Positive Psychology Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Krystal Pope
Psychologist, JD/PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
CBT tools, Positive Psychology, and other disciplines as needed will provide a Strength-based approach to build resilience, a foundation to meet personal goals, overcome stressors, and reduce your barriers to a successful life.
Do you have a high stress job with unique struggles and stressors? Is your personal life complicated and you're doing everything you can to live your best life but still facing obstacles? Do you have some very specific goals that you're looking to accomplish but need extra support. Overcoming barriers is part of the human experience but we all face unique struggles in this journey. Together, we will develop a plan to help you overcome your barriers. Evaluation services available: fitness for duty, competency, etc.
CBT tools, Positive Psychology, and other disciplines as needed will provide a Strength-based approach to build resilience, a foundation to meet personal goals, overcome stressors, and reduce your barriers to a successful life.
Do you have a high stress job with unique struggles and stressors? Is your personal life complicated and you're doing everything you can to live your best life but still facing obstacles? Do you have some very specific goals that you're looking to accomplish but need extra support. Overcoming barriers is part of the human experience but we all face unique struggles in this journey. Together, we will develop a plan to help you overcome your barriers. Evaluation services available: fitness for duty, competency, etc.
(325) 308-6765 View (325) 308-6765
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Samara Vachss Serotkin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98133  (Online Only)
My independence from most insurance contracts allows me to focus less on diagnosis and illness and more on overall wellness, which is rooted in my background in positive psychology.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and behavior change, I will help you identify and implement the changes you need to reduce your suffering and truly thrive. While you can't control what life throws at you, you can improve your ability to respond to the present moment in a skillful way, find your balance again and get back up on your feet. From a present, strengths-based perspective, we can look ahead and explore where you would like the path ahead of you to lead. I will walk alongside you on that path to celebrate what we uncover and to support you through any obstacles you may encounter along the way.
My independence from most insurance contracts allows me to focus less on diagnosis and illness and more on overall wellness, which is rooted in my background in positive psychology.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and behavior change, I will help you identify and implement the changes you need to reduce your suffering and truly thrive. While you can't control what life throws at you, you can improve your ability to respond to the present moment in a skillful way, find your balance again and get back up on your feet. From a present, strengths-based perspective, we can look ahead and explore where you would like the path ahead of you to lead. I will walk alongside you on that path to celebrate what we uncover and to support you through any obstacles you may encounter along the way.
(206) 387-5183 View (206) 387-5183
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Cassie Weeden
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is a blend of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and mindfulness.
Hello, I am happy you are here and exploring ways to care for yourself. I help support folks that may struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, life transitions, women's issues, men's issues, and relationship issues. My clients can expect a warm, supportive, collaborative, and non-judgemental space focused on fostering resiliency and empowerment and building a toolkit of coping skills. I believe everyone can flourish to their fullest potential and everyone has the power to rewrite their own stories. I intend to help my clients uncover their true potential and authentic self.
My approach to therapy is a blend of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and mindfulness.
Hello, I am happy you are here and exploring ways to care for yourself. I help support folks that may struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, life transitions, women's issues, men's issues, and relationship issues. My clients can expect a warm, supportive, collaborative, and non-judgemental space focused on fostering resiliency and empowerment and building a toolkit of coping skills. I believe everyone can flourish to their fullest potential and everyone has the power to rewrite their own stories. I intend to help my clients uncover their true potential and authentic self.
(206) 752-6399 View (206) 752-6399
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Jessa White
Counselor, LMCHA, MA, RYT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119
MA; Mindfulness Based Transpersonal Counseling- Naropa University, Colorado USA Positive Psychology- Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands Bachelor of Arts- Psychology, Central Washington University, Washington State RYT/ EFIT/ CCTP.
