Ava Swift Counseling

Psychotherapy for Individuals & Couples

Providing psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples in Seattle, WA.




Individual Psychotherapy

Honestly facing our lives can be difficult. Often our ways of coping with emotional pain become dissatisfying, and create even more vicious cycles of suffering. Psychotherapy is a relationship in which this pain can be acknowledged, understood, and over time, processed, leading to greater compassion and freedom in our lives. Psychotherapy is a way to explore your own story and experience, expanding your emotional awareness and deepening your capacity for growth.

Areas of Focus: 

Anxiety :: Depression :: Relational difficulties :: Self-esteem :: Body concerns :: Self-harm :: Grief and loss  :: Transitions ::  Eating disorders :: Identity and sense of self :: Trauma :: Physical, emotional, sexual abuse :: Abandonment and neglect :: Spirituality  :: Gender and sexuality  :: Vocational questions  :: Creative blocks :: Women's psychology & development

There is no house like the house of belonging.
— David Whyte

Couples Therapy

Relationships can be some of the most challenging and complicated experiences to navigate. In working with couples, I create a safe and supportive atmosphere, where patterns of anxiety, fear, and defensiveness can be replaced with understanding and mutual support. Whether you are just beginning  a relationship, or are decades in, I see therapy to be a valuable process.

I have completed Level 1 of the Gottman couples therapy clinical training, a research-based method for working with couples.

Scheduling: To schedule an appointment, call, email, or send me a message and we can set up a time to meet.

Payment: I accept cash, check, debit, or credit. Fees are due at the beginning of each session.  If you have scheduled an appointment and need to cancel, please do so at least 48 hours before your appointment.

Insurance: I accept Premera, LifeWise and some BCBS plans;  I am an out of network provider for other insurance companies.  I offer a restricted number of sliding scale appointments for those working with financial limitations. If you are interested in this option, please ask.