William Vesneski

MSW, PhD

William Vesneski

MSW, PhD

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Stacey De Fries, LICSW
Primary Credential: LSWAIC - SC61120243
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Fees run from $100 to $150.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

505 Evanston Ave.
Suite 508
Seattle, Washington 98103

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My Approach to Helping

I was drawn to psychotherapy and social work as a way to alleviate suffering. Throughout my 20 years of practice, I’ve aimed to help my clients live in a way that deeply aligns with their values and desires. While I have a general practice, I have a particular interest in working with people seeking freedom from anxiety and stress, those recovering from trauma, families wanting to strengthen their relationships, and those moving to self-acceptance and pride around their identities.

I have been deeply influenced by meditation and mindfulness, as well as Buddhist and existential psychology. I tend to focus on emotions and feelings in practice because I believe we can only change our lives after we fully understand how we feel about them, without shame and self-judgment. I am also committed to anti-racist and empowerment practice.

The therapist-client relationship is the heart of therapy and must be grounded in trust, compassion, and a sense of safety. My relationships with clients reflect candid dialog and true engagement. My goal is to help clients hold themselves with kindness, challenge their assumptions about themselves, and move to a place of deep self-acceptance, emotional health, and strength.

More personally, I grew up outside New York City but have spent most of my adult life in the Pacific Northwest. I identify as a queer, white, cis-man. Outside of work, I have an 11 year old son and love spending time with my family, traveling, and being outdoors. I have hiked all over the west. I’m also in the process of learning Spanish – which I fear I may never master!

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Beginning counseling can be stressful and even confusing. As a result, choosing the right therapist is essential. I hope this information will give you a better sense of who I am and how I work. Making the decision to contact a therapist can feel daunting - but it can also be profoundly empowering. If you feel like I may be a good fit for you, please contact me and we can find a time to meet.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    I work with a large variety of clients across race and gender identities using anti-racist and strengths-based frameworks.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Doubt
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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