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About Sarah Swenson LMHC

I would like to introduce myself in a way that helps you feel confident about working with me.
  
Over and above the degrees and credentials required of a psychotherapist in the state of Washington, it will be my personality, my professional talents, and my ability to help you feel comfortable in a clinical setting that you will encounter when we meet. 

I am a good listener, both to what you say and to what you might not be saying. My goal is to help you identify your strengths, and the source of your resilience, so we can discover ways you might understand and cut through obstacles you may be facing. Together we can focus on identifying what is important to you, and on what it is that gives your life meaning.

I have great empathy for the suffering of others. This makes me a compassionate companion. It means I will be able to stand by you and provide guidance, while offering perspective on feelings and situations you may not yet see clearly. 

My Myers-Briggs Type is INFJ, which is called The Counselor. According to temperament specialist Dr. David Keirsey, Counselors have an exceptionally strong desire to contribute to the welfare of others, and find great personal fulfillment interacting with people, nurturing their personal development, and guiding them to realize their human potential. I am fortunate to have such congruence between my life work and my temperament.

I split my time between the USA and northern Italy. Because my practice is exclusively online, we can work together from anywhere.

 

Education
Seattle University, MA, Counseling


License
Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LH.60502682


Additional Clinical Training

Harborview Mental Health Services | University of Washington | Clinical Internship | two years

Telemental Health and Digital Ethics Certificate | Zur Institute

 

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Mental Health Counselors Association

Washington Mental Health Counselors Association

American Mensa

Mensa International
 

Topic Expert on Autism Spectrum for GoodTherapy.org  for whom I write articles regularly

 

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