Janette Brown

LMFT

Janette Brown
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Janette Brown

LMFT

Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - LF 00001173
Secondary Credential: LMFT - LMFT 14507
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Fees: Scale _ Individual: $60-155; Couples: $80-175. No notes are required, for strictly private sessions, per Washington law.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

600 1st Ave
Seattle, Washington 98104

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome!
Just seeking assistance, we start the change process. Whether it's self-improvement or communications at home or work, personal growth work leads to better connections and a more engaged life. We find deeper sides of ourselves & a store of wisdom we don't always recognize we have. I offer 44 years experience and a straightforward approach. along with a free 20-minute consultation, for discussing personal concerns.

My counseling method is personal, interactive and well-researched; it respects what already is working and catalyzes efforts in more challenged areas. Most describe my work as sensitive, yet incisive and direct _ an active, empowering process.

More Info About My Practice

I am located in Downtown Seattle's beautiful Pioneer Square, in the historic Pioneer Building at 1st & James.

Fees are affordable, by percentage of income, capping at $155hours for individuals and $175 for couples. Fees are due at time of service. Blue Cross & Blue Shield reimburse, recognizing me as an "out-of-network" provider; however most people prefer the cash scale. No notes are kept; by client request, this arrangement is legal in the state of Washington and maximizes your privacy completely.

Email me with what your concerns are; a free twenty-minute meeting will be set. Should you choose to continue that session for a whole hour, then a fee will be charged.

Please feel welcome to contact me. I am glad to help.

My Role as a Therapist

The therapist's job requires a strong peer relationship to the client, who ultimately knows what he or she needs, to go forward.

My Therapy Focus

My therapy orientation includes sharpening self-awareness; but each client's direction differs, depending on their values and needs. My own path included work on relational issues with Gestalt and Feminist-influenced therapists & some years processing my dreams with Jungian & group-process oriented professionals. I have offered Dream Retreats since 1986 & CE Dream Workshops since 2014 in Port Townsend, WA.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

Therapists or counselors, like those who see me professionally, benefit from ongoing human development efforts. I would not refer to a professional that does not engage actively in looking at their own issues.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Effective self-expression, in particular, is a skill we take for granted. It is one well worth developing & refining, as it affects both our personal and work lives. In addition to finding humor and balance, such efforts maximize our relationships, both to our own self and to others.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, Women over 27, African American, Native American

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Forgiveness
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
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