Monday at 4:00pm available in person or online- Thursday at 3:00 in person or online ———-I’ve found that therapy is most powerful when there is a combination of traditional western methodology and eastern philosophy practices. Together, we’ll discuss who you are. I’ll form questions that provide insight into your systems, and patterns. We’ll discuss family of origin. Time and time again. We’ll talk about diet; we’ll talk about love. We’ll discuss death. Together we’ll uncover aspects of your human experience and award you the opportunity to look further inward.
MA; Mindfulness Based Transpersonal Counseling- Naropa University, Colorado USA Positive Psychology- Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands Bachelor of Arts- Psychology, Central Washington University, Washington State RYT/ EFIT/ CCTP.
Monday at 4:00pm available in person or online- Thursday at 3:00 in person or online ———-I’ve found that therapy is most powerful when there is a combination of traditional western methodology and eastern philosophy practices. Together, we’ll discuss who you are. I’ll form questions that provide insight into your systems, and patterns. We’ll discuss family of origin. Time and time again. We’ll talk about diet; we’ll talk about love. We’ll discuss death. Together we’ll uncover aspects of your human experience and award you the opportunity to look further inward.
(206) 761-0670 View (206) 761-0670
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Gina Guddat Counseling
Counselor, BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119
Utilizing: Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Positive Psychology.
The best is yet to be! I strive to offer a positive atmosphere for real personal change. Helping people learn to manage and cope with emotions like, fear, frustration, sadness and worry is my specialty. Self defeating behavioral patterns that involve anger, phobias, procrastination, or poor impulse control can also be addressed. I assists individuals and couples by providing skills-based counseling so they can live life more peacefully and productively.
Utilizing: Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Positive Psychology.
The best is yet to be! I strive to offer a positive atmosphere for real personal change. Helping people learn to manage and cope with emotions like, fear, frustration, sadness and worry is my specialty. Self defeating behavioral patterns that involve anger, phobias, procrastination, or poor impulse control can also be addressed. I assists individuals and couples by providing skills-based counseling so they can live life more peacefully and productively.
(855) 848-5968 View (855) 848-5968
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Dr. Bobbie Sue Schutter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
My counseling expertise utilizes skills and techniques drawn from: Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
Hello! I’m Dr. Bobbie Sue. I have had the pleasure of working as a Clinical Social Worker since 1997. I have a PhD in Social Work and Social Research and have a particular interest in the area of resilience and using strategic techniques to increase and support personal growth and optimism.
My counseling expertise utilizes skills and techniques drawn from: Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
Hello! I’m Dr. Bobbie Sue. I have had the pleasure of working as a Clinical Social Worker since 1997. I have a PhD in Social Work and Social Research and have a particular interest in the area of resilience and using strategic techniques to increase and support personal growth and optimism.
(206) 222-6345 View (206) 222-6345
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Chris Keller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119
Through graduate training, clinical experience, and research, I have developed expertise in the following areas: men and masculinity; eating disorders and body image concerns; mental health concerns related to spirituality/faith; healing from trauma and unwanted sexual experiences; positive psychology; and health psychology.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I provide psychotherapy and assessment services to adults (individuals, couples, and groups) who are struggling to thrive. I help others increase insight into their struggles and make concrete changes toward experiencing a more fulfilling life. During difficult times it is common to struggle with daily functioning while also trying to heal broader psychological and emotional concerns (e.g., trauma, relational struggles, problematic behavior). Therefore, I often will establish short-term and long-term goals, collaboratively with you, so that counseling can be sustainable, supportive, and effective.
Through graduate training, clinical experience, and research, I have developed expertise in the following areas: men and masculinity; eating disorders and body image concerns; mental health concerns related to spirituality/faith; healing from trauma and unwanted sexual experiences; positive psychology; and health psychology.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I provide psychotherapy and assessment services to adults (individuals, couples, and groups) who are struggling to thrive. I help others increase insight into their struggles and make concrete changes toward experiencing a more fulfilling life. During difficult times it is common to struggle with daily functioning while also trying to heal broader psychological and emotional concerns (e.g., trauma, relational struggles, problematic behavior). Therefore, I often will establish short-term and long-term goals, collaboratively with you, so that counseling can be sustainable, supportive, and effective.
