Susan Sweetwater, BFA, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Silverdale
"Contained within every hurt, healing lies curled like a sleeping seed." Life can be hard, yet I believe that we all have a deep, abiding wholeness, waiting to be rediscovered. Along with the challenges of being human comes the capacity for healing. With compassion and mindfulness as powerful foundations, I use a wide array of therapeutic techniques - from ancient wisdom traditions to cutting edge neurobiology - to support your healing and provide skills for reaching your goals. Whatever difficulties you face - healing is the rule, not the exception. How will you wake the 'sleeping seed?' And how can I help?
Choosing to seek therapy is an act of courage - the first step can be daunting. I offer a brief complementary consultation by phone and will gladly answer any questions you have. Although I do not file insurance forms, I will gladly provide a receipt for you to submit for reimbursement.
Offering: Compassionate, Mindfulness-based psychotherapy for adults and adolescents;Mindfulness Skills for Health and Well-being classess; Art Therapy with individuals and in groups; Creativity Coaching 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 Susan Sweetwater for a free phone consultation now - (360) 529-4842

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Illinois
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License No. and State: LW 60486532 Washington

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Illinois/BFA
  • Year graduated: 1982
  • Certificate: Somatic Transformation Practioner
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Susan Sweetwater's Groups

Mindfulness in Nature

Awaken the senses and Rejuvenate the Self. Through awakened exploration, guided visualization and mindfulness practices, experience a deeper enjoyment of and connection with the wild places around you and within you. We will meet on four Wednesdays, each at a different beautiful location in north Kitsap County. No previous mindfulness experience required.

More about this group

Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Women's Issues

Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Creativity Coaching
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Buddhist

Age

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories

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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Buddhist psychology
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Training and Mindfulness-based Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Transformation
  • Strength Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017
Susan Sweetwater, BFA, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Silverdale

Susan Sweetwater

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BFA, LICSW