I am a licensed clinical social worker (with a doctorate from Columbia University) with over 40 years of practice experience with children, families, couples, and adults. My approach to our work is "psychodynamic" and I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship. I am open to consultation, crisis intervention, short term therapy, and more intensive, insight oriented treatment. The "ideal client" is the one who is willing to work hard. So am I!
My specialities are in work with children and families, single adults, and couples. I have had specialized training and years of work experience in the areas of scute and chronic illness, bereavement, and all aspects of adoption--domestic/international. I am sensitive to issues of birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents.
My initial training was in family therapy, and I later completed Seattle's first ever child therapy program. I have been an international consultant for Unicef, worked in war zones, and have designed and provided techical assistance for children's programs in former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Vietnam, and Ethiopia.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Jill Cole now - (855) 463-3711


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License No. and State: LW00005764 Washington


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health "Options"
  • LifeWise
  • MHN
  • Multiplan
  • Premera
  • Regence
  • Uniform
  • United
  • ValueOptions
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  • Child or Adolescent
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Chronic Pain


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • diversity issues cross cultural issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian, Pacific Islander


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family / Marital
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015
Jill Cole, DSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seattle

Jill Cole

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LICSW