(206) 472-1189 View (206) 472-1189
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Jenny Barth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
I also believe in the healing effects of laughter and seek to use humor and principles of positive psychology in my practice.
Therapy is a deeply personal process and I consider it a privilege to be invited to be a part of your journey in healing and improving your life and relationships. I see therapy as a collaborative process in which I support you in identifying your goals for therapy and assist you in achieving those goals. I work with individuals, couples and young adults. I am physically located in Seattle, but also licensed in Utah and able to provide tele-health services to clients located outside Seattle.
I also believe in the healing effects of laughter and seek to use humor and principles of positive psychology in my practice.
Therapy is a deeply personal process and I consider it a privilege to be invited to be a part of your journey in healing and improving your life and relationships. I see therapy as a collaborative process in which I support you in identifying your goals for therapy and assist you in achieving those goals. I work with individuals, couples and young adults. I am physically located in Seattle, but also licensed in Utah and able to provide tele-health services to clients located outside Seattle.
(206) 800-8939 View (206) 800-8939
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Daniel Kuzmycz
Counselor, PhD, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98126  (Online Only)
I’m a licensed counselor and certified executive coach with a PhD in Psychology. I'm here to help you to achieve your goals and overcome the obstacles that are keeping you from living your best life. Guided by positive psychology and solution-focused strategies, I focus on developing your strength, resilience, & resourcefulness with pragmatic tools to effect real change.
I’m a licensed counselor and certified executive coach with a PhD in Psychology. I'm here to help you to achieve your goals and overcome the obstacles that are keeping you from living your best life. Guided by positive psychology and solution-focused strategies, I focus on developing your strength, resilience, & resourcefulness with pragmatic tools to effect real change.
(206) 681-1867 View (206) 681-1867
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James Stewart
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
I employ existential humanism, positive psychology, positive disintegration, and ludotherapy among other proven methods.
Do you feel like an outsider? Do you want to feel secure letting someone else help carry your worries? Are you ready for help with organizing the slurry of overwhelm, burnout, shame, trauma, bullying, stress overload, or anger? Many of us - myself included - aren't inherently good at knowing "how to human," and many of us weren't taught how to feel safe with our emotions - big or small. Let's work together to tackle the hard stuff in a validating and warm environment with no judgement.
I employ existential humanism, positive psychology, positive disintegration, and ludotherapy among other proven methods.
Do you feel like an outsider? Do you want to feel secure letting someone else help carry your worries? Are you ready for help with organizing the slurry of overwhelm, burnout, shame, trauma, bullying, stress overload, or anger? Many of us - myself included - aren't inherently good at knowing "how to human," and many of us weren't taught how to feel safe with our emotions - big or small. Let's work together to tackle the hard stuff in a validating and warm environment with no judgement.
(206) 899-0118 View (206) 899-0118
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Karen Fallen-Rhodes: Books Of Flesh And Bone
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
WEEEKEND SESSIONS AVAILABLE. What's your story? Do you know how you got here? Where are the plot twists you still can't figure out? Let's look at it together, page by page, line by line. There are several different ways we can work together: 1. Counseling from a CBT/psychodynamic perspective. Whatever the issue, there's no reason to figure it out alone! 2. Relationship counseling: Let me help you write a love story! 3. Guided Autobiography: Write that life story - either alone or with a writing group. 4. Positive psychology coaching: Build community. Find purpose and meaning. Achieve your goals. Operate from your strengths.
WEEEKEND SESSIONS AVAILABLE. What's your story? Do you know how you got here? Where are the plot twists you still can't figure out? Let's look at it together, page by page, line by line. There are several different ways we can work together: 1. Counseling from a CBT/psychodynamic perspective. Whatever the issue, there's no reason to figure it out alone! 2. Relationship counseling: Let me help you write a love story! 3. Guided Autobiography: Write that life story - either alone or with a writing group. 4. Positive psychology coaching: Build community. Find purpose and meaning. Achieve your goals. Operate from your strengths.
