kary Addison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety and relationship and family concerns.
I enjoy helping my clients find their unique strengths and building on them in a confidential and supportive setting. I feel it is important for people to gain understanding and insight into behavior patterns that are creating problems in life and learn how to change them. I also work with clients to enable them to find a satisfying work/life or school/life balance. I utilize cognitive behavioral and brief solution focused therapy.
(206) 429-4416
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Seattle, WA 98109
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Lennon Micciulla
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer sex therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy .
Currently accepting new clients! - I am an interactive, experiential, and conversational therapist. As part of the queer community, I enjoy working with all LGBTQIA+ people (ages 18 and up) wanting to explore identity development, gender and sexuality, sex and intimacy, attachment styles and patterns, and trauma healing and processing. Founded in attachment theory, I incorporate experiential and body-based theories (like Emotionally Focused Therapy) when working with all couples and partnerships to help you navigate conflict, increase emotional and sexual intimacy, repair attachment wounds, and create strong, lasting relationships.
(206) 759-2746
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Seattle, WA 98103
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.