Ben Braaksma

Ben Braaksma
MA, LMHC
Areas of Expertise: 
Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress Management
600 N 36th St, Ste 210, Seattle, WA, 98103
p: 
(206) 945-0648
e: 
counseling@benbraaksma.com
About

One of the most important factors in achieving the healing and growth that you desire out of therapy is to find a therapist who is a great fit for you. As your therapist, my primary role is to create a relationship with you in which we can mutually explore your difficulties and aspirations. As our work proceeds, we will develop an increasingly clearer understanding of your experience and how you can move towards the life that you really want. My years of experience, education, and self-study will aid us in our task.

It is my view that many of the challenges that get us stuck in our lives are rooted in the ways that we unconsciously relate to ourselves, others, and the world. Many of the patterns that we develop in these relationships are hard to see by ourselves, difficult to change, and are relics of a situation we may or may not remember well. In therapy, we have the opportunity to gain awareness, understanding, and freedom from patterns that are no longer necessary for us and get in the way of authentic living. I would be happy to assist you in your journey.

Special Populations: 
Adults
Insurance and Fee Information: 

My fee is $130 per session. I am currently paneled with Aetna, Cigna, First Choice, Kaiser PPO, Regence (some plans), and Premera (some plans). Some plans may reimburse for my services on an Out of Network basis.