Erika Straus-Bowers
MA, LMHCA

Location: 
Rainier Avenue South Seattle
Counsels: 
Adults
Practice Focus: 
Anxiety/Stress
Depression
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
Grief/Loss/Transition
Identity
Relationships/Attachment
Trauma

Sometimes life feels like a lot to manage. You might be feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost and be searching for a way through your thoughts and emotions. You may be going through a time of major change, or sensing that something is shifting, and the path is not yet clear. Or your situation might be something else, and you know that talking with someone could help.

Therapy offers a time, space, and interactive process dedicated to paying attention to your experience together. To support you, I listen closely; bring gentle awareness to your present-moment thoughts, feelings, and associations; and collaboratively explore tensions and connections that may exist between parts of yourself, or between your past and how things are now. I believe that through developing compassionate curiosity and nonjudgmental understanding within a therapeutic relationship, you can experience meaningful change in how you feel, think, and relate to yourself and others in your life.

I currently take private pay only, and I am able to offer reduced fees. I value working with adults across the spectrums of income, gender, sexual orientation, cultural identity, and age. If you think I might be a good fit for you, I welcome you to call 206-524-9055 to schedule a time for us to meet.