(206) 309-1207 View (206) 309-1207
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Danielle Trottier
Social Worker Associate, MSW, LICSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
Drawing from modalities like Positive Psychology and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), I emphasize non-judgment and the power of positive emotions in creating change.
I'm Danielle, a clinical social worker and licensed therapist, and I’m here to support you in what you’re going through. My passion is helping people navigate challenges related to anxiety, overwhelm, and neurodivergent experiences including ADHD, AuDHD, and autism. As a Queer woman who has personally lived with clinical anxiety, heightened sensory sensitivity, and undiagnosed ADHD, I feel privileged and excited to support others like me in realizing their aspirations. I specialize in working with women and Queer folks, age 18 and older, who are neurodivergent, neurotypical, or just curious about their place on the spectrum.
Drawing from modalities like Positive Psychology and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), I emphasize non-judgment and the power of positive emotions in creating change.
I'm Danielle, a clinical social worker and licensed therapist, and I’m here to support you in what you’re going through. My passion is helping people navigate challenges related to anxiety, overwhelm, and neurodivergent experiences including ADHD, AuDHD, and autism. As a Queer woman who has personally lived with clinical anxiety, heightened sensory sensitivity, and undiagnosed ADHD, I feel privileged and excited to support others like me in realizing their aspirations. I specialize in working with women and Queer folks, age 18 and older, who are neurodivergent, neurotypical, or just curious about their place on the spectrum.
(509) 567-2504 View (509) 567-2504
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Jacqueline E Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98106
Using experiential therapies (play! art! drama! movement! nature! adventure!), mind/body techniques, positive psychology and self compassion practices, I will help you uncover and move through your inner barriers to true fun and self expression.
Are you struggling to put down the burdens of your clients/patients, loved ones, the state of the world, career demands and just let yourself relax and recharge? Maybe you had too much responsibility in childhood and are having a hard time allowing yourself to prioritize doing enjoyable things. Or, you are in a transition and struggling to figure out what brings deeper meaning and joy to your life. I can help. I support adults who were parentified children, adults in transition (midlife, empty nesters, career change, retirement) busy parents, burned out therapists, nurses or other healthcare providers. Coaching and tools provided.
Using experiential therapies (play! art! drama! movement! nature! adventure!), mind/body techniques, positive psychology and self compassion practices, I will help you uncover and move through your inner barriers to true fun and self expression.
Are you struggling to put down the burdens of your clients/patients, loved ones, the state of the world, career demands and just let yourself relax and recharge? Maybe you had too much responsibility in childhood and are having a hard time allowing yourself to prioritize doing enjoyable things. Or, you are in a transition and struggling to figure out what brings deeper meaning and joy to your life. I can help. I support adults who were parentified children, adults in transition (midlife, empty nesters, career change, retirement) busy parents, burned out therapists, nurses or other healthcare providers. Coaching and tools provided.
(206) 672-5196 View (206) 672-5196
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Alexis Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Substance Abuse, and Motivational and Positive Psychology for adults, teens and families.
“ “Accepting New Clients”” I specialize in EMAIL, VIDEO & PHONE based counseling. Weekly, Online Counseling Services that are affordable, convenient and discrete. E-Counseling, the digital- age era, is perfect for busy professionals, college students or anyone that doesn’t have time for traditional face to face sessions. Phone 45min=$40, 60min=$55, Week of emails=$60. Month= $160. Video 45min=55$, 60min=$65. Private Pay Only. Insurance Not Accepted. Sliding scale accepted. Email me with questions ajohnsonlmsw@comcast.net
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Substance Abuse, and Motivational and Positive Psychology for adults, teens and families.
