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 the ancient to the cutting edge - 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 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): $90 - $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

The Secret Beauty of the Heart:

Cultivating the Mindful Habit of Compassion (Beginning with Yourself). We all seem to have a strong inner critic trying to convince us that we're "too (fill in the blank)" or "not (fill in the blank) enough". There's good news - lack of self-compassion is a habit and like any other habit it can be changed. In this women's group you will learn practices to help soften and soothe that unkind voice and replace it with understanding and compassion - first toward yourself, then expanding outward to all beings and to the earth itself. Begins June 13th.

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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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  • 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)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

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
  • Transgender 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: 22 Apr 2016
Susan Sweetwater, BFA, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Silverdale

Susan Sweetwater

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BFA, LICSW