"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 mindfulness as the foundation, I use several therapeutic techniques to support your healing and provide skills for reaching your goals. Whatever difficulties you face -- depression, anxiety, loss, life-transitions, abuse, illness or a longing for meaning in your life -- 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 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 Susan Sweetwater for a free phone consultation now - (360) 529-4842


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


  • Avg Cost (per session): up to $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Illinois/BFA
  • Year graduated: 1982

Susan Sweetwater's Groups

Mindfulness Meditation for Health & Well-Being

Begins Thursday October 1st In this 6 week group you'll learn a variety of mindfulness and meditation techniques for reducing stress and improving physical and mental health. Meditation has been proven to help overcome anxiety & depression, increase compassion for self and others, boost the immune system, reduce pain, improve heart health, increase concentration and focus...and more. You will receive support in and outside of the group. Recordings of guided meditations are provided. Cost is $175. I offer a limited number of partial scholarships. Pre-registration is required.

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Mindfulness in Nature

This is a group to awaken the senses and rejuvenate the self. We will meet each week for 4 weeks in a different, lovely location in Kitsap County. Through awakened exploration, guided visualization and mindfulness practices, experience a deeper enjoyment of and connection with the wild places around you and within you. Attune yourself to the thrum of forest, waters and sky and find what peace and healing awaits you there. Four Wednesdays, July 15th & 22nd and Aug 5th & 12th.

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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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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Women's Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Creativity Counseling
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


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

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Buddhist


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015
Susan Sweetwater, BFA, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Silverdale

Susan Sweetwater

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BFA, MSW