“ “Accepting New Clients”” I specialize in EMAIL, VIDEO & PHONE based counseling. Weekly, Online Counseling Services that are affordable, convenient and discrete. E-Counseling, the digital- age era, is perfect for busy professionals, college students or anyone that doesn’t have time for traditional face to face sessions. Phone 45min=$40, 60min=$55, Week of emails=$60. Month= $160. Video 45min=55$, 60min=$65. Private Pay Only. Insurance Not Accepted. Sliding scale accepted. Email me with questions ajohnsonlmsw@comcast.net
(810) 671-5519 View (810) 671-5519
Luminous Minds, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
In my practice, I use evidence-based practice models such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, ACT, Solution focused brief therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness practice.
I've worked with a wide range of age groups, ages 8 and up, from different paths of life and backgrounds. I'm experienced in working through clients' trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, and grief. I enjoy helping clients to overcome challenges and meet their goals at their time and pace. I'm a culturally competent and trauma-informed clinician who is able to provide mindful and conscious practice for the client's needs.
In my practice, I use evidence-based practice models such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, ACT, Solution focused brief therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness practice.
I've worked with a wide range of age groups, ages 8 and up, from different paths of life and backgrounds. I'm experienced in working through clients' trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, and grief. I enjoy helping clients to overcome challenges and meet their goals at their time and pace. I'm a culturally competent and trauma-informed clinician who is able to provide mindful and conscious practice for the client's needs.
(509) 584-4996 View (509) 584-4996
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Lynsey Westfall
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115
Waitlist for new clients
I use strength-based models such as Positive Psychology, Person-Centered Therapy and Reality Therapy to help my clients build self-efficacy.
The high school years are complicated. Teens are complicated. You're wondering where your happy child went and how to get them back. As a Mental Health Counselor and former High School Counselor that has worked with thousands of teens, I believe this unique developmental stage is deserving of specialized care. Teenage mental health is different than adults and children which is why we have to treat it differently. It doesn't have to be about disorders, labels and canned treatments. I believe teenage mental health is about seeing this complex developmental and transitional stage of life as an extraordinary opportunity for growth.
I use strength-based models such as Positive Psychology, Person-Centered Therapy and Reality Therapy to help my clients build self-efficacy.
The high school years are complicated. Teens are complicated. You're wondering where your happy child went and how to get them back. As a Mental Health Counselor and former High School Counselor that has worked with thousands of teens, I believe this unique developmental stage is deserving of specialized care. Teenage mental health is different than adults and children which is why we have to treat it differently. It doesn't have to be about disorders, labels and canned treatments. I believe teenage mental health is about seeing this complex developmental and transitional stage of life as an extraordinary opportunity for growth.
(509) 563-7787 View (509) 563-7787
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Stellium Integrative Wellness
MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
Stellium Integrative Wellness is compassion-based & uses tools like positive psychology, meditation & hypnotherapy techniques to build confidence & resiliency. Clients include Millennials 20-45, Gen Xers 45-55, & Baby Boomers 56-74 dealing with relationships, career, concerns surrounding parenting, health issues/chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COVID-19), LGBTQIA, disability, & grief from loss (job, parent/family member/friend, partner, child, home, bankruptcy, divorce/separation). Areas of expertise include life coaching, hypnosis, love-relationships/dating, & confidence/self-esteem building.
Stellium Integrative Wellness is compassion-based & uses tools like positive psychology, meditation & hypnotherapy techniques to build confidence & resiliency. Clients include Millennials 20-45, Gen Xers 45-55, & Baby Boomers 56-74 dealing with relationships, career, concerns surrounding parenting, health issues/chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COVID-19), LGBTQIA, disability, & grief from loss (job, parent/family member/friend, partner, child, home, bankruptcy, divorce/separation). Areas of expertise include life coaching, hypnosis, love-relationships/dating, & confidence/self-esteem building.
(503) 461-7881 View (503) 461-7881
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A. Denise Ashcroft
Counselor, LMHCA, Art, MS
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115
To help you or your loved one, I access various therapies such as CBT, Expressive Art Therapy, Person-centered, Mindfulness/Meditation, Emotional Intelligence, Psycho-education, Positive Psychology, Love & Logic parenting, Gottman Method, Love Languages, Social Skills, Grief work, perinatal, spiritual exploration.
