Mara Applebaum

Mara Applebaum
Areas of Expertise: 
Academic Difficulties, Anxiety, Body Image or Weight Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Grief, Mindfulness Practice, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Trauma and PTSD
3136 E Madison St, #200, Seattle, WA, 98112

Psychotherapy — or attendance of the soul — is meant to address the roots of mental and emotional struggle, rather than just symptoms. Here, we can discover over time what motivates you, what may be contributing to your difficulties, and what helps you thrive. In this space, you have the opportunity to get to know yourself and find ways of living that foster satisfaction and fulfillment.

My approach to therapy draws from psychodynamic practice, family systems theory, object relations theory and even Buddhist philosophy. One part of my practice is mindfulness. I work to understand your experience and to foster your self-awareness. I listen as closely as I can to you, reflect what I hear, and offer a trained perspective that can be helpful. One of the most important aspects of my job is to understand and reflect what is being said, both explicitly and implicitly, about the patient’s relationship with self and other. The depth of this work often has significant effect.

Issues I often address with patients include depression and social anxiety; perfectionism, overachievement, control, workaholism; and mother/daughter conflict.

Special Populations: 
Adolescents, Adults
Insurance and Fee Information: 

Fees and payments may be discussed at the beginning of treatment. I do reserve a limited number of openings for sliding-scale needs. I am able to provide monthly statements for those who would like to submit them to their insurance plans for reimbursement.

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