Thea Shire (Samantha Hamar)

MA, LMHCA

Thea Shire (Samantha Hamar)
206-456-6754

Thea Shire (Samantha Hamar)

MA, LMHCA

Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHCA - MC60882908
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-ScaleScholarships are available on an honor-system. Please talk to me if you would like to learn more about my Scholarship options.

30 minute Initial Phone Consultation: FREE! (It can't hurt to inquire! You are one phone call or email closer to meeting your goals!)
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

18 W Mercer St
Suite 380
Seattle, Washington 98119

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My Approach to Helping

The journey of recovery from trauma can be an isolating and terrifying thing to endure. Our bodies carry the emotional wounds of the past into our present form, and glimpses of that pain can appear unexpectedly. But we do not have to be prisoners to our histories. If we learn to release this pent up energy; to sooth our inner children that have experienced so much suffering, and coach them through finding safety, worthiness, and love in the world as it is right now, we can learn to walk through our lives as our own leaders, no longer prisoners of the traumas of our past.

One of my goals as a therapist is to build a totally unique, safe, healthy, and boundaried bond with each of my clients. I am strongly influenced by attachment theory, family systems, somatic awareness, mindfulness, and art. I am also a queer counselor, and a counselor of the queer! I believe in building meaningful relationships with my clients and sharing in their journeys of self-discovery and healing.

If you are looking to get through your pain and find peace and playfulness in your life again, I may be a good fit for you. I believe it is possible to heal even our most sacred attachment wounds and free ourselves from the binds of trauma. And by caring for our relationships with ourselves and others, we can begin this journey.

More Info About My Practice

I am a body-positive, food-positive, sex-positive, queer, non-shaming, Lord of the Rings obsessed, left-handed lady who also happens to be a therapist. My practice is a place where I encourage everybody to embrace the many things that make up who we are.

With all of that said, I look forward to getting to know you!

My Role as a Therapist

To be a playful companion to you and your loved ones as you embark on this unique and ever-changing quest through your vast inner world;

To facilitate growth and encourage exploration of your individual existence as a human being in the great outer-world;

Whenever you request it, to be a stable presence to your heart through the uncovering of the sacred truths that unfold in the depths of your underworld;

And eventually, to walk alongside you in The Middle Path, ensuring that you know each step of the way that you are heard, seen, and loved.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQIA+
    Trauma & PTSD
    Polyamory & Ethical Non-monogamy in relationships
    Young kids, teens, & adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
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