Immediate Openings! In Network Premera. Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Anthem. Private Pay. If you're seeking therapy for yourself or as a couple, or you're a parent looking for guidance, my goal is to help you lead a more fulfilling and balanced life. Together, we can navigate the unique challenges you're facing & work towards positive, lasting change. My approach is rooted in empathy & non-judgment, & if you're feeling stuck, or disconnected, I'm here to assist you. Specialties include Co-dependency, Children of Alcoholics, Relationships Issues, Attachment, Parenting, Family Planning, Neurodiversity, Grief, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, ADHD
To help you or your loved one, I access various therapies such as CBT, Expressive Art Therapy, Person-centered, Mindfulness/Meditation, Emotional Intelligence, Psycho-education, Positive Psychology, Love & Logic parenting, Gottman Method, Love Languages, Social Skills, Grief work, perinatal, spiritual exploration.
Immediate Openings! In Network Premera. Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Anthem. Private Pay. If you're seeking therapy for yourself or as a couple, or you're a parent looking for guidance, my goal is to help you lead a more fulfilling and balanced life. Together, we can navigate the unique challenges you're facing & work towards positive, lasting change. My approach is rooted in empathy & non-judgment, & if you're feeling stuck, or disconnected, I'm here to assist you. Specialties include Co-dependency, Children of Alcoholics, Relationships Issues, Attachment, Parenting, Family Planning, Neurodiversity, Grief, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, ADHD
(509) 348-4159 View (509) 348-4159
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Dr. Michelle Taylor
Counselor, PsyD, LMHCA, CDP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
She uses a holistic approach and empirical interventions from CBT, ACT, Narrative therapy, Gottman and positive psychology.
Dr. Taylor has significant experience working with individuals with addiction, trauma, infidelity, and chronic pain or illness impacting sexuality. She understands how one’s life can change in the blink of an eye, and how goals and values can shift when life does. It is during these times that individuals, couples, and/or families, can experience varying degrees of difficultly with the transition. How an individual responds is neither right nor wrong, because everyone has their own process and journey in life.
She uses a holistic approach and empirical interventions from CBT, ACT, Narrative therapy, Gottman and positive psychology.
Dr. Taylor has significant experience working with individuals with addiction, trauma, infidelity, and chronic pain or illness impacting sexuality. She understands how one’s life can change in the blink of an eye, and how goals and values can shift when life does. It is during these times that individuals, couples, and/or families, can experience varying degrees of difficultly with the transition. How an individual responds is neither right nor wrong, because everyone has their own process and journey in life.
(425) 470-5712 View (425) 470-5712
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Randy Hendricks, LMHC at Motions Mgt
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
I specialize in positive psychology and behavioral therapy.
I have provided therapy for many (if not all) psychiatric and psychological issues in my many years of private practice. I provide a variety of individualized psychological approaches with the same goal, helping you better manage your life: Reach out to me! You can also contact me at MotionsMgt on the web. I offer Fee for Service ONLY with my scheduling and tele-health platform - SimplePractice. Also, I offer arranged Office visits and walks. Contact YOUR insurance company for info on how they cover out of network (OON) providers. I am OON, only! You will receive a SuperBill the end of EACH month for reimbursement. Simple!
I specialize in positive psychology and behavioral therapy.
I have provided therapy for many (if not all) psychiatric and psychological issues in my many years of private practice. I provide a variety of individualized psychological approaches with the same goal, helping you better manage your life: Reach out to me! You can also contact me at MotionsMgt on the web. I offer Fee for Service ONLY with my scheduling and tele-health platform - SimplePractice. Also, I offer arranged Office visits and walks. Contact YOUR insurance company for info on how they cover out of network (OON) providers. I am OON, only! You will receive a SuperBill the end of EACH month for reimbursement. Simple!
(509) 339-8054 View (509) 339-8054

Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.