Ms. Susan Sweetwater

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , BFA, MSW

(360) 529-4842
"Contained within every hurt, healing sits quietly waiting to be asked to dance." I believe that we all have a deep and abiding wholeness, often forgotten or obscured through life experience. I believe that along with the challenges of being human comes the capacity for healing. With mindfulness as the foundation, I draw from several therapeutic techniques to support your healing and provide practical skills for reaching your personal goals. Whatever difficulties you face -- depression, anxiety, loss, life-transitions, abuse, trauma, chronic illness or a longing for meaning and purpose in your life -- healing is the rule, not the exception.
Choosing to seek therapy is an act of deep courage - the first step can be daunting. I offer a brief complementary consultation by phone and will gladly answer any questions you have.
Offering: Compassionate, Mindfulness-based psychotherapy for adults and adolescents;Mindfulness Skills for Health and Well-being groups; Art Therapy with individuals and in groups; Creativity Counseling with artists; Courting the MuseŠ: workshops combining mindfulness and art for self-awareness, relaxation and to nurture the creative spirit in each of us
Call or Email Ms. Susan Sweetwater for a free phone consultation now - (360) 529-4842

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of Illinois
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License No. and State: SC 60204022 Washington

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): up to $70
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Susan Sweetwater's groups

Art Therapy Groups -- Topics Vary

I offer Art Therapy groups on various topics. Each group is designed to provide a safe, supportive container for participants to explore the topic through the powerful language of art. I design my groups to be welcoming to people with any level of experience.

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Courting the Muse

What stands between you and your creative dreams? This class combines the science of the brain, the power of the mind, and the wisdom of the heart to help you identify and overcome your barriers to living a more creative life. You'll discover where the muse resides in you through a series of gentle, fun, enriching activities. In this class you will: Grow a creative practice. Enjoy a supportive creative community . Begin a journey of personal and creative discovery. Draw, paint, write, laugh, grow.

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Mindfulness Meditation For Health & Well-Being

In this 6 week class, you will learn and practice beginning mindfulness and meditation skills in a safe and supportive environment. Mindfulness meditation can bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life. Additional benefits of mindfulness meditation include:Stress reduction, pain relief, improved focus & concentration, enhanced immune function, increased compassion for self and others

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Location

8987 McConnell Ave NW
SilverdaleWashington 98383
(360) 529-4842
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Specialties

  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD

Issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Obesity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Weight Loss
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Teen Violence

Mental Health:

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Sexuality:

  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Transsexual Issues

Client Focus

Age:

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Categories:

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Group

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 27 May 2014