Zachary Shaeffer,LICSW

Zachary Shaeffer,LICSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work - LW60963612
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Premera Blue Cross
Fees: $125 per session, $140 for first two intake sessions (sliding scale available). Monthly invoices provided for out-of-network insurance reimbursement.


600 North 36th Street
Suite 313
Seattle, Washington 98103

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My Approach to Helping

Now more than ever, in the COVID-19 crisis, therapy can help you to cope with heightened anxiety, depression, loneliness, and lack of purpose. With online video conferencing, I can provide regular therapy without you coming into the office. Therapy provides a safe place to ask the questions that scare us, to find connection and healing, to feel good and be authentic, and take charge of our lives. I support clients\' efforts to gain insight into the sources of their challenges and pain, find connection, make positive changes in relationships, identify strengths and resources, cope with personal history, and take charge of their life.

I help children, teens, and adults cope with stress, express themselves honestly, and explore personal meaning and purpose. I have experience working with children as a school counselor and in the child welfare system, and working with children, teens, and adults in private practice. I use relational psychodynamic methods, with insights from CBT and other modalities.

My approach as a therapist is to provide warm and attentive listening, unconditional positive regard, gentle honesty and encouragement, as I join with you in the project of telling and understanding your story, and feeling your best. I am an MDiv and am open to your religious experience. I am also available for teletherapy from the privacy of your own home.

More Info About My Practice

I practice in two locations, in the Fremont and University District neighborhoods of Seattle, in addition to offering telehealth services.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love about being a therapist, and the reason I get up in the morning, is to help other people, to hear and support them in their struggles, to listen and understand, to find solutions within themselves and within the networks they already inhabit.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children, Teens, Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Trust Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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