Issy Kleiman Therapist in Burien

Counseling Services for Wellbeing

Issy Kleiman

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

(206) 242-8211

Counseling Services for Wellbeing
First Office
15811 Ambaum BLVD SW
Suite #110
Burien, WA

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Counseling Services for Wellbeing
First Office
15811 Ambaum BLVD SW
Suite #110
Burien, WA
(206) 242-8211
Fax: (206) 242-0162

Second Office
6869 Woodlawn AVE NE, Suite #110
Seattle, WA
(206) 579-8825
Fax: (206) 242-0162

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(206) 242-8211

Counseling Services for Wellbeing

Issy Kleiman

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

My approach to therapy is warm, non-judgmental, collaborative, and conversational. I generally work from family systems, structural and symbolic experiential theoretical orientations. In addition, I often incorporate additional approaches to best meet the needs of my clients. I use elements of play therapy and story telling in my work with children. As a licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of Washington, I have extensive experience working with children, teens, and adults who present with a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Among my areas of expertise are the treatment of: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Eating disorders, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Conduct disorder, ADD/ADHD, Relationships, Substance Abuse Anger management, Work or career challenges, Life transitions, Grief and loss. I help my clients to "go within" and discover themselves and their guiding principles. I will also help them develop authorship of their lives and succeed in their goals. I am passionate about guiding my clients through a process of self-discovery, helping them learn about their strengths and weaknesses, and assisting them in developing more effective coping skills and communication techniques. I use multiple modalities of counseling, teaching, learning, and healing, and incorporate various psycho-social-educational models within a culture and gender sensitive framework.

Therapy with a child can often include play therapy, story-telling and careful observation with respect to the child's ways of communicating their own thoughts and experiences. Play therapy is a well established method for dealing with the limitation of communicating with children. In play therapy, a child is able to express their experience through the act of play. Play therapy entails a different language, a symbolic language with which a therapist is trained to understand and translate. One of the most important facets of child therapy is the joining process and the therapeutic relationship that develops between the child and the therapist. It is extremely important that the child feels safe, comfortable and understood. In my work with children, the goal is to join and assist the child in working through issues in his/her own language by providing a safe environment and a set of skills and tools that we explore and learn to apply together.

Call or email Issy Kleiman for more information - (206) 242-8211.

Treatment approaches used:

Treatment orientation:

  • Adlerian
  • Patient-Centered
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Play Therapy

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Client Focus:

Age Specialty:

  • Children (6-10 yrs.)
  • Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19 yrs.)
  • Adults

Niche Specialty:

  • Couples Counseling

Also Addressed in My Practice:

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child Counseling
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBT
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Womens Issues

My Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 12 Years
Highest Degree: M.A.
School: Antioch University
Year Graduated: 2003
License No. and State: LF60032200 WA


Sliding Scale: No
Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: No
Free Telephone Consulation: No
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard
Insurance Plans Accepted:
Aetna, First Choice Health, LifeWise, Premera BlueCross, Regence BlueShield

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