Shannon Budelman, M.A., M.Ed., LMHC, Mental Health Counseling in Seattle, Washington, 98101

Shannon Budelman, M.A., M.Ed., LMHC

Shannon Budelman, M.A., M.Ed., LMHC

Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - LH60191992
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 10257
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Office 1
509 Olive Way
Suite 1025
Seattle, Washington 98101
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Office 2
5355 Tallman Ave NW
Suite 209
Seattle, Washington 98107
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $120 per 50-minute session. I offer a sliding scale as well as a free, 30-minute in-person consultation.

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Each person's healing process is a unique and creative experience, and therapy is about creating a safe space for you to explore whatever is of concern to you. I consider it my role to understand your world and your lived experience on your terms. I will listen to you empathically, ask questions, offer feedback and new perspectives, and challenge you to reconsider old decisions and try on new ways of being. Together, we will keep a sharp eye on your strengths and the adaptive ways you have coped with life's challenges, as well as the patterns of behavior that are no longer serving you well.

Email or Call Shannon Budelman, M.A., M.Ed., LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10257

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

As a therapist, I have the honor of accompanying my clients during some of the most vital moments of their lives - the moments that challenge them and open up new possibilities. This is truly a privilege. I love being a therapist because of the opportunity it gives me to connect authentically with another person and witness incredible internal and external changes.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to experience something firsthand in order to help someone else through a similar event. Sometimes, personal experience can get in the way of an effective therapeutic partnership because the therapist can get too caught up in her own experience and cannot see her client clearly anymore. It is more important that therapists make sense of their own experiences and do personal healing work to enable them to be effective helpers. We all have healing and growing to do!

Doing my own personal healing work has increased my capacity to be compassionate with myself and others, taught me how to be resilient in the face of difficulty and how to stay connected to the ever-present joy in life. It has also taught me that it is not a question of whether or why we experience difficulty in life, but how we live through our challenges that defines us and determines our ability to tap into happiness and contentment.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    While I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds, I specialize in working with the following groups:
    - Perfectionists
    - People who have experienced loss or trauma
    - Women experiencing infertility and pregnancy loss
    - New parents, including parents of kids with special needs
    - Adolescents and young adults
    - Biracial and multiracial people

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Lifespan Integration ©†
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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