Ms. Susan Sweetwater

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , BFA, MSW

(360) 529-4842
"Contained within every hurt, healing lies curled like a sleeping seed." 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. How will you wake the 'sleeping seed?'
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: LW 60486532 Washington

Finances

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

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Out of Network

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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Monthly Metta: the fine art of loving-kindness

Metta is a Buddhist meditation practice, also known as loving-kindness meditation. In this ongoing group I lead meditations, guided imagery and art activities designed to cultivate loving-kindness and compassion for the self and for others. This is not a religious practice and no experience with meditation is needed.

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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

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Transsexual Issues

Issues:

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

Mental Health:

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Sexuality:

  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues

Client Focus

Age:

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Lesbian and transgender couples counseling
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015