Susan A. Hawkins, J.D., Psy.D.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years experience providing individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, evaluations and consultation. My approach is gentle, respectful and compassionate, including challenge and encouragement as appropriate. I offer short-term and long-term psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, emphasizing the development of a warm, empathic therapeutic relationship. My treatment approach is integrative and most influenced by psychoanalytic, humanistic and developmental theories. Psychotherapy involves verbalizing your thoughts and feelings, exploring relational and behavioral patterns, and understanding how past experiences may impact you now. The needs and goals of the individual guide my therapeutic approach. My personal style is down-to-earth and interactive, with an occasional dash of humor.
I have extensive experience working with the many human concerns that effect our personal, relational and occupational functioning and life satisfaction. This includes life transitions, relationships, depression and anxiety, bereavement, traumatic experiences, body image and eating concerns, cultural and identity issues, and others.
I provide affirmative psychotherapy that values diversity and respects the individual, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and couples. Located in Seattle's Madison Valley, my office is near Capitol Hill, Downtown and Central Seattle, with easy access to public transportation, I-5 and 520. My services are covered as an out-of-network provider with many insurance plans.
Please inquire about fees. Many insurance policies cover my services as an out-of-network provider. For those with limited resources, I reserve space in my practice for lower fee arrangements based on individual financial circumstances