Michael Byrne ND, LMHC, Marriage & Family Therapy in Seattle, Washington, 98115

Michael Byrne

ND, LMHC

Michael Byrne

ND, LMHC

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Naturopathic Doctor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Naturopathic Physician License - NT 00001040
Secondary Credential: Mental Health Counselor License - LH 60524295
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • First Choice Health
  • LifeWise
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Prime Health Services, Inc
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • Uniform Medical Plan
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

9730 3rd Ave. NE
Suite 208
Seattle, Washington 98115

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My Approach to Helping

We all struggle in life, and we all need support from time to time. I believe that each person has the ability to create a life they love, but we can't do it alone. We need each other. My passion, my joy, is in helping others to create a life they love. And I have found that I am best able to create a life I love when I work with others to that end. I believe in each person's unlimited ability to grow. You are stronger than your history, and I will encourage you to dream boldly into your future.

We will work in either a structured format, or more spontaneously, depending on your needs. I am committed to providing a non-judgmental environment where you feel safe enough to explore new ways of looking at your life, as well as new ways of being. We will look to understand patterns of behavior that you'd like to change, and also to understand and acknowledge your strengths. Though there may be times during our work together that are difficult or uncomfortable, my goal is that you will feel increasingly empowered to create the life you want. And I am committed to your goals, not mine.

More Info About My Practice

I am a preferred provider with most of the major insurance plans in my area. I have morning, afternoon and evening hours for appointments.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

If I could do only one thing of service in my life, it would be to help restore hope in people who have lost it. Things can always get better. Never give up. Not matter what our situation, no matter what illnesses we are struggling with, there is always more healing available to us. Things can improve, always. I strive to be a part of this process with others. I do not mind sitting in painful places with others if that is what it takes. I am passionate about helping people realize their dreams, and living a life they love. I also feel completely honored that people share with me, and trust me to help them. This work is a privilege, and I treat it that way. Each person is a treasure of a life, and every person's dreams and perspectives have validity. I strive to honor in the highest degree, each person I work with. To be able to work in this way with others is immensely satisfying. It is what I love about this work - to be in such an honoring relationship with another.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

In choosing a therapist, it is important that you feel seen and respected by that therapist. If you feel belittled or broken or less than others, your therapist should be helping you to feel whole and just as valued as anyone else. You may still feel little at times during therapy, but the overall impression that you should get is that your therapist values you and cares about you. They have to believe in you. Another important aspect in therapy is hope. You should feel there is hope for improvement. Even if it is hard for you to believe it, you should sense that your therapist has hope for you. If not, find another therapist. Whether a therapist is male or female, old or young, of the same or different ethnicity may not matter so much, or it may matter a lot to you. You certainly want to find someone you feel comfortable with, and so choosing those specifics can be helpful. That should be up to you alone. Your therapist should feel like a genuine person when you are with them. Therapy can be uncomfortable at times, but I would expect your comfort with your therapist to grow over time. That would be natural. They should be able to admit mistakes, say thank you and please, apologize for their transgressions, etc. As simple as this sounds, they should feel like a good person to you, and for you.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Special populations I work with: Trauma survivors, Single parents, Co-parents

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy
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