Gary Seeman, Ph.D., Psychologist in Vancouver, Washington, 98660

Gary Seeman, Ph.D.

Gary Seeman, Ph.D.

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PY 60478357
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 00487
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Office 1
3305 Main St., Suite 304
Vancouver, Washington 98660
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
  • BridgeSpan
  • Health Net
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Medicare
  • Optum Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Out of Network
  • Coventry

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Thank you for your interest in my practice. My counseling style is non-judgmental and practical. I'm gentle and engaged and respect your intelligence. There are times I believe it's important to quietly listen while you explore issues in depth. At other times, I think with you to help you grow and solve problems. I?ll also encourage you to apply what you learn in your daily life. In general, I've found that the people who connect with me and persist to achieve good results are actively engaged in their healing process. Many like to read and learn and enjoy my teaching approach.

My theoretical orientation is integrative, combing different approaches, including.

1. Depth therapy including dreamwork, object relations, transpersonal, psychodynamic and Jungian
2). Biopsychosocial + spiritual
3. Brief therapy, including cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapy.
4. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to heal PTSD and emotional trauma
5. Social learning theory
6. Psychoeducation

Although experienced with emergencies, my practice focuses on people who can reliably and safely cope with their needs, are not in crisis and do not have thoughts of self-harm, and who want to grow.

Email or Call Gary Seeman, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00487

More Info About My Practice

People often find me through my writing, including some articles published here. Please see my mobile friendly website for additional articles.

I see clients in my private office in Vancouver, WA and am licensed in WA state.

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How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Absolutely! Life experience is an opportunity to learn or become more isolated and defended. And learning goes deep if someone has had their own struggles. I know what it was like to sit in front of an older person with all those credentials. It took courage to open up areas where I felt most ashamed, helpless or vulnerable. For those of you who want to know more about my personal background and past struggles, please see the About page on my full web site.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am an ACISTE certified mental health practitioner, a member of their board of directors, and involved in helping certify psychologists and psychiatrists for ACISTE. ACISTE is the American Center for Integrating Spiritually Transformative Experiences. We are a support and referral network for people who have had such experiences. For example, someone can have a Near Death Experience (NDE), an Out of Body Experience (OBE) or Kundalini (energy) symptoms. They may not have a context for these. ACISTE helps people put those experiences in context, integrate the emotional impact of them, and build a support network, including medical practitioners who will not discount one's experience or pathologize it.

    I work with writers, artists, musicians, creative people, professionals, executives, couples, spiritual seekers, ordinary folks, intelligent people.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Focusing
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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