Ben Braaksma

Ben Braaksma
Areas of Expertise: 
Anger Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Trauma and PTSD
600 N 36th St, #210, Seattle, WA, 98103
(206) 945-0648

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 safe, curious, and accepting relationship with you in which we can explore your difficulties and dreams together. 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.

Sunday appointments are available.

Special Populations: 
Insurance and Fee Information: 

My fee is $130 per session. I offer a sliding scale fee, based upon need. I am currently paneled with Aetna, Cigna, First Choice, Kaiser PPO, Premera, Regence, Triwest and United. Some plans may reimburse for my services on an Out of Network basis.