Susannah Brister,LMHCA

Susannah Brister,LMHCA

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: LMHC
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) - MC61424683
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • First Choice
  • LifeWise
  • Premera
  • Premera Blue Cross
Fees: My private pay fee is $150 per 50-minute session
Free Initial Consultation


Seattle, Washington 98118

My Approach to Helping

I believe that every feeling in your body and mind has a story to tell about your past and your present, and healing begins when we listen with compassion to those stories. Whatever you are facing, together you and I will gently explore which parts of you are asking for more care, and where you might access more nourishment and resource. We will practice tools to help settle and support your nervous system in the face of challenging feelings. We will get curious about your inner world (including your feelings, sensations, dreams, values, creativity and imagination), strengthening your connection with yourself.

My work is trauma-informed and influenced by relational psychotherapy (trying out ways of relating in therapy, as a sort of "lab experience" for real life), depth psychotherapy (paying attention together to what's under the surface of daily life, in your unconscious), and somatic therapy (listening and attending to what is happening your body).

I hold an MA in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School and have studied somatic practices through a 60-hour Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate program with The Embody Lab.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), Artists, Creatives, Spiritual but not religious, Ex-fundamentalist

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychedelic and Altered State Integration Therapy
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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