Susannah Brister,LMHCA

Susannah Brister,LMHCA

Not Accepting New Clients
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:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • LifeWise
  • Premera
  • Premera Blue Cross
Fees: My private pay fee is $140 per 50-minute session
Free Initial Phone Consultation


Seattle, Washington 98104

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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 your nervous system and make challenging feelings less overwhelming. We will get curious about your inner world (including your feelings, your dreams, your creativity and imagination), strengthening your connection with your intuitive wisdom and sense of aliveness.

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 (calming your body so you have more space to address what's happening).

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.

More Info About My Practice

My practice is currently full and I am not able to accept new clients. If you would like to be added to my waitlist, feel free to reach out via email.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

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

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychedelic and Altered State Integration Therapy
  • Racism
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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