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Susan Ward

M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

(206) 786-0094

1900 Dock Place
Suite #7
Seattle, WA
98107

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1900 Dock Place
Suite #7
Seattle, WA
Ballard
98107
(206) 786-0094

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(206) 786-0094

Susan Ward

M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

I provide therapeutic support to children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families. I work from a family systems perspective, which means I will help you explore the context of your relationships, past and present, to help you function better and increase your personal fulfillment. My work focuses on helping you uncover underlying causes and gain greater awareness and insight to find solutions, rather than merely addressing symptoms. My areas of practice include: Adjustment issues, Anxiety, Depression and Mood Disorders, Family issues, Foster families / adoptive families, Grief and loss, Life Transitions, Marital/couples issues, Parenting support and coaching, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Relationship issues. I utilize techniques from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including emotionally focused therapy, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, and play therapy.

Working with couples -- gay, straight, married or not -- is a particular focus of mine. Couples often come to me to recover from an affair, tune-up a long-term relationship, heal past emotional injuries that have been lingering, improve communication patterns, decrease arguments, make significant life decisions, get support for major life transitions or stressors, address sexual intimacy problems, or just improve their happiness and satisfaction as a couple. I primarily do Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, with the goals of increasing awareness of negative patterns, improving the ability to communicate at a core emotional level, and deepening the emotional connection between partners. This work is incredibly rewarding for me.

Call or email Susan Ward for your free, initial face-to-face or phone consultation now - (206) 786-0094.

Treatment approaches used:

Treatment orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Patient-Centered
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

Professional Memberships:

  • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors

Client Focus:

Age Specialty:

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

Ethnicity Focus:

  • African-American

Niche Specialty:

  • Couples Counseling

Education Supporting Specialty:

Additional education/training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy from field leader Sue Johnson.

Also Addressed in My Practice:

  • Child Counseling
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Changes
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem


My Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 11 Years
School: Antioch University, Seattle
Year Graduated: 2004
License No. and State: LF00002670 WA

Additional Credentials:
  • Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS)
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

Finances:

Sliding Scale: Yes
Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: Yes
Free Telephone Consulation: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard

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