Jan Santora-Farrar MA, LMHC, EMDR, Counseling in Seattle, Washington, 98177

Jan Santora-Farrar


Jan Santora-Farrar


Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - LH00010966
Secondary Credential: Licensed mental health counselor - 00010966
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: Sliding scale from $95 to $130 per 50-minute hour
$150 per hour couples
available for contracted extended sessions


Seattle, Washington 98177

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My Approach to Helping

I offer psychotherapy and spiritual counseling to individuals, couples, groups and adult family members with particular respect to transition. I also offer consulting for writing memoir and and life story. I believe that identification, acknowledgement and release of blocked energy transforms emotional experience and becomes a path to authentic personal and spiritual relationship. Therapy is essentially about moving energy. For example, coping skills may be developed in childhood to survive family of origin and cultural projection, and then as we age, pain results from using skills which no longer work and continue to mask the authentic self. Therapy may be about depathologizing, self-forgiveness and developing new coping skills while keeping parts of the original coping skill that still work. I see this as practical spirituality and may use systems, cognitive, developmental, psychodynamic, family-of-origin, ThetaHealing, ACIM, EMDR (CERTIFIED), EFT, WIEBGE and/or other therapeutic elements in the process of healing. Therapy is based on individual need, and so may include exploring confilct resolution as well as development of focusing and self-esteem skills. These theories are also effective in work with couples and adult family members. Developer of Chronic Loss Syndrome. Office location in Washington State: Ballard

More Info About My Practice

I offer psychotherapy and spiritual counseling to individuals, couples and groups regarding work, aging, health, finances, relationships and experiencing the Self. I facilitate many kinds of life transitions including such specialties as adoption reunion counseling, distance parenting with noncustodial mothers and fathers, partners of sex addicts, adult children and partners of Narcissists, adult families and couples in crisis, and Chronic Loss Syndrome. I believe that life is change and that skills can be learned to provide peaceful passage through it's continuous, often painful or exhilarating, cycle of beginnings and endings. I have been in private practice since 1994, am a speaker and author, and have facilitated the enduring Mothering Ourselves groups for adult daughters. Office location in Washington State: Ballard

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Healing trauma, depression, anxiety, most addictions, eating disorders with EMDR, EMDR CERTIFIED
WIEBGE with adult children and partners of Narcissists
Partners of sex addicts
Chronic Loss Syndrome, chronic sorrow
Adoption reunion counseling (not search)
Spiritual counseling
Distance parenting
Love, service, self-actualization

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adult individuals, couples, support & therapy groups, adult family members, distance parenting, noncustodial mothers, writers, ADOPTION REUNION counseling with the triad: adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents. Women, Men, Chronic Loss Syndrome, EMDR CERTIFIED, EFT, ACIM, WIEBGE (work with adult children of Narcissists), DCC (distance counseling), Theta healing One Command

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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