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

Roots & Wings: a women's nurturing & support group

Change is seldom easy and can be especially challenging for people who are more sensitive and empathic. Yet change surrounds us - culturally, politically and personally. When our capacity to process change is overwhelmed we can feel moody, restless and easily overwhelmed. We may experience heightened anxiety, disrupted sleep, distractabilty and low vitality, even depression. Roots & Wings is a nurturing and support group for women who want to learn healthy means for processing and relating to change. We will draw from cutting edge neuroscience and ancient wisdom traditions as we tend to the workings and needs of the heart and mind.

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: 14 Mar 2017
Susan Sweetwater, BFA, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Silverdale

Susan Sweetwater

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BFA, LICSW